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My Living Desktop
My Living Desktop
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My Living Desktop free download for Mac

My Living Desktop

Version 5.3.1

Scenic animated desktop backgrounds.

3.6
Based on 183 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$9.99
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My Living Desktop overview

My Living Desktop has been the only video desktop and screen saver product available for the Mac since 2005. It transforms your desktop into a moving, living environment by playing serene nature videos right on your desktop as you work. It comes complete with over two dozen Serene Scenes shot from all over the world. Plus users can import their own home movie video footage right into My Living Desktop for viewing on the desktop or as a screen saver.

Features:

  • 28 Serene Scenes from all over the world.
  • Create your own Collection of playlist scenes for any occasion.
  • Play the same or different scenes on all your screens.
  • Import your own scenes to play on the desktop or screen saver.
  • Auto Serenity Break built right in reminds you to take a break.
  • Auto-mute and auto-disable features.
  • Does not interfere with your Macs performance.
  • Rate your favorite scenes to show more often.
  • Built in Serene Scene store to add more scenes to your desktop experience with over 100 scenes shot from all over the globe.

What’s new in version 5.3.1

Updated on Jan 08 2013

Version 5.3.1:

Note: Although Finder indicates no version number for this application, the developer refers to it as version 5.3.1.

  • Fixed a problem where the randomization of scenes and their star ratings are properly recognized
  • Fixed an occasional bug whereby the Scenes and Settings would not come forward when selected from the menu bar
  • Fixed a bug whereby the screen saver scene would switch unnecessarily sometimes when the desktop started up

