Helios
Helios
2.0.0

5.0

Helios free download for Mac

Helios2.0.0

01 June 2020

Attraction/repulsion particle screensaver.

Overview

Helios is a particle attraction/repulsion screen saver where "blobs" emit and receive multi-colored particles. It's difficult to describe, but as some have said about the screen saver, it's pretty insane. Helios is available in English, French, German, and Italian.

What's new in Helios

Version 2.0.0:
  • Helios now supports HiDPI. This also fixes a problem on macOS 10.15 ("Catalina") where the screen saver no longer filled the screen on HiDPI screens (e.g. Retina screens).
  • Helios now runs at 60 FPS.
  • Updated to the latest source code used on other platforms.
  • System requirements have changed since last time.

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

How would you rate Helios app?

9 Reviews of Helios

5
misjase
01 May 2019
Version: 1.5

Most helpful

This is probably my all-time favourite. The beauty it creates, there’s not a dull moment. Ideal settings includes low speeds, small sizes, surfaces off, and voila: front seat for “cosmic creations” whenever I need to rest my eyes and mind. May it run forever...!
(1)
Tim27
01 June 2020
Version: 2.0.0
How do you actually install this? There are no instructions on a GitHub page and there are a bunch of files with crazy extensions. Can’t the developer just post a DMG to download?
(0)
Show comment (1)
5
misjase
01 May 2019
Version: 1.5
This is probably my all-time favourite. The beauty it creates, there’s not a dull moment. Ideal settings includes low speeds, small sizes, surfaces off, and voila: front seat for “cosmic creations” whenever I need to rest my eyes and mind. May it run forever...!
(1)
Trrll
10 September 2009
Version: 1.5
Now works with Snow Leopard. Glad to have it back.
(2)
5
Jump420
27 February 2006
Version: 1.4.2
this is way cool. not as boring as the previous poster suggested, it has many adjustable options. At least i have something to counter Flurry which has been way over used on my end.
(1)
3.25
153957
16 August 2004
Version: 1.4
at first glance it looks great, but after you let the saver run for some time it becomes boring, all the Ions keep going to the same attracters, and if just stays that way, and the camera rotates a bit... it good at first, but gets boring..
(0)
5
Anonymous
13 June 2004
Version: 1.4
Although it gave a blank white screen under 10.3.3, it functions perfectly again under 10.3.4 and is, as advertised, quite pretty...it looks a lot like those giant oily bubbles that are blown from a tube of goop.
(0)
Anonymous
07 April 2004
Version: 1.4
Does not work under 10.3.3
(0)
5
Anonymous
05 March 2004
Version: 1.4
That is some keraaaaaazy stuff -- way cool!
(0)
5
Anonymous
23 September 2003
Version: 1.4
It's killer! Renders wicked screensaver like crazy man! This one is great psychedelic stuff and it runs well on an old 400 iMac so it can be a nice jukebox/lavalamp.
(0)