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The Earth Widget displays a rotating view of our Earth, updated in realtime with live weather satellite images.

What's New

Version 3.0.1:
  • Widget redesign
  • Support links added
  • New image URL update

Requirements

OS X 10.4.7 or later

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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+2

Runs Great! I really like it!

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Version 3.0.1
piquadratpi2 Member IconReview+112
piquadratpi2
+1

This version shows the clouds again and works very well here in europe. I use 10.9.2 and earth runs without any problem here...

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Version 3.0.1
Derekcurrie Member IconReview+715
Derekcurrie
+1

3.0 is currently showing up as just a gray void on screen. The backside of the thing works fine, with lots of links. But the spinning Earth ain't there no more. Nothing. I've re-downloaded the latest version, that being 3.0, and reinstalled it. Same old nothing but a gray fuzz.

Apparently there is no data being fed to it any longer. This makes it pointless, unless you use the links on its back.

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Version 3.0
onemac.net
+1

3.0.1 update is out very soon...by today or tomorrow !
;-)

Derekcurrie
+0

Thank you OneMac.net! I grabbed it! Much appreciated.

Pieteropie Member IconReview+97
Pieteropie
+1

Hey... it's FREE. I will proudly add this widget to my collection. I seldom use widgets beyond my mail thingy but Hey!! It's FREEE!!. (I love free - free is good)

Thank you Mr Widget.

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Version 3.0
Hmfwic Member IconReview+17
Hmfwic
+0

Clouds no longer show up. Maybe the loss of a satellite did this.

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Version 2.0
Sanchai
+0

Yeah. same here too. no more cloud update for a week now. Fix please

Thedashboard
+1

Earth 3.0 Update is out...Thanks

Derekcurrie Member IconReview+715
Derekcurrie
+0

I like the idea. But this widget is very glitchy. This is betaware. I'm not sure I'm going to bother using it in the future. Here are some major problems:

1) I note here that it is possible to drag it around by its 'i' info button. But that is entirely user-hostile, not remotely intuitive. I found I could drag it around after I clicked the 'i' button while in information mode. It seriously should have its entire surface set as dragable.
2) It's fun to see the world go round, but it glitches from a sort of night to day mode seemingly haphazardly. It does NOT correspond to what is currently day or night. I'm not sure exactly what it is attempting to portray, but it isn't anything in real time. I have a far superior widget that shows a map of the planet with night and day areas clearly delineated, which I will be using instead.
3) It needs a shrink button for when you're not viewing it. This is very common among other big widgets. As it is, the space it takes up is HUGE.
4) It refuses to give up the front layer of the widgets. It is impossible to use anything behind it's massive box area. This is extremely naughty for a widget! I have well over a dozen other widgets I run at the same time. That this widget lays on top of more than half of them is not acceptable.

It's free! It has promise. It needs work. I kind of don't want to bother with it again. But I'll check it out after the bugs are squashed.

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Version 1.0
Thedashboard
+1

Grab and Drag function added in vision 1.0.1

;-)

Mookzmom Member IconReview+40
Mookzmom
+0

Thought I'd give this a try, and am really enjoying it. My only problem with it is that it sits smack in the middle of my dashboard, and seemingly has no way for me to move the widget around, as I can do with all my other widgets. Thanks for a neat widget!

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Version 1.0
S/ash
+2

You can move it around by clicking and dragging the info button.

Mookzmom
+0

Thank you, S/ash! I'll try that!

Thedashboard
+1

Grab and Drag function added in vision 1.0.1

;-)

user icon+19
S/ash
Version 1.0
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Current Version (3.x)
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Details

Downloads 9,357
Version Downloads 966
Type
License Free
Date 03 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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