Apple’s designers and engineers are something of control freaks who do not trust customers to customize their Macs. We have a translucent Menubar. We can rearrange icons in the Dock (or, move the Dock itself). And we can change the Desktop wallpaper. Here’s the free customize option you were looking for.
Free Daily Wallcat
To be brutally honest about my workflow, I’m not a big fan of either customization or personalization, and I don’t care much about the Desktop wallpaper on any of my Macs. Why not? They’re all covered up by a dozen open apps. When the wallpaper changes on the Desktop I can hardly tell through the screen clutter.
But I like Wallcat and it has altered how I view personalization on my Mac. Rather, how I allow third party apps to control how my Mac’s screen looks. The app comes with a variety of themes or channels and a new Desktop wallpaper is downloaded automatically each day so you get some screen variety not really available with Apple’s own and mostly lame Desktop image selection.
From the Mac’s Menubar you can select which Wallcat channels to subscribe to and view the name of the current image. The channels are varied but after a few days of images downloaded to your Mac you get a good idea of which one will suit your tastes.
Not bad for free, huh?
There’s almost no configuration required with Wallcat other than selecting a channel of wallpaper images. If you’re one of those Mac users, who, like me, prefers to open a dozen app windows at a time and use the Finder to navigate rather than the Desktop, there’s a bit of bah humbug to any Desktop wallpaper.
Wallcat is different and the thought of a new and beautifully rendered image each day gives you something a little extra to look forward to, and why not? The price is absolutely right.