PixelBreaker PolarClock Screensaver

PixelBreaker PolarClock Screensaver 3.0

An original way to tell time


  • Very original
  • Light on resources


  • Missing configuration possibilities

Very good

There are many screensavers that work as clocks, displaying time on your screen in a variety of ways whenever your PC is not being used. However, I must admit hadn't seen such an original clock before.

PolarClock shows the time in colorful concentric circles that are slowly closing as time goes by. The screensaver includes a complete configuration menu that enables you to choose language, luminance, size and other options. You can also select the hue range to use, although I would have preferred to be able to choose the exact color for each circle.

In all, PolarClock is a light, discreet screensaver that gives your PC a new utility as clock... at least when you're not using it.

PolarClock is now available as a screen saver for Mac and Windows, and also as a dashboard widget for OSX Tiger. This release is a total rebuild from scratch using Flash CS3, Flex Builder and ActionScript 3.0. There has been a staggering amount of feedback over the past few months, all of which was very useful. There are more things to add, but there are only so many hours in the day!

Check out the new features:

  • Language Selection (28 languages so far)
  • Text alignment (outside, centre or inside of arc)
  • Font size 12 - 30pt
  • 24/12 hour clock modes
  • Flipping of text when it’s in the lower half of the arc (to stop it being upside down)
  • Guidelines behind arcs
  • Arc properties (thickness, padding, radius )
  • A spacer Arc for padding between Date and Time ( movable to be between any arc)
  • Continuous/Stepped motion (continuous was requested a lot, so that you can see a minute slowly stretching each second to become the next minute etc).
  • Ordering of the arcs. You can put the arcs in any order that you want.
  • Colours: Luminance, change the lightness of the arcs
  • Colours: Saturation, change the strength of the colour
  • Colours: Hue offset, change the hue of the arcs to between 0º and 360º

PixelBreaker PolarClock Screensaver


PixelBreaker PolarClock Screensaver 3.0

User reviews about PixelBreaker PolarClock Screensaver

  • by Anonymous

    could be great.
    keeps defaulting back to its own choice of colors and size, etc.
    Cons: it defaults itself, ...   More

  • by Anonymous

    best screensaver I've ever seen.
    too awesome, most original clock ever put online. Definitely worth a download....   More