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EarthDesk for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    52,843
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 21, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (Watermark on image); $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    39.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #9 in Screensavers

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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5 stars

"Excellent view; extraordinary number of choices."

June 22, 2010  |  By papanewp

 |  Version: EarthDesk 5.4

Pros

Seemingly endless array of choices (projections; magnification; focus). Educational (discover benefits/drawbacks of various projections. Clarity excellent; "real time" = instructive.

Cons

All good; getting better.

Summary

I had a problem initially after a previous update; technical assistance was knowledgeable and friendly in resolving problem. I cannot imagine not having this on my desktop. Having been fortunate enough to actually visited multiple places around the world, I can now "visit" day or night, see the lights (or lack thereof), and imagine the weather patterns playing out.

I love the moonlight renderings, and can see how various phases look from both the ground and from the sky.

It is nice to know that I will never have to be without this, for it is quite inexpensive.

Kudos.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.4
  • EarthDesk can now span a single map image across all attached screens.
  • Better support for live add/remove of screens.
  • Minor performance and stability enhancements.
General
Publisher Xeric Design
Publisher web site http://www.xericdesign.com
Release Date June 21, 2010
Date Added June 21, 2010
Version 5.4
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC/.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.88MB
File Name earthdesk.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 52,843
Downloads Last Week 24
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark on image
Price $24.95

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