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:
    52,621
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (Watermark on image); $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    39.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    52
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #10 in Screensavers

Editors' Review

+

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–10 of 24

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for EarthDesk
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 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 52,621
Downloads Last Week 52
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark on image
Price $24.95

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for EarthDesk

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