Are you still using that default Mac wallpaper? Really? Don’t you get bored of it? Of course, you do. But like many of us, you gave up on hunting awesome wallpapers, curating a collection and remembering to cycle through them. You did that when you had all the time in the world. You don’t now. All you want to do is get to the Mac and start working.
But having an awesome wallpaper greet you now and then isn’t such a bad thing. And you’ll be happy to know that there are awesome apps that deliver hand curated, spectacular art right to your desktop every day or so. And you don’t even need to pay for most of them. Just download the app, and forget about it.
Intrigued? Read on.
1. Unsplash Wallpaper
When we did our royalty free stock photos roundup, Unsplash came on top. Unsplash is a website that features 10 new images every 10 days. And trust me, they’re awesome. They’re well above full HD, Retina compatible and most of them make for beautiful backgrounds.
You could just browse the website and manually get the wallpapers. Or install their Unsplash Wallpaper app. It’s a free menu bar utility that will cycle new wallpapers every 12 hours or when you ask it to. You can also save wallpapers. The app has the ability to automatically change the menu bar theme to dark mode when the wallpaper is dark as well.
If you want beautiful wallpapers delivered to you every single day without you having to lift so much as a finger, install Unsplash.
2. Padbury Clock Screen saver
Padbury Clock Screen saver is a classic. It’s great for people with iMacs which they never shut down. Install this screen saver and after the set time, the monitor will show the current time in big bold beautiful letters.
Here’s how you install new screen savers. Just download the zip file. Unzip it and you’ll see a .saver file. Double-click it and you’ll be asked to install it. That’s it.
Then find it in Desktop & Screen Saver option in System Preferences.
In Padbury Clock’s case, you can change some settings like switch to dark mode, enable time separators, use red fonts at night and more.
3. Dribbble Screensaver
This one’s for all the designers around. Dribbble is like design porn. And this screen saver will bring all that beautiful and flat design inspiration right to your monitor when it’s been idle for more than your set time.
4. Wallpaper by Behance
Behance is where creative professionals of all sorts share their work. This includes everyone from designers to photographers. And a lot of the art featured at Behance makes for amazing, breathtaking wallpapers.
Wallpapers by Behance is a menu bar utility that lets you browse wallpapers from the drop-down menu. You can directly add an image as a wallpaper or appreciate it on Behance. The app can also automatically change wallpapers daily/weekly/monthly.
5. Kuvva Wallpapers
Kuvva is the only paid app on this list. It costs $4.99 because the Kuvva site itself believes in paying designers and photographers for their art. This means when you pay for Kuvva, you get some of the top art out there. The stuff from designers that they wouldn’t put out for free.
I encourage you go to Kuvva, look at some sample wallpapers. They’ve got some of the most spectacular polygonal and minimal art wallpapers I’ve ever seen.
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Last updated on 03 February, 2022
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