A powerful and very dynamic Mac app that integrates on your desktop

EarthDesk for Mac

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Download EarthDesk 7.6

EarthDesk for Mac

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  • Latest Version:

    EarthDesk 7.6 LATEST

  • Requirements:

    Mac OS X 10.11 or later

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  • Author / Product:

    Xeric Design, Ltd. / EarthDesk for Mac

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EarthDesk for Mac converts your desktop into a beautiful, real-time image of the Earth from space, continuously updating in the background while you work. Configure the map, sit back, and enjoy the stunning view! Imagine gazing through the window of an orbiting spaceship. Now imagine that view on your desktop. That's EarthDesk.

The app features real-time clouds, accurate sun, moon, city lighting, and more. The program isn't just a pretty picture. As it moves throughout the day, depicting live data, it's a great source of information. With so many options at your fingertips, gazing at the Earth from space has never been easier!

Features and Highlights

EarthDesk for macOS has 12 projections to choose from including Mercator, Azimuthal, and Equirectangular, and a Globe with an optional starfield background.

Center on latitude/longitude, a point relative to the sun or moon, or any of 10,000 locations. A data subscription gives you even more centering options.

Map Labels
Multi-color labels can be used to group cities by category and pinpoint them on the app's maps. Labels are defined per screen for maximum versatility.

Earth Desk for Mac operates in the background, using minimal resources. Apart from the beautiful picture on your desktop, you won't even notice it is running.

Multiple Screens
One, two, three, or more screens can be used simultaneously. Display a different map on each one, or span a single map across all your screens.

Live Cloud Images
The free cloud image service provides the app with global cloud images at a detail level of 2 megapixels. Standard cloud images update every six hours.

Watch earthquakes happen all over the world. Choose the minimum magnitude to display, select the number of days they remain, and fade out older quakes.

Named Storms
Track major tropical storms, cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes. Choose how to label the storm, and whether to display the Safir-Simpson category.

High-Resolution Clouds
A data subscription provides you with high-resolution cloud images at a detail level of 32 megapixels. High-resolution clouds update every three hours.

Note: Watermark on the desktop image. Requires 64-bit processor.

Also Available: Download EarthDesk for Windows

What's new in this version:

EarthDesk 7.6
- Adds support for changes to our data feed hosting infrastructure. If you are using a firewall, please ensure EarthDesk has access to: *.xericdesign.com.

EarthDesk 7.5.1
- Change log not available for this version

EarthDesk 7.5
- Universal Binary to run natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs
- The minimum macOS version is now 10.14

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