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The white arms of a simple analogue clock show the current time against a black background in this Fractal Clock screensaver for Mac OS X. As time passes, fractals grow out of these arms, continuously weaving fresh elaborate patterns on your screen.

Price Free    Disk 0.03 MB    Apple for Mac    Downloads 8,589
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Installation instructions

Apple Mac OS X

  1. Double-click the file you downloaded above, then double-click the "FractalClock.saver" file that appears in a new window to begin the installation process.
  2. Click "Install" to proceed. "FractalClock" should now appear among your other screensavers in the "Screen Savers" panel.

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User reviews (18)

I love this fractal clock and have been using it for a long time, but after installing the latest Sonoma a few days ago, it started acting strange. Some fine lines are no longer showing up.

by MH on October 9, 2023

Unable to install as flash player was discontinued in 2020.

by Roy Manning on April 8, 2023

Works perfectly on Monterey 12.3šŸ‘ despite the old objective-c code:)

by NSHV on April 22, 2022

Really liked this screensaver - didn't know if would stop working with the Catalina update. Will a compatible version be available soon?

by TMP on January 12, 2022

Beautiful and elegant, just stopped working in Catalina, I would even pay a little to have it fixed :).

by LH on March 1, 2021

It's awesome. What can we do to have an updated version for BigSur?

by Alex on December 12, 2020

Using Catalina 10.15.6 currently.
FANTASTIC screensaver! Being an engineer (which makes me somewhat of a mathematician) the mathematics of the fractals and angles are really intriguing and beautiful to look at.

by Wes on August 31, 2020

I think it's a great screensaver and I got some nice guys on reddit to port it to 64 bits! www.reddit.com/r/macprogramming/comments/f3q45z/can_anyone_update_the_fractal_clock_screensaver/

by Anton on February 14, 2020

Great screensaver. Beautiful and functional.

Also, totally broken in Catalina.

(Speeds ahead past the current time and sometimes only takes up 1/4 of the screen, at least in some cases when multiple monitors are being used.)

by symulation on January 13, 2020

Doesn't work on macOS Catalina 10.15.2

by scb on December 25, 2019

Seriously the nicest screensaver.

by Noco on February 22, 2019

I love it
Please update for Mojave Support!

by kkzm on December 26, 2018

had it for years and i loved this screensaver but it doesnt work in mojave. please fix!!!!!!

by Monika Iwanow on December 14, 2018

not working on mojave

by alper on October 29, 2018

I love this screen saver. It's mesmerizing, I get lost watching it twist and turn and as I watch it I can know exactly how much time I'm wasting.

by Matt D on June 17, 2018

I always liked this beautiful screensaver, and ran it all the time when I had a mini hooked up to my tv. But now I have an appletv, and there is no ap version. Iā€™d pay for that.

by Michael on April 12, 2018

Looks awesome, but needs Windows support :)

by Ty on November 26, 2017

This is the one for me. It's relaxing and I get insights of how life is created in the first place. I hope you further develop this i.e. put 2 + clocks to create chaos .. could get faces and all through this natural matrix. I already see insect legs to snowflakes. Thanks very much JK

by JK on November 24, 2015

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