Desktop Aquarium - Relaxing live wallpaper background

Developer: Voros Innovation

Current Version: 1.2.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 874.8 MB - Download


Desktop Aquarium shows a beautiful, REAL aquarium on your desktop. It features:

+ 3 Aquariums to choose from: Beautiful Coral Reef, Shark Paradise & Crystal Clear Aquarium
+ Real videos, no fake computer animated fish
+ Shows Desktop* after a preset period of inactivity (moves all windows out of view)
+ Hot corner support to "Show Desktop"*
+ Scenes can be set to start based on how much desktop area is covered
+ Both dock icon and menubar icon can be hidden**

*make sure the "show desktop" shortcut is enabled in Keyboard Preferences. It is enabled by default on all Macs
**reopening the app from Launchpad or Applications folder will open app preferences.

Note: All videos are in HD+ resolution and optimised for 13'', 15'' and 17'' screens.


Release Notes:

+ Sierra 10.12 fully supported
+ small bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by Schuckert Family

Really Cool - This is a really great app!!! However I customized mine! If you rightclick on the app, and choose "Show Package Contents". Then under Contents > Resources look for the files "Video-0.mp4, Video-1.mp4, and Video-2.mp4". Rename any other .mp4 video file you have or want to one of these file names (including capital lettering), and then replace them, and voila! You have your own video playing on your desktop instead of the fish! Although the fish were EXECELENT too! I have a video of my wife and children playing instead of the sharks! It's AWESOME!

Found helpful by 39 out of 41 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by weknowmacs.

Waste! - Wast of $$$ Looks horrible.

Found helpful by 3 out of 9 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2.1
Review by Gardnbee

Desktop Aquarium is Fantastik - I purchased Desktop Aquarium over a week ago and I can say it is such a Fantastik app! The fish look so real, especially the sharks! It is so relaxing to watch, I leave it on for hours every day, the colors are so vibrant. I’m very pleased with this app.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by Ms Virginia123

Enjoy the Aquarium app - Beautiful color and interesting backgrounds. The fish swim very fast… perhaps that is how they actually swim in the wild; but looks a little too fast. It would be nice to additional scenes and controls — But I am very happy with the app!

Found helpful by 6 out of 9 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by HHarbour

Entertaining but needs more choices - I toggle between this app and my wallpaper. I use it as a screen saver. I had a similar app that is no longer compatible with Maverick. It had lots of fish to choose from and choices for the environment. Still, I enjoy watching the fish go by, even though I can predict where they’re going and what will happen next.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by Pubwvj

High quality and a good fix for those of us without an aquarium - This is a most excellent desktop aquarium program. I got both this and the matching one that does the screen saver from the same company and love them both. It is great that there is a free lite version as that got me hooked. I appreciate the high quality of the video recordings. For years I kept many aquariums, both fresh water, marine fish and coral tanks. Currently I'm tankless and this helps fill that desire. What I would like to see is the loop of the recording be majorly longer and more tanks. My suggestion would be to bring them out as individual deluxe modules where each tank is a separate app with it's own tank data set (the recording) that is much longer. A full hour would be fantastic if that were possible. Maybe by splitting the tanks up that would work. This way a user could get hooked on the free lite version, buy the full tank version with the five minute loops and later as they decide what they really want buy the deluxe versions with the much longer loops. The trick would be having the apps all be able to share data.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by bjsully110

Desktop Aquarium - I really enjoy this aquarium, the sharks are the best. I think a few different scenes would make it a lot more interesting.

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people