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Fliqlo Flip Clock

A flip clock screensaver for Windows and Mac OS X that tells the time against a black background in either a 12-hour or 24-hour format. Along with the format, the size of the old-fashioned flip clock can also be customized, from 25% to 125% of the original size.

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Editor's review

A useful and fashionable retro clock screensaver

January 18, 2015

This flip-clock screensaver comes courtesy of Yuji Adachi, a Japanese developer who also creates and publishes other free goodies besides screensavers, such as fonts, apps, icon sets and desktop wallpapers. The Fliqlo screensaver, however, appears to be one of his most popular projects, and it's still actively developed. An iOS app version of the screensaver for iPhone and iPad was recently released, and is now available in the App Store for $0.99.

The premise of this screensaver is simple: it turns your screen into an old-fashioned flip-clock that looks much like the electromechanical alarm clocks invented in the mid-twentieth century. These clocks quickly grew in popularity due to their simple but elegant design, displaying the time in large white numerals against a black background. The fun and beauty of this screensaver is that it can effectively turn any Windows or Mac OS X computer into such an elegant and useful clock. The bigger the screen, the bigger the clock.

Some options available to this screensaver, that the original flip clocks did not possess, include the ability to switch between a 12 and a 24-hour format. Furthermore, the size of the clock can be adjusted on a scale of 25% to 125%. These settings can be reset at any time.

The only disadvantage we could find is that it requires the Adobe Flash Player plug-in. However, since this is a safe and free download, and most people will already have it installed on their computer, it shouldn't really be an obstacle.

All things considered, the Fliqlo Flip Clock screensaver is a well-designed and functional screensaver that can be both useful and fashionable in your home or office.

Happily, it's available both for Windows and Mac OS X.

User reviews (78)

Love it!!!

by James on October 14, 2019

Doesn't work on my macbook air 10.14.6 :(

by Saara on October 3, 2019

I LOVE it!

by s on September 23, 2019

It works properly and very easy to use.

by Thilak Lees on July 4, 2019

Doesn't work on macOS 10.14.3

by PL on May 6, 2019

Awesome throwback look! I have noticed that in my Windows 10 Surface the screensaver goes black and it locks my system. I've had to restart manually a few times. Finally I stopped using it. Any word on why?

Also, can we have an option to disable to "Check for updates" feature?

by Juan Lopez on February 27, 2019

Is good

by Holana on February 13, 2019

very good

by caokexin on January 26, 2019

terrible gave my computer big time issues and drains the battery fast, would not recommend

by unknown on January 7, 2019

Mac High Sierra: slight issues with the settings they don't seem to work properly, the zoom function doesn't work neither does the 24 hour :/

Otherwise like the idea :)

by DonnyDev on January 4, 2019


by giulia on December 27, 2018


by Bill on December 26, 2018

I love this screen saver as it is cool and used in apple which makes it look more cool

by Jiya on December 3, 2018

Best screen saver I have ever got on the internet.

by Neeraj Kumar on October 9, 2018

Be very careful using this screensaver for extended periods of time without change. Because it's very high contrast and the clock face is completely static, you can suffer a burn in (which I did). I'm in the process of fixing it with a wallpaper created in pure white. I have a small sliver left in the repair. I've had this white wallpaper displayed now for 7 days in the repair mode. Be smart, LCD's can suffer burn in.

by John on September 5, 2018


by Carolina.🍁 on September 1, 2018

The flip-clock is a terrible screensaver, when I downloaded it blocked my Mac, the mouse stop working and when it went to sleep mode –it didn't wake up– I had to force it to start again. I had to delete the screensaver app.

by Andres on August 10, 2018

it was excellent but the time was two mins behind what i read the from the sun

by McCitrus on July 24, 2018

Best clock screensaver - not battery draining :)

by Ty on July 6, 2018

Beware, this screensaver nught look innocent, but it remotely tries to connect with some ip unknown to me. Always remember to block this screensaver from accessing internet ^^ while the screensaver is fine & dandy, i dont understand the motive behind 'requiring internet connection', be very careful what you choose to let in your pc.

Screensavers Planet: It connects to the internet to check for available updates.

by xXx on July 5, 2018

Really great screensaver, but after a few minutes the clock disappears. Is there any fix to this on windows 10?

by Tiffany on May 14, 2018

Love the big clock.... but after a few minutes the clock disappears and all there is ..is a black screen. How to keep the clock on all the time?

by Norm Gregory on May 5, 2018

its super cool !!1

by jayda on March 11, 2018

pretty good

by Demyan on February 6, 2018

this is the best screensaver i've seen in a long time. it redefines brilliance in simplicity.

by rick langston on December 24, 2017

its so good

by pertti-eräreikä on July 10, 2017

a simple but very good retro clock

by jim on July 9, 2017

When I downloaded the screensaver, it was a different font than the pictures displayed. I checked with my sister, because she has the clock I wanted and it was the exact same download (same numbers and year), but mine is not block letters.

by Hannah St. Clair on June 27, 2017

Love the Screen Saver!!! But wheres the sound of the numbers flipping? i want the flip sounds to make it seem as real as possible!!! Thanks!!!

by ThunderBoyDavid on June 20, 2017

Simple and nice looking screen saver. Running on a few Windows 10 computers.

