Water Desktop

Water Desktop


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 21 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0.1
File Size:
4.39MB
Date Added:
September 05, 2005
Price:
Free to try (5 wallpapers rotating, watermark with rain); $19.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
297,084
Downloads Last Week:
110
Product ranking:
#7 in Themes
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

This nifty desktop theme turns your monitor into a relaxing, rain-rippled water surface. Water Desktop comes bundled with two background pictures of flowers that rotate on your screen at a user-selected interval. The program's visual effect is quite realistic, making it tough to tell that the onscreen picture is not actually being rained upon. If you do not care for the flowers, you can choose to display your own images. The thunderstorm sound effects add a nice touch, and we appreciate the ability to customize the appearance of the actual raindrops and apply transition effects. The application also can display a calendar that lets you append simple memos, but you can disable it should you find its presence irksome. We should note Water Desktop exacted a hefty toll on performance when tested with an older PC, so make sure your machine is up to snuff before downloading it. All things considered, this application strikes us as a good remedy against stress.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 1 stars

    "TROJAN!!!!"

    May 12, 2011   |   By shellesha

    Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

    Pros

    NONE NONE NONE

    Cons

    It gave my computer a virus!!!!

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Very cool and amazing, but..........."

    August 19, 2010   |   By allthatjazzlei

    Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

    Pros

    Would love to purchase this on a secure or valid site, but can't seem to trust this. But I do trust CNET recommendations and reviews, so I'm a bit confused about this one???

    Cons

    Need trust worthy site to purchase......??

    Summary

    SO IMPRESSED I WANTED TO BUY THIS BUT WHEN I WENT TO PURCHASE THIS IS WHAT I SEE, don't feel safe to purchase it and would love to:"There is a problem with this website's security certificate.
    The security certificate presented by this website has expired or is not yet valid.Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server. "

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  • 5 stars

    "Owsome....Xcellent"

    April 05, 2010   |   By pal264u

    Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

    Pros

    Xcellent background RAIN DROP MUSIC..& desktop RAIN DROPLETS FALLING...its a REAL RAINY DAY EXPERIENCE......& CALENDERTH WITH NOTE PAD FEATURE TOO GOOD....ANK YOU....

    Cons

    NONE....NONE.....NONE....NONE

    Summary

    XCELLENT.......AWESOME.........

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  • 4 stars

    "Get a Towel Ready"

    June 24, 2009   |   By lucilleduran

    Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

    Pros

    The preference options are extensive but simple to customize the effect you enjoy. The optional monthly opaque calendar handy. My enjoyment was to use high quality photos from flickr or picassa with a water theme. Beautiful.

    Cons

    The trial period seemed short but I'm considering buying the product software.

    Summary

    I am very artistic and creativity is important. That means I can get bored far quicker than most others and static desktop wallpaper gets dull. Most animated or 3D desktop programs are not high quality but Water Desktop is very well executed and the many variables make it professionally developed yet easy to understand for a novice user. One notable option is being able to substitute your own photographs saved on your PC into a built in photo file they created within the options menu which holds up to 5 pix that will automatically transform to the next one based on how often you choose and even what transformation type you prefer (i.e. fade in, swiped in from left, etc.) I give Water Desktop theme my recommendation.

    Updated on Jun 24, 2009

    Additionally, the audio sounds (distant thunderclap, light raindrops, light bird chirps) are adjustable. Even the size of the water drops and the choice of fish ripples gliding past are optionable.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't make a mistake and download it for vista."

    April 26, 2009   |   By dndonnelly

    Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

    Pros

    Does not apply to Vista

    Cons

    Does not apply for Vista

    Summary

    Read product system requirements before installing.

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  • 1 stars

    "Super- BADDD, horrible, computer toast"

    April 05, 2009   |   By renadadevoll

    Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

    Pros

    it was pretty while it lasted

    Cons

    my computer is completely messed up, i got a partial gui and haveing to run programs off the tast manager,

    Summary

    i tried to uninstall and it says successfull but could not remove some files, trojan horse came up and desktop hijacker in the registry keys. tryiing to run restore point but not successful, freezes when i try. i really hope this helps someone!!!!!!!! HORRIBLE! BOTTOM LINE IS THAT I HAVE A BRAND NEW SONY WIDESCREEN DESKTOP WITH ALL THE WORKS, NOW I GOTTA FIGURE OUT HOW TO TURN MY BRAND NEW PEICE OF JUNK BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE. RECYCLING IS TAKING SOOO LONG!!! but imma pro so i will fix it and post it on this page incase this happends to you.

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  • 3 stars

    "I don't see the difference?"

    January 15, 2009   |   By ResourcesOnline

    Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

    Pros

    I don't see the difference?

    Cons

    I don't see the difference?

    Summary

    I don't see the difference?

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  • 3 stars

    "Its cool"

    July 23, 2008   |   By ssaber

    Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

    Pros

    The water effect is cool, kicks to windows vista basic sceme

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  • 4 stars

    "Not bad"

    June 28, 2008   |   By happystars

    Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

    Pros

    Nice sounds, great pictures and water affects. The thunder scared me the first time I closed my windows.

    Cons

    the calendar inlay is a bit big and not very polished.

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  • 5 stars

    "very good"

    August 24, 2006   |   By Hamadanthis

    Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

    Pros

    absolut!

    Cons

    ...

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