StarfishX
StarfishX
3.0a2

4.9

StarfishX free download for Mac

StarfishX3.0a2

17 June 2012

Generates cool desktop patterns.

Overview

StarfishX is a Mac OS X-native application which generates cool desktop patterns. It is based on Mars Saxman's Starfish pattern generation engine. The following are a few of the highlights of StarfishX:

  • Mac OS X native cocoa application.
  • Accelerated and multi-threaded to take full advantage of multi-core Intel Macs.
  • Support for multiple monitors (you can generate a different pattern for each monitor connected to your computer).
  • Support for TIFF, JPEG and PNG image formats.
  • Option to generate patterns in the background without the main application being open.
  • For advanced users: A command line generator for the ultimate in control and flexibility.

What's new in StarfishX

Version 3.0a2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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How would you rate StarfishX app?

15 Reviews of StarfishX

4.25
Anonymous
02 March 2003
Version: 1.1b1

Most helpful

lots faster than the os 9 one was for me. very cool so far.
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Tachy0n
29 September 2010
Version: 2.0
I tried this out yesterday and it still launches under OSX 10.6.4 on an i7. However it ran really slowly for some reason. I tried disabling the Altivec usage, but that didn't seem to help.
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Niclovesmac
28 August 2006
Version: 2.0
I spent some time porting this very cool app to the Intel platform. If you just want to recompile it, it's easy, get the xcode project file. But it won't give you a big speed improvement over a G4 or G5. In order to get more speed you'd have to port the Altivec code to SSE2 or SSE3. NOT ALL the Altivec instructions have exact equivalents on the Intel side (an example is the vector permutation instruction)....
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Swordfish
12 July 2006
Version: 2.0
I know this app hasn't been updated in a looooong time, but would it be much trouble to recompile it as a Universal Binary?
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Anonymous
25 October 2004
Version: 2.0
BTW - Tip! the program puts the images it creates in... /Your Hard Drive/Users/User Name/Library/Desktop Pictures/ :)
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4.75
Anonymous
25 October 2004
Version: 2.0
this app rocks! honestly, you have to download it. its so easy and the desktop images it makes are real trippy! two thumbs up
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5
MikeWelsh
08 July 2003
Version: 2.0
This free app is so cool it hurts. Absolutely the very best. Should be a built-in part of "Leopard" or whatever is coming after Panther.
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4.75
Anonymous
13 June 2003
Version: 1.5
There's no longer an excuse for a boring desktop picture. Could be a bit faster.
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4.5
Anonymous
18 April 2003
Version: 1.5
This is a great application that I first saw on Macoshints.com I'm so glad that I downloaded and tried this. I've already saved many desktop designs that I love and have then alternating on my desktop. The color combinations are very appealing. HIghly recommend.
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4.5
Bean
20 March 2003
Version: 1.4b2
The graphics and flexibility of patterns are unmatched.
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5
Anonymous
18 March 2003
Version: 1.4b1
Finally, it makes a truly full screen pic for my 1024 x 768. Wow, this app rocks! - well 1.4b2 does neway =) And it's still free!
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4.75
Macnook
17 March 2003
Version: 1.3b1
This has to be the absolute coolest non-productive application I've got my hands on in a long time. I have it set to create until recent cache is full (set to 500) and I review them later. I love good desktop pictures and I'm confident this will make my collection a LOT better. I came back to check the price because I was going to pay for it... Thanks! Only one feature request that I can think of right now: I'd love to generate "full screen" at any resolution (like the ability to generate 1920x1200 desktop pics when I'm only using a 1024x768 screen)
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4.75
Anonymous
14 March 2003
Version: 1.3b1
Very nice indeed! I'm about to download this update. I was using this app the other night to generate patterns for my website. After generating an image, go to your desktop pictures folder, rename the image, and move it to another folder. If it's a large image you can import it to I Photo and re-export it at a smaller size so it will load faster on your page. With this update you shouldn't have to go through the step of renaming the image. It would be nice if you could save the image with the finder from within the app though. Lots of fun!
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4.25
Anonymous
06 March 2003
Version: 1.2b2
i was gonna say something about the memory leak, but... I guess it's fixed suddenly! Great free app!
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5
Anonymous
06 March 2003
Version: 1.2b1
Cool little application! Generates beautiful random images. If you're not happy with the image, just generate a new one.
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4.25
Anonymous
02 March 2003
Version: 1.1b1
lots faster than the os 9 one was for me. very cool so far.
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