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RedPill - Matrix Screen Saver for Mac OS X


RedPill - for OS X Mavericks !! Yay!!

The developer has stopped the support of this very famous Matrix screensaver for Mac OS X. Its one of my favourite and hence I decided to download the code and build it again for the latest version.

It's a matrix code screensaver that displays tumbling matrix characters inspired from the movie. Unlike other screensavers this one is ad-free and malware/adware free. Its compiled natively and hence very light over CPU/GPU. The battery consumption won't be much and the screen looks gorgeous!

I've build and compiled the original source code using XCode 5 for build platform Mac OS 10.9. I hope that it will work on Lion 10.7 and Mt. Lion 10.8. If you face any issues, please comment and let me know.

[Update Feb 2016] So far its working fine with Yosemite 10.10 and El Capitan 10.11.3.

[Update Feb 2016] PS: It has a generic icon in screen saver section. In case you are not able to find it, please scroll down and look for Redpill in screensaver properties.


Installation Instructions

  1. Download the screen saver from the link
  2. Unzip it and you'll find RedPill.saver
  3. Double click on it
  4. System Preferences will pop up where it will ask you to install it
  5. Go ahead and install it
  6. Choose "RedPill" from the list of installed screen savers. Mostly It will be shown in last.
  7. For configuring the speed and various other options, you can click on Screen Saver Options right below the screen saver preview window.
  8. By default it will work on all the monitors attached to your Mac but that can be modified in Screen Saver Options.

If you are a Matrix Movie fan (like I am ;) ) looking for the Matrix Code screensaver for your Mac you can download this make it your screensaver!

Your generous donations will be deeply helpful in development of updated screensaver software version for new OS X released. Please follow the following link to my blog's donation page.

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Comments are Appreciated!!

TM on April 03, 2020:

anyone update this for catalina 10.15.4

JG on October 09, 2017:

Is this available for iOS 10.13?

Dav on March 08, 2017:

Works fine with OSX Yosemite! NICE job thank you!!

H on February 24, 2017:

Love it! Thanks!

James on February 23, 2017:

Works great on Sierra 10.12.3. Thanks for the awesome trip!

Rob on January 21, 2017:


Evelin on January 15, 2017:

Thank YOU!!!

Steve on December 15, 2016:

beautiful on Sierra, thanks.

James on November 10, 2016:

Thank you very much, works perfect :-D - El Capitan user

David on October 14, 2016:

Thank You! Have missed having this, Great work!

Joe on October 11, 2016:

It works well on 10.12 Sierra.

EB on September 17, 2016:

Thank you very much! It looks great!

beatnik on July 08, 2016:

thank you! looks amazing!!!!

Miguel on June 12, 2016:

Thank you man!!!!! It is beautiful :)

aDam on April 08, 2016:

AWESOME! I lick your face with joy!

dud on March 01, 2016:

just awesome!!! Thanks

Jay on January 25, 2016:

Dude you rock. This is awesome and to celebrate I am watching the original Matrix Movie rt now. Thank you

Shawn Benford on January 23, 2016:

I'm glad to see that RedPill has been updated so that it may function on OS X 10.9.x, 10.10.x, and 10.11(GM). Is there any possibility for the source code and/or project to be re-released? (By this, I mean the amended changes you've made to the original code which was abandoned.)


Pathogen iNk on December 29, 2015:

Works great on 10.11.1 - wicked cool. Thanks for all of the work!

aaaaa on October 29, 2015:

10.11.1 Retina: works but with characters blurred out and corrupted.

Starius on October 13, 2015:

Not working for me under 10.11. :(

nono on October 01, 2015:

thanks a lot!

Mattias on September 14, 2015:

Works in 10.11 GM

Dutchie! on July 04, 2015:

Works perfect on 10.10.3 ! Thanks for the screensaver!

alex on May 19, 2015:

apologies, the icon in screensavers is a generic icon so can be missed on a first pass

alex on May 19, 2015:

doesn't work with 10.10.3

Valentin on May 04, 2015:

Thank you!

Can we modify it a little? Can you provide the sourse?

Casey Choate on May 03, 2015:

Doesn't work for me. 10.9

t on April 03, 2015:

dosent work

superblaq on March 06, 2015:

Thank You so much!! Works great on Yosemite 10.10.2!!

Pondex on February 23, 2015:

Thank You niteshbhatia!

Best Screensaver ever!

kerri on February 15, 2015:

thanx for putting matrix out!

yes it work on my 10.10.2

Nik on February 02, 2015:

Thanks for this! Works great with Yosemite as previously stated.

Any chance of implementing the 3d-rotational effect that was included in a past version of this?

Chris on November 23, 2014:

Thanks for this. It looks great.

JuanTamad on November 05, 2014:

Does this work with 10.10?

TJ on October 30, 2014:

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't find an up to date version, most appreciated!

Dave on October 21, 2014:

Works great with Yosemite, thanks !

nick on September 16, 2014:

Seriously, thank you. I wanted to replace the built-in savers for Mavericks and then found this. I hope it continues to work for future versions of OSX!

gabriel on September 12, 2014:

Ty !!!!

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