Freefall
Freefall
2.4.0

3.9

Freefall free download for Mac

Freefall2.4.0

28 February 2011

Satellite discovery and exploration application.

Overview

Freefall puts the wonders of satellite exploration at your fingertips, simulating the flight path of more than 650 actual satellites Global Positioning Systems, GOES, NOAA and other unclassified orbiters used by amateur radio stations, weather services, search and rescue teams and more.

Rich with simulated space views of earth and its orbiters, Freefall is a stand-alone satellite discovery and exploration application that utilizes the power of Mac OS X to seamlessly transition from one perspective to another, soaring over the continents and oceans of the world, using political and coastline data from the United Nations and earth imagery from NASA.

The 3-D viewer interacts directly with the simulator, letting you control dozens of preferences and perspectives. Create and save your own unique simulation experiences or choose from one of 8 built-in simulations, then save your journey as a screensaver.

Turn any geographic location into a ground link, watch satellites fly by each location. Choose from a database of over 28,000 cities or define your own using latitude and longitude.

See detailed information about each satellite including altitude, speed, coordinates, launch data, and mission background. All satellite data can be automatically updated daily via the Internet.

Purchase includes a one-year subscription to the cloud-cover data service. Music playback feature requires a current version of iTunes or QuickTime. Real-time predictions require a registered Space-Track account (free).

What's new in Freefall

Version 2.4.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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18 Reviews of Freefall

MacUpdate-Lon
28 December 2007
Version: 2.0

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I bought this application just so I could have the screensaver feature. I still have a free version of the screensaver (PPC only) running on a G3 iBook, got it through my .Mac membership some years ago. I have really missed it on my Intel Macs. Absolutely my favorite screensaver.
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A-K-
07 November 2013
Version: 2.4.0
Developer Website no longer exists
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Nicolasd
29 July 2012
Version: 2.4.0
not working with Mountain Lion
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GeogProf
06 June 2011
Version: 2.1.0
This is at v. 2.4 now at the developer's site: http://www.advancedanalytic.com/macos.php
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Christefano
10 January 2010
Version: 2.1.0
"other unclassified orbiters used by ... rescue teams"? Can someone explain this to me? Thanks!
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mcrisci-1
10 January 2010
Version: 2.0
The version 2.01 (or 2.1) works for Snow Leopard. Go to the developer's site under downloads.
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Xenophile
09 September 2009
Version: 2.0
Developer site has a download for a snow leopard version (same version number, apparently), but little info otherwise on the update. Before buying, it would be nice to know more about the development state, since the last version update was back in 2007. The developer sites Freefall page has a "manual" link to the manual for version 1 of Freefall, which doesn't inspire much confidence.
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MacUpdate-Lon
28 December 2007
Version: 2.0
I bought this application just so I could have the screensaver feature. I still have a free version of the screensaver (PPC only) running on a G3 iBook, got it through my .Mac membership some years ago. I have really missed it on my Intel Macs. Absolutely my favorite screensaver.
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Wzrdjr
27 December 2007
Version: 2.0
Wow, its back!
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Nicolasd
27 January 2007
Version: 1.2
18 months since the last update. is this even in active development anymore?
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Bundoodah
25 March 2006
Version: 1.2
freefall on my g4 10.3.9 sucks. cannot get full functionality. removing it is a pain in the butt.
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planeten-paultje
17 June 2005
Version: 1.2
Absolutely wonderful! Never any trouble installing or running it. I use it whenever I give lectures about the Earth and the surrounding space, and as an attention getter at astronomy fairs. Thanks to dev for this beautiful educational toy!
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4.5
Fabrz
20 January 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Pls take a look to the view rendered by the Java engine from http://science.nasa.gov/Realtime/JTrack/3D/JTrack3D.html Compare a picture of the same time and you'll notice some differences... THe satellite position appear to be opposite in the two view respect equatorial plane. And the visible face of earth behind is rather different too... Who's wrong ?? Anyway, by best compliments for a great, really interesting application as Freefall is.
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4
Anonymous
06 September 2004
Version: 1.0
Cant' see past the incredibly annoying and over-intrusive registration overlay. In addition, most of the functionality is blocked in the demo version and you can only use pre-configured settings. A 30 day trial would have been acceptable, or limited functionality in the demo version, or full functionality for 30 minutes with no save, like Reason... Instead it is crippleware and I'm ashamed to show it to anyone because the overlay makes me look like a thief. However, it runs well on my Powerbook G4 1.25 with 512Mb RAM. The UI seems intuitive and there seem to be a lot of features that I would probably enjoy tinkering with IF they work (as they are disabled in the demo). It is well presented and has a wealth of detail in configuration and display. I could probably learn a lot about satellites and tracking with this software. The US$30 price tag is a fraction high for something I have a passing interest in, and too high a price to pay just to get rid of that annoying overlay so I can see if it's worth persevering with. Looks like it could be a great product once the marketing genius goes back to selling life insurance scams.
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5
Anonymous
02 September 2004
Version: 1.0
To those who are complaining about the nearly invisible "testflight" trial, have a look at the full-fledged Freeflight application (in your Application folder) instead of the screensaver module. You will see a lot more. I have several friends who work in the satellite business and they are very impressed by this app. I'm a layman fascinated by aerospace technology, but even to me, Freefall is simply incredible.
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2.75
Anonymous
01 September 2004
Version: 1.0
Looks like it might be quite cool, if only I could see past the registration limitations. Ease them off for a few minutes at a time and I might get long enough to evaluate it!! :) I did have some weird network problems after installing - so I've uninstalled it for now.
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Anonymous
01 September 2004
Version: 1.0
I was beginning to think that it would never get out!!!
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Anonymous
31 August 2004
Version: 1.0
It looks like a great program. Too bad the trial version is so limited.
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Anonymous
31 August 2004
Version: 1.0
Finally! Been waiting for this since WWDC!
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$19.95

3.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Application is not under development & not supported.

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