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Real Aquarium HD
Real Aquarium HD
Real Aquarium HD free download for Mac

Real Aquarium HD

Version 1.2

High-definition underwater life.

Real Aquarium HD overview

Real Aquarium HD for Mac is quite possibly the most beautiful application available for the Mac platform. It's like having Discovery's "Planet Earth" right in front of you, presented in a fun and interactive manner.

Real Aquarium HD includes:

  • Absolutely breathtaking high-definition footage of underwater life
  • The built-in interactive encyclopedia called "Animal Info," which allows you to learn about what you are viewing
  • Built in music with options to choose from your iTunes library with a beautiful cover flow interface.
  • A super-easy way to change what you are viewing
  • A gorgeous "animal info" full screen mode which allows you to step away from your "aquarium" and learn about the species you were just watching

What’s new in version 1.2

Updated on Jun 28 2011

Version 1.2:

Note: Version 1.1 is free. Version 1.2 is available for purchase.
  • Adds 11 new built in songs
  • Adds a set of new shark footage
  • Adds our brand new icon
  • Bug fixes





1.21 GB



App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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Oct 22 2011
Oct 22 2011
Version: 1.2
This APP is so beautiful I just can't stop looking and listening. My kids are crazy about it and it actually helps them with their homework. Its going around our school like hotcakes. It works totally fine on my mac. Bravo John H, keep them coming!
May 21 2011
May 21 2011
Version: 1.1
Granted it looks nice. And thanks to the developer for offering it free (for a very short time) so we could appreciate the quality of his work. However, once installed, this app takes a huge 2,26 GB of space! Twice the size of the full edition of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, more than 3 times Apple's iWork '09 and much more than the 5 Apple iLife apps combined! Just to watch some sea creatures on a kind of electronic new age music... Also, there is no mention of the source of the undersea clips or who are the composers of the music (and if you look in the app package content, you'll discover some music tracks from the well-known commercial video game 'World of Goo' - in there you'll also find a couple of tracks from the Razordoll album 'Dysnomia', an obscure Hungarian rock band). Are the video clips and music tracks in the public domain? Or was the music composed and the clips shot by John H. Meyer himself, the 16 years old developer of Real Aquarium HD? I simply wonder because the 'Animal info' that explains the species has been cut and pasted directly from Wikipedia...