A new breathtaking photo for your desktop wallpaper, every day.
Unsplash is the world’s premier platform for HD photography. Millions of submitted photos have been narrowed down to the absolute best by the Unsplash community. Today, you get to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
From space pics taken by NASA, to bewitching urban streetscapes, to astounding shots of nature taken by high-flying drones—find mesmerizing wallpaper for your Mac in seconds:
-Click the Unsplash button on the toolbar
-Pick a photo
-Ba-boom! Fresh wallpaper.
Two clicks. That’s it. No fidgeting around with the settings. We’ve made it dead simple. And if you’d like, the app will let you automatically change your wallpaper, every day or week (your pick!)
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“The web’s premier free photo library”—WIRED
“One of the greatest resources.”—Forbes
“Simple, useful.”—The Next Web
So don’t just take it from us. The world’s best wallpaper awaits you. Beauty’s never been easier to behold.
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In this version, a little improvement that will make some people happy, and a new feature that we call Time Machine. That was our idea.
First, the improvement. The application now changes the wallpaper on the current monitor only. So you can keep your favorite cat/baby photo on one monitor and let Unsplash Wallpapers update the other. If you want the wallpaper to update across all of your monitors and spaces, we’ve added a new preference that you can enable.
Now, what’s this time-machine we mentioned earlier? It’s simply a history of all the photos that you go through in the preview and set as a wallpaper. There’s an icon in the top right corner to access it. Photos that have a checkmark are the ones that were used as a wallpaper previously.
The history starts from the date you update the app, as we didn’t keep track of the photos you updated in the past. Yup, not a real time-machine, sorry (with a Canadian accent).
Ratings and Reviews
good concept, poor execution
This was a really good idea for a laptop app, and I was very impressed with the idea when I first found it, but the app itself does not work very well. After a few days of using the app, I realized that I just liked looking at my own pictures better. When I tried to delete the app, I couldn’t at first because it was still open, or something like that. So then I tried launhcing the app to close out of it properly, or at least turn off the program it is running. Unfortunately I couldn’t do this. I am unable to simply open the app, and it is really annoying because I do not like having to look at pictures of horses on my laptop all day.
One last note- when I tried o just change the wallpaper via system preferences, it worked for a few minutes, and then it changed back to the Unsplash pictures. I am very disappointed in the app because I thought I would have more control over the pictures being displayed, and I certainly never thought that I wouldn’t be able to launch the app.
Changed my review to 2 stars due to the preferences setting doesnt actually work on automatically changing the background after a week, like I have set it. Please fix this crap.
I like it but I wish I could remove the menubar icon from view. I kinda just want to set it and forget it while not being shown in the menu bar to keep things clutter free. I would also like to designate a place to download images, instead of the downloads folder, and also set the app to automatically download images to the set designated directory as it automatically updates my wallpaper. If this happens, there should be a notification shown on the side bar confirming that the image has been downloaded. This is just in case that I forget to that this is happening in the background and wonder why my disk is filling up, given that the images are nearly 4K. A hard notification everytime it is downloaded would help, versus the check mark hiden in the menubar preference icon.
Changes all desktops to the same image :(
I’m sure this is a great app and I love Unsplash photos, but as a Mac user who works with mutiple different desktops at a time and likes to have a different background on each one, this app is missing that feature. I was hoping to use my own pictures on all but one of my desktops and then have the unsplash app changing the picture for that one, but it ended up changing all my backgrounds to the same picture which I can’t have. It would also be nice if it could change more frequently than daily. When / if an update is released that lets me tell it which desktop I want to use, I’ll revisit this app. But in the meantime, I’ll have to pass for a while until it gets more functionality. :(
- Crew Labs Inc
- 8.1 MB
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2018 Unsplash Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.