Pic-a-POD
Pic-a-POD
2.0.7

4.5

Pic-a-POD free download for Mac

Pic-a-POD

2.0.7
12 June 2017

Download desktop picture of the day from different collections.

Overview

Pic-a-POD has been a popular utility for many years, downloading pictures of the day from a selection of sites and allowing you to set your desktop wallpaper to a specific picture, or to a random picture that can be changed at a chosen interval. Pic-a-POD 2 is a complete re-write of this app and is now available in the Mac App Store.

Pic-a-POD allows access to 8 different POD sites and you can get the PODs for any date back to 1st January 2009. A picture browser allows easy access to all your downloaded PODs, while a detailed view shows a larger image and more text information. View the pic on its original Web site, or share the link using email, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. If you set Pic-a-POD to change to a random desktop at intervals, you can also set it to include a picture from your iPhoto library occasionally. Pic-a-POD also allows for multiple monitors and multiple workspaces in Mission Control.

What's new in Pic-a-POD

Version 2.0.7:
  • Better support for Unicode characters in captions and information
  • Fixed bug when displaying information about National Geographic pictures
  • Updated sharing options

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8 Pic-a-POD Reviews

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Bugeyedmonster
03 April 2006

Most helpful

Impressions from a desktop background JUNKIE (listed in order during my first use): User interface: In an era of beauty vs useful geeky simplicity, this interface, unfortunately, falls closer to the latter. A tip: Get a friend or pay someone to put some thought into the interface if you're unable. I should mention that some of the shortcomings seemed to be overcome by using the "platinum" theme, which at least made it look a little more "Mac". **__ Functionality: Brilliant. My 3 absolute favorite sources (WikiPedia, Astronomy POD and Nat. Geo) in one convenient place. It all seems to work well (I'll definitely post again if it doesn't update tomorrow morning properly, though). ***1/2 Usefulness: Fantastic. Much easier than browsing myself, although it does seem like it will detract from the "fun" of browsing and seeing what else might be on the related sites. ***1/2 Overall, I really like it, but wish it had a more "professional" interface. If this is a sole developer - I haven't looked at the "more info" page - you're a total legend, keep up the good work. Definitely marking this one as one to keep an eye on. ***1/2
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Version 1.0.9
Sojourner0001
30 March 2013
Easy download and management...my goto for new desktop pictures.
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Version 2.0.5
Jacques-971
17 November 2011
This version 2.0 is way above version 1.xx... even if it's not free any longer, it's a 'must have" !
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Version 2.0.0
Charneca
22 April 2007
Pic-a-Pod é uma das indispensáveis apps que sempre tenho em meus macs :)
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Version 1.1.5
Aliendude51
11 September 2006
Does not work. Just keep getting a 'false' error message
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Version 1.1.2
macupdateadmin
11 September 2006
I wish there was a way to make this work on a MacBook with its native screen resolution of 1280x800, but I guess you need the right size image?
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Version 1.1.2
Mac0852
11 September 2006
Ugly, but superb - should be built into os X 10.5
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Version 1.1.2
Bobster
05 April 2006
I really didn't mind the interface, despite the fact that it was not "Mac-like". And who can argue with free? Not to mention the awesome images you can get at your fingertips in no time (with broadband that is hehe)
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Version 1.0.9
Bugeyedmonster
03 April 2006
Impressions from a desktop background JUNKIE (listed in order during my first use): User interface: In an era of beauty vs useful geeky simplicity, this interface, unfortunately, falls closer to the latter. A tip: Get a friend or pay someone to put some thought into the interface if you're unable. I should mention that some of the shortcomings seemed to be overcome by using the "platinum" theme, which at least made it look a little more "Mac". **__ Functionality: Brilliant. My 3 absolute favorite sources (WikiPedia, Astronomy POD and Nat. Geo) in one convenient place. It all seems to work well (I'll definitely post again if it doesn't update tomorrow morning properly, though). ***1/2 Usefulness: Fantastic. Much easier than browsing myself, although it does seem like it will detract from the "fun" of browsing and seeing what else might be on the related sites. ***1/2 Overall, I really like it, but wish it had a more "professional" interface. If this is a sole developer - I haven't looked at the "more info" page - you're a total legend, keep up the good work. Definitely marking this one as one to keep an eye on. ***1/2
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Version 1.0.9
$.99

4.5

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