Trygve H. Inda has released a new version of EarthDesk, bringing the title to version 2.0. EarthDesk provides a dynamic background to your Mac OS X and Classic desktop based on the movement of the Earth. The new version includes performance tweaks, new controls, new features, and an updated Mac OS X experience. From Trygve H. Inda:
Trygve H. Inda, developer of Time Palette, announces the immediate availability of EarthDesk 2.0, a major upgrade to the wildly popular dynamic desktop map application.
EarthDesk replaces your static desktop picture with an animated, real-time rendered image of the Earth, continuously updating in the background while you work. The software supports eleven different map projections, political and satellite views, and renders accurate sun, moon and city lighting.
Whatis new in version 2.0:
- Vastly improved performance and efficiency with preemptive multitasking.
- Complete multi-display support - a different map on each screen.
- Significantly higher quality twilight shading.
- Automatically updates when waking from sleep.
- Moonlight shading can be turned on or off.
- Map update frequency can be precisely controlled.
- Help system and Atlas files are encapsulated in a single application file.
- Revised interface - a total Aqua experience under OS X.
EarthDesk requires a Macintosh computer with Mac OS 9.1+ or Mac OS X 10.1+.
The update is priced at US$9.95 to registered owners of version 1.x. The full version is priced at US$19.95. You can find more information on EarthDesk at Trygve H. Indais Web site.