EarthView EarthView 5.8.4 for Windows

by DeskSoft

Avg. Rating 3.2 (247 votes)

File Details

File Size 18.0 MB
License Shareware, $25.00
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 15,000
Publisher DeskSoft
Homepage EarthView

Publisher's Description

EarthView is a dynamic desktop wallpaper and screen saver, which displays beautiful views of the earth with daylight and night shadows. It produces colorful, high quality, high resolution images for every screen resolution - even beyond 2560x1600! The program supports map and globe views, urban areas, city lights, atmospheric effects, clouds, local time display and much more. EarthView supports different maps that show our planet earth in different ways, including seasonal changes of vegetation, snow cover and ocean ice. Many options allow total customization of all view parameters.

Latest Reviews

humbleuser

humbleuser reviewed v5.5.9 on Apr 21, 2016

Undesired: Desktopearth offers realtime world cloud cover in up to 4K resolution. With multiple monitors you can have individually cusomised views. It's brilliant.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v3.10.12 on Aug 3, 2009

Whenever you see "Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes", think "Blacklisted some more illicit serial numbers".

(No, I have never tried using an illicit serial number on EarthView. I wouldn't want it installed, free or otherwise.)

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v3.9.2 on Sep 15, 2008

Ummm, imemine, point me to an example of free software that provides accurate, real-time cloud cover imagery. That's what DeskSoft charges for--not just pretty clouds, but actual, real-time cloud images. (I'm not saying it's worth the price or even particularly useful.)

imemine

imemine reviewed v3.8.5 on Jul 18, 2008

well its nice to have the earth as a wallpaper, to see the position of the sun if thats how you like to keep your daily schedule if you dont use a 'time clock' as much.
but what would make it worth the cost, would be if they stopped charging an additional monthly subscription to actually see realtime satellite clouds, and made it free like other desktop earth programs which offer the same quality cloud overlays.
of course the day google earth could be an interactive earth desktop with your choice of overlays, that will be nice....

shodan816

shodan816 reviewed v3.6.6 on Jun 4, 2007

I must agree with 'vimes' It's nice, but practically worthless, making the $25 asking price far too excessive. $10 would be closer to reality of 'worth.'

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v3.6.4 on Jan 21, 2007

It is good at what it does and whilst it offers no real practical value, for me anyway, it is still nice to look at. However I can't get my head around the cost of it, it is way too expensive for what it offers.

genu

genu reviewed v3.6.3 on Jan 5, 2007

Google Earth and Windows virtual earth cannot be compared with this program. Those programs were made to be used in a productive manner. This is mainly a desktop enhancement. You can't see your house with this, because it wasnt made for that. This is generates quality screen saver images of the earth at different time zones. Can google earth do that? no because it wasnt made to do that.

Frasier.Crane

Frasier.Crane reviewed v3.5.2 on Jul 28, 2006

Why are people comparing this to Google Earth and similar products? Just because it contains the word "Earth"?

These are totally different products and EarthView is not meant to be Google Earth. As I take it, EarthView is meant to provide beautiful changing pictures of our planet and I must say it does that pretty impressively!

The quality and the beauty of the created images is simply stunning and not comparable to any similar program I've seen.

BogdanSHA

BogdanSHA reviewed v3.3.4 on Nov 25, 2005

Breathtaking!

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v3.3.3 on Nov 13, 2005

Yet another person who has no clue. This isn't just a screen saver. If you're going to whine, at least get your facts straight.

Besides, screen savers long ago evolved from the type of software that truly lived up to the genre name, to a wide variety of full-screen applications that can be invoked on demand (you know, when you ARE LOOKING AT IT).

If you just know, offhand and at all times, what the real-time cloud formations over Egypt look like, or even what the time is in China, then I'm impressed. How do you manage that?

I agree that it's not the most-useful application in the world, and is overpriced (like all of Desksoft's software). No, it's not Google Earth, but nor is it supposed to be. EarthView can be handy and interesting, particularly if you have contacts in a variety of areas around the globe, and have an interest in geography.

Avg. Rating 3.2 (247 votes)
Your Rating
humbleuser

humbleuser reviewed v5.5.9 on Apr 21, 2016

Undesired: Desktopearth offers realtime world cloud cover in up to 4K resolution. With multiple monitors you can have individually cusomised views. It's brilliant.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v3.10.12 on Aug 3, 2009

Whenever you see "Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes", think "Blacklisted some more illicit serial numbers".

(No, I have never tried using an illicit serial number on EarthView. I wouldn't want it installed, free or otherwise.)

