Fractal eXtreme, by Cygnus Software, is a fractal exploration program that draws pictures of the Mandelbrot set and other fractals on your PC and allows you to explore these fractals by zooming and panning towards interesting areas with your mouse or keyboard. In Fractal eXtreme, we have attempted to combine speed, power, and simplicity with a few unique features -- all designed to make it easy for you to discover uncharted regions of the Mandelbrot set and many other fractals.
Because fractals are curiously attractive, and because they are infinitely detailed, it can be quite enjoyable, and awe inspiring, to hunt around the Mandelbrot set, looking for a never before seen detail, a new theme, an attractive play of colours. After you've zoomed in a few dozen times, you can be pretty certain that nobody else has ever taken the exact route that you are taking, and that you are exploring untouched territory. Yet all of this detail comes from an equation so simple, it's trivial.
When choosing a program with which to explore fractals, it is important to select one that makes exploring effortless. The ideal fractal exploration program should give you enough features to let you do whatever you want, and should be fast enough to handle the computational complexity of fractal calculations. We think that if you give Fractal eXtreme a try, you will soon decide that Fractal eXtreme's unique combination of speed, power, and intuitive interface make it your best choice for exploring the wonders of fractals.