Earth Widget
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Rotating image of the Earth updated with live weather.   Free
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The Earth Widget displays a rotating view of our Earth, updated in realtime with live weather satellite images.
What's New
Version 3.0.1:
  • Widget redesign
  • Support links added
  • New image URL update
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4.7 or later



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Earth Widget User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(4)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(8)

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burypromote

+701

Jazzyguy reviewed on 04 Mar 2014
Runs Great! I really like it!
[Version 3.0.1]


burypromote
+1

+80

piquadratpi2 reviewed on 03 Mar 2014
This version shows the clouds again and works very well here in europe. I use 10.9.2 and earth runs without any problem here...
[Version 3.0.1]


burypromote
+1

+397

Derekcurrie reviewed on 11 Nov 2013
3.0 is currently showing up as just a gray void on screen. The backside of the thing works fine, with lots of links. But the spinning Earth ain't there no more. Nothing. I've re-downloaded the latest version, that being 3.0, and reinstalled it. Same old nothing but a gray fuzz.

Apparently there is no data being fed to it any longer. This makes it pointless, unless you use the links on its back.
[Version 3.0]

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burypromote
+1

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onemac.net replied on 03 Mar 2014
3.0.1 update is out very soon...by today or tomorrow !
;-)
burypromote

+397
Derekcurrie replied on 04 Mar 2014
Thank you OneMac.net! I grabbed it! Much appreciated.
burypromote
+1

+23

Pieteropie reviewed on 19 Jun 2013
Hey... it's FREE. I will proudly add this widget to my collection. I seldom use widgets beyond my mail thingy but Hey!! It's FREEE!!. (I love free - free is good)

Thank you Mr Widget.
[Version 3.0]


burypromote

-9

Hmfwic reviewed on 02 Jun 2013
Clouds no longer show up. Maybe the loss of a satellite did this.
[Version 2.0]

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burypromote

+37
Sanchai replied on 11 Jun 2013
Yeah. same here too. no more cloud update for a week now. Fix please
burypromote
+1

+16
Thedashboard replied on 19 Jun 2013
Earth 3.0 Update is out...Thanks
burypromote

+397

Derekcurrie reviewed on 31 Mar 2012
I like the idea. But this widget is very glitchy. This is betaware. I'm not sure I'm going to bother using it in the future. Here are some major problems:

1) I note here that it is possible to drag it around by its 'i' info button. But that is entirely user-hostile, not remotely intuitive. I found I could drag it around after I clicked the 'i' button while in information mode. It seriously should have its entire surface set as dragable.
2) It's fun to see the world go round, but it glitches from a sort of night to day mode seemingly haphazardly. It does NOT correspond to what is currently day or night. I'm not sure exactly what it is attempting to portray, but it isn't anything in real time. I have a far superior widget that shows a map of the planet with night and day areas clearly delineated, which I will be using instead.
3) It needs a shrink button for when you're not viewing it. This is very common among other big widgets. As it is, the space it takes up is HUGE.
4) It refuses to give up the front layer of the widgets. It is impossible to use anything behind it's massive box area. This is extremely naughty for a widget! I have well over a dozen other widgets I run at the same time. That this widget lays on top of more than half of them is not acceptable.

It's free! It has promise. It needs work. I kind of don't want to bother with it again. But I'll check it out after the bugs are squashed.
[Version 1.0]

1 Reply

burypromote
+1

+16
Thedashboard replied on 17 Apr 2012
Grab and Drag function added in vision 1.0.1

;-)
burypromote

+26

Mookzmom reviewed on 31 Mar 2012
Thought I'd give this a try, and am really enjoying it. My only problem with it is that it sits smack in the middle of my dashboard, and seemingly has no way for me to move the widget around, as I can do with all my other widgets. Thanks for a neat widget!
[Version 1.0]

3 Replies

burypromote
+2

+19
S/ash replied on 31 Mar 2012
You can move it around by clicking and dragging the info button.
burypromote

+26
Mookzmom replied on 31 Mar 2012
Thank you, S/ash! I'll try that!
burypromote
+1

+16
Thedashboard replied on 17 Apr 2012
Grab and Drag function added in vision 1.0.1

;-)
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+19

S/ash rated on 31 Mar 2012

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:9,057
Version Downloads:666
Type:Dashboard
License:Free
Date:03 Mar 2014
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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The Earth Widget displays a rotating view of our Earth, updated in realtime with live weather satellite images.


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