G-Force
G-Force
5.8.2

3.1

G-Force free download for Mac

G-Force

5.8.2
25 June 2018

Visualizer plug-in for iTunes.

Overview

G-Force creates bursts and blooms of psychedelic color. Use it as a screensaver, a music player accompaniment, or a standalone display.

Take in mind-bending visuals while listening to iTunes. Create a bright, morphing backdrop for your next party. Or replace your played-out slideshow screensaver with something bold and beautiful. Get G-Force, and enjoy the show.

  • Endlessly unique. G-Force creates millions of combinations of booming colors, fluid textures, and dreamy shapes. You've never seen a visualizer like this.
  • Easy installation. Simply download G-Force and click to install. A world of visual splendor awaits you.
  • Try it and see. Experience G-Force for yourself -- download the free trial today.

The published price is that of G-Force Gold. Additional pricing information can be found here.

What's new in G-Force

Version 5.8.2:
  • Added setting 'Prevent Display Sleep'.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows screensavers.
  • Addressed JRiver Media Center crash.
  • Major updates to Windows no longer require G-Force reinstallation.
  • Working-around iTunes for Windows issue causing freeze/lockup.
  • Fixed OpenGL/Direct3D toggle setting on Windows.
  • Fixed Mac OS screensaver reverting to main display only mode.
  • G-Force Toolbar now 64-bit on macOS.

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184 G-Force Reviews

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Cortig
11 July 2008

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This is a nice iTunes visualizer, but the idea (not clearly indicated on the site) that I have to pay my tax every year to get the new point-release versions really doesn't do it with me. Eudora tried that and it didn't do them much good. I'd rather stick to the usual notion of getting the point-releases free (with the bugfixes) and paying for more important ugrades when they come out (and if I want to). I renewed my licence a couple of times, but the scheme eventually got on my nerves.
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Version 3.8.4
$20 for a friggin' visual plugin (or $30 for the whooeee! "Platinum" edition?!?!" (Plus $15 or more for the frequent upgrade fees, or so I've read?) Well, there's a sucker born every day and unfortunately, the only person laughing is the developer...all the way to the bank.! G-Force is another insignificant product from Soundspectrum, who charges the same outrageous prices for the Whitecap visual plugin. I wouldn't pay more than $3 for aniTunes plugin unless it had AI built in and could do my tax returns and make my toast in the morning. (incidentally, the basic version of TurboTax is FREE and it does do my taxes.)
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Version 5.7
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
31 December 2016
Well, if ever an update was worth the fee, this one is it. I was running version 5.4.3 and it was definitely buggy in full screen mode, in OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks and now in OS X 10.12.1 Sierra. Fortunately, for me, my license is still good so I didn't have to pay the upgrade fee. But in iTunes G-Force (version 5.5.0) now launches instantly into full screen mode when I hit Command-t, no stutters or confusion. If you want to leave full screen mode, use the escape key. And, or course, to quit the visualizer, hit Command-t again. If you are having no problems with an earlier version then you may consider not upgrading. But the improvements in this upgrade were obvious to me, something that has not always been the case. YMMV. And, as always, the G-Force visuals are mesmerizing.
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Version 5.5
2 answer(s)
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
04 January 2017
I don't know if you read my feedback below from May 30, 2016, but I could certainly use some extra convincing regarding paying the upgrade fee for 5.5.

I use G-Force Platinum and upgraded to 5.4.3 last year. As you have noted, 5.4.3 has been quite disappointing. Whenever I wake up and look over at my screen, it seems to be doing weird things in fullscreen mode on a 24" iMac running El Capitan, as if it is stuck or something. I honestly don't know what is going on with it, but it has been rather disappointing.

I opened a support ticket with the developer last year in which I discussed the iffy upgrade policy with him. I am referring to the fact that paying the upgrade fee is a gamble for the end user, because we never know in advance if there will even be any upgrades in the coming year that we pay for.

Even if there are upgrades, will they actually contain new features, or just bug fixes for bugs which he actually created himself?

Personally, I don't think any developer should expect end users to pay an upgrade fee for bug fixes for bugs which the developer created. If there are some major new features, then maybe the upgrade fee is worth it.

