EarthDesk 4.2 Adds Screen Saver Option

April 28, 2008 in Software (E)

[] Incline Village, Nevada - Xeric Design, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of EarthDesk 4.2, its award-winning, real-time dynamic desktop map, for Macintosh OS X. EarthDesk 4.2 adds an option to allow use as a screen saver only rather than strictly a desktop, and is fully compatible with Leopard (and Tiger).

EarthDesk replaces the static desktop with an image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination, as well as real-time global cloud coverage, allowing users to track hurricanes and other weather systems on their Macintosh or Windows desktop.

The software operates silently in the background, keeping your desktop updated while you work. Unlike a screen saver, which only appears when your system is idle, EarthDesk's dynamic desktop is continuously displayed as your desktop background, although with this release it can optionally work as only a screen saver.

New in version 4.2:
* Added a screen saver only mode.
* Fixed a bug that could cause the cloud server list to not update periodically.
* Improved the communication between the EarthDesk prefpane and the rendering engine.

EarthDesk is the only application of its kind to support accurate moonlight, multiple monitors and eleven different map projections, as well as political, enhanced satellite and natural views.

Pricing and Availability:
EarthDesk requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer. Single user copies may be purchased online for $23.95 USD. Upgrades are available for $11.95 USD. For more information and to download an evaluation version, please visit the Xeric Design website. Editorial Review copies and high resolution screenshots are available to qualified persons upon request.

Xeric Design, based in Incline Village, Nevada, is a leader in global time and mapping software. Its flagship product, EarthDesk, for both Macintosh and Windows, is enjoyed by users in more than 140 countries.


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