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v3.9.2 on Sep 15, 2008

Ummm, imemine, point me to an example of free software that provides accurate, real-time cloud cover imagery. That's what DeskSoft charges for--not just pretty clouds, but actual, real-time cloud images. (I'm not saying it's worth the price or even particularly useful.)

imemine

imemine reviewed v3.8.5 on Jul 18, 2008

well its nice to have the earth as a wallpaper, to see the position of the sun if thats how you like to keep your daily schedule if you dont use a 'time clock' as much.
but what would make it worth the cost, would be if they stopped charging an additional monthly subscription to actually see realtime satellite clouds, and made it free like other desktop earth programs which offer the same quality cloud overlays.
of course the day google earth could be an interactive earth desktop with your choice of overlays, that will be nice....

shodan816

shodan816 reviewed v3.6.6 on Jun 4, 2007

I must agree with 'vimes' It's nice, but practically worthless, making the $25 asking price far too excessive. $10 would be closer to reality of 'worth.'

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v3.6.4 on Jan 21, 2007

It is good at what it does and whilst it offers no real practical value, for me anyway, it is still nice to look at. However I can't get my head around the cost of it, it is way too expensive for what it offers.

genu

genu reviewed v3.6.3 on Jan 5, 2007

Google Earth and Windows virtual earth cannot be compared with this program. Those programs were made to be used in a productive manner. This is mainly a desktop enhancement. You can't see your house with this, because it wasnt made for that. This is generates quality screen saver images of the earth at different time zones. Can google earth do that? no because it wasnt made to do that.

Frasier.Crane

Frasier.Crane reviewed v3.5.2 on Jul 28, 2006

Why are people comparing this to Google Earth and similar products? Just because it contains the word "Earth"?

These are totally different products and EarthView is not meant to be Google Earth. As I take it, EarthView is meant to provide beautiful changing pictures of our planet and I must say it does that pretty impressively!

The quality and the beauty of the created images is simply stunning and not comparable to any similar program I've seen.

BogdanSHA

BogdanSHA reviewed v3.3.4 on Nov 25, 2005

Breathtaking!

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v3.3.3 on Nov 13, 2005

Yet another person who has no clue. This isn't just a screen saver. If you're going to whine, at least get your facts straight.

Besides, screen savers long ago evolved from the type of software that truly lived up to the genre name, to a wide variety of full-screen applications that can be invoked on demand (you know, when you ARE LOOKING AT IT).

If you just know, offhand and at all times, what the real-time cloud formations over Egypt look like, or even what the time is in China, then I'm impressed. How do you manage that?

I agree that it's not the most-useful application in the world, and is overpriced (like all of Desksoft's software). No, it's not Google Earth, but nor is it supposed to be. EarthView can be handy and interesting, particularly if you have contacts in a variety of areas around the globe, and have an interest in geography.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v3.3.3 on Oct 19, 2005

anything besides a blank screen I find to be a waste of system resources. screensavers are designed to save your screen-as in when you're NOT LOOKING AT IT. Other than that I don't need this prog to see cloud formations in egypt or to figure out what the time is in china. worthless & should be free

bobad

bobad reviewed v3.3.1 on Sep 8, 2005

I installed the program and visited the home page. I find the program has a "heavy" feel, and is quite awkward and slow to use.

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v3.3.0 on Sep 3, 2005

Yet another clueless comment, from someone who didn't even install the product being commented on. EarthView and Google Earth are designed to do totally different things.

You may as well compare Windows Calculator and Microsoft Excel just because "they both seem to have something to do with numbers".

exit

exit reviewed v3.3.0 on Aug 2, 2005

Get them for free

http://virtualearth.msn.com/

Google earth

Download Google earth

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v3.0.1 on Jan 14, 2005

[Note: Price was not a factor in my rating of this software.]

Oh great, here we go--another genius rating software without a clue. You remind me of the kids who slam UltraEdit because hey, Windows ships with Notepad.

EarthView is more than just a static map. Besides relieving you of having to hunt down, download, then update wallpaper yourself, EarthView lets you use map or globe views, and lets you use these as either wallpaper, a screen saver, or both.

EarthView also lets you mark cities of your choice, and include their local time in the caption. (This is helpful if, like me, you correspond with people in other countries and time zones.)

EarthView also lets you dynamically change the view by specifying "camera paths", latitude and longitude, zoom factors (down to 2.7 km), updated and accurate cloud data, and so forth. You can specify the opacity of the clouds, update frequency of cloud data and the overall image itself, configure how populated areas should be represented by light (if at all), and so on and on and on.

So in short, equating EarthView to images you can download from the web is proof you didn't even visit the product's home page, let alone download and install the damned thing.

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