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EarthDesk for Mac

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out of 26 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 23, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (Watermark on image); $24.95 to buy
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  • Product ranking:
    #14 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.

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User Reviews

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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


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?


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!


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


Realistic cloud cover and the moon phases are awesome!


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


it changes quite quickly


I cannot see any

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.7
  • EarthDesk is now a full 64-bit app, including the background renderer.
  • Minor performance and stability enhancements.
Publisher Xeric Design
Publisher web site http://www.xericdesign.com
Release Date March 23, 2011
Date Added March 23, 2011
Version 5.7
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
Total Downloads 53,603
Downloads Last Week 6
License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark on image
Price $24.95

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