Live Desktop Wallpaper
See the beautiful spinning globe of our very own planet Earth on your Mac desktop. Interact with the planets, admire the view, say goodbye to boring static desktops.
An Attractive Alternative
There isn't any practical functionality to Earth Live Wallpaper; it's purely for the pleasure of looking at something aesthetically pleasing. It replaces your regular static desktop wallpaper with a high nicely rendered representation of our home planet. You can switch to different views, such as geographical, and political, and you can drag and zoom to look around. Earth's rotation speed can be changed, and there is day/night representation in the visualisation, so you can see half the planet in darkness, if you choose.
As an inexpensive, fun little app, it's hard to fault Earth Live Wallpaper. It would be nice to be able to sync the planet with real time, and also to have the camera remain in one location over the planet. The animation is also a little choppy, and it seems to be designed for a specific desktop resolution and doesn't handle smaller resolutions well.