EarthDesk

Licence: Shareware ($24.95)
Version 5.5 | Release Date: 2010-09-29 | Download

Support for i5 and i7 Dual GPU Macs
New "Fit To Screen" projection.

Version 5.1.1 | Release Date: 2009-11-20 | Download

Fixed a bug that displayed a corrupt cloud image, instead of re-downloading a fresh copy of the image.

Version 5.0.2 | Release Date: 2009-08-01 | Download
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Earthdesk to display a partially downloaded cloud image.
  • EarthDesk now works properly even if a custom desktop picture has never been set.
  • The logging of console messages is now user-settable.
Version 5.0.1 | Release Date: 2009-07-06 | Download
  • Fixed a permissions bug that caused the list in the Locations Tab to be blank when installed for "all users".
  • Fixed a bug that prevented clouds from working or crashed on systems with non-English date formats.
  • Fixed a bug in the "borderless window" option that caused a rare crash especially when waking from sleep.

Version 5.0 is a major update with many new features. Users of v4 may upgrade for $12.95, earlier versions may upgrade for $17.95.

Version 4.5 | Release Date: 2008-10-19 | Download

Prevents a crash or loss of cloud data when using a network that requires some form of webpage login such as fee-based WiFi hotspots.
Several miscellaneous internal improvements.

Version 4.4 | Release Date: 2008-09-10 | Download

Detects and ignores cloud images that contain missing or partial data.

Clouds now properly update when waking from sleep.
Major update to cloud server system - all users should update to v4.3 (or 3.6 for v3 users).

Added a screen saver only mode.

Fixed a bug that could cause the cloud server list to not update periodically.

Improved the communication between the EarthDesk prefpane and the rendering engine.

Version 4.1 | Release Date: 2007-11-11 | Download

Added a new natural map image, providing a true-color view from space.
Individual screens can now be turned on/off from the EarthDesk Menu Item.
Fixed a bug that could cause EarthDesk to not restore the desktop when quitting.
Several miscellaneous internal changes.

Version 4.0.4 | Release Date: 2007-09-09 | Download
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Version 4.0.1 | Release Date: 2007-02-09 | Download

Rewritten in Cocoa... all new GUI.
EarthDesk is a System Preference Pane.
Overall improved performance.
Optional menu item for quick access.
Auto-launch at login.
Update interval from 1 to 30 minutes.
Visual feedback of rendering progress.
Location searches by city and country.

Version 3.5.3 | Release Date: 2006-09-08 | Download

Support for vertically oriented displays.
Political map recognizes the independence of Montenegro.
City database updated for Montenegro as well as Serbia.
Fixed a bug that caused a crash in cloud date-checking functions on some machines.
Several minor fixes.
Minor performance improvements.

Version 3.5 | Release Date: 2006-07-27 | Download
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