One problem I have is the way the developer lists his "What's New" info all jumbled together above. It is confusing, and makes it more difficult to know which things apply specifically to the Mac version, and which ones only apply to the Windows version.

In my view, separating them into two lists would make it a lot easier for us to determine whether or not we feel paying the upgrade fee is really worth it.

I am still going to hold off on paying for 5.5. I just don't know after 5.4.3's performance. "Several new outstanding WaveShapes" is not enough to convince me to make an upgrade purchase.
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OhEssex
OhEssex
16 January 2017
I quit paying for this over 10 years ago. The way I see it, I'm ahead over $200...
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WordWeaver
30 May 2016
Do you remember the time when kind-hearted software developers would ask you for a one-time payment so that you could use their app for life, and receive all future updates for free as well? Well, as an old-time Macintosh user, I most certainly do. Sadly, thanks to greedy companies like Adobe, those days are now gone, and many developers -- including the G-Force developer -- now demand a yearly subscription fee, if we wish to take advantage of the new features in their app; that is, assuming that there are any updates during the particular year that our license is in effect. In my case, I purchased a license for G-Force Platinum 5.4.2 a year ago for $30.00. Recently, I received an email notification informing me that my license was about to expire, and that if I want to enjoy any future updates -- and whatever enhancements they may include -- for the next year, I need to fork over another $15.00. And on and on it goes as long as G-Force exists, I suppose. I am having a problem with this; the reason being that over the past year since I acquired my license, there has been only ONE update -- 5.4.3. Based on the above "What's New" info, for Macintosh users, 5.4.3 has only included a few bug fixes, but no major new features of any kind. Now I am being asked to fork over another $15.00 -- basically by faith -- not really knowing what I will get, if anything, during my coming new license year. Will there be any updates? Will they offer any major new features, or just more bug fixes? Who knows? No one but the developer. Do you see my point? This is why I am uncomfortable with this whole yearly subscription model. It puts end users at a disadvantage. It also makes me feel like I am being milked for all I am worth. Don't get me wrong. I fully understand that software developers need to earn a living, and I have absolutely no problem with that. However, I am not convinced that the yearly subscription model is the way to do it. You see, in the old days, because software developers offered lifetime licenses with free updates, they had to work hard to acquire NEW customers, in order to keep their revenue stream flowing. Now, in my view, many of them have become soft, lazy and greedy, and they just want to keep milking their old customers over and over again. This may be the easy road for them to take, but it is wrong. If I am going to be asked for a yearly subscription fee, then I want to at least receive some kind of indication from the developer, what I should expect to be receiving in the coming subscription year, BEFORE I put my money down, so I can determine if it will truly be worth it. Let me conclude by saying that G-Force is a great app. No doubt about it. It is one of the best visualizers and screensavers I have ever used, especially if you are using the Platinum version. But the subscription model? Meh. What do YOU think? Let me know below.
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Version 5.4.3
4 answer(s)
mattblackmanGeekEsq
mattblackmanGeekEsq
28 December 2016
The subscription model works in some cases. For example, Office365 is a decent value for me - you can get a discounted license code via Amazon, and Microsoft releases frequent updates. Surprisingly, even their betas are rock-solid - it's been years since I've seen a Word or Outlook error on the Mac - much better performance than the PC versions.
...but in the case of apps like G-Force, which are, in essence, toys, I completely agree with you. Unless there are some significant new features, or a steady stream of bug fixes and improvements, I can't justify paying the recurring license fee.
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
04 January 2017
@mattblackman: Matt, please see my reply above to
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc. Let me know what you think. I am still hesitant to pay for the 5.5 upgrade. Do you actually use G-Force yourself? Thanks.
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mattblackmanGeekEsq
mattblackmanGeekEsq
04 January 2017
In response to yours of 1/3/17, I haven't used G-Force in years, or any iTunes visualizer so it's not worth it for me. Your listening habits may be different. But I'm not a big fan of the developer's policy, though, so I would recommend against.
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
04 January 2017
