RedPill is a customizable Matrix screensaver for Mac OS X that was recently updated to support El Capitan, and Sierra.
The Matrix caught the world by storm when it was released in 1999. It was the snazziest sci-fi film of the year with a fun plot, breath-taking action, and likable characters. The film brought slow-mo action, and the 360 panning to the mainstream. It still exerts an influence on pop. culture.
One of the neatest things about The Matrix was those vertically scrolling green Japanese(?) characters which, if I remember correctly, visualized the matrix code running in some cryptic form. Here’s how it looks:
Soon after its release, we saw people using this as a wallpaper. Power users went one step beyond, though, as they started using it as a screensaver.
There are a number of Matrix code screensavers for platforms that support screensavers. Yet, most developers haven’t kept the screensavers updated with the passage of time. As a result, most of them just don’t work well on the latest version of Windows or OS X.
So, when we came across a post for RedPill – a Matrix screensaver – on reddit, we were pleasantly surprised.
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RedPill is a Matrix screensaver for Mac, which works on OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and above. Its latest update brings in support for OS X El Capitan / macOS Sierra, too!
It works in a fairly obvious manner. You simply download the screensaver (link at the bottom), unzip the screensaver, and install it. You can later activate it from System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver.
RedPill is somewhat customizable, too. You can change the number of code strips, their speed, cursor speed, and much more.
We were impressed by RedPill. Besides being regularly updated by the developer, it is also nicely customizable, and completely free!
Download RedPill [Official website]