Koi Pond 3D is a world of harmony and tranquility, with brightly-colored Koi fish pictured among fine aquatic vegetation in the water looking so real you can almost feel its coolness. Pleasant mood music is a gentle final touch to this work of art.
• 4 different koi ponds
• 10 varieties of koi fish
• additional premium fish and ponds are available via In-App Purchases
• fish selection
• realistic 3d water simulation with refraction and caustic effects
• Retina display ready
• original music track
• compatible with macOS High Sierra
• screen saver mode
• multi-monitor support with monitor selection
• removing dock icon
• autostart at login
• doesn't prevent your computer from going to sleep
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Ratings and Reviews
This is still my favorite background app
My new review:
This app is STILL fantastic. When I’m writing or doing design work, this still creates a fantastic ambiance and atmosphere. Please update sometime soon with new ponds and fish! Maybe multiple fish types would be cool…
Here are some pond ideas I would love to see:
- Tropical themed with palm branches and things like coconut halves and crabs sitting at the bottom.
- An update to the twighlight theme maybe with some glass orbs at the bottom reflecting a starry sky… things like a sextant and rope pulley at the bottom
- A glass stone theme similar to the scenes you see at Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, CA
- A south pacific theme with white sands and sand-dollars, sea stars and maybe some hidden gold coins peeking through from under the sand (like Spanish gold Reales)
:) Thanks for a great background app! I highly recommend this as well as the mechanical clock.
My review from years ago:
I love this desktop — I’ve tried many different active-background applications in the past but this one runs so smooth and is incredibly realistic! The only thing I would like to see are more sound ambiance options, and more consistently updated fish/pond content. Great work, I don’t even mind paying the dollar for each expansion - but it would be nice if that dollar included both the fish AND another pond!
Excellent Graphics, but HUGE Energy Consumer
I was enticed by the graphics and am very impressed and pleased with the quality of the screensaver. However I rated this as 2-star because within the first day of the application running, I noticed my Macbook Pro battery life was drained within 2-3 hours (whereas it normally lasts 8-9 hours), and the fan is constantly ramped to cool the system. I decided to check Activity Monitor and the Energy Impact for Koi Pond was a staggering 257 units (vs 2.6 units for Messages and 2.8 units for Mail). And this is without Koi Pond actively displaying the screensaver, but rather running in the background.
I’m not sure why this consumes so much energy while supposedly idle, but it is enough of a deterrent from running the application that I keep the app closed, which now defeats the purpose of paying $2-4 in the first place to acquire it.
Nice graphical artistry, but extremely high energy consumption. Koi Pond developers, please find a way to make this app more energy efficient.
This is a beautifully animated screen saver/wallpaper, it really looks like you’re looking top down into a shimmering pond full of koi fish that move quite realistically. Very relaxing and pretty to have and it’s fun to show this off when someone is looking at my iMac. Fish screensavers have dramatically improved since the days of Marine Aquarium on my older Mac! Maybe the developer can create something similar to looking into a tank or coral reef full of tropical fish. The only issue I had was that the screensaver mode turned on (I had set it to turn on after 20 min) in the midst of watching a movie on the computer, so it doesn’t seem to know that a movie being played is not necessarily inactivity but this is a very minor issue. Overall excellent app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.