A concern that I have is ... I copied the 314-Fliqlo Setup.exe (Windows) file to my Google Drive for safe keeping. When I try to download that file from my Google drive to any other computer, Google blocks the download and states that a virus was detected.

Screensavers Planet: Thanks for reporting that! I suspect they use ClamAV, among other programs, to scan files for viruses, and ClamAV raises a flag for the file. I have submitted a false positive report to ClamAV and expect the file to be cleared soon.

by Sam on May 11, 2017

Installed the screensaver on my Win-Vista system today, love the retro look. Works well as is but when I enter "settings" for screensaver it brings up a flash window which allows me to make changes (24hr, 125%) but does not save them when I exit. It shows a "reset" button but no "save" button, so I'm assuming it is supposed to be automatic upon closing. Any suggestions?

Screensavers Planet: It appears to be an issue with Vista and the latest version of Fliqlo. See this thread on our message board: Adjusting Flip Clock screensaver

by Janissarius on April 17, 2017

Our school uses this as a clock in the ITV studio, and broadcasts it all day long in all the classrooms on their TVs. Teachers will panic if someone bumps the computer and the clock goes out.

by Natalie on February 27, 2017

I love this screen saver, it's great but I can't get it to stay on 24 clock mode, even though I chose that setting on preferences - any ideas ?

by Jackie on February 12, 2017

Great screensaver. But after an update i was unable to show 24h time. Too bad!

by Lasse on February 2, 2017

the screensaver is dope but now i have weird pop ups / notifications that appear asking me to download more stuff and i don't know how to get rid of them. probably will have to delete just based on that.

Screensavers Planet: That is unlikely to be a direct result of installing this screensaver. Feel free to post any questions or concerns to the message board.

by mm on January 18, 2017


by Parvez on January 2, 2017

I really like it. It's not bright or over complicated. I use it on my laptop that sits on my night stand. It's nice for me, because I wear glasses.. So when I am sleeping. I can just look over, without fumbling for my glasses or trying to find my phone, and know what time it is.

My BIGGEST petpeeve with this. I use 24 hour time. I am always waking up at different times, so it's MUCH easier for me to glance over, look at the clock. Cool. 900.. It's 9am... 2100.. cool. It's 9pm.. This thing has a habit of RANDOMLY switching BACK to 12 hour time COMPLETELY ON IT'S OWN. This has almost made me late to things MORE THAN ONCE! VERY frustrating!

by Jeremy on December 23, 2016

I like this screensaver, I installed it and immediately three of my coworkers installed it also. Looks great!

by Meskinbolt on December 21, 2016

Not working with the latest version of MacOS at the beginning-- But later it is working amazing!!! Thanks and sorry for previous message.

Screensavers Planet: We recently tested it on macOS Sierra 10.12.1, and it worked just fine. Please post to the message board with details of your problem.

by FW on December 11, 2016


by Erik on December 3, 2016

I saw it on a shabby to sheek decor site offon the designers computer in a small space renovation...LOVED @ first sight.... Good to be a kid in simplier times and even better to be a big kid and combine the two! Thanks for this great functional screen saver!

by samantha s. on November 15, 2016

I have the new MacBook Pro with Retina running on macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and this isn't working. Any suggestions I tried the right clicking method and opening it through there and saving it onto my desktop.

Screensavers Planet: First open the .dmg file you downloaded to bring up a window where three files will be shown. Right-click the "Fliqlo.saver" file, choose "Open", then click "OK". Failing that, please post to the message board for support.

by Vanessa on November 12, 2016

Very useful

by Ranji on November 10, 2016


by Dmytro on October 5, 2016

Had it for about 6 months on my Mac that was running OS X Yosemite and it worked wonderfully. Recently updated to OS X EI Captain and it said it doesn't run on this software.. Had to reinstall and it works perfectly again. Never had a problem with this screensaver and looks lovely. 10/10

by on August 6, 2016

Be aware, this screensaver tries to connect to the internet.

