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What’s the best flip-clock screensaver for Mac?

MacBook Pro on top of table
What's the time? Never wonder again with a flip clock screensaver

Look for a stock image of a Mac or peruse Reddit threads of home office setups (yes, that is a thing) and, chances are, you’ll see the screen showing an over-sized flip-clock. It’s THE generic screen image to use and is seen as much nicer than someone’s file-filled desktop.

But what’s the best way to achieve this flip-clock screensaver for your Mac, and how much does it cost?

Well, let’s get the first question out of the way first. The best way to do this is via a screensaver and the one from Fliqlo is generally regarded as the best available. And how much does it cost? Nothing.

Time needed: 2 minutes

How to install the Fliqlo screensaver

  1. Download the installer app from Fliqlo

    Head to the Fliqlo website, where you’ll find a download link for the software. Download it.

  2. Run the installer

    When you run the download file, it will present a window with instructions on installation as well as the required screen saver file. You can either double click on the screensaver file to install it or drag/drop it to the Library > Screen Saver folder.A Mac folder, showing a number of files

  3. Configure the Screensaver

    Once installed, click into System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver. You’ll probably find Fliqlo near the bottom of your current screensaver list. Click on this and then use the “Screen Saver Options…” button on the right to set it up.

By default, Mac screensavers will activate after the allotted amount of inactivity. However, you can also assign a shortcut key on Mac, allowing you to run your brand new flip-clock screensaver as soon as you wish.

About the author

David Artiss

Works for Automattic Inc., the company behind and Tumblr. Tech geek, international speaker and occasional PC Pro podcaster. Lover of Lego and video games.

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