Information

License

Demo

Size

144.2 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.mylivingdesktop.com

Downloads

71885

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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Mac007
Mac007
Aug 28 2021
5.3.1
0.0
Aug 28 2021
0.0
Version: 5.3.1
I tried to go to the developer's website and it's gone. Time to take this app off MacUpdate.
Nimai-pandit
Nimai-pandit
Aug 10 2018
5.3.1
0.0
Aug 10 2018
0.0
Version: 5.3.1
It was a great app. It's now abandonware. No response from develoeper's website contact form.
Roland-Bindeus
Roland-Bindeus
Sep 16 2017
5.3.1
0.5
Sep 16 2017
0.5
Version: 5.3.1
does not allow full uninstall
Yubben
Yubben
Jul 30 2017
5.3.1
0.0
Jul 30 2017
0.0
Version: 5.3.1
I'm so pissed off. I bought this app along with many ScenePak and none of them is available anymore. When I try to install them with the zip while, and double click on ScenePalk icon I get an error saying impossible to open the content. Plus It seems this app is discontinued so I can't even get in touch with the staff... anyone can help me to retrieve my purchased ScenePak ? Thanks!
martinvalentin
martinvalentin
May 5 2016
5.3.1
5.0
May 5 2016
5.0
Version: 5.3.1
Wow! It's fantastic! This app breaths new life into my mac. Very uncommon desktop effect. Moreover you can adjust the pictures to your everyday mood and see them changing time at a time. By the way, if you need your children to be engaged in something for some time sitting quietly - Living desktop is the right thing. A little expensive but it's working perfectly.
Wts
Wts
Mar 25 2015
5.3.1
5.0
Mar 25 2015
5.0
Version: 5.3.1
The version noted by MacUpdate is 5.3.1 sold @ 20 bucks whereas the Apple Store is selling 5.2.1 @ 23 bucks. Different versions different pricing. I have been using this app essentially since it first was made available. For me It is still today the best "living" desktop with many hidden features: for example, serenity time out Using MLD import scenes app you can create your own living desktop. The support is prompt and helpful. It's too bad their " scene " store seems to be down because i like to buy ready made scenes.
Jp7
Jp7
Oct 21 2014
5.3.1
4.0
Oct 21 2014
4.0
Version: 5.3.1
I have been a long-time user of MLD and have purchased numerous scenes from their store. Whenever I have had a problem, the support has never taken longer than four hours. I was a beta tester for Yosemite and have since upgraded to 10.10. MLD still works on both my iMac and my MBP, both as a desktop video and as a screensaver. The problem is, sometimes once the screensaver activates, it will not allow me to sign back in on my lock screen. This has happened several times on both computers, necessitating that I do a hard reboot of the entire system. Perhaps more disconcerting, It has been almost 12 hours without a response from MLD support. I'm dropping my long-standing 5 star opinion to a 4, and if I do not receive a response identifying a fix, I'll repost advising others to no longer purchase.
mgus
mgus
Sep 29 2013
5.3.1
1.5
Sep 29 2013
1.5
Version: 5.3.1
Glitchy software This software needs work. It keeps reinstalling itself as a Login Item even after being removed repeatedly. There is no “deactivate” or "preferences" option in the menu bar. You have to find your way via “Scenes and Settings” and then click on the small unlabeled wheel icon- and still no general option to deactivate the program entirely, only for specific apps. It slows processing speed noticeably as it turns on, and keeps popping up on it’s own despite system screen saver preference settings. Also, two weeks after downloading all available scenes, the bottom screen still reads “screen download in progress.”
hugelshofer
hugelshofer
Sep 25 2013
5.3.1
0.0
Sep 25 2013
0.0
Version: 5.3.1
The Dev is very responsive via their Support eMail form. #respect
Russ-7d0e1cd4
Russ-7d0e1cd4
Jul 23 2013
5.3.1
5.0
Jul 23 2013
5.0
Version: 5.3.1
I needed to reinstall on my new Mac, and literally within 2 hours I had heard back from them with my registration code, along with new links to download my ScenePaks... the ones I had purchased in early 2012! Best customer service ever.
Bretts
Bretts
Mar 8 2013
5.3.1
5.0
Mar 8 2013
5.0
Version: 5.3.1
Needed assistance with an upgrade application. FAST response and great support to see this product installed and working correctly. Sets the marker for what customer service should be.
Lebeis
Lebeis
Jan 29 2013
5.3.1
0.5
Jan 29 2013
0.5
Version: 5.3.1
Terrible app. The videos are low-quality, it crashes a lot and i have problems every update.
Maritina
Maritina
Jan 26 2013
5.3.1
5.0
Jan 26 2013
5.0
Version: 5.3.1
This is a wonderful application. The scenes are relaxing and very serene. I like the sounds and moving images, it is like through a window. Excellent product.
Lebeis
Lebeis
Nov 29 2012
5.3
0.5
Nov 29 2012
0.5
Version: 5.3
Videos are not in HD. Crashes sometimes and updates do not work
tg62
tg62
Oct 3 2012
5.3
5.0
Oct 3 2012
5.0
Version: 5.3
I love the scenes and sounds. I change them frequently and enjoy going to sleep to the crickets and waking up to the birds. My Living Desktop has brought extra beauty into my world. Thanks!
Roddowdell
Roddowdell
Sep 26 2012
5.1.2
4.5
Sep 26 2012
4.5
Version: 5.1.2
Great Support You always hope you don't need support but something went wrong during my install on my Mountain Lion Mac. These guys responded very quickly and numerous times until we resolved the issue (even though it was the weekend). I wish more developers were like this. The app is great too BTW.
Stike
Stike
Jul 31 2012
5.1.1
4.5
Jul 31 2012
4.5
Version: 5.1.1
This app is pretty great! I just wish there was the ability to have 1080p video instead. You know, since resolutions are ever increasing, as does processing power, it would be nice as an option for the power users. Also, SSDs in newer computers also mean there is not strain on disk access, so even less worry to have 1080p. Its just too bad that the app has a pretty slow and non-standard UI, which can be confusing (for some) and annoying (for slower machines)
aquino0120
aquino0120
Jul 27 2012
5.1
3.0
Jul 27 2012
3.0
Version: 5.1
Something is off with the way you set loops in videos that you import, the setting time is never right.
GoodOldNeon
GoodOldNeon
Jul 12 2012
5.1
3.5
Jul 12 2012
3.5
Version: 5.1
This'd be cool but a bit of a resource hog. I'm not too big on the interface either which is pretty janky. I was having a little trouble figuring otu how to get it to stay on one background rather than rotating to all the different backgrounds, seems like I had to do everything twice before it accepted that setting. Hmmmm. I'd be cool with my living desktop at some point but for now it still needs work.
shanesemler
shanesemler
Jun 27 2012
5.0.9
2.0
Jun 27 2012
2.0
Version: 5.0.9
This is an immensely annoying application. First, it keeps re-adding itself to startup items. Second, it puts a big (twice the width of a normal icon), ugly icon in the notification area. Third, the video is poor quality. The available movies are all cheesy nature scenes, no interesting animations or anything artistic. This thing isn't even good eyecandy. I gave it two stars because it is functional but only just. If you want cool eyecandy, look elsewhere.
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