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EarthDesk
EarthDesk
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EarthDesk free download for Mac

EarthDesk

Version 7.5

Striking real-time animated image of the Earth for your Desktop.

EarthDesk overview

EarthDesk replaces your static desktop picture with a rendered image of Earth showing correct sun, moon, and city illumination.

With an Internet connection, EarthDesk displays near-real-time global cloud cover, allowing users to track hurricanes and typhoons, or simply admire our beautiful planet. User options allow you to adjust the overall transparency of the cloud layer.

Features
  • Crisp, Realistic Images - Unique to EarthDesk is accurate rendering of moonlight on the Living Earth satellite map. To create this stunning effect, the phase of the moon and reflectiveness of the Earth's surface are used to determine correct coloring of the image, ensuring a realistic view of the Earth from space.
  • Global Cloud Cover - EarthDesk displays near real-time global cloud cover (internet access required), letting you track storms and volcanic eruptions, or simply admire our beautiful planet. You can also adjust the overall transparency of the cloud layer. Standard resolution clouds are free, while high-resolution clouds require a separate cloud key. This also provides access to near real-time earthquake and named storm data.
  • Gazetteer - EarthDesk's gazetteer uses the same database as Time Palette, providing detailed geographical information for 10,000 cities worldwide. Your selected cities can now be labeled on the map.
  • Customizable - EarthDesk's Presets option lets you name and save collections of settings - even for multiple screens. Toggle between them with ease!

What’s new in version 7.5

Updated on Jan 14 2021

Version 7.5:
  • Universal Binary to run natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.
  • The minimum macOS version is now 10.14.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

