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Slothcam is the only fully customizable webcam viewer for Dashboard. Just type your favorite webcam image URL into the preferences (or use one of the built-in webcams) and watch your favorite webcam from the Apple Dashboard environment.
Slothcam features include:
The ability to add and delete cameras, each with their own refresh rate.
The ability to cycle between cameras when dashboard is activated, at a set interval, or by pressing the arrow keys.
There is also now an iOS version of SlothCam for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! Check out the SlothCam website for an app store link if you are interested!
What’s new in version 3.44
Updated on Nov 16 2012
SlothCam is now a native Mac OS X application. Added information on the widget about the new Mac app.
Added St. Catharines Ontario as another default webcam for new users.
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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The developer, Jackson Myers, after getting more details of the problem from me, sent a newer version to test. It fixed the problem I was having, and he'll release it as version 3.2
I'm raising the overall rating to 4 stars. I misses the 5-th star only because the configuration options on the back pane (and the UI*) aren't as self-explanatory as they could be, and "Reset Preferences" gives no warning that you'll lose all the URLs you've added to the list of webcams.
* For example, did you know that left- and right-arrow will advance the image to the previous/next camera on your list? I haven't seen it documented anywhere and only discovered it by chance!
I just wanted to let everybody know that there is now an iOS version of SlothCam for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. You can find it on the iTunes App Store, or find more info at http://www.jackson-myers.com
I Agree with the Developer.It is NOT his fault.EarthCam owns the Friday's WebCam and the Vegas one. But the Dashboard App works well so I was wrong and I am giving it 5Stars because it does what it is supposed to do!
OK I admit for what it is (Free) It is Ok but it is missing The cams I liked the best and that I think were popular with a lot of users, Friday's WebCam,Las Vegas wedding Chapel which had some interesting moments.I think that EarthCam as the author stated pulled out these. I guess they wanted MONEY!
SlothCam is great, although it is not really true that it is the only customizable webcam widget; the 4webcams/9webcams/16webcams widgets are user-defined as well. But SlothCam works great for a single cam.
This is great. A widget that's actually useful since my friends use it to monitor their kids at various day care centers with the tap of a button.
I'd like to see one tiny feature added though, when you mouse over the image a small left pointing arrow would appear letting you flip back 10 or so images to see what's happened that you've missed. Maybe have this number user definable.