buggy, only works on one space (desktop)
great idea, but doesn’t work well on my iMac. It will start up with a website bg I want, but only on one space - that is, I can’t have it running on all the spaces as a general background. But beyond that bug, it flashes every few seconds, showing the normal background wallpaper image. very annoying, just the opposite of what I actually wanted. too bad. This has potential, it’s just not there yet.
I think I like this app, but...
I'm giving this app 4 stars. As with other reviewers, it will be worthy of my fifth star when multiple monitor support is added. I have a couple of issues though… 1) I'm stuck on a white screen. I attempted to point the application to a localhost file on my machine (that feeds from a DropBox folder) and it wouldn't open. I removed all of the other sites from the application settings and am now unable to get to the application settings when launching the app. My options when clicking the menubar icon are always [Activate Desktopr] or [Quit Desktopr]. No matter how many times I click [Activate Desktopr], I remain on a white screen with no new option to enter settings. I have uninstalled, rebooted and re-installed twice to no avail. 2) Both the [Developer Website] and [Desktopr Support] links above direct me to the developer Facebook page. I have no Facebook account and no intention to start one to receive support for this application. (Yes, I'm the one guy under 50 who doesn't have a Facebook account. I'm a web developer and have plenty of friends - maybe it's my small way of being a hipster or something…)
Greatness in a lesser disguise
Multi-monitor support would be really nice - it only displays on the primary desktop. The secondary is actually the one I wanted to display things on. I'm living with that, though, and overall the app is fast, stable, and flexible enough to support very complex schemes and schedules. It has the potential to be a headline-worthy star with a few feature tweaks, as long as the developer can keep it fast and light.
Good but not great
I really want this functionality to use our geckboard dashboards to monitor some website stats. Currently, I can only give this a 3 star because you are not able to select which desktop to assign it to. Always being on the main monitor is not as useful as being able to specify an external monitor to use. With that, I would give it a 5 star. It's a big detriment to my use.
Once bugs are fixed I
What it does for you is very useful - simply displays a webpage or file as your Desktop. The problem is the app isn't all that reliable. Specifically the refresh timer settings just don't take. I've tried so many times to set it to refresh every 10 minutes... instead I either get no refresh for hours at a time, or I get them rapidly one after another. Just can't win. In my case I am using Desktopr as a study tool. I have it set to a webpage of randomly generated Japanese vocabulary lists. It's a great way to get exposure to new words while I use my computer as normal. However, if it's refreshing too frequently I don't have enough time to review the words. And if it's refreshing too seldomly I don't learn anything new. I hope the developer fixes this soon.