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Pic-a-POD has been a popular utility for many years, downloading pictures of the day from a selection of sites and allowing you to set your desktop wallpaper to a specific picture, or to a random picture that can be changed at a chosen interval. Pic-a-POD 2 is a complete re-write of this app and is now available in the Mac App Store.

Pic-a-POD allows access to 8 different POD sites and you can get the PODs for any date back to 1st January 2009. A picture browser allows easy access to all your downloaded PODs, while a detailed view shows a larger image and more text information. View the pic on its original Web site, or more...

What's New

Version 2.0.5:
  • Sandboxed for OS X 10.7 & 10.8.
  • If System Prefs is rotating desktop, Pic-a-POD will not interfere.
  • Fixed bug where extra pics not filled in on startup if desktop was set by System Prefs.
  • App report can now be copied to clipboard for use with Web mail.


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Sojourner4869 Member IconReview+7

Easy download and management...my goto for new desktop pictures.

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Version 2.0.5
Jacques-971 Member IconReview+4

This version 2.0 is way above version 1.xx... even if it's not free any longer, it's a 'must have" !

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Version 2.0.0
charneca Member IconComment-1

Pic-a-Pod é uma das indispensáveis apps que sempre tenho em meus macs :)

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Version 1.1.5
AlienDude51 Member IconComment+0

Does not work. Just keep getting a 'false' error message

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Version 1.1.2
macupdateadmin Member IconComment+0

I wish there was a way to make this work on a MacBook with its native screen resolution of 1280x800, but I guess you need the right size image?

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Version 1.1.2
Mac0852 Member IconReview+5

Ugly, but superb - should be built into os X 10.5

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Version 1.1.2
bobster Member IconReview+15

I really didn't mind the interface, despite the fact that it was not "Mac-like".

And who can argue with free? Not to mention the awesome images you can get at your fingertips in no time (with broadband that is hehe)

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Version 1.0.9
bugeyedmonster Member IconComment+1

Impressions from a desktop background JUNKIE (listed in order during my first use):

User interface:
In an era of beauty vs useful geeky simplicity, this interface, unfortunately, falls closer to the latter. A tip: Get a friend or pay someone to put some thought into the interface if you're unable. I should mention that some of the shortcomings seemed to be overcome by using the "platinum" theme, which at least made it look a little more "Mac". **__

Brilliant. My 3 absolute favorite sources (WikiPedia, Astronomy POD and Nat. Geo) in one convenient place. It all seems to work well (I'll definitely post again if it doesn't update tomorrow morning properly, though). ***1/2

Fantastic. Much easier than browsing myself, although it does seem like it will detract from the "fun" of browsing and seeing what else might be on the related sites. ***1/2

Overall, I really like it, but wish it had a more "professional" interface. If this is a sole developer - I haven't looked at the "more info" page - you're a total legend, keep up the good work. Definitely marking this one as one to keep an eye on. ***1/2

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Version 1.0.9
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Downloads 11,632
Version Downloads 428
License Commercial
Date 24 Jul 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $0.99