There’s a whole lot of wallpapers out there, but don’t you sometimes get bored with the same old same old? It’s time to inject a bit of life into your desktop, and I’m here to tell you how.
If you want ‘wow’ of the low-effort variety, take a look at a wallpaper randomizer. If you’re a fan of Vladstudio’s pretty designs, try Vladstudio Companion, an app that will find fresh, size-appropriate Vladstudio wallpapers at the click of a mouse. Bing’s not my favorite search engine, but it has some impressive images that can be used on your desktop. Zapbing will grab the best, while the very cool NatGeo Wallpaper Downloader will do the same from National Geographic’s impressive collection. Obviously Flickr is the number one internet photo resource: apps like Flickr Wallpaper Rotator and Fleace will comb the website for you, finding images specified by tags or usernames.
If you’re handy with a camera, you’re in luck. Lots of wallpaper apps are specifically designed to use your personal photos. Look out for ones with good rotation and display options, so you can make sure that your works of art always look their best. Moody Desktop is a small, no-install app that does just this, while Walyk lets you change you images manually or automatically. Bee Wallpapers, meanwhile, lets you intersperse your images with ones from the net, so you can make sure you’ll never get bored.
If you’re feeling really creative, try designing your own wallpaper with the help of an online wallpaper creator. Grungy types will love x3studios’ wallpaper creator, while WallPaperMaker is a little more poppy and perfect if you like a manga vibe.