Screensavers Planet: It connects to the internet to notify you of available updates.

by Tester on June 8, 2016

Mine only works when my laptop is charging or plugged in... Is this normal?

by Bianca on June 7, 2016

I do love this screen saver, and have been using it for ages, however I recently got another monitor, so that I can have two screens when working. When I use just my monitor with the laptop closed, then this screen saver works fine, however when I use both screens, it is off centre and too large on my extra monitor. Some sort of settings that could be changed for multiple monitors would make this screensaver even more awesome :)

by victoria on May 30, 2016

This screensaver uses my i5 processor at 50 % !!!

by Niko1007 on April 23, 2016

I can't make it apear on my screen saver because it says I can only use them if they are downloaded in app store

Screensavers Planet: Right-click the Fliqlo.saver file and choose "Open". You should then be able to click "Open" again to install the screensaver.

by a on April 17, 2016

This is the best screensaver that ever saved my screen. Seriously, I love it. Works perfectly in my Windows 10

by Kelly on April 16, 2016


by brenda on April 12, 2016

This unfortunately doesn't work with my current operating system. Is it possible to make an older version?

Screensavers Planet: An older version of Fliqlo for Mac can be downloaded here.

by Mira on April 4, 2016

i went into display settings and found fliqlo there. it was extremely easy to adjust the timeout period as with any other screensaver. so 5 stars. dig it. a LOT.

by elizabeth - update on March 26, 2016

Can i use it on iPhone locked screen or i must run app everytime?

Screensavers Planet: This screensaver is not compatible with iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, only with computers running Apple OS X or Microsoft Windows. However, a similar app for your iPhone may be available in the App Store.

by Adam on February 12, 2016

i love this screensaver!!
But sinds about a week there is only a white screen :-(
hope bug (windows 10) will be fixed soon!

Screensavers Planet: An update should now be available to fix this problem for Windows 10. The update is numbered 3133431. It should automatically install, but if you want to speed it up you can open Windows Update and search for new updates.

by Sammie says on January 6, 2016

I've been using this screensaver and I loved it, untill, like others have said, it randomly stopped working and only shows a white screen...

by Juul on January 3, 2016

There was a security update to Internet Explorer Flash Player today. I uninstalled the update and now Fliqlo is working again.

Screensavers Planet: We have dedicated a help page to this issue. For more information, please see: I get a white screen when my screensaver runs?

by Vernon on December 30, 2015

I've been using this screensaver for year (on Windows), and like others have said, today it randomly stopped working and only shows a white screen. Tried restart and uninstall/reinstall with no luck. I loved it until it stopped working today.

by ina_C on December 30, 2015

We've used this screen saver for years...it stopped today. Does anyone have a fix?

by David and Jeanne Risser on December 30, 2015

Check your installed programs. It looks like Adobe downloaded a flash player update today. That must be what killed any screensaver using flash.

by Jerry L on December 30, 2015

My Screensaver also randomly started showing a white screen, has been fine for at least 2-3 years!

by Joe Williams on December 29, 2015

my screen went white also today. whats up with that!

by david m on December 29, 2015

I'm also getting the white screen today. Stopped working out of the blue. Anyone figure out why?

by Steven on December 29, 2015

I've had this screen saver for years and absolutely loved it. I wake up this morning to find that the screen saver doesn't show a clock anymore...just a white blank screen. I restarted the computer and it didn't help. Uninstalled fliqlo and reinstalled and no luck. Even downloaded the newest version and it still just shows a white screen. Not happy right now.

by Jerome on December 29, 2015

the best one

by mn on December 18, 2015

it didn't work for me i tried it so many times and it downloaded but when i select it to use it as a wallpaper it doesn't

Screensavers Planet: That won't work because this is a screensaver, not a wallpaper. See our help article Screensavers and wallpaper: what's the difference?

by Olivia on December 8, 2015

Seems OK so far. Installed easy enough.

by Chattapoppy on November 7, 2015

Is this only good for ipad and iphone? I wanted to use for my MacBook Pro.

Screensavers Planet: This screensaver will not work on mobile devices such as the iPhone or iPad, only on computers running Mac OS X or Windows.

by Carly on October 25, 2015

I tried downloading this screensaver but it says my mac doesn't support this version and to contact the supplier.. does anyone know how to fix this?

Screensavers Planet: This download should support Mac OS X 10.8 and newer. If you have an older version of the operating system, please try searching for an older version of the screensaver, e.g. Fliqlo 1.4, 1.3, and so on until you find one that works.

by Chris on October 21, 2015

YAY love it!

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by raquel on August 26, 2015

Very simple and useful. I love it.
One thing... It is a bit too bright at night for me. It would be nice if it had brightness control. I adjust the size to small to make it less bright.

by Tama on August 24, 2015

Very relaxing

by ernie on August 17, 2015

I love it. Few more options would be amazing. (Multiple Monitors can each have own clock size etc).

by Aaron on August 13, 2015


by mia on April 8, 2015

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