Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 33 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.7b34
File Size:
18.91MB
Date Added:
July 04, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
27,070
Downloads Last Week:
49
Product ranking:
#35 in Screensavers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Electric Sheep is a screensaver program that also lets you contribute to its own evolution by voting for your favorite designs as they dance across the screen. "Sheep" in this app are colorful, abstract geometric patterns that flow and fluctuate, and they can keep you entertained for hours.

Pros

Customizable: With this app, you have lots of options for how you want to view the animations and in what context. For instance, you can choose to play them as a screensaver, or in a window in one part of the screen while you work on something else. You can also adjust the speed of the animation and other features to suit your mood or style.

Evolution in action: This program lets you view and contribute to the evolution of the designs you're viewing by actively voting on the ones you like the best. All other users have the opportunity to vote as well, and these votes help to determine which characteristics are incorporated into future designs.

Cons

Internet-dependent: Each time you turn on the app, new "sheep" are downloaded, and older versions are erased. Your votes also need to be sent via Internet, which means you need to be connected at all times while using this program.

Bottom Line

Electric Sheep is a fun twist on a conventional screensaver model. It's free, and its interactive component can get you hooked quickly. In fact, you may find yourself watching the designs flow across your screen for much longer than you intended. But even if you don't get sucked in to that part of the program, the designs are a nice way to keep your screen fresh.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Best use of an idle PC EVER!"

    July 10, 2014   |   By Einstein47

    Version: Electric Sheep 2.7b34

    Pros

    Everything - just fantastic. Best part is the developer is open for ideas and bug fixes. You don't get that a big companies.

    Cons

    requires a good internet connection - do not use if you pay by bandwidth usage or have a slow connection.

    Summary

    Those who say screensavers are no longer needed are either misinformed or ignorant. I get "stuck pixels" on my LCD flat screen all the time. It resembles burn-in from the old CRT days. This screensaver not only displays a beautiful array of images, but it exercises your pixels to get them "unstuck". I highly recommend this to all PC users.

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