Desktop Earth

Desktop Earth

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 76 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    351,370
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 16, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    84
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #7 in Wallpaper

Editors' Review

+

Desktop Earth is a wallpaper program that will appeal to people who are curious about what the Earth looks like from space. Operating on a simple premise, this is a fun and interesting way to spice up your desktop.

This free program, which embeds its icon in your desktop tray, displays a photograph of Earth from space that takes up the full desktop background. The continents appear clearly and most views provide a glimpse of the northern and southern hemispheres and slightly less than half of the entire globe from east to west. The photo updates itself to reflect the view that someone would have from space at that particular time.

You can cycle through all the time zones in the world to zero in on the corner you want to view from space. There is also a drop-down menu where you can set the picture to be updated every 5 minutes, 15 minutes, or 1 hour. With a slider, cloud cover can be erased for a clearer picture of land and sea. Finally, you can adjust the daytime image to get a better topographical view and the nighttime image to show natural moonlight, city lights, and other things.

Desktop Earth is a simple app that gives desktops a lot of character. Thanks to its clean picture and intriguing options, we highly recommend this download.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 76 votes

    • 5 star 35
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 7
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 32

1 stars

"Added Programs"

December 23, 2012  |  By Willyb943

 |  Version: Desktop Earth 2.1.1

Pros

SOUNDS GREAT AND IT'S FREE..LOL

Cons

When downloading this program it also downloaded other crap programs FREE GAMES...COUPONS....ECT RUN AWAY...

Summary

IF YOU WANT OTHER CRAP ON YOUR PC HELP YOURSELF

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

2 stars

"Nice little program, but not without faults."

April 09, 2012  |  By Geenome

 |  Version: Desktop Earth 2.1.1

Pros

Like the gradual lighting effect.

Cons

Uninstalled it and now I can't change my backgrounds using personalization in Win7 Home Prem. Scoured the net for a fix, but just have a black background. DT Earth's home page has no fix for it either. only way I'm going to fix it is to reinstall windows. which totally sucks. Won't be using that program ever again.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

3 stars

"Clouds do not work!!"

February 17, 2012  |  By twillia76

 |  Version: Desktop Earth 2.1.1

Pros

Good wallpaper shows accurately the part of the globe which is in daylight.

Cons

Whenever I turn the clouds on in the settings it only shows a bunch of html writing all over the globe.

Summary

If you don't care about seeing the clouds, it's a good program.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Tell Time Anywhere At A Glance"

November 21, 2011  |  By technobrad

 |  Version: Desktop Earth 2.1.1

Pros

At a glance know what time it is anywhere! At the top of the lighted parabola is high noon. At the bottom of the dark parabola is Midnight. They will move from right to left on your screen and simulate the live projection of the sun. Once you use it for a year or so you will get to know your seasonal equinoxes too.

Great visual effects to tweak as far as clouds and lights. Can't live without it. Been using this for at least 5 years now.

Cons

Windows 7 can be tricky to install. Usually it will prompt you to install each time you reboot. If this happens find the shortcut in your START - PROGRAMS - START UP folder and delete the shortcut. Then go to the Program Files\Desktop Earth folder and find the Executable and create a shortcut and copy that shortcut to your Start up folder and works like a champ.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"excellent fabulous"

August 21, 2011  |  By kostgkrek

 |  Version: Desktop Earth 2.1.1

Pros

that is free.I like it...

Cons

more bright...

Summary

it is free and i like to use for couple of weeks...

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

3 stars

"It Is Free"

June 09, 2011  |  By bristollop

 |  Version: Desktop Earth 2.1.1

Pros

Nice wallpaper

Cons

None . . .

Summary

Nice wallpaper

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (2)

4 stars

"I really like it"

April 29, 2011  |  By MrDaedae

 |  Version: Desktop Earth 2.1.1

Pros

Ease of use. Does what it claims

Cons

cant think of any

Summary



Updated on May 3, 2011

It a good all round wallpaper that makes your computer a bit different

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"awesome program"

December 08, 2010  |  By fclark1987

 |  Version: Desktop Earth 2.1.1

Pros

install was simple, no bugs, all around good program.

Cons

nothing so far

Summary

great

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Nice desktop picture."

September 19, 2010  |  By immd

 |  Version: Desktop Earth 2.1.1

Pros

Clean and simple interface

Cons

No Mac version.

Summary

Fun to see cloud formations and nighttime images. Especially interesting to follow positions of hurricanes in the oceans during hurricane season.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (1)

1 stars

"Bugs in the software"

September 09, 2010  |  By srikk

 |  Version: Desktop Earth 2.1.1

Pros

good interface and images

Cons

no clean uninstall. after uninstall it keeps asking me to install again everytime i restart the system

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

Results 1–10 of 32

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Desktop Earth
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 2.1.1
Fixed a few minor bugs and a memory leak.
General
Publisher codefromthe70s
Publisher web site http://www.codefromthe70s.org
Release Date January 16, 2009
Date Added January 16, 2009
Version 2.1.1
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Wallpaper
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 6.23MB
File Name DesktopEarthSetup.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 351,370
Downloads Last Week 84
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Desktop Earth

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK