APOD Grabber
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Download & view NASA astronomy picture of the day.   Free
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APOD Grabber gives you the ability to quickly and easily view, browse, and download images from NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day Web site. APOD Grabber also shows you all the proper credits, explanations/descriptions, and provides a link to the viewed image's specific Web page. You can also set the current image as your desktop picture with the click of a button. Features include:
  • Simple, clean, clear and intuitive interface.
  • Save images to your drive with the click of a button.
  • Set images as your desktop picture with
What's New
Version 1.3.5:
  • Fixed issue where PNG images displayed and error stating they couldn't be displayed.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later



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APOD Grabber User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Niomapachi reviewed on 05 Feb 2011
Hi
I want Starry Night Pro V.6 For Mac does anyone have it
[Version 1.3.4]


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Fotodivr commented on 04 Feb 2011
hmmmm.... command + left click
or
right click the photo while at APOD and save to "downloads"

how hard is that?

Been doing it since 1995 - seems to still work

I do not see the point of this. Free or not.
[Version 1.3.1]


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Robert Poland reviewed on 03 Feb 2011
I gave this poor ratings because it seems to be crippled.

There is NO context menu.
There are NO shortcut keys evident.

The link to the developers site is broken or non-existant.
[Version 1.3.0]

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Maury-McCown replied on 03 Feb 2011
What context menus are you needing?

Shortcuts are listed in the User Manual.
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Robert Poland replied on 03 Feb 2011
""What context menus are you needing?"

The ones referred to here (in the information drawer, wherever that is);

"Lastly, you can access a contextual menu when you command-click on the link in the information drawer. This contextual menu gives you the ability to visit that specific web page, copy the link to the Clipboard, or copy the link into your default email application, ready for sending."

"Shortcuts are listed in the User Manual."

I assume that by User Manual you are referring to the User Guide.

This doesn't say what the shortcuts are;

"The current image’s associated information is viewable in the right drawer window (opened and closed via a keyboard short cut).
• The APOD Index is viewable in the left drawer window (opened and closed via a keyboard short cut)."

I did stumble into the shortcut keys in the APOD Grabber menu item, but not in the Preferences where they are normally accessed and edited.
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Maury-McCown replied on 03 Feb 2011
I'll look into where the context menus broke, and address it in the next update.

Yes, the keyboard shortcuts are viewed under the menu items. I'll type them out in the user manual with the next release for others that have a hard time finding them.

The vast majority of applications I have installed and used do not allow for editing shortcuts. Command left and right seem appropriate, and no one has ever asked for anything different since the application was first released in 2003. I don't have any plans to add customization at this point.
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Daniel Albaugh reviewed on 03 Feb 2011
Maury, thanks for updating one of my favorite programs. It quit working a little bit ago and I was going through withdrawal symptoms. Thanks!
[Version 1.3.0]


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wrdh commented on 26 May 2008
I get a message at each startup of the application telling me that a newer version is available, but I run 1.2 presently. I do not see the preference pane for this app. This is the only glitch. The pictures download completely and quickly.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Aug 2005
awesome application...i used to have mt homepage set to the nasa pic of the day, but now the images are automatically set as my desktop and saved in my pictures directory. i love it! the screensaver is great too!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Mar 2004
I really have been enjoying this app. It's working perfectly for me and has been a fabulous way to incorporate the APOD into our day. The picture looks great on my eMac, too.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Dec 2003
I love astronomy photos & have since I was a kid.
So I grabbed the chance to see them in Mac OS X.
The software works, but the quality of the photos does not look as good as it ought to. Many seem to be grainier than other copies of the photos. Is it possible that in APOD Grabber they are enlarged to fit the monitor and my 15" LCD just makes them too big?

Otherwise the software is great. If anyone knows how to beat the problem , here's a chance.
[Version 1.1]


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Railhead Design (developer) commented on 29 Aug 2003
What preferences aren't being held? No one has emailed me to let me know of any specific preference issue. Unless I know *exactly* what's going on, I can't fix it. =)
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Aug 2003
not holding it's preferences, good idea and a good job but still needs a little work
[Version 1.1]


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Kovacs had trouble on 04 Aug 2003
Looks good but no proxy support makes it unusable...
[Version 1.0]


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Date:23 Feb 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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APOD Grabber gives you the ability to quickly and easily view, browse, and download images from NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day Web site. APOD Grabber also shows you all the proper credits, explanations/descriptions, and provides a link to the viewed image's specific Web page. You can also set the current image as your desktop picture with the click of a button. Features include:
  • Simple, clean, clear and intuitive interface.
  • Save images to your drive with the click of a button.
  • Set images as your desktop picture with the click of a button.
  • Browse NASA's APOD images beginning all the way to 1995!


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