Planets -- Live Wallpaper

Planets -- Live Wallpaper

By Sergey Vdovenko

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2013-01-02
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 64.12 MB
  • Developer: Sergey Vdovenko
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 10.7
Score: 4
From 97 Ratings


Place all planets from our Solar System right on your desktop and enjoy an amazing interactive Solar System with a calendar, clock and iCal task list. Can you imagine what it looks like to look at the Solar System from Mars or Uranus? Pick and place a planet at the center of the system (use Options) and look at our Solar System from absolutely new point of view - right on your desktop! Features: * Beautiful 3D Solar System live wallpaper for your Mac. * Soundtrack with ambient sounds of deep space. * Calendar and Clock. * 3 closest tasks for today taken from iCal. * Change the view - click on the desktop. * Change rotation speed and angle. * Place a planet or its satellite at the center of the system. * Zoom in on a planet or one of its moons. * Show planet moons and their orbits. * 4GB of memory recommended * Requires Mac OS 10.7 or higher. Learn more: Video: Note: proportions of orbits and planets were adjusted to fit the screen. Your support would greatly help us make the application even better: if you like the app, please write us a good review on Mac app store. We also appreciate your suggestions - let us know how we can make the app better.



  • planets live wallpaper

    By spin54
    great app
  • Broken

    By Don Harm
    Only shows in 1/4 of the desktop, the rest is a twitchy, static version of the app. This is completely broken, as is the support website. This should be removed from the app store immediately. PLEASE INSPECT/INVESTIGATE THIS APP!
  • Doesn’t work

    By Planetdisappointed
    3/4 of the screen is working correctly but, 1/4 (corner) is showing a smaller version of the larger display. It’s like a split screen but, there is no way to change that. I deleted it and will eat the $1.99 but thought I’d let you know it’s not all that great.
  • A nice app, but could use some improvement.

    By RichardG15
    I like the app, but it freezes on occasion and I have to either log out and long in again, or restart to recover the app. Secondly, the orbits are all exatcly in the same plane—not realistic in that regard. The revolution rate of the moon (12 revolutions around the earth in one orbit of the sun,) I think is not accurate. Neither are the orbit rates of the inner planets. It seems to not remember some settings from the previous session. Otherwise, its a great screen saver and I enjoy watching it on my 21 inch monitor.
  • Very Cool

    By Churic
    This is a very cool applications. Looks great as your background and it is a little customizable to add. If you are into space or astrology, you will like this app. It is educational also
  • Freezing

    By RQB30022
    I had to change some features on it because the noise was very distracting and the background movement as well. It moved too fast, so I had to reduce the speed of the movement of the planets. Also, the noise that came out was annoying because how can I listen to my music while listening to the noise of the planets in the background, makes no sense. So, I turned off the sound. Thereafter, the application keeps on freezing. Right now, there is no movement at all and the preferences does not want to open. This happened prior and I had to re-start my mac. I dont believe that the application is ment to change the features/options.
  • nice when it works

    By Derek2561
    The app runs smoothly with great graphics. The only thing I don’t like is that whenever i close my macbook air, go to class, then open my mac again just to see it stops working and don’t know how to restart it. The only solution i have is to restart my mac for it to run, which of course cannot do it everytime.
  • Awesome Desktop Solar System...

    By WestchesterSky
    This app delivers exactly what it promises, a beautifully rendered moving model of the solar system for your Mac desktop. The planets swing along their orbits in a mesmerizing celestial dance, while moons and asteroids move through their own orbits (if you choose). Makes for the perfect live wallpaper for the astronomically minded and a great teaching aid for kids. A nice range of preferences is offered, while set up and changes are simple. Looks fantastic on my 27” iMac. Kudos to the developer. This app is well worth the tiny price. Highly, highly recommended.
  • Sound effects?? (see edit)

    By DowntownClaytonBrown
    Seriously — you can’t turn off the very annoying sound effects? This is a complete deal breaker. What are you thinking, developers? Otherwise this is a really cool thing, but I am stunned that you have to listen to this clicking and whooshing new-agey soundtrack. Developers, PLEASE remove this feature! I will have to disable the app. Bummer. EDIT — I’m an idiot. Preferences are available in the toolbar at the top of the screen. Sound is off now. Sorry, and thank you!
  • a great planterian screen wallpaper

    By sciencetime
    i am amazed at the 3D affects on the screen it brings me to space without taking a trip to mars i get a lot comments on it i would say that most of my friends have a love for astrony science so this app fits the bill it is great app for children who want to learn about the constellation and stars it definitely would spark the mind of a child