The XScreenSaver application is a large collection of historic and educational graphics demos.

XScreenSaver is the standard screen saver collection shipped on most Linux and Unix systems. I released the first version in 1992. In 2006, I ported it to MacOS, and in 2012 I ported it to iOS.

This application is not a screen saver, of course, since iOS doesn't have those. But it does let you play with the hundreds of graphics demos that are a part of the XScreenSaver collection.

What’s New

Version 6.02

New hacks, Marbling Binaryhorizon. Updates to Atlantis and Headroom.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

blaine00 ,

This is awesome

I can remember being completely mesmerized by these screensavers back in my early days of playing around with Linux. Seeing them run perfect on a device I can slid into my pocket is really cool. I really do appreciate the work that was put into getting these onto the iPhone. There is so much nostalgia in this package, and my kids really enjoy flipped through them. Thank you and please keep up the awesome work!

TwuoFom ,

Peak of Nostalgia

I remember going on my Windows 7 computer and checking out the screensavers, and this 90s-00s aesthetic art style for screen savers is amazing, considering there's so many! It almost made me want to cry I see a genuine app like this, Thank you!

RustVel ,

So nostalgic just what I wanted

I really like having this on the side of my iPad while writing in my journals.

Only problem is there’s no way to save the ones you like, you have to commit them to memory or write them down somewhere. At least there’s a slider to get to any letter faster. Also the fact that I don’t like most of them would have made it nice if there was a hide feature.

App Privacy

The developer, Jamie Zawinski, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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