Screensavers are no longer essential for most modern displays, but they’re still fun — and popular. Now the folks at Illuminator Software have introduced DreamSaver for Mac 1.0.4, a screensaver that uses modules produced by the company and third party vendors.
DreamSaver comes with 10 modules and many others that you can download are free. Included with the screensaver are: the default DreamSaver module by Yenco.com, Gradient by Gigibyte.com (you can watch as your screen is filled with gradients and change with a checkerboard transition); MacDevSaver by Illuminator Software (a tribute to Macintoshdeveloper.com, a place for Mac developers to get info); SC CMD by John Johnson (which displays various SuperCard command syntax); Set Text by Johnson (which gives you the choice of what text is displayed on your screen); Sign Saver by Gigibyte.com (a module that goes through the alphabet and displays the sign language equivalent); Window Converter by Illuminator Software (“Windows” is converted before your eyes to the Mac OS), Yenco.com DS by Yenco.com (a bouncing ad); WebLaunch DS by Yenco.com (the first interactive module for DreamSaver); and “When Will We B Paid?” by Illuminator Software (a module that features the ability to play the song, “When Will We b Paid?” by Prince).
In the last module, a sound bite of the song is included. You can download the full MP3 and drop it in the music folder, then select it in the Edit window, according to MacTech magazine.
“More modules will be available on our Web site where you can download, and vote for your favorite DreamSaver Module shortly,” said Bruce Martin of Illuminator Software. You can download DreamSaver from the company’s Web site and test drive it for a limited trial period. You can register it for US$20.
Illuminator Software has been developing software for five years. Their newest product is iMapp, an image map creator for the Mac.
“We don’t only develop custom software we also port software from Windows to the Macintosh OS,” said Martin. “It is in our firm belief of the future of the Mac OS that we have based our company to fully support the Macintosh.”