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Sandy Beach 3D

By 3Planesoft

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Tranquility, endless ocean, sun-soaked sand. A light breeze, the roar of waves and not a soul nearby… Would you like to go to this paradise? Sandy Beach 3D live wallpaper puts a private beach on your desktop. It won’t wash away the icons but it will help you relax!

• realistic 3d water simulation with refraction and caustic effects
• Retina display ready
• original music track
• compatible with Mavericks
• screen saver mode
• multi-monitor support with monitor selection
• removing dock icon
• autostart at login
• doesn't prevent your computer from going to sleep

IMPORTANT NOTE: the app will not run on GMA 950 video card (Mac Mini (2006, 2007), iMac (2006), MacBook (2006, 2007))


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What's New in Version 1.0.3

- bug fixes

- ability to set up a password for the screen saver mode
- automatic optimization of the CPU usage: the more of the desktop space is covered with apps, the fewer of the computer's resources are used by Sandy Beach 3D
- power saving modes: you can choose different modes for working on battery and working on A/C power
- bug fixes and stability improvements


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Customer Reviews

Love it

I have it on my wallpaper now. Love it. Can adjust the sounds of the wallpaper musics as well as the effects individually, both as wallpaper and screen saver. Very realistic looking except for when the water washes over the conch seashell. There should be bubbles or the water should be going around it instead of through it. You guys really should have just not let the water go up to it at all, the water also doesn’t look very real when going over the tree roots that are sticking up out of the sand. Again, if you had just limited the water washing up you could have avoided this altogether, a really simple adjustment, but it’s all good. I still enjoy it. Would have really knocked mysocks off if you had just limited the water waves so they wouldn’t go up to the shell and tree roots.


I’m an island, west coast beach lover stuck on the east coast with no beach. I was looking for something to help me relax while I work from home surrounded by no beach. This app is perfect. The sound of the waves and the simple look of the water is just enough. I was nervous it might be too complicated with fish or whales and a whole lot of action. But it was just right. the look of the app is Simple but refreshing. it plays even when i have other applications up and I love that too! I turned the automatic island music off though. The sound of the beach was what I wanted so I’m glad there’s a feature to turn off just the music both on desktop and screensaver. Oh one more thing, though I love the cloudy storm look it would be nice to have a nice sun feature, sunset or sunrise would be great!

HD graphics & HD sound - A wonderful way to fall & stay asleep

This company only publishes really great apps. I was hooked early and soon bought them all. I'm hoping Sandy Beach will eventually cause beach dreams as easily as it now puts me to sleep. I also love having the sound running in the background while I work AND the ultra wide dual monitor option across my 27” iMac and ajoining 46” Samsung TV in my bedroom. This is truly a class act!

Sandy Beach 3D
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 66.4 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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