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Planets -- Live Wallpaper

By Sergey Vdovenko

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Place all planets from our Solar System right on your desktop and
enjoy an amazing interactive Solar System with a calendar, clock and
iCal task list.

Can you imagine what it looks like to look at the Solar System from
Mars or Uranus? Pick and place a planet at the center of the system
(use Options) and look at our Solar System from absolutely new point
of view - right on your desktop!

* Beautiful 3D Solar System live wallpaper for your Mac.
* Soundtrack with ambient sounds of deep space.
* Calendar and Clock.
* 3 closest tasks for today taken from iCal.
* Change the view - click on the desktop.
* Change rotation speed and angle.
* Place a planet or its satellite at the center of the system.
* Zoom in on a planet or one of its moons.
* Show planet moons and their orbits.
* 4GB of memory recommended
* Requires Mac OS 10.7 or higher.

Learn more:


Note: proportions of orbits and planets were adjusted to fit the screen.

Your support would greatly help us make the application even better:
if you like the app, please write us a good review on Mac app store.

We also appreciate your suggestions - let us know how we can make the
app better.

What's New in Version 1.1

- Perseids added
- Performance improved
- Stars bug fixed
- Orbit pulsation bug fixed
- New asteroid belt


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Customer Reviews

good but bad spelling

this is a really great app but one thing you spelt saturn wrong please fix this and maybe put in pluto as well.

Fun talking-piece.

I'm middle school science teacher and absolutely love this app. Not only can I teach the planets with some basic information, but I can also talk about and show the lunar cycle! I would like an option under preferences where I can disable the camera movement. Every mouse click changes the angle, which isn't a big deal, but having the ability to disable would be fantastic.

Great overall app. Well-made and authors should consider creating science apps for multiple areas: plate tectonics, such as, plate movement, boundary interactions; creating atoms with subatomic particles; so much more you all can do.

Thanks for this, from an astronomy-lovin' nerd.

**NOTE** to the previous reviewer, and as mentioned by others previously, the circle in your menu bar at the top is the options menu for the app. Again, as another said, the black donut. Hope this helps, it sure helped me.

Also, if your animation stops and your using macbook, make sure you're plugged in or that you haven't selected "disable the animation when battery is in use".

Beautiful App

Great app when it does not freeze ! I love it, it gave me a new perspective on our universe, however it always seems to freeze after a little while and I have to restart my computer which is annoying. Please fix this bug so it won't freeze all the time! It is wonderful to look at the universe from the different view points and opens up my imagination….

Planets -- Live Wallpaper
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 67.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Russian
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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