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Description

This app is the macOS equivalent to Microsoft Bing Desktop for Windows. The app automates downloading daily picture from Bing homepage and setting it as wallpaper without any user intervention.

But it is not a mere macOS clone - it provides more features than Bing Desktop for Windows:

* Fluent and express UI - almost all functions/options are available through app's system menubar icon.
* Option to download pictures of 11 countries/cultures whereas Bing Desktop only allows one default culture.
* Many configurable options that let you control how daily pictures are downloaded and stored and more.
* Download history pictures of past 2 weeks so that you won't miss them even if your computer is powered off for days, whereas Bing Desktop only downloads today's picture.
* Browse and view all downloaded pictures in app's picture gallery whereas Bing Desktop only allows browsing of pictures of past one week.

What’s New

Version 1.9

*FIX: non-standard filenames caused by changes in metadata returned from Bing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
22 Ratings
22 Ratings
macuserbinglover ,

Beautiful!

Just what I was looking for. Love Bing’s daily pictures but don’t use Bing. This app now gets those pictures to my mac desktop! Worked as advertised out of the box, no issues.

One thing I discovered that might be helpful to others. I use Google Drive’s Backup and Sync app to keep my Mac’s “Pictures" folder in sync with my Google Photos. The “Daily Wallpaper Bing Edition" application was set to download Bing’s pictures to the same folder, which I had not realized until I saw all these Bing pictures show up in my Google Photos. The solution was to change this app to download Bing pictures to a folder other than the one Google Drive was using. That can be done through this application’s settings in the “Cache” section. Once I did that, however, I started getting an error saying that this app could not write to that folder. That can be fixed by making sure that the folder you select is writable - either by running a ‘chmod’ command using terminal or going to Finder, selecting GetInfo and then Sharing and Permnissions. Once this was done the app was downloading Bing pictures to that folder and they were kept separate from my personal Pictures. My suggestion to the author of this app would be to set the default download folder to something other than the “Pictures” folder on the Mac.

Great app overall. It’s a pleasure to look at my mac’s desktop now :) !

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your detailed review. Custom cache location actually was broken in version 1.7.5. Please update to 1.7.6 to see if it works.

Z.Hamilton ,

Add translation

Just bought the app and really enjoying it. I like that we can choose from different countries and read the picture's info. My suggestion is to add an option to translate certain countries into English. I understand English and Chinese, but I can’t read the other countries’ info.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review and suggestion. I think it could be possible to add this feature in a future release, but I cannot promise when it is done.

HappyPig ,

Fantastic!

Thank you for fixing the bugs! This app gives functionality to the only thing that Windows does that OSX can’t - show Bing’s beautiful daily pictures. Nicely done! I love using it.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for this inconvenience. The bug was fixed but pending release. The reason is that usually I will accumulate several fixes to submit a new release, but currently this is the only problem on the list. Perhaps I will release it anyway.

Information

Seller
Chunlei Yang
Size
7.7 MB
Category
Entertainment
Compatibility

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

Languages

English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 neolib.net. All rights reserved.
Price
$1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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