Apple doesn’t leave their customers with much room to customize. Whether it’s Mac or iPhone or iPad, customization options are limited to wallpaper, app icon location, home screen photos, and not much more.
Even the photos in Contacts (formerly Address Book) are tiny and anemic. There is a better way. Thanks to a clever Mac utility, you can dress up your iPhone and give it customized photos in place you never thought possible. All you need is an iPhone, your Mac, and the little Mac app that can do– Ensoul.
Custom Background Wallpaper Photos
Ensoul is more of a Mac photo enhancement app for your iPhone. This fun to use tool adds personality to your iPhone by customizing Contact photos, Wallpaper, and Home Screen.
Fun to use? Ensoul is instantly usable. Drag and drop photos into Ensoul and use the simple tools to position them into place.
Photos can be used in the iPhone’s background wallpaper (where the app icons live), or on the iPhone’s home screen (where the Slide to Open control lives).
I did say tools, right? Actually, Ensoul’s tools to enhance and crop photos is purely drag and drop and point and click.
The onscreen iPhone image makes it instantly easy to see how a photo will look on your iPhone.
Ensoul uses many of the Mac’s built-in image enhancement tools and effects. Take any image and apply blur, x-ray, sepia, HDR, black and white, glassy look and many others with a click.
There’s even a number of attractive wallpaper images you can use.
What does all this drag and drop and point and click fun get you?
Ensoul lets you create larger and more attractive photos which you can drop into Contacts. It also creates both wallpaper and home screen photos for your iPhone.
Photo enhancement tools work the same way as tools in iPhoto and other image editors. And, images are easily shared with other Mac and iPhone users.
Each of the images or photos you choose can have filters and effects dropped in, and you can view the changes inside Ensoul’s built-in iPhone.
Photos can be zoomed into, rotated, moved, and cropped with ease. Pull photos from PhotoBooth, iPhoto, Aperture or any folder of photos on your Mac.
What’s missing in Ensoul? Hello? Got iPad? Once you’ve used Ensoul to brighten up and customize your iPhone and Contacts photos, you’ll want to do the same for your iPad. Maybe in a future revision.