Real Aquarium HD Free

Developer: TapMedia, LLC

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1.2 GB - Download


Real Aquarium HD for Mac is quite possibly the most beautiful application available for the Mac platform. It's like having Discovery's "Planet Earth" right in front of you presented in a fun and interactive manner.

* Download the PRO version which includes 4 times the video footage, and over 16 built in music choices, as well as the built in encyclopedia!
Real Aquarium HD FREE includes:

- Absolutely breathtaking High Definition footage of underwater life
- The built in interactive encyclopedia called "Animal Info" which allows you to learn about what you are viewing
- Built in music with options to choose from your iTunes library with a beautiful cover flow interface.

- A super easy way to change what you are viewing
- A gorgeous "animal info" full screen mode which allows you to step away from your "aquarium" and learn about the species you were just watching

**This is the type of app that is great to use when you want to just sit back and relax, or if you wish to learn about some new underwater life, you can delve into it and learn something new.

This app is brand new, but it has been polished VERY nicely. More footage will be continously coming in based on your suggestions. Please email them to [email protected]

Look out for our iPad version which will be out in the coming weeks!


Release Notes:

- Bug Fixes
- Improvement in overall performance

★ ☆ Upgrade to the Pro version of Real Aquarium HD to get 4 times the amount of breathtaking video footage, as well as an in-app encyclopedia, and over 15 built in choices...all without any limitations or ads! ☆★


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Tom Dri

Absolutely Beautiful - It takes forever to download but it's worth the wait. One of the best apps yet!

Found helpful by 7 out of 10 people
Version 1.1
Review by chardo137

Freeze up your mac HD Free - The only app that just doesn't work. Even the update with fixes made my computer freeze up. Terrible!

Found helpful by 28 out of 38 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1
Review by Angrysocialist

nice blank screen - The blank screen was great. That is about all this application had. I got rid of it.

Found helpful by 6 out of 10 people
Version 1.1
Review by FuzzyBuzzy16

worst app ever - ok so i got it before bed and i woke up in the morning and it just wasnt on my computer i checked before i fell asleep and it was loading very slowly so i thought it would be done in the morning. aggravated,i went back to the app store and bought it again it completely slowed down my computer ,all the apps i was trying to buy after i got it and it even slowed down my internet. DO NOT GET IT IF YOU HAVE THE MACBOOK AIR VERSION 1.1.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Found helpful by 4 out of 8 people
Version 1.1
Review by whiplash439_ps3

Decent App - I passed on this free app for a long time because of all the negative reviews, but finaly was curious enough to give it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. I've ran the app I think about four times now without even the slighest hint of problems. No bugs in this version that i've noticed. I usually just leave the app running a couple of hours while I'm cleaning up the house so although I've only had it a few days, I feel like I should of encountered some of the problems others have complained about. I'm using a late 2011 MBP running os 10.6.8. I think some people may have overlooked the requirements state you must have a system that uses a 64-bit kernel which i'm not sure was standard until the beginning of 2011. Click on about this Mac, more info, then highlight software and it will tell you whether your running in 32 or 64 bit processing. With all that out of the way I would say RA HD is pretty good for free. It has nice looking video of Oysters, Jellyfish, Sharks, and Stingrays. It doesn't compare to blu-ray video of Blue Planet: Seas of Life or ocean footage of Planet Earth video, but decent looking footage and good length of time per species. Some of the aquatic animals are colorul and exotic looking, even the oysters, but I wish they had more exciting Seascapes. Most of the environments are grey and boring with very little plantlife. I might buy the full version while it's on sale for a dollar just to support projects like this. Don't know if I would pay full price of $10 bucks though. Tapmedia hasn't made it clear on how much more content is unlocked with purchase. There are no dolphins in this version, but I assume I would get at least a coulple more species with the nice little tid-bits of educational info to go with them.

Found helpful by 20 out of 21 people
Version 1.1
Review by boomboombooom style

awsome - it worked perfectly in my iMac no freezing, it has crisp sound a beautiful experience and masterpiece, if only they gave pro version for free. i got a question why do the mac apps never work for the macbook pro ? and its not hd exactly. so -1*

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 1.1
Review by b_s_l

Don't Bother - Several reviews said it's worth the VERY long wait for download/install but I'm afraid not. For reference, I have a 15" 2.53GHz MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM running Mac OS X 10.6.8. The 1st time I tried running RA HD Free, iTunes came on... and RA HD Free quit when I changed over to iTuens to see what was going on. The 2nd time I tried running RA HD Free, after an interminably long wait (over a minute) staring at the spinning beach ball on a dark screen, I tried the Escape key and the program suddenly began to run for about 7 seconds, then asked if I was sure I wanted to quit... and quit on its own before I clicked anything. The 3rd attempt brought me to the now-familiar dark screen & spinning beach ball, and after just shy of THREE MINUTES waiting for it to do something I forced a shutdown. There will not be a 4th attempt, this bloated brick of an app has been deleted from my hard drive.

Found helpful by 13 out of 18 people