Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Use any webpage as your screen saver FREE

Looking for free screen savers is a virtual !MINE*FIELD@
Screen Saver sites in general tend to be full of "free" (Shareware != free) and spyware laden screen savers for download. So when I started looking for a free screen saver that would display a webpage, I cringed a little. I did some Google searching and found someone posted the following site on Digg (Yes it is useful once in awhile). This screen saver is FREE and as far as I can tell doesn't include any spyware. I haven't fully tested it, but it seems like a nice simple screen saver that allows you to display any website or anything that can be displayed in IE. Check it out and let me know what you think.

HTML Screensaver:
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/djmclean/htmlscreensaver.html

Side note: I wanted to display a nice full screen weather map while in screen saver mode. http://www.wunderground.com/auto/wxmap/

4 comments:

James Friedman said...

I installed the html screen saver...worked like a champ - so impressed that I donated to Mr. McLean's web site. Thank you for posting a notice for this software...

Unknown said...

Nice work! This is the fourth candidate I've come to and the most polished by far.

Armin Urban said...

Nice research. Much better than any other software I found online so far.
Thanks for the post.
Consider a donation for the programmer.
This is truly a random thing...

J. Pablo Fernández said...

The state of the screensaver industry is very sad with so many shoddy players. We are building a screensaver to display websites as well and we are met with a lot of skepticism. Nevertheless here it is: Screensaver Ninja

Screensaver Ninja displays web pages as your screensaver. It uses the modern and fast webkit engine so most web sites will work perfectly (unlike in IE). It'll be available for both Mac and Windows. You might want to check it out at https://screensaver.ninja.