Desktop Aquarium free

Developer: Voros Innovation

Current Version: 1.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 63.9 MB - Download

Description:

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

+ Beautiful Coral Reef and Shark Paradise scenes
+ 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.

Limitations:
+ FREE version videos are 10x shorter than in full version
+ FREE version: 30 second videos, shows occasional popup ads
+ FULL version: 6-10 minute videos, no ads

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

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0
Review by GMCRail

Super graphics! - Super Graphics, with a well-chosen loop break, which makes the transition fairly difficult to spot. Very realistic, except the smaller fish would not be hanging so close to the shark anywhere except in an aquarium… Did the sharks bring a menu?

Found helpful by 11 out of 12 people
1/5
Version 1.0
Review by erika.windchime

TOO HYPER! Got rid of it. - Not calming, TOO HYPER for me. 1. Not calming: The fish behave as if they are eluding an attack. Not only do they swim rapidly but also irratically. More than once a school will suddenly jerk as if a predator has attempted attack. 2. Not calming: There are too many fish in this aquarium. To the viewer there is too much visual stimulation. One can tell videos of different fish have been overlapped, as in reality this over-population of fish would result in the death of most of them. 3. Not calming: Too busy of a background. Some background of rocks and anemone with a neutral backdrop above the hardscape would do in order to better visualize the swimming movement of each fish; allowing a more relaxing experience for the viewer. Bottomline: I moved the app to the Trash. Isn't calm the affect this app is meant to instill? Not for me.

Found helpful by 12 out of 32 people

More Reviews for Current Version

1/5
Version 1.0
Review by wastedtrhasher

This App is awesome but... - if you wouldnt have spammed me everytime it opens, and make me have to close a window to buy the "full version" then i might have actually bought the full version. i hate it when you spam to where people buy it just to make it more convienent.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
5/5
Version 1.0
Review by Anitatnnr

Awsome Aquarium - I sit and watch the fish swimming around on my Desktop Aquarium for about 20 minutes before I continue. It has such a calming effect and is also a stress reliever. It is beautiful, I love it and there is not enough stars to rate this, as it's off the chain.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
4/5
Version 1.0
Review by LifeEmbracer

aquarium desktop, love it - I love this app ( i have the free version)…. beautiful colors…. so relaxing. The only thing that occasionally does is pause for a second or two- like a frame is missing on a tape- every once in a while. Other than that i have no issues.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
5/5
Version 1.0
Review by Pic Vic

Looks very real!! - I can not get over how realistic this is!! It really is like having my very own aquarium and fish in my office, on my 27 inch iMac screen. I find myself staring and watching, several minutes at a time. Thank you so much for improving my every day, with your genius, this is so wonderful!!

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
5/5
Version 1.0
Review by Cloud with silver lining

Nice fishy pic - I enjoy this app as does my cats. Very colorful and realistic images. There is an occassional problem with the app crashing. But easily fixed by just rebooting the app so to speak. Highly recommend!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
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