A funny thing happened on the road from Mac OS X Cheetah to Puma to Jaguar to Panther to Tiger to Leopard to Snow Leopard to Lion.
I started collecting wallpaper images (known to we Mac purists as desktop pictures). I’ve saved favorites from each of the Mac cats, and found a few wallpaper apps that take image collecting to a new level.
Desktop Picture Wallpaper Of The Day
For many years, and through many Mac cats, I’d select a desktop picture (wallpaper to you Windows PC converts), and pretty much just let it sit on my Mac.
Then, the kids came along, and I’d use one of their photos and change it on the desktop from time to time.
Then, as I did more Mac app reviews, I’d find a wallpaper-changing app that would do the same thing. Star Wallpaper for Mac is a handy app that does mostly one thing. More wallpaper.
This inexpensive little app resides in your Mac’s Menubar. Set it to pull down high resolution photos from various photography sites and it will change the desktop wallpaper automatically.
Of course, you can set the wallpaper manually, too.
And you’re not likely to complain about the photos the app downloads. Something different everyday adds a little spice to your Mac life.
The downloaded images tend to be colorful or dramatic.
Like clockwork, you get such images downloaded to your Mac and installed as the desktop picture (wallpaper) every day.
Not bad for an inexpensive Mac app that gives you worthy photographs every day, right?
So, what’s wrong with this picture? Discipline, young Grasshopper. Patience is a virtue. Or, a vulture. I get them mixed up.
Regardless, what I’d really like to see is a dozen photos downloaded each day, one installed, and then have them change throughout the day. That would be awesome.
Even more so would be an option to choose which photo I feel like using at the time, especially by mood, because my mood changes; sometimes by the hour, sometimes by the event, sometimes by the moon. But it changes, you know?