Live desktop - Animated Live Wallpapers and Themes.

■ Featured by Apple in "Our Top Picks for MacBook Pro"
■ Featured by Apple in " Apps that we love"
■ Beautiful New TouchBar Support for New MacBook Pro
■ Featured on Product Hunt, Life Hacker, Macrumors, Redmondpie

“If you’re bored of that useless, still image for your desktop wallpaper, Live Desktop is a Mac app that gives you a selection of animated themes to choose from - Life Hacker.”

*** Thanks for the thousands of downloads.Live Desktop is an unique experience to your desktop. Try it for a price of coffee, and we are sure, you wont regret it. We are happy to hear from you. Let the world know what is good and let us know what is bad in the app. :slightly_smiling_face: ***

*** Beautiful TouchBar Support for MacBook Pro

Live Desktop is an awesome app which makes the Mac desktop come alive with stunningly live HD quality and animated themes instead of the boring wallpapers and background images.

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Bring your Desktop to Life
Live Desktop makes the Mac desktop alive with amazing live themes and wallpapers. Say good bye to boring wallpapers and background images experience the way desktops for Mac should be.

Awesome Live Themes
Experience a waving flag, pristine water wall, ripling river, sandy beach, roaring lion and even rain water drops on your Mac screen. All themes, images and wallpapers are live, animated and are HD quality.

Experience Live Audio
Most of the live themes and wallpapers have audio integrated in them. Just click on a button to enable or disable audio in the Live Themes and wallpapers.

Great Companion for Creators
Live Desktop is a great companion for creative professionals who wish for a totally different environment to encourage the flow of thoughts, ideas, art or words. Live Desktop takes you to a different environment in a click.

Beautiful App to Control Themes
Live Desktop provides a beautiful interface to view all the live themes and also the option to download other new themes that are not available locally.

Seamless New Themes Addition
In addition, additional themes are added continuously as they are created. New themes will reflect automatically in the app and there is no need for an app update.

Launch on Start
You can configure the Live Desktop app to launch on start and is ready to use on menubar it can also be activated in a single click or configured hot key stroke.

We are coming up with more Live themes in next version.


If you have questions about the app or face an issue while installing, configuring, updating or using the app please send us an email at usually respond within minutes of receiving the issue report. Almost all of the issues that are reported are resolved in the same day. We have no way of contacting you or resolving the issue you are facing if you post an issue as a review.

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What’s New

Version 7.0

- Upload your own video or live themes for your desktop background.
- Optimized live themes for better looping.
- Fixed minor bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
121 Ratings
121 Ratings
ToddLewis1609 ,

Just Okay

This app looks very promising for the future and was fun to use the three (3) free looping backgrounds. The quality of the backgrounds is very high with beautiful scenery and sound that can be turned off. It is impressive to show others who notice the moving background immediately.

Now for the issues. The app not only takes up a lot of space, but it also runs down the battery fairly quickly as well. So if you use these backgrounds, keep your laptop plugged in or make sure your battery is charged up before you use the app. You should not have this issue with a plugged in CPU.

Stevesbidone ,

Great app overall, just fereezes at the “processing purchase” screen so I cant buy any extras

This is a great app overall. Just has a bug when trying to buy extra backgrounds. It wont let me buy any extras walpapers because it freezes at the “processing purchase” screen and wont go any further. It did this on my 2011 macbook pro and now it on my new 2016 macbook pro. So its not the computer. No problem, that just means you cant sell me any more backgrounds:)

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your valuable feedback.We will forward your issues to development team and fix it in next update.

MaxwellOnFire ,

Cool but incredibly demanding on CPU

1. Beautiful scenes

1. Demands a lot from CPU. I have a new Macbook pro with i7 and 16GB RAM (still my fan when crazy everytime I run this app). Will not use it at all. Wasted my money.
2. It does not support multiple monitors. Either I didn’t know how to enable it or the app can’t display different scenes on different monitors.
3. App continuously ask you to rate the app. If I paid for the app, why do I have to rate it?
4. It is unclear on the app whether the “Default” scenes is all that it is included on the price. I saw a tab called “extras” but I got I feeling that you have to pay for extra scenes. The app does not indicate a price per download or anything.

That’s it, I like the idea but way too demanding on my computer. I can not work while my fan is going crazy trying not to over heat. Not worth it….sorry App Developer..

Developer Response ,

We are really sorry for the inconvenience caused. I have forwarded your valuable feedback to the development team. Your issue will be solved in next update. Kindly mail your valuable feedback to to take immediate actions. Thank you so much.


George Sargunaraj C
192.9 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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