Developer: Jesse Lauro
Current Version: 1.2
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 99.8 MB - Download
Brrr! This winter season has been unusually cold, but we have just the remedy: a warm, beautiful fire to chase away the chill! A click of a button will play a video of a crackling fire that fills your entire screen. Use it to create some atmosphere for a romantic evening, or relax by yourself with a cup of tea after a long day.
• No obvious looping like other Fireplace apps
• Carefully constructed fire with a coal bed that took hours to develop.
• Dual screen function that allows you to enjoy the app on one screen while you work or play on the other.
- Takes up less disk space... uses the same great video that you've come to love.
- Consumes A LOT less CPU.
- Nicer icon.
Most Helpful Reviews
Awesome and hopefully dynamic! - Pure bliss! It would be great, if the app had some sort of a timer and progression. Think of how cool it'd be to go to bed with the comfort of a (virtually) warm fireplace burning away, and having set the timer for a couple hours later, you wake up to see that the log is almost totally burned out! I think that'd be just pure coolness right there! Also, it should be shot in like super HD
SCAM - I purchased this app when he was selling it for 99 cents. (no, not the plus app, this one). Then he came out with the plus app and made this one free, and put a huge upgrade sticker on this one. So now, my purchase is useless, and my paid version is now the free one with a huge ad on it. Rediculous. I want my money back.
More Reviews for Current Version
works great - love the app, but it would be great if the icon didn't look like the devil is coming out of the flames...just a suggestion :)
Worth the HD space appropriation - This is my first experience with downloading an app after upgrading to snow leopard. I considered these reviews, and the comments for the other fireplaces as well. My, what a cutthroat dog-eat-dog world the realm of free and ninity-nine cent fake fireplaces is! My highest hope for this fireplace was to turn it on upon turning in to sleep on what remained of winter nights. My first test of this fireplace disabused me of that notion when the nice crackling sound soon received competition from the sound of my macbook fan going on. I may be overcautious about this, but whenever my fan goes on I stop what I'm doing until it goes off. I took a bit of a chance letting the fire go during a lunch break and there seemed to be no repucussions - but I will never let it go further than that. That said, the fire makes for a very pleasant short duration break. The break in the surprisingly long loop can easily be attributed to the momentary oxygen gasps experienced by real fires. A minor flaw is that the flames seem to blaze a bit unnaturally fast, detracting somewhat from the mellowing effect, but the fan issue had already precluded extended relaxation on my part. Though the upgrade touted halving the file size, for some reason this didn't reflect in my remaining HD space, but I am still happy to have this app.
So what if it has an ad? It goes away on fullscreen. - Some people are saying the ONLY change is that they added an app and rounded the corners on the icon. NOT TRUE. If you notice they say this upgrade takes up less space? HALF to be exact. Since they claimed this, before I updated I checked the file and saw it was 199MB, after the upgrade it is only 100MB. Half the space is great, and it takes up less CPU power to run. I don't mind the ad in the slightest because I always run this on full screen when I'm not using my computer anyway, so the ad is not visible on fullscreen. I don't really know why it would be such an issue to people, but I suppose people are entiled to me mad about anything they want. Enjoy this wonderful app!
Absolutely Ridiculous! - I bought this app when it was $0.99 and it was great. Then he released it free. Now he releases a new app for the same price and slaps an upgrade button on this app. What a thief.
Miss the Old Version - The old version of this was amazing! Since I updated the app, I've noticed that there is a definite break in the video, as well as the crackle audio track. Never used to happen in the previous version. Disappointing... it's not that hard to transition the loop a little more seamlessly.