Living Earth is the best and most beautiful world clock and weather app for your Mac! The award winning app for iPhone and iPad is now available with a single click from your Mac menu bar offering easily accessible world times and weather for millions of cities around the world. Real-time global cloud cover, live wallpaper, and screensaver features turns your desktop into a window in space.
Apple Editors' Choice!
Featured in the Best of the Mac App Store.
"Living Earth is proof that a world clock and weather app can be beautiful" - Apple @AppStore
"A stunning app that shows the Earth in real time, based on global weather reports. " - WIRED
● World clock and weather with a single click on the menu bar or customizable shortcut from anywhere in your Mac.
● Live clouds from near real-time satellite cloud data - updated every 3 hours. View global cloud patterns, hurricanes and tropical storms around the world.
● World clock and weather for over 3 million cities. 10 day and 2-hour forecasts powered by Weather Underground.
● Live Desktop wallpaper and screensaver. Updates continuously while you work.
● Observe sunrise and sunset borders around the world live as they are happening. Watch the day and night shadow line progress across the globe through the day.
● Stars, constellations, and the Milky Way are displayed accurately in time and space.
● High resolution live 3D simulation. Enhanced for Retina display.
Quality detailed weather information provided by Weather Underground (www.wunderground.com). Weather Underground is the world's best source of the most reliable and accurate weather data available.
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- Center icon and temperature on menu bar for MacOS 10.12.
- Increase text contrast and legibility.
- Fix issues with connecting and disconnecting external displays.
Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful, but . . .
There appears to be a glitch in its programming on both the iPhone and the Mac versions that makes it show a couple of triangular images just west of the Bering Sea that are clearly glitches but look kind of like ICBM vapor trails. This is the first time I have ever seen an image glitch in Living Earth.
Also, it would be nice if it incorporated into the Mac version the ability to take a screenshot. As it works now, any effort to take a screenshot makes it disappear and returns you to your normal screen. The iPhone version does allow one to take a screenshot of it because it is a standalone app on the phone and not a screensaver.
Other than the above, it’s a pretty good app, with the appearance of Earth on a big Apple display being simply dazzling.
Like a long lost friend, returned! :-)
I was finally reunited with my long lost friend, but MAN, has it gotten WAY BETTER over time with the help of Radiant Labs!
Apps like this are very unique, particularly for those who truly appreciate all the beauty of space. I used to have one of those spinning earth apps. I bought it for ~ $45 back in … eh, well, very way back, like when I still used a windows machine, and yes, that far back. It app rotated, it showed countries, but that was about it, and I’m sure it probably still sits spinning in some cubicle somewhere, by someone who loves the 90’s.
Then, a wonderful app called xQuake came along on Mac - and I absolutely loved it. It had a spinning earth map, PLUS earthquake information and weather. I don’t remember it having a full screensaver but to watch it was spectacular … and then it was discontinued. :-(
Then, THIS app came along, and I've been struck with the visual appeal and simplicity of this app. The visual artistry, attention to detail, and software quality level that this app come together in this app in a fantastic visual treat and ease of use. A full nod to the people at Radiant Labs. You guys really did a fantastic job with this app. It’s limited, agreeably, but what works, works amazingly well, and that’s what separates good apps from great apps in my book.
Like I said, I finally found an old friend again and I’m very glad it’s available on the most beautiful displays in the world (mac screens). :-)
Developer Response ,
Wow, thanks for the awesome review! So happy you love the app.
Beautiful view of Earth but lacks features
The view of Earth and it’s weather patterns is spectacular which I would give it 5 stars (right up there with OSXPlanet). Also the Weather and time widget is small and nicely placed. The only con I can see is it doesn’t have in apps purchases for Earth quakes, Hurricanes and Sun and Moon locations (aka. Earthdesk). I think Earthdesk is very good with all the features but it lack the stunning view of Living Earth or OSXPlanet. Also if you like this you should check out Earth 3D specially on your TV monitor using AirPlay (located under Preferences-Displays).
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.