Apr 27 2009
I’ll say it up front: there’s nothing practical about this week’s picks, but they are fun. All of this weekÃs picks are designed to help you find your place in the world and put your head in the stars.
Another win for my New Zealanders at SubRosaSoft. This little app that graphically displays the route your packets are taking around the earth. It even includes real-time sunlight and cloud mapping.
Named after the Phoenician god of time (oh, yeah, him), this little menu extra shows time in different time zones. Handy if you are always wondering what time it is in (insert exotic location). The author is very responsive to input, too.
Plug in to the cosmos with this utility from RAILhead that downloads the Astronomy Picture of the Day. With this app you can browse APOD archives and easily apply an image as your desktop.
This is a screensaver that animates your sleeping Mac with orbiting planets, peppered with an occasional exploding planet or nuclear war.
This atlas utility, available for OS X and 9, lets you search for and locate places on earth. By choosing a hub, you can calculate circle plots and ranges. For the rest of us, you can use it to find Paradise California.
Take a break this week, and have some fun with one of these odd little free apps, and come back for more next week!
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