SkyORB 3D
SkyORB 3D 4.8.1
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(2) 2.75

3D planetarium featuring star-gazing and epheremis.   Demo ($2.99)
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SkyORB 3D is a 3D planetarium, including star-gazing and epheremis, based from V3X.net engine. It features a modern 3D interface, search engine, a large catalog of stars, planets, moons and updatable comets and asteroids database, and lets you choose see the actual sky from any point on Earth or from any planet from the solar system.
What's New
Version 4.8.1:
  • Improved satellites, comets and weather retrieval, faster and less overhead.
  • Other improvements and issues addressed.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later for free version
  • OS X 10.9 or later for full version



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SkyORB 3D User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
(2)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(4)

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+1

Rogueb reviewed on 06 Dec 2013
Major problems, such as outright crashes, failure to display "local view." "Old" search results, which display data about a star or planet etc., persist on display even after application is restarted, obscuring the star field. Zodiac signs creating same obstructive "haze."

I have communicated this to developers and was assured those problems would be resolved in November release. However, the newest (paid version) has exactly the same problems, and is more unstable. Too bad, this was a promising application from an Astronomy entertainment point of view.

This review holds for both the iPhone version of the application, as well as, the desktop / laptop variants.

iPhone4 iOS 7.0.4
iMac 2013 running 10.9
MacBook Pro 2009 OS 10.9

All devices deemed by the developers to be compatible with latest Skyorb release.
[Version 4.6.1]


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+23
Vagator commented on 22 Dec 2012
Thanks for the link Negritude-as you say the application is certainly free.
[Version 4.2.7]


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+1

+671
Jazzyguy commented on 22 Dec 2012
Thank You Negritude for the tip! SkyOrb Free is a great app!
[Version 4.2.7]


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+855
Negritude commented on 16 Jul 2012
There is now a free lite version of the app:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skyorb-3d-lite/id514168679?mt=12
[Version 4.1.1]


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-27
Michaelthegeek commented on 16 Nov 2011
Great App!!
[Version 4.0.7]


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-5

-11
Fairytale commented on 31 Jan 2011
@ Harristype - Oh really? Well, if this is the case, maybe you can provide an official downloadlink for this "free" app?
[Version 3.0.0]

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+329
Tim27 replied on 16 Mar 2011
The app is not free. It's $2.99. And apparently you have bowed to the Apple-god, because you are on MacUpdate, so obviously you are using a Mac. Otherwise, why would you be here? Unless you are trolling.
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-6

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Fairytale commented on 31 Jan 2011
Sadly another free Software that nobody can download unless you bow and pray to the Apple-god. It's a very bad idea to force the users through this policy to search and download from filesharingsites. :-(
[Version 3.0.0]

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+497
Harristype replied on 31 Jan 2011
Nobody is forcing anyone to resort to software piracy.
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+67
Big-Mac-XXL replied on 07 Apr 2011
Since SkyORB is now commercial it is understandable they use the AppStore. But all free software that goes AppStore-only is dead for me. I don't want to use Apples closed system and I want no install over the internet without getting an installer file for backup and re-distribution purposes among my fellow students.
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-2

+23
Alamak commented on 25 May 2010
Tastes are different. To me, this interface is HORRIBLE (ever heared of the Apple Human Interface Guidelines?) and the application completely useless for me as a hobby astronomer.
[Version 2.0.5]


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+2

+671

Jazzyguy reviewed on 23 Feb 2010
Negritude: Thanks for the PPC version for 10.5!!! Now for the review. This app is great! It is easy to use and the GUI is great! Great Freeware!
[Version 2.0.2]


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+1

+15
Jonsi commented on 11 Jan 2010
How do you configure this babe?????
[Version 2.0.0]


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+1

+294
Thus.spake.z had trouble on 10 Jan 2010
For OS 6 only; doesn't seem to be available for OS 5. What a bummer!
[Version 2.0.0]

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+1

+294
Thus.spake.z replied on 10 Jan 2010
Should read 10.6 and 10.5 above.
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+40
nostrodumbass had trouble on 27 Feb 2008
Looks intriguing but crashes when trying to launch, here, every time.
Crash log says,

"EXC_BAD_ACCESS"
"KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS"
[Version 1.8]


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JavierHZ had trouble on 24 Mar 2007
The problem seems to be graphic card related. It doesn't work with Intel GMA 950. I've tested on different machines and found it works fine when not using an Intel graphic card.
[Version 1.6.6]


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William-S had trouble on 21 Mar 2007
screenshots look cool

App wouldn't launch intel osx 10.4.9, developer kit, x11, etc

v3xshader load failed
[Version 1.6.6]



-5

Sos-Ufo rated on 08 Jan 2013

[Version 4.2.7]


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SkyORB 3D is a 3D planetarium, including star-gazing and epheremis, based from V3X.net engine. It features a modern 3D interface, search engine, a large catalog of stars, planets, moons and updatable comets and asteroids database, and lets you choose see the actual sky from any point on Earth or from any planet from the solar system.


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