Aerial is a free and open-source Mac screen saver

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Requires macOS 10.12
Version 2.0.10 (Sep. 24)
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Aerial is a macOS screensaver that lets you play Aerial videos from Apple's tvOS screensaver. This includes classic Aerial videos shot over various cities and locations (New York, San Francisco, China...), Earth videos from the ISS, and the new underwater videos introduced in tvOS 13. Starting with version 2.0, Aerial also includes videos from 3rd parties that kindly shared them.

Aerial is completely free and open source. You can follow its development here on GitHub, and even participate if you want. You don't have to be a developer, we always need help when it comes to translations in various languages, check here for more information (it's easy !).

What's new?

I changed a lot of things in 2.0.0...


New videos

Aerial now includes 20 extra videos, kindly shared by Joshua Michaels & Hal Bergman:

If you enjoy these, please consider supporting them by checking the video packs they have created especially for Aerial on their website.



And by the way...

There's a brand new user interface, that makes it a lot easier to find and enjoy the videos. It's even resizable!


No more filling up your disk...

I heard you, Aerial finally includes better cache management. You can now set a limit so Aerial won't ever use more space than you want. And it can also periodically replace videos in your cache, say after a week, so things stay fresh. (It's still not perfect especially for those of you who are upgrading from 1.9.X, this will be improved a lot soon!).

You can still opt to manually download your videos, or simply grab them all. All up to you. If you allow automatic downloads, you can even specify a list of trusted WiFi networks!



On rotation, favorites, filters...

There's now an "On rotation" feature, so you can quickly switch from watching space videos, to say, your favorites:

There are many other new options, including filters to control vibrance (to adjust the colors of your non-HDR videos and make them pop a bit more), sunset and sunrise videos appearing at appropriate time, and more!



And yes, this fancy website!

But let's be clear, at the core, nothing changed. Aerial is still open source and developed on GitHub. Even this site is on GitHub, check it out here if you are curious!

About

Aerial is free and open-source. It was started in 2015 by John Coates

Since version 1.4, it's maintained by Guillaume Louel.