Some websites that offer free screen savers include ScreenSaversPlanet.com, NewFreeScreenSaver.com and FreeSaver.com. Unlike the other two websites, ScreenSaversPlanet.com also offers screen savers that are free to try by downloading a demo version with limited functionality.
ScreenSaversPlanet.com automatically detects the operating system and displays screen savers compatible with it. Its home page features a list of 10 most popular screen savers and a section where users can select price, type and operating system filters to search for specific screen savers. The website guarantees that the screen savers don’t contain malicious software and that they are available for download from secure servers. As of 2015, ScreenSaversPlanet.com features more than 600 screen savers for the Windows operating systems and nearly a 100 for OS X.
NewFreeScreenSaver.com features a list of categories, some of which include subcategories that users can access by opening the drop-down menu, and a selection screen where users can peruse screen savers based on date, popularity and operating system compatibility. Each screen saver has a separate page that contains a brief description and instructions regarding the installation process.
FreeSaver.com features more than 1,600 screen savers in 19 categories, including games, fantasy, animals and music, among others. The home page shows a list of the most popular categories, while each category page displays a thumbnail preview, description and file size of individual screen savers. Although the screen savers are free, FreeSaver.com forbids using them for anything other than personal use.