My Living Desktop
My Living Desktop
5.3.1

4.0

My Living Desktop free download for Mac

My Living Desktop

5.3.1
08 January 2013

Scenic animated desktop backgrounds.

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 My Living Desktop

Version 5.3.1:

Note: OS X 10.6.8 users should not update to this version. This update is for users of OS X 10.7 and 10.8 only.

  • 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

105 My Living Desktop Reviews

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Alexrom1000
17 December 2010

Most helpful

The program is wonderful if you want to impress your friends. It is a real CPU eater though.
Like (8)
Version 4.8.1
Nimai-pandit
10 August 2018
It was a great app. It's now abandonware. No response from develoeper's website contact form.
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Version 5.3.1
Roland-Bindeus
16 September 2017
does not allow full uninstall
Like (1)
Version 5.3.1
Yubben
30 July 2017
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!
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Version 5.3.1
martinvalentin
05 May 2016
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.
Like (3)
Version 5.3.1
Wts
25 March 2015
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.
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Version 5.3.1
2 answer(s)
Barry-Chiarello
Barry-Chiarello
26 May 2015
Both versions are not priced in line at $19. I don't want to pay for it again, not sure what the differences are some sneaking idea is that Apple's sandbox rules have something to do with it. Anybody have any ideas? So far it is running on my OSX 10.9.5 2010 MacPro. Version 5.3.1
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Wts
Wts
26 May 2015
This is what the developer sez:

Older versions of My Living Desktop
My Living Desktop is now supported through Apple’s Mac App Store here. If you have an older version that required a registration number, that is no longer needed with the version of My Living Desktop at the Mac App Store. Please note that this will require a new purchase through the app store.
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Jp7
21 October 2014
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.
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Version 5.3.1
1 answer(s)
Jp7
Jp7
23 October 2014
Kevin at Amuse did get back to me. His suggestion was to uninstall via option-click on menu bar icon, reboot, make sure MLD icon does not appear in menu bar, download MLD and reinstall again. Seems to be working on iMac, trying it on MBP now--may have a glitchy 10.10 install on top of beta install.
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mgus
29 September 2013
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.”
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Version 5.3.1
hugelshofer
25 September 2013
The Dev is very responsive via their Support eMail form. #respect
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Version 5.3.1
Russ-7d0e1cd4
23 July 2013
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.
Like (1)
Version 5.3.1
Bretts
08 March 2013
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.
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Version 5.3.1
$19.95

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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