There’s something to be said about free eye candy that also serves a purpose. Remember Apple’s pulsating app wall circa WWDC 2009?
That was genuine eye candy. How would you like to have a Mac screensaver that’s made up of iPhone app artwork? It’s pure eye candy. It’s also free. The purpose? Screensavers are of dubious value, but let’s pretend that they’re worth you time, trouble, and CPU cycles.
iPhone App Wall
Way back in the day, barely two years ago, Apple launched the iPhone App Store. A year later, Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference featured this humongoloid wall of screens with tens of thousands of iPhone apps.
Some of us saw the enormity of it all via YouTube, television news, and Apple.
Today I’m happy to report that all that lovely eye candy—iPhone artwork icons—can be stuffed into your Mac as a screensaver by way of the free AppWall Screensaver. Are you as excited as me?
I’d be more excited if Apple would sell a keyboard cleaner capable of removing peanut butter and jelly sandwich crumbs and innards, but I have to admit that all those apps squished down on my Mac’s screen looks pretty cool.
Download AppWall Screensaver, unzip, double click to install into System Preferences, then select it as your screensaver. The process is easy but takes a few minutes to load all the icons. Alright, maybe more than a few minutes.
You get your choice of iPhone app icons, too. The Top Free or the Top Paid. Sure, it would be nice to have just the Games icons, or the Sports icons, or the Social Networking icons for app art in a screensaver, but we are talking about free, right?
What’s it look like once you get it rolling?
If you’re endowed with a larger than life Mac, like an iMac vs. a MacBook, the iPhone app icons are stunning. A large Mac screen will have hundreds, maybe thousands of apps swimming by.
By contrast, AppWall’s rows of app icons makes the apps I have on my iPhone pale into insignificance, and I have over 250 apps and games. How long does the excitement of AppWall Screensaver last? Not very long, actually. But it was fun and interesting while it lasted.
Now I’m back to a screensaver of my kids grinning, sleeping, and chasing the dogs around the house.