Sometimes I run into a clever idea that is well implemented but then wonder ‘What good is it? For example, sliced bread? Good. Locking screensaver on your Mac? Good. What about a Mac app that turns every Desktop wallpaper image into a puddle? Yeah. I’m wondering Why?, too.
Liquify For Fun
First of all, allow me to applaud Leo Mesentsev for creating LiquifyDesktop. No, I don’t know if there’s much value to it other than it’s an interesting use of complicated technology, what with the wet look being so in vogue these days.
What LiquifyDesktop does is, well, it liquifies– visually of course; not with real water; that would just be wrong– the Mac’s current Desktop wallpaper image. Liquify as in puddle, or bucket of water, or water with bubbles and ripples and wave movement.
Here’s a LiquifyDesktop on an iMac’s screen.
Liquify Desktop covers whatever Desktop wallpaper image with clean, beautiful, sparkling water. Water that moves or floats over the image, which moves as the Mac’s screen pointer moves.
The animation effects are 3D-like and visually stunning, especially on higher resolution displays. The interactive wave generation motion can be changed to be automatic, too. And, if you’re in need of some soothing solace, LiquifyDesktop has a built-in option to play some relaxing background music that matches the wave animation.
Setup and configuration couldn’t be much easier.
Click to have the animation follow the Mac’s screen pointer. Click to generate random waves. Click to play music in the background. Click to display or hide the Dock icon. And, that’s a wrap. Easy peasy.
Now, why? Admittedly, the animation is excellent and the water flowing over the Desktop background image, depending upon the image, can be visually attractive. But my Mac’s Desktop is covered with a bunch of open app windows, so a setting which would slowly animate water ON TOP of those app windows would be an interesting option.