Managing your desktop wallpaper can be a tedious process. You either use the provided few or spend copious time seeking out and downloading new ones.

Simple Desktops for Mac, is set to revolutionize desktop wallpaper management.

Sit back and enjoy a new simple desktop automatically or change it with just a few quick keystrokes.

* Lives in the Menubar

Subtle and simple, the entire app lives in the menubar, so there's no need for any fussy management. It shows the latest five desktops and gives attribution to the artists who created them.

* Dead Simple Preferences

Have Simple Desktops automatically change your desktop every 30 minutes, hour, day or week and ensure that it's always managing your desktop by having it start at login.

* Browse with your Keyboard

Cycle forward and back through the entire Simple Desktop catalog by simply pressing control-option-command-] or control-option-command-[.

Note: We're committed to fixing the issue where the app doesn't set your desktop on multiple monitors in the next release. Thank you for your patience!

What’s New

Version 1.1

* Added multi-monitor support.
* Fixed bug that affected a Textmate keyboard shortcut.
* Fixed bug that caused persistent "Couldn't load a random desktop" error.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
Figure 88 ,

Great Backgrounds, Poor Updating

I love the backgrounds but the app seems to update the backgrounds based on how long the system is running or something similar instead of actual time. I'd love to be able to boot up each day and see a new desktop but setting it to every day never updates the desktop. Setting it to every hour only seems to update each hour that I'm actually on the machine.

If the author fixed the issues with updating (and/or allowed you to set a specific time for it to update each day) I'd give it 5 stars.

invisible-randomgirl ,

Easy, useful but very basic

This is a very nice app. Some of the artwork is fantastic! I'd only like one more feature: the ability to choose several favorite wallpapers (there are a few that I don't like). I'd like to be able to save 10-20 and only see these few unless I need a new wallpaper. How do I find a specific artwork I've seen elsewhere on the app?

Also, the cycling feature does not appear to function correctly on my computer. I'll add another star if I can get it to work properly.

Mightycw ,

Doesn’t change background on multiple monitors/spaces

Not a dealbreaker, but it’s not ideal to have to manually change the background every day on each indidividual desktop space separately. Product description notes that multiple moniter switching is targeted for a fix in a future release, but promises don’t earn stars. Once it does work properly I’d give it four stars as a no-fuss wallpaper manager.


Gregory Aker
1.4 MB
OS X 10.6 or later
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Tom Watson


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