And on Macs. That’s right, your Mac can double up as a night light or as a holiday season ornament maker, complete with Santa lights, candy cane lights, mistletoe lights, snowman lights, and a visually warming fireplace in the background. Here’s how.
But. Should. You?
I first ran into NightLights Desktop on one of my co-worker’s Macs. The only thing I can say is that I’m thankful I didn’t receive it as a gift for my Mac. You know, different strokes for different folks, right?
NightLights Desktop is a Mac screen decorator package complete with all the blinking lights of the recent holiday season, and holidays yet to arrive.
Choose your own colored light bulbs from a collection of 80 different styles. Your Mac’s screen can be framed and lights placed anywhere on the screen.
You get controls to adjust background colors and images, blink effects, even the spacing between light bulbs.
And, speaking of light bulbs, there’s the Mini, LED, and C7 styles so popular these days, all mix and matchable, each with a variety of blink modes.
One picture might be worth almost a thousand words, but close your eyes and open them slowly. They need time to adjust to gaudy.
Toss in a fireplace, snow, some rain with lightning, falling leaves, fireflies, and add your own text message (tell passersby that you’re being held captive in the gaudiest of gaudy screensaver ever).
Fortunately, NightLights Desktop comes with enough control over each light element that you can, with a little judicious taste, create a customized screensaver to match the holiday spirit.
Here’s an example of the good you can bring to the world.
Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I’d like to see NightLights Desktop have a Valentine theme (with glowing red hearts, glowing diamond earrings, and a place to display the text of a dinner reservation).