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Paper Fish

By IAM Web Services LLC

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Have you ever wanted to see fish swim around your desktop? Paper Fish is not a screen saver; the paper-thin fishes swim around your active windows while you work. Make a 3D space out of your desktop and see fishes swim into the background and even peak out from around your windows. A realistic swimming motion brings the fish to life. Paper Fish is the ultimate in desktop entertainment.


• Two styles of fish — wrinkled paper and smooth paper.
• Three window overlap modes means the fish can swim where you want, either in front of your windows or beside them.
• Use the Inspector window to examine the 3D space created by your desktop.
• Select the maximum number of fish you want to see.
• Select the type and size of the fishes that swim on you desktop.
• Supports multi-screen systems.

Have a great idea to improve Paper Fish? We want to hear about it. Please contact us at

Don't think of Paper Fish as an aquarium simulation – think of them as 3D desktop friends.

What's New in Version 1.0.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Great but Glitchy

I love this app and have had a lot of fun with the cute nicely animated paper fish. My one problem with it is after about 4-5 min it closes out and I have to reopen it. It’s not a big problem but I do think in the next version it should be fixed.

Paper Fish
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 7.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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