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Let It Snow: More Control and Less Accumulation

2 January 2014 263 views No Comment

Let It Snow: More Control and No Accumulation

Here is a bit of low-cost fun that puts a flowing, blowing series of snow flurries on your Mac and it’s pretty cool. Whether you live with snow, but don’t have a window at your desk, or exist in a place sans weather, Let It Snow is great way to enjoy the white stuff.

And, just to be clear, this isn’t a screensaver. Let It Snow is active when you are working and it has a fairly soothing effect, at least on me.

• Let It Snow ($0.99, MAS)
— New Feature: Let It Snow now lives in the status bar (near to the volume control) freeing up dock space
— New Feature: Gusts of wind
— Enhancement: Added more realism to the snow that settles on the active window
— Enhancement: A little more snow

Once upon a time, like 2011, Let It Snow was a major memory accumulator (i.e. hogged RAM), but no more. For example, I have been running Let It Snow for about and memory usage has held steady at 19.4MB. CPU usage bounces around the 4 percent range, which is now big deal, especially on a quad core machine.

As noted in the above screen cap, Let It Snow doesn’t include any wintry wallpapers. Happily enough, the Fairer Platform has you covered here and here.

To get the most out of your 99 cent investment, developer Ilia has posted an updated video tutorial.

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