Pic-a-POD
Pic-a-POD 2.0.5
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Download desktop picture of the day from different collections.   Commercial ($0.99)
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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
What's New
Version 2.0.5:
  • Sandboxed for OS X 10.7 & 10.8.
  • If System Prefs is rotating desktop, Pic-a-POD will not interfere.
  • Fixed bug where extra pics not filled in on startup if desktop was set by System Prefs.
  • App report can now be copied to clipboard for use with Web mail.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Pic-a-POD User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(2)
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Overall:
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+3

Sojourner4869 reviewed on 30 Mar 2013
Easy download and management...my goto for new desktop pictures.
[Version 2.0.5]


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+3

Jacques-971 reviewed on 17 Nov 2011
This version 2.0 is way above version 1.xx... even if it's not free any longer, it's a 'must have" !
[Version 2.0.0]


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-1
charneca commented on 22 Apr 2007
Pic-a-Pod é uma das indispensáveis apps que sempre tenho em meus macs :)
[Version 1.1.5]


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AlienDude51 commented on 11 Sep 2006
Does not work. Just keep getting a 'false' error message
[Version 1.1.2]


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macupdateadmin commented on 11 Sep 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?
[Version 1.1.2]


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+3

Mac0852 reviewed on 10 Sep 2006
Ugly, but superb - should be built into os X 10.5
[Version 1.1.2]


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+6

bobster reviewed on 04 Apr 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)
[Version 1.0.9]


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-5
bugeyedmonster commented on 03 Apr 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
[Version 1.0.9]


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Downloads:11,580
Version Downloads:376
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Commercial
Date:24 Jul 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $0.99
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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.


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