@mattblackman: Matt, thanks for your response. Actually, I very rarely ever listen to music at all. I primarily use the desktop screensaver portion of the app for when my screen blacks out, such as when I am sleeping. I have to keep my machine running all the time, because I run a web server. Anyway, I am still debating the issue.
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outer
20 February 2016
Sorry to have to say, but this is the least stable & most crash prone release ever from this Developer. Unusual & bizarre. No response received within 24 hours of complaint, again, unusual. Something bad going down.
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Version 5.4.3
mattblackmanGeekEsq
19 February 2016
Wow - I remember this one from years ago. Neat to look at, but I just don't spend that much time staring at my Mac while listening to music - can't justify the recurring license costs (if I recall correctly, the $20 is for a time-limited subscription).
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Version 5.4.3
Jazzyguy
24 June 2014
I have changed my mind about this app. I renewed my license just Friday and I can't use it on my iMac Snow Leopard Macs. I was told by the developer I could use it on my Macs as long as I am the single user. I paid with PayPal so I will get my money back. I have sent them 7 messages and they do not reply. There is something wrong with their administration
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Version 5.3
1 answer(s)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
25 June 2014
When Andy O'Mara ran it.It was a great app. He always responded to user's emails. Something went wrong with the administration of this app. I have been a licensee for at least 14 years.
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Leoofborg
18 January 2014
I don't understand *why* folks are trashing one of the only two Screensavers/Visualizers that I'd even consider paying for (the other is ScreenSleeves by Peacock Media, buy *that* if GF runs your fans too much). Yeah, year over year I've paid. Why? 1/ Responsive Dev. Most dev teams are REALLY small, or if 'large' then they're offshore. You do NOT want that crap on your Mac. 2/ Small Dev Teams *have* to charge more. They're NOT Apple with a shitton of money in reserve. They're normal folks like you & me. 3/ G-Force is a REALLY speclalized visualizer AND App suite. As I said in the comments below, if you don't need it, or even don't need it *this year" then don't pay for it. I've dropped other subscription apps due to lack of need. G-Force (unlike those other apps) won't just 'expire' or 'stop working' if you stop paying. 4/ And FINALLY: It's been my experience that SS 'discounts' renewing subscriptions. Sure you've been paying $20 or so a year. Was that for GOLD or PLATINUM? Remember, Plat is $30 to newbs. There's no guarantee that SS will discount again. I'm just saying.. if you don't enjoy G-Force as much as you did, you can either move on or support the Dev. There *are* shyster devs out there trying to shake $$ out of you.. more towards the "Clean ur Mac" or AV side of things -- this Dev(s) is NOWHERE NEAR THAT. They do good work.
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Version 5.1.4
Kappe
05 December 2013
oh come on trash this
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Version 5.1.3
1 answer(s)
Leoofborg
Leoofborg
18 January 2014
You're perfectly free to do so. Everybody whining that 'this is too expensive' is basically saying that the Dev has no right to eat. G-Force is NOT for everyone. Those who say that the default iTunes Visualizer is 'the same' are 70% right. The other 30%, those who'd make our own visualizer objects, want precise settings, want to input audio from something OTHER than iTunes, etc... are willing to pay for it. In fact, if you drill into the settings there's networking to other screents and some commercial stuff there (that I'd never use). But someone does. Last thing: Unlike SOME vendors, G-Force will still work. You could probably stop paying and (depending on the stability of the build) it'd keep working for another year. The Dev *is* responsive and does good work. They are NOT going to just 'up and cut you off' as some are wont to do.
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Jazzyguy
29 September 2013
Here is my Review and comments on this GREAT visualizer. First of all let me preface my review by stating that I am NOT an employee or relative of the Developer. This application is very expensive to maintain and to update.The staff are eager to reply to each and every inquiry by the users.I have used this app since its inception and it has improved over the years to such a degree that it is hard to recognize it from its first appearance.There is no way I will not back up this App with my money because of the rancor of the crowd that protests the charges. The Developers need money to produce the best Visualizer available anywhere on the web. their staff is large and the service is great,that is why I support it over the years.
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Version 5.1.2
MisterE
07 June 2013
WOW, I remember when G-Force was a 5 star featured app. How the mighty have fallen.
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Version 5.0.1