Fracture
Fracture
1.8

5.0

Fracture free download for Mac

Fracture1.8

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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How would you rate Fracture app?

17 Reviews of Fracture

5
Anonymous
11 June 2004
Version: 1.2

Most helpful

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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Holypoly
15 June 2013
Version: 1.6
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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5
Steven-Goodheart
11 September 2012
Version: 1.6
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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OhEssex
02 September 2012
Version: 1.6
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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5
Steven-Goodheart
14 June 2012
Version: 1.6
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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Holypoly
14 June 2012
Version: 1.5
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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5
Castle-Rose
17 November 2011
Version: 1.5
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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Visor
04 September 2009
Version: 1.4
Sadly, this does not work under Snow Leopard.
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Tim27
09 March 2008
Version: 1.4
drawing of fractals needs to be animated
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Michael-A-
28 January 2008
Version: 1.4
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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Corpsecorps
22 January 2008
Version: 1.4
Yay! I was hoping for a Leopard version!
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Dan-tinianow
21 January 2008
Version: 1.4
Sorry, I stand corrected. You CAN save stills from this screensaver quite easily. I wish the same were true of some other ones... :)
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Dan-tinianow
21 January 2008
Version: 1.4
Looks very nice, but my personal limit for a paid screensaver is $5. If this had a standalone version that let you output stills, $10 would be a good price, or $15-20 if it output animation...
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5
Thegoodguy
05 July 2006
Version: 1.3
fantastic program, produces beautiful sleek fractals for your screensaver in realtime :D
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5
Anonymous
11 June 2004
Version: 1.2
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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5
Anonymous
21 July 2003
Version: 1.1.1
The best screensaver I have ever used, period. Thank you so much
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5
Anonymous
01 December 2002
Version: 1.0
Oh, hey. I just saw that this was written on my birthday, so this is... umm... fortuitous. I think there's some deeper symbolism in here somewhere...
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Anonymous
01 December 2002
Version: 1.0
This blows the mind, man! Real art! After this, you won't want to set your Screensaver to Random any more -- just let Fracture run. In fact, why bother doing any work on the computer? Just drop out, kick back and watch Fracture. Who needs acid? This is like Organic!
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