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APOD Viewer is a Dashboard widget for displaying the "Astronomy Picture of the Day" from NASA's Web page. Each day a new image is presented along with a description by a professional astronomer.

In addition to showing the current image "APOD Viewer" also lets you see the accompanying explanation by simply clicking the image. Furthermore it can be used to browse the archives and can show a random image.

The widget has a simple and compact user interface. It is resizable to fit any screen size and provides you with easy keyboard shortcuts for easy interaction with more...

What's New

Version 2.7:
  • adds better support for movies, corrects a preference bug, as well as numerous other minor improvements and bug fixes.


Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later

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Antoinesynopsis Member IconReview+55

Nice !

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Version 2.7
ether Member IconComment+0

This is a great widget, beautifully thought out, but it has suddenly started acting strangely for me. The widget never gets more than about an inch wide (no matter how tall), and the picture is cut off on the right, a couple of pixels beyond the apparent left edge of the widget frame.

I tried reinstalling, but no joy...

Anyone have any ideas?

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Version 2.3

I have the same problem...

Anonymous Member Icon

This bug was caused by the Safari 4 beta and has been fixed in the new 2.5 version. Thanks for pointing it out.

Self-Inflicted Member IconReview+0

Very nice to see this working again. I had given up on the previous, broken version and deleted it just last week.

The auto-scaling, selectable sizing, intuitive operation, and clean presentation of the details is very well done and makes this one of the two most elegant widgets I use (the other being iStat Pro).

Thanks for the fixes!

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Version 2.3
Mads Engel Hauberg (Developer) Member IconDev+1
Mads Engel Hauberg (Developer)

Note that there currently is some problems with the back-forwards buttons, and the widget stops responding when the network connection is lost. This will be fixed in the upcomming release.

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Version 2.1
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Downloads 5,477
Version Downloads 757
License Free
Date 23 Sep 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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