Most of the people that I’ve talked to believe screensavers are not a necessity for modern devices, while I’ve also met people who argue the opposite. I guess whether to use it or not totally depends on one’s taste. But, if you go through the smartphones of the people around you, you’ll find them to be full of all sorts of weird apps, so I guess having a cool screen saver app wouldn’t be that much of a bad thing. Besides, it is useful in the sense that it shows unique features and images of a device.
If you go through the Google play store, you’ll find several screensaver apps that show that many people are still using them despite it being not a necessity anymore. Extremely customizable or not-so customizable widgets or full-function apps – you can choose something that will suit you the most. Following are some of the best screensaver apps on the play store. Let’s explore them in detail.
Let’s take a look at the best screen saver apps for Android OS.
Sitting at the top of the stack is Lucid – DayDream Screensaver, a simple and reliable app; it is an alternative to the lock screen with widgets. It comes with a beautiful and straightforward UI and shows important information about the entire device on your screen.
The app is highly customizable, and you’ll be able to personalize your display any which way you want; you can show the current time & date, battery level, weather, unread Gmails, new SMS texts, and so forth. Also, you can opt to start a slideshow with images from your device. Furthermore, there is an RSS view feature too that allows you to flip through recent events from the RSS feeds.
The app has two versions, a free one and a full one, and the latter one is available through an in-app purchase for only 0.99 EUR / 1.49 USD; as I was saying earlier, there is certainly a demand for these kinds of apps, and this app has a paid version certainly proves that point. So, if you are also among the people who believe screensaver apps are an obsolete topic, well, then I think you should certainly reconsider your position and buy this app like other people are buying as the price is not that unbearable.
As you can easily tell from the name, this app displays beautiful wallpapers on your phone’s screen while it is in the “sleeping” mode. It doesn’t change the home screen’s wallpaper.
Now, if you don’t feel comfortable with giving the app access to your photo gallery, well, don’t worry, the app allows you to choose the source of images which can be anything from Google Drive to separate phone folders, whatever you prefer.
Let’s say you receive a message or an email while your phone is in the screensaver mode, you will most definitely hear the notification, but it will be hidden behind the wallpapers in order to conceal it from other’s eyes. You can also choose not to hide the notifications; it totally depends on you. But it is certainly a nice feature to have.
This version of the app is completely free; you don’t have to pay anything; however, you’ll have to bear the ads and will be limited to sixty wallpapers per month. If you want unlimited usage and get rid of the ads well, then you can buy a paid subscription for the app.
Next in line is Rose Live Wallpaper, aesthetically pleasing; this app will certainly be loved by the girls. This one provides a screensaver with a rose depiction. The app also includes wallpapers with roses in different variations.
You get some stunning water ripple effects on touching the screen, something that’ll force you to touch or tap the screen, again and again, to enjoy the live water drops on your home screen.
Also, you don’t have to worry about battery drain due to the live wallpaper, as this wallpaper app will sleep too when your phone is inactive for a long period of time.
As you can guess from the name of it, this one provides the possibility to set videos as your screensaver. Its functioning is pretty simple, just download the app, go to its settings and choose either “Video Table” or “Video Frame.”
The difference between the two is that the former shows only one video at a time, while the latter slowly add different videos to create a collage. In order for the app to be able to play all those videos, the user needs to set the storage access permission to load video files.
Before you opt for this app, know this, it consumes quite a big volume of a battery’s charge. With that said, it’s a pretty nice app.
Are you a Matrix fan? If the answer is yes, well, then I’ve got good news for you. Now you can get a screensaver in the style of your favorite movie. As easily evident from the name of the app, it also shows the clock time and battery charge level; both will be displayed as the text falls similar to the movie intros.
Moreover, you can easily customize the appearance of Matrix according to your taste, such as you can change the colors, size, and speed of the letters falling.
Also, it allows you to choose nighttime hours when you are not going to use your phone, and during that time, the screensaver will be dimmed, a pretty useful feature this will help save the battery charge.
Let me tell you something about myself, I always wanted to have my own aquarium at my home, but due to some issue, I could not fulfill this dream of mine. If you are facing something similar, well, then you can get somewhat closer to your dream with this app, as it will allow you to have your aquarium on the screen of your phone.
It’s a pretty cool screen saver with excellent 3D graphics and realistic depicting of the underworld. You’ll find dozens of different exotic fishes swimming in the background of colorful sea corals, plants, and beautiful sun rays. Also, it’s interactive too, and the background moves each time the screen is touched.
As expected, this app will consume quite a considerable volume of battery charge, but when compared to other similar kinds of apps, this one fares better as it’s programmed in a way to make the battery consumption as optimal as possible.
That’s it, folks!