Pic-a-POD is a utility application that downloads the picture of the day from a selection of web sites and optionally sets your desktop picture to a selected or random one of these pics.

Download PODs from:
• Astronomy
• Daily Digital
• Earth Observatory
• Earth Science
• Lunar POD
• Miniature Calendar
• National Geographic
• Photo District News
• Wikimedia
• Wikipedia

Set your desktop picture to any of the downloaded photos.

Change to a random desktop periodically from Pic-a-POD or from your iPhoto library.

Browse through all the downloaded pics.

Share links to the pics via Facebook, Twitter or email.

What's New

Version 2.0.7

* Better support for Unicode characters in captions and information.
* Fixed bug when displaying information about National Geographic pictures.
* Updated sharing options.

Ratings and Reviews

Fantastic app!


I've been using Pic-a-POD for a few years and had absolutely no hesitation paying for it when the author moved the distribution to the App Store. Sarah R. has always been very responsive to bug reports and has even graciously incorporated a few feature request suggestions I made.

Personally I prefer the National Geographic photos because I find them a little more colorful and consistent in size. But with support for multiple sources like Wikipedia and Flicker there is plenty of variety to choose from. If you get bored seeing the same static desktop picture, Pic-a-POD is the cure!

Good app


I've been using this app since it was free, and it's great. I have just a few suggestions:

- It doesn't remember the settings for external monitors if you disconnect and reconnect them, making it basically worthless to me for them, since I do that all the time.

- It takes a while to setup for multiple monitors. I have 6 spaces and four displays, meaning to set up all 24 to change every hour is an annoying process of moving the window across monitors and spaces and choosing the option in the menu for each one. I do understand that Apple has some restrictions on what apps can do with respect to changing spaces, though.

- It would be nice to be able to more easily see what a desktop picture for a space/monitor is without having to find the window and drag it to that space/monitor.

So I'm giving four stars, mostly because of the first point, but really this is an awesome app. Thanks for making it.


Geo RN

I like Pick-a-POD, but I am waiting for the update for Mac OS 10. There are a few bugs. Also, loading the pics can take a long time, even on my fast computer and internet. I wish the resolution of all pics were compatible as desktop pics. Would like to see some fine art pics. Overall, a good program I have used for a long time, but found previous versions better. Thank-you for all your work and for the app!


Sarah Reichelt
2.3 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Sarah Reichelt, TrozWare


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