EarthDesk for Mac

EarthDesk for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.4
  • Total Downloads:
    52,133
  • Date Added:
    June 09, 2014
  • File Size:
    39.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    59
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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A static desktop image, although pretty, often loses its luster in a short time. EarthDesk, with multiple, real-time updated views of Earth, presents the perfect replacement for the stale, static image on your screen. In addition to the stunning views of Earth, the program features numerous options for configuring map images, giving you complete control over the maps on your screen. We like the variety of views and 3D renderings of the globe as seen from space. Maps also can be centered on a particular city. You can watch as the map remains stationary while the sun and moon move about your home location as the center point, for example. EarthDesk's customization options and ease of use make it not only educational, but fun for anyone with an interest in our planet.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 24

  • 2 stars

    "Not worth the time."

    June 29, 2013   |   By wdr--2008

    Version: EarthDesk 6.2.1

    Pros

    beautiful, if my desktop is empty.

    Cons

    But my desktop is never empty, so I can't se it.

    Summary

    Worthless.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic app"

    November 14, 2012   |   By margaretmiles

    Version: EarthDesk 6.1

    Pros

    Good idea.

    Cons

    Rather slow

    Summary

    Great app and friendly support team.

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  • 2 stars

    "Looks visually UGLY unless UPAY MORE FOR Hi-Res Clouds!"

    June 18, 2012   |   By redmarble

    Version: EarthDesk 5.8.5

    Pros

    Easy to install.

    Cons

    NOW, need to pay more for "Hi-Res" clouds! (This used to be free until recent update!)

    Looks visually HORRIBLE unless you PAY MORE for the hi-resolution clouds.

    Low-res clouds are now included with the price of the app.

    Summary

    I bought this app for its visually appealing look. Hi-res clouds were included with the paid app. UNFORTUNATELY, low-resolution clouds are included and you WILL NEED to PAY MORE for Hi-Res clouds!

    Without Hi-Res clouds, this app now looks HORRIBLE!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Watch out for subscription fees!"

    September 23, 2011   |   By Ed1ey

    Version: EarthDesk 5.7.3

    Pros

    Beautiful desktop in high resolution

    Cons

    Until very recently, clouds were displayed in HD, but they are now in SD and it look terrible. Apparently the person that used to make the HD clouds for free now wants to be paid, and Xeric plan to charge you $12 per year for the clouds.

    Summary

    Expect to pay much more than the advertised $25 for this product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best desktop ever"

    July 27, 2011   |   By geonlaine

    Version: EarthDesk 5.7.2

    Pros

    I can check on what's in store for us weatherise

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Summary

    Great application

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy on the eye"

    April 15, 2011   |   By joe.mckenna

    Version: EarthDesk 5.7.1

    Pros

    Works very well.

    Cons

    A little slow to load

    Summary

    Very good response when I had a problem

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  • 2 stars

    "New version 5.7, doesn't have clouds but the 5.6.2 did!"

    April 04, 2011   |   By NoCloudsOnEarthDesk

    Version: EarthDesk 5.7

    Pros

    The older version, 5.6.2, worked well and I enjoyed it. It had no trouble. It, most importantly, had clouds. The upgrade doesn't. Their support told me that they would try to figure out why the 5.7 version doesn't have clouds - the whole point of it?

    Cons

    The newer version 5.7 does not work. The support for this company, after 4 plus tries has told me to give up and use the older version. So if you don't mind that there is no clouds on the 5.7 version then you will find it to be ok. Stick with 5.6.2!

    Summary

    The 5.6.2 version for Mac works like a charm! The upgrade 5.7, as admitted by Karen from Xeric Design's support department does not work as far as providing clouds, the reason for the desktop. They are still working out the bugs. So, bottom-line, stick with the older version and you will have a nice desktop but if you try to upgrade to the 5.7 you will be in for frustration (a week's worth for me). Their support team did get back to me and tried 4 plus times to solve the issue, mainly by having me uninstall and re-install the program many many times. So now I have the older version, the 5.6.2 back on and it works fine. I believe that in the future there will be a working 5.7 program. But not as of this writing, 4 April 11.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very nice graphics. I really enjoy this app."

    April 02, 2011   |   By Liquidator

    Version: EarthDesk 5.7

    Pros

    Realistic cloud cover and the moon phases are awesome!

    Cons

    No problems so far.

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  • 5 stars

    "very good to have an idea what's around"

    March 27, 2011   |   By yolanta--2008

    Version: EarthDesk 5.7

    Pros

    it changes quite quickly

    Cons

    I cannot see any

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  • 1 stars

    "Suspicious"

    December 16, 2010   |   By herbincowboyz

    Version: EarthDesk 5.5.1

    Pros

    Can't say I have one.

    Cons

    I like the person who said they did not like the way it acted like a virus, found the way this could not just be trashed was a little suspicious. Had to go to System Preferences... and find it in Other.. and then delete it.

    Summary

    I would like to read more postings on this product, as my security system and the Mac security system found this product a bit suspicious.

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    What's new in version 6.4
    • Updated city database.
    • Changes to support future Mac OS X versions.
    General
    Publisher Xeric Design
    Publisher web site http://www.xericdesign.com
    Release Date June 09, 2014
    Date Added June 09, 2014
    Version 6.4
    Category
    Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
    Subcategory Screensavers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 39.83MB
    File Name earthdesk.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 52,133
    Downloads Last Week 59
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Watermark on image
    Price $24.95

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