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Desktop Puddle Screen Saver... Watch your desktop through a puddle of water with this realistic looking water effect screensaver. As the water ripples around your screen, your desktop is refracted through it, making it amazingly hypnotic to watch!

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Version 1.3:
  • Updates for Snow Leopard and fixes screen capture problems.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Dimsum101 Member IconComment+2

fortunately, i tried before i buy. get rid of the pincushion distortion. it makes me sick. other than that, this one is fine, cheap.

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Version 1.3
Ean Member IconComment+223

What's up with the pincushion distortion? I've never seen that in a puddle or any other body of water.

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Version 1.3
Richard-Hallas Member IconReview+65

All the comments about LotsaWater are all very well, and I agree that that's a great screensaver that's free.

However, Desktop Puddle is better, and it's pretty cheap. I certainly don't regret paying the shareware fee for my copy; it's my favourite watery screensaver.

Some people are saying that LotsaWater is more realistic than this. I disagree; I've just compared the two and find that (a) they're very similar and (b) for me, Desktop Puddle has the edge. Horses for courses, but I wouldn't call it a valid major criticism of either saver; they both look very good, and are very similar. I think that Desktop Puddle's 3D highlighting option for its waves (which LotsaWater doesn't have) helps and make it look a little more realistic.

LotsaWater has a few more options for controlling the detail of the splashes and dimming the screen, but Desktop Puddle has a couple of worthwhile features that LotsaWater doesn't:

(a) the curved screen depth option, which I personally really like;
(b) better image placement choices (current screen, current wallpaper image or random image from specified folder).

Overall I have to say that this is one of my favourite savers, and I like several other of the UselessCreations ones too. Yes, they're shareware, and generally speaking I don't like paying for screensavers, but I've found several of these to be good enough to be worth the modest fee.

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Version 1.2
Fontana_Apple Member IconComment+3

It's ok, but I am cheap.
Check out this one if you dont want shareware nags.

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Version 1.1
MissionMan Member IconReview+10

Great screensaver. Realistic look to and great graphics. Highly recommended to anyone looking at a screensaver.

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Version 1.1
gallet Member IconComment+3

Not only is lotsawater free and better but desktop puddle has a bad design flaw. When it takes a screen grab with my dock on the right hand side. The puddle contains a dock on both sides of the screen.

Lotsawater does not do this.

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Version 1.0.5
Adrian L. D. Sampson Member IconComment+2
Adrian L. D. Sampson

Not to derogate this program, but I have to agree with the previous two posters that LotsaWater just looks more realistic -- and is more entertaining -- than this saver.

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Version 1.0.5
shunulu Member IconComment+2

Absoloutly unnecessary. LotsaWater is better and cheap (free :) ) Only LotsaWater uses lot system source.

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Version 1.0.5
macsterdam Member IconComment+98

Very nice, but I'd like to point out that Lotsawater is free and IMHO looks nicer.

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Version 1.0.5
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Downloads 9,351
Version Downloads 3,374
License Shareware
Date 14 Dec 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $5.00
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