Blue Planet
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Shows satellite images of earth as wallpaper.   Commercial ($4.99)
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Blue Planet shows you wonderful satellite images of the Earth as your desktop background. The map changes in real-time as the sun travels across the sky, illuminating different parts of the world and leaving others in the shadow of the night.

Features:
  • Choose from four gorgeous maps.
  • Use Apple's Core Location technology to show your current location on the map.
  • Center the map on your location or have it follow the sun's course across the sky.
  • Display the map under or above the icons on your Desktop.
  • Launch Blue Planet automatically when you start
What's New
Version 1.2.1:
  • Fixed an issue with determining your location
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7.4 or later



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burypromote

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Psifi reviewed on 01 Aug 2011
I bought this app and I have to say I’m very impressed with it. I have been using OSXPlanet for some years and would have continued with it, if it was Lion compatible. It’s not, and it most probably will never be, so I went looking for an alternative. I tried EarthDesk and found it pretty limiting and overpriced.

Then I came across Blue Planet.

It seemed to do pretty much everything that EarthDesk did, except display clouds in real time, and it’s a fifth of the price.

Have tested both apps, I found Blue Planet was a simpler setup. I did, however, want a couple of features it doesn’t have – so I contacted the developer and he was most receptive to suggestions.

You can’t put a price on that!
[Version 1.1.1]

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burypromote

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Jab47 replied on 25 Oct 2011
JUst an FYI,
I have an iMac running 10.7.2 and OSXplanet runs fine on it
burypromote

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Macferi reviewed on 11 Apr 2011
I don't see any clouds in real time. If this is just an animated rotation of a static map then it is not worth the expense. EarthDesk in contrast gives you a real view including clouds.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Downloads:2,798
Version Downloads:111
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Commercial
Date:10 Apr 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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Blue Planet shows you wonderful satellite images of the Earth as your desktop background. The map changes in real-time as the sun travels across the sky, illuminating different parts of the world and leaving others in the shadow of the night.

Features:
  • Choose from four gorgeous maps.
  • Use Apple's Core Location technology to show your current location on the map.
  • Center the map on your location or have it follow the sun's course across the sky.
  • Display the map under or above the icons on your Desktop.
  • Launch Blue Planet automatically when you start your Mac (optional).


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