XScreenSaver 4+

Jamie Zawinski

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 85 Ratings
    • Free



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 6.07

New hacks: `droste', `skulloop', `papercube' and `cubocteversion'.
Updates to `sphereeversion'.
Various other minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

CmdrWestside ,

I’ve loved these on…

…desktops, laptops (now tablets, phones) operating systems, for, literally, decades. Also, jobs, though I really shouldn’t have put those on the computers where I last worked (I retired from there, so they can’t get me now).

AND, I’m not a big Microsoft fan either. I had to force myself to use them at work.

Wonderful stuff, belongs in every computer everywhere. Except one with windows.

Mic E Melee ,


I would like to express my profound gratitude to Jamie Zawinski for developing XScreenSaver. Your commitment to building an open-source screensaver software that is both reliable and aesthetically pleasing is remarkable. Your passion and dedication to the development of this useful and versatile software is inspiring. Thank you for all the hard work you've put into this project.
Cordially yours,
José {with the help of
OpenAI, bits
but not all}

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!

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