Type of Program: Desktop
Supported Platforms: Win 9x/XP/2k/2K3/ME
Company Name: Mane und Frischeisen GmbH
Installed Size: 36138 kb
DeskoverX is a program that replaces windows wallpaper with an
animated globe or screensaver. The globe displays various random pictures from
all over Europe and Asia. As it changes pictures the globe rotates and places a
marker where the currently displayed picture is from.
In just a few minutes of watching the globe I'd seen pictures from the U.K.,
Australia, Germany, and Belgium. The download took a good bit on my 1Mbit
satellite connection so if your using dial up to grab this you may want to use a
I like the idea behind DeskoverX however many of the pictures it displays are
fuzzy webcam type images. While there were some nice ones, the quality of most
was poor. Another fault I could point out with this program is the inability to
pick a location you want to see. If I want to see a picture from Australia then
I just have to wait and hope one comes up I can't click on an area there, or
rotate the globe and bring up an image.
The other big feature of this program, is the ability to replace your wallpaper
with a screensaver. This is one part of the program that works well and does
exactly what you'd expect. You tell DeskoverX to replace your wallpaper with a
screensaver and it does, though the screensaver runs a bit slower then it
normally would(this program is a bit of a memory hog). It does do what it claims
in this area, so I can't fault it there.
DeskoverX is a cool idea but it needs some work and tweaking, while there are
some options you can set through an icon in the system tray it just doesn't do
many of the things I'd like it to(or expect it to). If your looking to
substitute your wallpaper for something different and more lively you may want
to pass on this.
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Cassidy