APOD Wallpaper

APOD Wallpaper

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    7,354
  • Date Added:
    July 29, 2011
  • File Size:
    60.31KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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If you're an astronomy nerd you likely already know about the Astronomy Picture of the Day, a Web page run by NASA that displays a different astronomy-related image with a brief explanation every day. APOD Wallpaper places the picture of the day on your desktop and automatically updates it daily, making sure that you don't miss out on any space-related geekery.

The program appears as an icon in the system tray once it's opened, and clicking on it gives access to a menu with a handful of settings. You can set whether the image will be stretched, scaled, centered, or tiled, and whether the program runs on start-up. The program can be set to update the image at a particular time each day, or the image can be updated manually. Using APOD Wallpaper doesn't mean that you have to miss out on NASA's explanation of each image, either; right-clicking on the icon reveals a context menu item that provides the explanation in a small pop-up. There's no Help file, but everything about this tool is pretty intuitive. Overall, APOD Wallpaper is a simple program, but it's a lot of fun to have around if you're as fascinated by outer space as we are. It's nice to look at and educational, too.

APOD Wallpaper comes as a ZIP file and is accessible after extraction with no need for installation.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Wonderful program; doesn't always autoupdate for me"

    September 20, 2012   |   By ekaim

    Version: APOD Wallpaper 1.2.5

    Pros

    Wonderful program

    Cons

    Doesn't always autoupdate on my system

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  • 5 stars

    "Astronomy picture of the day automatically updated!"

    February 19, 2012   |   By bobdeloyd

    Version: APOD Wallpaper 1.2.5

    Pros

    Astronomy picture of the day automatically updated on my desktop everyday. Now I won't forget to go see the newest one because it'll update my wallpaper to the current APOD :)

    Cons

    None so far...

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.2.5
    Version 1.2.5 is a bug fixing release.
    General
    Publisher BlueMtn
    Publisher web site http://sites.google.com/site/apodwallpaper/
    Release Date June 06, 2011
    Date Added July 29, 2011
    Version 1.2.5
    Category
    Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
    Subcategory Wallpaper Editors & Tools
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
    Download Information
    File Size 60.31KB
    File Name APODWallpaper.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 7,354
    Downloads Last Week 16
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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