PolarClock3 for Snow Leopard

I’ve had some time this morning to wrap the screensaver up in something other than screentime, and it all works perfectly for me. My first delve into Cocoa. Thanks Si Heys for the code I needed for this.

Please have a go and let me know if it works ok on Snow Leopard, and also older OSes, if there’s problems, comment here, and I’ll try and rectify any issues.

You can download it here.


  1. Three BKK says:

    Running a system maintenance utility such as Cocktail causes the PolarClock preferences to revert back to default. This really is not desirable, but if I knew which function within Cocktail was causing it to revert, I could make a temporary fix. Any ideas?

    Running PolarClock 3 on a G4 PowerBook, Mac OS 10.5.8.

  2. Nihil says:

    Polarclock is awesome. As rxtc said: working in Lion, but only with default options. I’ll be using it anyway !
    Thanks for this.

  3. Ricky says:

    It won’t work on my Mac running Lion (10.7.2). When I downloaded PolarClock, the settings was blank, and the preview was just a black screen.

  4. Chris Faulk says:

    Only 1 minor issue in a great screen-saver. When I drag-and-drop the order…nothing actually changes. I’d like the weekday to be in the inner circle, but when I change the order it just stays default (month, date, weekday). I’d like weekday, month, date, etc.

    Again, thanks for a great screen-saver!

  5. kate says:

    not work for lion. plz update. luv you

  6. rxtc says:

    Your Polar Clock 3.0 Screensaver is working here on OS X 10.7.2 Lion (German), but only in a basic predefined function and only in English language. All possible settings like language etc. don’t work at all. Whatever you change in the settings, there is no effect visible.

  7. Mickey says:

    Love your polarclock but ot keeps giving me trouble with the taskbar when I shake the cursor to get back into the desktop.

    Is there anything to do about it ?

  8. Zack says:

    It seems that any attempt to modify the clock via the options menu is unresponsive. I can make any change I want to ‘general’ or ‘appearance’, but when I click OK none of the changes show, even within the preview. I’ve tried reinstalling it and restarting my computer, but nothing seems to work. I’m hoping another update is made soon, as PolarClock has been my favorite screen saver for years.

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  10. kuba says:

    Love the screensaver. But…. Unfortunately there is a small problem with font. It doesn’t support my languages unique symbols (ą, ę, ś, ń). Names of months therefore are shown not correctly (kwiecie instead of kwiecień and so on). Can you add a SELECT FONT feature in settings? Or maybe change letter coding to UTF8 which will support those unique letter in different languages? I’m talking about WINDOWS version…

  11. Hannah Hu says:

    Hi pixelbreaker,

    I loved the screensaver on Leopard, and want to use it on Snow Leopard. However, the various settings I changed, such as word alignment, language, and padding, don’t take effect at all after I hit Save. Can you help with that?

    - Hannah

  12. Mercedes F. Duran says:

    I have just installed it in v.10.6.7 (MacBook) and it works beautifully except that the options (12 hr clock, padding, font size, etc) cannot be changed. Great clock, so I’ll live with it! Thanks, m

  13. THE L1ZARD KING says:

    I recently discovered this great screensaver. It is very original and of the the best I have found. Currently I am running OSX Lion and noticed some problems with the setting changes not taking effect. I was wondering if there was going to be an update from version 3.0 to support Lion fully? Keep up the great work.

  14. gabes says:

    I suspect that you don’t have flash installed? Have you checked? You’ll need flash player in your browser.

    Let me know, if it’s not that, I’ll take a look. It’s possible they’ve stopped flash being allowed in widgets.

  15. Jake says:

    I really love this Clock but it looks like the Widget is broken on Lion…
    I updated Lion and it still was working, but now i did a clean install and the clock doesn’t show up anymore. I there probably something the widget depends on which is not present anymore in Lion?


  16. scott moffat says:

    Love the polarclock. Had it on an older mac. Just downloaded it to new imac running 10.6.8 and changes to the options window do not seem to affect anything in the actual clock. Can you look into this? Thanks

  17. Laine Cherashore says:

    Hi, I have this screensaver on both my personal computer and my work computer. I’m running snow leopard on my laptop and the screensaver works great. However, on my work computer (which is running 10.5.8) after the screensaver activates and I wake up my computer, my expose and spaces don’t work anymore. I have to restart my computer for them to work again, and as soon as the screensaver starts up, the same thing happens when I wake it up. If you could maybe put out an update or something, that would be awesome. Cause I really do love this screensaver. Thanks!

  18. Ives says:

    Hi pixelbreaker,
    I love your polar clock, it’s now the screensaver on all the machines in our office.
    Have a look at this – it seems microsoft UX people also love it too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I, 30 seconds in, look behind his arm :)