40.7 MB

Downloads

173526

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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samuel_h
samuel_h
May 24 2021
7.5
5.0
May 24 2021
5.0
Version: 7.5
although it takes a lot of resources - it gives you the most stunning walpa[er
Wijnand
Wijnand
Apr 28 2018
7.2
0.0
Apr 28 2018
0.0
Version: 7.2
Hello, I've bought your app and got the license. But I can't register the serial in the app. I copied and pasted the license key into the program, but it doesn't stay in there. Also Data subscription? What do I enter in there?
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
Aug 19 2017
7.2
0.0
Aug 19 2017
0.0
Version: 7.2
Very nice app BUT I found that it is a bit of a CPU hog at times....
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
Sep 6 2016
7.1
4.0
Sep 6 2016
4.0
Version: 7.1
Version 5.9.1 is working just fine on the latest beta release of MacOS 12 Sierra. The developer claimed to be "surprised" his product worked on OS X 10.11, but it's also working on 10.12 . It seems to me he's just trying to milk more money through mostly pointless upgrades on a product that has offered very little that's new or innovative in years. (IMHO)
steveoliver360
steveoliver360
Jun 15 2016
7.0.2
5.0
Jun 15 2016
5.0
Version: 7.0.2
Attention EarthDesk developer. I recently bought a new computer and restored my computer via Time Machine. After the transfer I've lost my desktop settings. I've found the .jpg that shows the cities I've added. How do I restore this desktop? All in all I love EarhDesk!
Bonobo
Bonobo
May 16 2016
7.0.2
0.0
May 16 2016
0.0
Version: 7.0.2
The new version 7 of EarthDesk doesn’t seem to work well with Path Finder: It hides Path Finders desktop icons.
anonymous-dingo-1033
anonymous-dingo-1033
May 10 2016
7.0.2
0.0
May 10 2016
0.0
Version: 7.0.2
Dear developer, I have used EarthDesk for several years and have upgraded several times as I remember. Version 6 has worked well on the most recent versions of OS X. The version I have works flawlessly on 10.5.5 & 10.11.4 . I scoured your website, but I see no documentation about why I should upgrade to version 7. What has changed or improved since version I paid for, that makes it compelling to upgrade If no more clouds providers. It seems you ask a new buy for (7.x) with clouds subscriptions.
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
May 9 2016
7.0.2
4.0
May 9 2016
4.0
Version: 7.0.2
Dear developer, I have used EarthDesk for any years and have upgraded several times as I remember. Version 5.9.1 has worked well on the most recent versions of OS X. The version I have works flawlessly on 10.11.4 and 10.11.5 (beta). I scoured your website, but I see no documentation about why I should upgrade to version 7. What has changed or improved since version 5.9.1 that makes it compelling to upgrade? I don't plan to use any data or cloud subscriptions.
brightonpete
brightonpete
Apr 29 2016
7.0
5.0
Apr 29 2016
5.0
Version: 7.0
I just received an e-mail yesterday noting this app had been updated. I haven't used it for a couple years, but am glad I received it. It's a fantastic backdrop on my 27" iMac! There are more pref's to play with and the hires data looks great. Now I have to move everything off the desktop to see all displayed. I just wish the ISS icon was designed like the ISS and not a small yellow circle. It took me a while to figure that out. Looks great - get it!
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
Apr 29 2016
7.0
5.0
Apr 29 2016
5.0
Version: 7.0
Since yesterday I updated to version 7.0 of EarthDesk and I find it better than before and better than ever. I use it on my 27'' jMac and with the new Gradicule options I can orientate everything much better. The preferences now are much better and easy to use. And the updatefee is ok. A big thanks to the developers...
Wts
Wts
May 28 2014
6.3.0
3.0
May 28 2014
3.0
Version: 6.3.0
Using EarthDesk for your desktop looks rather messy especially the evening view with a huge blob of black. It's also difficult to see the various folders etc that I have parked on my desktop. There also should be hot keys to go from start desktop to stop desktop. Now you have mouse way up to the apple menu, find the icon and select start or stop from a drop down menu. Not certain it's even worth the discount price for my budget on shareware. Maybe the next version will be improved.
romirro
romirro
Jul 13 2013
6.3.0
4.0
Jul 13 2013
4.0
Version: 6.3.0
Nice
SvenAERTS
SvenAERTS
Dec 20 2012
6.1.1
0.0
Dec 20 2012
0.0
Version: 6.1.1
I need to see what time it is in the cities where my friends/co-workers live. I can't do that EarthDesk?
JBA
JBA
Sep 22 2012
6.0.2
0.0
Sep 22 2012
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
Is EarthDesk 5.9.1 fully compatible to Mountain Lion (10.8.2) or are there some issues (showstoppers).
SvenAERTS
SvenAERTS
Sep 21 2012
6.0.2
0.0
Sep 21 2012
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
Can it be mentioned if there a trial version? thy
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
Aug 2 2012
6.0
0.0
Aug 2 2012
0.0
Version: 6.0
Thank you for your email advisory regarding 6.0, but I am no longer interested in your product, and I haven't even use it in many months, even though I paid for it. Like so many other people who have expressed their thoughts regarding your product, for a long time now, I haven't been very impressed by the quality of the cloud maps, particularly given the fact that they are now an additional annual charge to your product's price. I understand your side of the story, but if I recall correctly, hi-res cloud maps -- even though the hi-res maps back then were of lower quality than the ones which are now available -- were originally included as part of the purchase price for EarthDesk, or am I mistaken? That is why so many people are now complaining. They feel cheated. They feel that something has been taken away which they paid for, regardless of whether or not that situation has been under your control. It is very difficult to win back the confidence of customers once they feel they have been conned by a developer. Please note that I am not accusing you of anything. I am simply informing you of how some of your customers feel. Personally, being as I live in a tropical region which is subject to potential typhoons each year, the cloud coverage was the most important aspect of your program to me. The Earth shadow, etc., is of little interest to me. To be quite honest, I can obtain higher quality, more timely cloud coverage images from NOAA's GOES satellite which covers our region of the world. Their images -- while in black and white -- are updated every hour 24/7 during the entire year -- and not once every three hours like your program -- except when there are occasional satellite glitches. In fact they are so good, that in years past, I have created two-week long movies which display a continuous cloud coverage cycle with developing typhoons. At any rate, between requiring an annual upgrade fee, plus an annual hi-res cloud coverage fee, as with others, your product has simply lost its appeal for me. It is basically a one-trick pony which just isn't financially worth it. Others obviously feel differently.
anonymous-squirrel-4040
anonymous-squirrel-4040
Aug 2 2012
6.0
0.0
Aug 2 2012
0.0
Version: 6.0
The app's update check says 5.9.1 is the newest available and I don't see how to upgrade on the site, only option seems to be full purchase.
anonymous-gopher-3364
anonymous-gopher-3364
Aug 1 2012
6.0
5.0
Aug 1 2012
5.0
Version: 6.0
Just upgraded to 6.0. Fixing the Mission Control/Spaces bug alone makes this upgrade worth it. Loving the ISS/sun/moon overlays. real-time updates, etc. These fixes and features, plus the fact that this has been my sole background for years, make the upgrade a no-brainer.
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
Jul 16 2012
5.9
5.0
Jul 16 2012
5.0
Version: 5.9
A big thanks to the developers... This is one of my mostly used software ever. It's stable, comfortable and without any glitches. The new higher resolution is a big improvement for me. I hope that it will work with OS 10.8 as well as with Snow Leopard.
Earthdesk
Earthdesk
Jul 14 2012
5.8.5
0.0
Jul 14 2012
0.0
Version: 5.8.5
Today we nearly doubled the free cloud resolution, from 1.125 megapixels, to 2 megapixels. This matches the standard resolution that EarthDesk has used since the cloud feature was added in 2003. We will soon be increasing the paid high-res clouds from 18 to 32 megapixels, but it will require an update to the software.
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