APOD Viewer
APOD Viewer
2.7

5.0

APOD Viewer free download for Mac

APOD Viewer

2.7
23 September 2011

Widget displays NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Overview

APOD Viewer is a Dashboard widget for displaying the "Astronomy Picture of the Day" from NASA's Web page. Each day a new image is presented along with a description by a professional astronomer.

In addition to showing the current image "APOD Viewer" also lets you see the accompanying explanation by simply clicking the image. Furthermore it can be used to browse the archives and can show a random image.

The widget has a simple and compact user interface. It is resizable to fit any screen size and provides you with easy keyboard shortcuts for easy interaction with the widget.

This is not the first APOD widget made, but download and try it to see why it, as one reviewer commented, is an APOD widget done right.

Features:

  • Automatically updates
  • Browse the APOD archive
  • Clean, simple, and compact interface
  • Customizable size
  • Keyboard shortcuts

What's new in APOD Viewer

Version 2.7:
  • adds better support for movies, corrects a preference bug, as well as numerous other minor improvements and bug fixes.

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4 APOD Viewer Reviews

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mehc3
07 November 2006

Most helpful

Note that there currently is some problems with the back-forwards buttons, and the widget stops responding when the network connection is lost. This will be fixed in the upcomming release.
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Version 2.1
Antoinesynopsis
23 September 2011
Nice !
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Version 2.7
Ether
27 February 2009
This is a great widget, beautifully thought out, but it has suddenly started acting strangely for me. The widget never gets more than about an inch wide (no matter how tall), and the picture is cut off on the right, a couple of pixels beyond the apparent left edge of the widget frame. I tried reinstalling, but no joy... Anyone have any ideas?
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Version 2.3
2 answer(s)
Timurg
Timurg
03 March 2009
I have the same problem...
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Version 2.3
Anonymous
Anonymous
11 March 2009
This bug was caused by the Safari 4 beta and has been fixed in the new 2.5 version. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Version 2.5
Self-Inflicted
23 February 2007
Very nice to see this working again. I had given up on the previous, broken version and deleted it just last week. The auto-scaling, selectable sizing, intuitive operation, and clean presentation of the details is very well done and makes this one of the two most elegant widgets I use (the other being iStat Pro). Thanks for the fixes!
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Version 2.3
mehc3
07 November 2006
Note that there currently is some problems with the back-forwards buttons, and the widget stops responding when the network connection is lost. This will be fixed in the upcomming release.
Like
Version 2.1