Water Desktop

Water Desktop

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    298,441
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 05, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (5 wallpapers rotating, watermark with rain); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    50
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Themes

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.
 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 14

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!!!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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. "

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.........

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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?

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"very good"

August 24, 2006  |  By Hamadanthis

 |  Version: Water Desktop 3.0.1

Pros

absolut!

Cons

...

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

Results 1–10 of 14

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Water Desktop
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

+
General
Publisher Xiaoxi Zhang Soft
Publisher web site http://www.waterdesktop.com
Release Date September 01, 2005
Date Added September 05, 2005
Version 3.0.1
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Themes
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 4.39MB
File Name waterdesktop.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 298,441
Downloads Last Week 50
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 5 wallpapers rotating, watermark with rain
Price $19.95

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Water Desktop

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