4th of July Screensaver


In the spirit of the 4th of July, here is a great fireworks screensaver called Skyrocket. Mac version. Windows version. You can see a video of the screensaver here.

The fireworks are rendered in 3D with all sorts of customization. Macintosh users: Be sure to turn on the sound (and tweak other features) by clicking on the Options button under the preview screen in the Desktop & Screen Saver system preference.

By | 2016-10-24T14:25:57+00:00 July 2nd, 2006|Categories: Cool Stuff|9 Comments

About the Author:

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


  1. Zebedee July 2, 2006 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    The PC version is at :-
    Thanks! I’ll change the posting.
    Happy 4th!

  2. Jason July 2, 2006 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    As it’s our 7th wedding anniversary on the fourth, I can use this as the “wake up, it’s our anniversary” show!

  3. CreativeIQ July 2, 2006 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    4th of July Fireworks Screensaver!

    For tip readers in America, here is a great fireworks screen saver in honor of the 4th of July: Skyrocket It is very well done. The fireworks are rendered in 3D….

  4. Craig Swanson July 2, 2006 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    This is great Guy! For people who want to see the fireworks in action before deciding to download, I’ve uploaded a short video capture of the screensaver in action to YouTube:
    (Guy, you could also post the YouTube clip in your blog if you prefer.)
    I just linked to it in the posting. I respect clever ways to build traffic! 🙂
    Thanks for doing this.

  5. Michael Bernstein July 2, 2006 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Guy, the Skyrocket screen saver and the other ‘Really Slick Screensavers’ are available on Linux as well, by doing (in Ubuntu, for example) ‘apt-get install rss-glx’

  6. I.T. SELLING WORLDWIDE July 3, 2006 at 4:50 am - Reply

    Happy 4th of July!

    Found the on Guy Kawasaki’s blog today…

  7. pf.org July 4, 2006 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday, America!

    While driving a giant SUV may seem to be the most American thing ever and thus an entirely appropriate way of celebrating Independence day, it seems that ever-rising gas prices are making new car sales (particularly trucks and SUVs) tank. Of course, if…

  8. screen saver August 16, 2006 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    i like this InfoClock Screensaver!

  9. Dubai Wedding November 7, 2007 at 2:25 am - Reply

    thanks for sharing:)

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