Real Aquarium HD
By TapMedia, LLC
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★ ☆ ON SALE FOR TODAY ONLY! - Retina Display Ready! Works with Mac OSX Lion + Mountain Lion ☆ ★
Real Aquarium HD for Mac is quite possibly the most beautiful application available for the Mac platform. It's like having Discovery's "Planet Earth" right in front of you presented in a fun and interactive manner. Either use it as a screensaver, or an interactive app to learn about some beautiful animals!
Real Aquarium HD includes:
- Absolutely breathtaking High Definition footage of underwater life
- The built in interactive encyclopedia called "Animal Info" which allows you to learn about what you are viewing
- Built in music with options to choose from your iTunes library with a beautiful cover flow interface.
- A super easy way to change the footage that you are viewing
- A gorgeous "animal info" full screen mode which allows you to step away from your "aquarium" and learn about the species you were just watching
**This is the type of app that is great to use when you want to just sit back and relax, or if you wish to learn about some new underwater life, you can delve into it and learn something new.
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What's New in Version 1.2
+ Retina Display Support for the beautiful new MacBook Pro Screen!
+ Adds 11 new built in songs
+ Adds a set of new shark footage
+ Adds our brand new icon
+ Adds a feature that makes quitting the app easier - Now just press the escape key!
* Bug fixes
Beautiful and intuitive
I'd seen some reviews of the free version that made me wary of trying this program out, but it is truly wonderful. After a long day, watching the stingray aquarium was calming and enjoyable. The 2.44gb file size took a little while to download, but for $2 and a bit of hard disk space, it's worth every byte! I'm running it on the lowest current model MacBook Air with the most recent Mac OS updates, and there are no performance problems or lag to speak of. I might not recommend running this app on a laptop on battery, though, since it's HD video and is bound to drain the battery. No qualms though--this app made my day :)
It is MASSIVE HUGE FILE SIZE! Realize that this will take probably an hour or more to download, since the file size is 2.44 GB! I didn't realize that this was such a large file before I bought it, and that would have changed my purchase to a NO. Now the app performs well, I have no problems. Then again, I have the most powerful iMac possible, with the max RAM (16 GB) installed, and the i7 has 8 processing threads. I can see how this might not perform well on an average system. If you don 't have a powerful computer with plenty of hard disk drive space left, I would stear clear of this one. The app displays some beautiful HD video of underwater creatures. Very elegant and gorgeous overall.
This app REALLY gives you a BIG break. You get to watch lots of animals including my favorite, dolphins; sharks, oysters, jellyfishes and more. It never crashes or has any bug that i have experienced, just a little lag when loading the about me screen, but overall is great, with all the music and everything.
I wish, though, in the future the makers would make a virtual version where you could take care of all those, since the app store deosnt have much like that.
Great Job, Tap media.