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Seize the Day

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
std-macinstall.sit (3.89 MB)
MD5: 64c4350e2eddd960d557efa356e05224
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (17.71 MB)
MD5: 4d965090fa93352fc90bc4fd6453ae7b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Guides on emulating older applications

Seize the Day Journal with Living Worlds Calendar

...beautiful and functional, an elegant calendar program with lots of thoughtful touches, complete with space for appointments, contacts and personal musings as well as a wealth of daily quotes and historical data (this-day in history and about the authors of quotes).

Permission has been given by the makers of Seize the Day to share this program freely.
Register with serial:
More Seize the Day downloads and Plug-Ins are available via the website:

....every month is accompanied by a different "Living World": A calendar picture of a magical far-off land that lives and breathes in real time. Waterfalls splash, clouds move across the sky, the sun rises and sets in time with your computer's clock, shadows edge their way across the land. Some days are rainy, some days are sunny. Some nights you can see ghosts or fairies flitting through the woods. It is a truly amazing accomplishment, both artistically and technically, thanks in great part to Mark Ferrari's incredible artwork and careful planning. Hint: see the "time travel" picture document for help experiencing the yearlong Living Worlds all at once.

This is an amazing, imaginative canvas. Something about the pixelated art is frighteningly evocative ... Seize the Day is a place you can go, where you can watch the rain and see your dreams reflected in the little pools of water that formed overnight.

Also, it has a to-do list.

The Obscuritory

Expanded 640x480 versions of Mark Ferrari's remarkable "Living Worlds" animations can now be enjoyed online. Be sure to click the Options button for a handy time-of-day slider.

Architecture: 68k

SSW 7 to Mac OS9.
Compatible with OS X Classic mode.


SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2021, February 13 - 4:33am

I love this. Can the name have been inspired by the 1989 movie "Dead Poets Society" ("carpe diem")? Seize the Day runs in Tiger OS X without stuttering. Except the keyboard stutters when entering the passcode into the installer, I thought it meant the ui would fail too but not. I saw Aurora Borealis the first time I ran it, later to learn that sight is a rarity.

OKFJ's picture
by OKFJ - 2021, February 12 - 11:49pm

Thank you SkyCapt Smile

No 1994 version. My mistake.

OKFJ's picture
by OKFJ - 2021, February 12 - 11:40pm

Hi Folks,
Thank you to those of you who have fixed links and things on here.

There is a new link for Seize the Day and the Living Worlds ScreenSaver.

Webs,com where SeizeTheDay has sat since 2010 is closing down all free pages next month and thus will no longer be accessible.

Now there will no doubt be more fixing needed. Not just on this site.
I'll be seeking out again as many places as I can recall giving my original link, but I know it was shared far beyond my doing.
A favour please:
Should any of you come across a link to the everonward,webs,com link for Seize the Day, please would you either contact that site owner and ask for the link to be changed to or contact me at


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by OKFJ - 2021, February 13 - 12:26am

Hi Folks,
Seems my page on everonward,webs has caused quite some confusion. For me too !!

I do not know why the site was unavailable last month, nor why the page link's name changed some time before that. What I do know is that webs is shutting down it's free pages in March.

For that reason, the page is now available on a far more stable website Smile

The Living Worlds Screensaver (not referring to the .app at top of link now). The Living Worlds Screensaver runs on most platforms via dosbox. On ye old' Macs though it runs nicely in SoftWindows3 as shown about halfway down the page.

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2021, February 8 - 7:28am

This page had claimed 1994 and PPC architecture, but I find only 1993 and 68K (so I edited this page). However the app here is a v1.0 which I can't believe given its breadth didn't need an update, so if a PPC version from 1994 exists then, let's have it.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2021, January 9 - 12:54pm

@Duality: Thanks for the fixes.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2021, January 9 - 12:13pm

I love how I kept trying to dig around with Wayback Machine, yet failed to even check if the base website URL (and the directory) were still online, without it.

Thanks for finding that out and fixing the links!

Duality's picture
by Duality - 2021, January 9 - 9:24am

I could swear that website had all those files... digging just a bit, they do still exist at a slightly different location, which presents a link to a directory.

EDIT: Because there's no point in doing otherwise, I fixed the two links since both The Obscuritory and the author's site have switched URLs around a bit in the past some-odd years.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2021, January 9 - 8:30am

I'm a little skeptical that these files were ever accessible from the OP's site.

Here's the webarchive link for that site from not long after the post was made down in the user comments here.

None of the mentioned downloads (which look as though they should be clickable links) are actually links. Not even the Web Archive could stuff this up.

Maybe they were made available at some time, but nothing I can see as yet.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2021, January 9 - 7:43am

Yes, it does look like OKFJ used to have quite the unique arsenal for this program publicly available, but now it's all gone. This is the exact reason I don't like it when something is archived only externally... Sad This app seems so nice, too.

snes1423's picture
by snes1423 - 2021, January 9 - 6:22am

The websites down

OKFJ's picture
by OKFJ - 2021, February 13 - 12:06am

UPDATED/EDITED February 13th 2021

All the files are now available via


IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, June 9 - 6:23pm

If you own both Mac and PC version, can we create a PC/Mac hybrid CD-ROM image of it, to upload it here?

OKFJ's picture
by OKFJ - 2011, June 9 - 10:13am