Desktop Screenmates Apps and Alternatives

7 applications in this hubLast updated: Dec 5th 2021, 02:57 GMT

When you have a lot of work to do, or you are just bored out of your mind, even small distractions can help you get through the day, such as an animated desktop companion.

These screenmates come in all shapes and sizes, and some are more useful than others. They include animals, such as sheep, cats, penguins and even ants, as well as humanoid characters.

For the most part, they simply move around your desktop and keep you company while you are getting stuff done. If you are having a hard time staying focused, taking a short break to watch a digital ant make its way across your screen may be just what you need.

Of course, you shouldn’t expect your screenmate to be particularly useful, much like a real-life pet. However, if all you want is a desktop companion while working on your PC, you may find the perfect one in the list below.

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  • 24,000 downloads
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12-Ants

12-Ants 5.33

A lightweight and portable application that helps users animate their desktop activity by placing ...

Dec 5th 2021, 02:57 GMT
Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows Server 2012 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit / Windows Server 2016 / Windows Server 2019 / Windows Server 2022 / Windows 11
     
  • 12,620 downloads
  • 29 MB
Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep 3.0.2

Enhance your desktop with a stunning screensaver that is essentially the collaborative abstract ar...

Apr 11th 2018, 04:57 GMT
Windows XP / Windows XP 64 bit / Windows Vista / Windows Vista 64 bit / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 3,758 downloads
  • 1.32 MB
Winpenguins

Winpenguins 0.76

Creates a full collection of fun and playful penguins which fly, read, and walk all over the deskt...

Apr 5th 2015, 18:02 GMT
Windows All
     
  • 4,858 downloads
  • 18.5 MB
Sparticles

Sparticles 2.0

Transform your desktop into a playground for you and different 3D animated characters you can inte...

Apr 17th 2010, 14:57 GMT
Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit
     
  • 1,389 downloads
  • 140 KB
MaoMao

MaoMao

Cute, joyful and generously-proportioned feline companion that is looking for a comfortable, cat-f...

Oct 25th 2007, 07:01 GMT
Windows Vista / Windows 7
     
  • 72,923 downloads
  • 116 KB
Scmpoo

Scmpoo 1.0

The world's coolest desktop sheep

Sep 7th 2006, 09:29 GMT
Windows All
     
  • 65,928 downloads
  • 68 KB
Neko

Neko 4.0g

A lightweight and portable application that adds a small cat to your desktop, while boasting sever...

Sep 7th 2006, 10:57 GMT
Windows All