Developer: Xeric Design, Ltd.
Current Version: 5.7.6
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 30.1 MB - Download
EarthDesk is a map-lover's dream and a stunning replacement for your static desktop picture. Imagine gazing out the window of an orbiting spaceship. That's EarthDesk.
EarthDesk replaces your Macintosh desktop picture with a crisp, real-time dynamic image of our planet, continuously updating in the background while you work. The application uses current satellite weather data to display global cloud coverage with transparency and moonlight reflection as well as accurate sun, moon and city lighting.
• Choose from four beautiful high-resolution maps.
• Display real time lighting... sunlight, moonlight and city lights.
• View the world with twelve map projections including a brilliant globe.
• Track weather patterns... global cloud coverage updates every 3 hours.
• Center the map on thousands of cities worldwide.
• Use all your screens with full multiple monitor support.
EarthDesk can be installed on systems with multiple monitors. Each Macintosh desktop is independently configurable so that different maps can be shown on different screens... or you may choose to display map images only on certain monitors. Finally, the image can span all your screens, displaying a large, seamless map.
EarthDesk's wide variety of map projections and graphic styles give you complete control over the maps on your desktop. With so many options at your fingertips, gazing at the Earth from space has never been easier or more fun!
Bug fix to change meta data. Supports OS X 10.6 - 10.7.
Most Helpful Reviews
Excellent App - Pros: Highly customizable Good Image quality Cons: A bit pricey Glitch when quitting Overall a 5-Star App with the exception of the price. There are some additions that would ameliorate the price and enrich the application. For Example: A real star map to go along with the Globe projection instead of a generic starfield.
Old Version - This is an older version of the app, which doesn't allow HD clouds. It's a shame that you can't upgrade from this one to the newest one from their site.