Just when you think it’s safe to go back in the water (or, just a visit to New York City), there’s Sharknado 2: The Second One. Just when you think you’ve seen every possible app for the Mac, there’s Satellite Eyes.
Desktop wallpaper images for the Mac are everywhere and many are free. The very best ones might have a price tag, often make it easy to change Desktop images but not one of them does what Satellite Eyes can do. Wherever you and your Mac travel, Satellite Eyes will grab a satellite image of that exact location and turn it into the Desktop wallpaper.
For example, here’s a shot of where I am as I write about Satellite Eyes.
If Satellite Eyes used Apple Maps instead of various and sundry competitors, perhaps my Desktop wallpaper would look like this instead (if I worked in a downtown office).
Satellite Eyes uses OS X’s built-in Location Services, which also uses Apple’s own database of Wi-Fi access points. That lets the app triangulate your current location, so you will need an internet connection to get an update to the satellite image.
The app is a bit less creepy than it might seem. Instead of using the satellite to view where you are, all you’re getting is an image of your current location, so you won’t see yourself, or see people walking around nearby, or cars going back and forth.
Maybe that will show up in the next version. Satellite Eyes is free but I’d pay money for that.