Mach Desktop - HD Dynamic Motion Wallpaper
By Mach Software Design
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Mach Desktop 2.0 is the most mature, advanced, and beautiful wallpaper application! Mach Desktop features 40+ stunning themes, with each theme featuring advanced 3D effects or gorgeous True HD Video, and the most cutting-edge and beautiful "Desklets" ever to grace a Desktop! 3D effects include but are not limited to: Light, Water, Fog, Smoke, Clouds, Fire, Snow, Stars, Galaxies, Quasars, even Black Holes, and more! Mach Desktop 2.0 also features a new super efficient video player foundation that can play full 1080P HD videos while consuming on average 5% CPU per display* Our High Definition Videos include Waterfalls, Fireplaces, Aquariums; and even historic landmarks like the Great Pyramids, the Roman Colosseum, the Athens Acropolis, the Eiffel Tower, and others!
Unlike other apps, which only iterate through photos, play only mediocre videos, or include only one 3D rendered image; Mach Desktop include all of these features and much much more! Desklets can automatically be added on a per-theme basis, and automatically customized and positioned for each theme. Or with the Desklet Manager, quickly customize Desklets' position, size, font, and colors (and Add Desklets) with a single click! You can even put Web Page Desklets on your Desktop, and our advanced Desklets not only feature weather, date, forecasts, and other detailed information; but also forecasted temperature, humidity, wind speed, and more! You can even load your own videos and quartz compositions; the options are limitless -- Mach Desktop truly has no equal and is the only application of its kind!
Ridiculously Advanced Features!
- 40+ Themes, with the option to automatically add customized Desklets or add no Desklets at all; the choice is yours!
- Unlimited Display support, with each display being independently customizable
- 25+ 3D (Quartz) Compositions with stunning rendered effects such as Light, Water, Fog, Smoke, Clouds, Fire, Snow, Stars, Galaxies, Quasars, Black Holes, and more
- Nearly 20 True HD Videos include Waterfalls, Fireplaces, Aquariums; and also historic landmarks like the Great Pyramids, the Roman Colosseum, the Athens Acropolis, the Eiffel Tower, and more
- Choose Themes graphically with a single click
- Add over 30 different Desklets with a single click; with each Desklet supporting customized position, size, font, foreground color, and background color
- Web page Desklets allow to you put multiple web pages on your Desktop, allowing full customizability for position and size
- Forecast Desklets show conditions, temperature, wind speed, humidity, and pressure for the next 12 hours
- Retina Display support
- Incredibly advanced, yet super easy to use
* Videos average 5% CPU per display, Quartz composition CPU usage varies depending on Quartz composition
**1.0 Users you can still put web pages as your Desktop, simply add the Web Page Desklet and resize it to fill your screen!**
What's New in Version 2.7.2
- Fixed an issue that prevented Weather Desklets from displaying properly
- Various other bug fixes
Just doesn’t look that good
The animated desktops are a nice idea, as are the widgets, but in practice the most attractive ones included here are the ones featured in the free version, and a lot of these are plain ugly. I guess I could roll my own using quartz composer, or possibly there is a community of people making good ones out there, but even the good ones here look pretty cheesy. I think if the authors want to save themselves more bad reviews they should post videos on their websites of all of the included desktops so people know what they are getting. I (erroneously) figured the paid version would have even *nicer* desktops than the free version, but only a couple are even on the same level, most are noticeably worse.
Another issue is that the interface is poorly thought out. There are entirely separate settings windows for picking the desktop backgrounds and for customizing and placing widgets, which makes the app cumbersome to experiment with when dialing in a setup.
Good, Bad, & Ugly
Despite my 2* rating, I actually really like this app. This is a great way to add a little life to your desktop. It gets a low rating though because it has some flaws that need to be addressed in future updates.
The Good: The beach/mountain/nature wallpapers are absolutely beautiful. The widgets are an excellent feature with some basic customization options.
The Bad: I have this app set to start up upon login but it is pretty slow to load and it just about triples my boot time. Weather widgets are very slow to accept my location. It took over an hour for the weather widget to adjust for my location. On my g/f’s account, her location still shows as the default location and it’s been 3 days since I installed this app. I can adjust the font type, but font size is unresponsive. 24hr clock works on 1 widget (my clock) but on another (sunrise/sunset) it will only display a 12hr clock.
The Ugly: Some of these wallpapers are just horrible looking. There’s an Eiffel Tower wallpaper that would be really nice looking if it weren’t for the fact that the top of the tower is cut off. Same goes for a couple others. Ice Cavern is really cheesey and Windmills is just lol bad.
Even with it’s flaws, I do like this app and plan to keep using it. If the problems I pointed out are corrected with future updates I would easily add a few more stars to my rating.
Beautiful, with large selection of included quartz compositions and videos, and is very customizable :) It’s the best wallpaper app because it makes it EASY to customize your desktop!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Oct 16, 2015
- Version: 2.7.2
- Size: 715 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mach Software Design
- © 2011 Mach Software Design
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor