Desktop Aquarium - Relaxing live wallpaper background
By Voros Innovation
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Desktop Aquarium shows a beautiful, REAL aquarium on your desktop. It features:
+ 3 Aquariums to choose from: Beautiful Coral Reef, Shark Paradise & Crystal Clear Aquarium
+ Real videos, no fake computer animated fish
+ Shows Desktop* after a preset period of inactivity (moves all windows out of view)
+ Hot corner support to "Show Desktop"*
+ Scenes can be set to start based on how much desktop area is covered
+ Both dock icon and menubar icon can be hidden**
*make sure the "show desktop" shortcut is enabled in Keyboard Preferences. It is enabled by default on all Macs
**reopening the app from Launchpad or Applications folder will open app preferences.
Note: All videos are in HD+ resolution and optimised for 13'', 15'' and 17'' screens.
What's New in Version 1.2.1
+ updated to support the next Mac OSX update
+ small bug fixes
High quality and a good fix for those of us without an aquarium
This is a most excellent desktop aquarium program. I got both this and the matching one that does the screen saver from the same company and love them both. It is great that there is a free lite version as that got me hooked. I appreciate the high quality of the video recordings. For years I kept many aquariums, both fresh water, marine fish and coral tanks. Currently I'm tankless and this helps fill that desire.
What I would like to see is the loop of the recording be majorly longer and more tanks. My suggestion would be to bring them out as individual deluxe modules where each tank is a separate app with it's own tank data set (the recording) that is much longer. A full hour would be fantastic if that were possible. Maybe by splitting the tanks up that would work. This way a user could get hooked on the free lite version, buy the full tank version with the five minute loops and later as they decide what they really want buy the deluxe versions with the much longer loops. The trick would be having the apps all be able to share data.
Tranquil App, Love it!!
I really like this app. I use this app often, I have ibooks on my macbook pro, I enjoy reading with the fish swimming in the background.
I get lots of comments on it when I am out with my computer. for those who like a bit of tranquility this is the perfect app.
I do not find it very distracting as the fish are realistic and move with respect to the motions of a fish. My favorite
scene is the short tank. The presence of the sharks just gives the scene a little majestic appeal. Does not make my computer
run hot like I thought it would, can use it all day with not stress on my laptop. You will not be dissapointed in this app.
This is an good app when viewed as a living wallpaper background, however I cannot seem to get the screensaver to start after a period of inactivity. It works as advertised when I manually open the app, but that defeats the purpose of using this as a screensaver when I have to step away from my computer for a period of time. I own the Living Wallpaper, Living Weather, Weather Dock, and Fireplace apps from the same company, and this is the only one that does not work as advertised. I’ve checked the settings in Preferences and nothing seems to work. As such, it’s not worth the price.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Oct 18, 2013
- Version: 1.2.1
- Size: 875 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Voros Innovation & Business Services Pty Ltd
- © 2012 Voros Innovation
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor