Fracture
Fracture
1.8

5.0

Fracture free download for Mac

Fracture

1.8
23 January 2015

Screensaver draws fractal images.

Overview

Fracture is a screensaver that draws fractal images. These are images created from mathematical formulas, and are often very beautiful. It can draw a variety of types of fractals, and is very configurable. It's multiprocessor- and multimonitor-aware, so it's a great way to show off the power of your Mac, too!

What's new in Fracture

Version 1.8:
  • OS X 10.9 and 10.10 compatible
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and small improvements

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17 Fracture Reviews

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Anonymous
11 June 2004

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Fantastic program! This is the first comment I have left on a piece of software. I have well over 3,000 of these images at 1920x1200. I run Fracture through BackLight and I save the output for my wallpaper slideshow. Then occasionally run Fluid through BackLight over the fractals... oh my. I don't know how they could improve Fracture... but I can't wait.
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Version 1.2
Holypoly
15 June 2013
Developer mailed me today about the release of ver. 1.7: "Fracture 1.7 should be compatible with all machines running OS X 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8 (although it does not use Retina displays to their full potential, since I don't have a Retina machine to test with). Apologies for the version 1.6 debacle that bit some of you, and how long it took for me to fix it; I've been working on my PhD, which I just completed a week ago, and that was keeping me too busy to deal with Stick Software stuff."
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Version 1.6
Steven-Goodheart
11 September 2012
Version 1.6 doesn't work with Mountain Lion. I hope there's an update, eventually. Still one of my all-time favorite screen savers. I've used it to make so many fantastic and beautiful fractal images -- big ones! More than a screensaver!
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Version 1.6
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Geopick
Geopick
25 September 2012
And version 1.5 did work. Not good.
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Iturtle
Iturtle
22 February 2013
same here. 1.5 did work. 1.6 not on moutain lion. what's up?
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OhEssex
02 September 2012
At the risk of incurring lots of frowny votes, I'd say that $10 for a screensaver is way past most people's limit...
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Version 1.6
Steven-Goodheart
14 June 2012
Glad to see one of my long-time favorites updated for Snow Leopard and Lion! I love this screensaver and have created hudnreds of beautiful fractals images that I've saved and used for desktop images. I consider my $10 very well-spent! Thanks!
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Version 1.6
Holypoly
14 June 2012
Just received an email from the developer that Fracture has been updated to 1.6. Not sure what's new, but the new version no longer supports Leopard or earlier.
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Version 1.5
Castle-Rose
17 November 2011
I bought this in 2007 for my 17" G4 PB with Tiger 10.4.x. It worked great. Sadly the G4 finally died and I have a early 2011 15" MBP i7 with Lion 10.7.2. All I can say is WOW! It works and sooo fast. The G4 would sometimes a few hours to calculate a complex image. My MPB i7 smokes em out in often under a second. A few have taken up to 10 minutes with external monitors. I'm so impressed. I'd love to buy this again since I doubt I have the code from 2007 laying around. My only concern is that the developer seems to have gone quite since Oct 2009. I'll send an email to support to see If I get a reply. Also please let me know if you've heard from Sticksoftware in the past 2 years. Thanks.
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Version 1.5
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Castle-Rose
Castle-Rose
06 January 2012
The developer is working on his Phd but does answer his emails. He even helped me locate my old code from 2007. Thanks Stick Software!
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Visor
04 September 2009
Sadly, this does not work under Snow Leopard.
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Version 1.4
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Holypoly
Holypoly
05 February 2012
Works great here under Snowy!
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Tim27
09 March 2008
drawing of fractals needs to be animated
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Version 1.4
Michael-A-
28 January 2008
Great screensaver, and finally updated Leopard compatibility. If you want a great fractal-generating screensaver, this is where it's at.
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Version 1.4
Corpsecorps
22 January 2008
Yay! I was hoping for a Leopard version!
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Version 1.4