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Life Saver

Life Saver is an abstract Apple TV app and free macOS screensaver based on Conway's Game of Life. With a variety of settings and color schemes, Life Saver should satisfy designers and geeks alike.

Apple TV

Life Saver is now on Apple TV! In this version there are some extra configuration settings not found in the screensaver version, that lead to a greater variety in visuals, including the new "Technicolor Dream" preset which I think is totally amazing.

👉 Buy Life Saver TV for Apple TV

Screensaver v1.1 for macOS

👉 Download Life Saver 1.1 for macOS

What is Open Source?

Life Saver is fully "open source". That means if you want, you can download the source code, compile it with Xcode, and play with it for free. You can also use its code in your own projects, or make your own versions of Life Saver with extra options that you think are cool. For more information, check out the repository on GitHub. If you like Life Saver, please consider starring it as well.

Your Support

If you really like Life Saver and want to support the creation of more unique projects by me, please consider becoming a patron on Patreon. If you haven't already paid for Life Saver TV, a patron may request a promo code to get a free copy (if there are any available).

Further Reading

I've blogged consistently about my process developing Life Saver. If you're curious, check out the "lifesaver" tag on this blog to read about it.

Every week I blog about what I've been working on. If you're curious about what I'm up to and what else I've done, check out the front page.

Thanks for checking out Life Saver!


Well hello there!

My name is Brad Root and I'm a software engineer, music aficionado, and occasional unicyclist.

In my spare time, I build open source software, and write about my experiences as a programmer here on this blog.

If you enjoy the apps I build or articles I write, please consider supporting me by becoming a patron.

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