When it comes to desktop wallpapers, more is always merrier.
That’s never a problem because there are many ways to change a drab desktop with a beautiful wallpaper . But it’s still a chore — unless you use a wallpaper manager that automatically downloads and sets the wallpaper for you.
Splashy is a smooth little app for Windows, Mac, and Linux that can do the job for you. It’s not the first of its kind (also try Wallcat and Irvue), but it’s definitely one of the better ones worth trying.
Splashy Art Wallpapers
Install the 33.7 MB freeware and you will agree with me that it’s a nicely designed minimal tool.
Splashy taps into the Unsplash photography community website and its collection of more than 200,000 stunning photos. They are all free to use and distribute. Quality has kept up even as the site’s popularity and collection have grown.
You can click on the photographer’s name on the Splashy window and arrive on the Unsplash site to see more of his or her work. Click the shuffle icon on the right side to change the wallpaper. Or you can hit the Slider icon on the top-right to get into the options and change the time it takes to switch to a new wallpaper automatically.
Click the cross and the program hides away in the tray.
The program does not automatically fit the wallpaper to the screen resolution, so some wallpapers may not get the right picture with all wallpapers. But for a budding photographer, the visual march of wallpapers is always an inspiration.
A Simple Wallpaper Switcher for a Change
Yes, one of the downsides is that you can’t select the type of wallpaper. There is no filter to display a specific category yet, though I think it’s a good thing. Some beautiful things should be left to chance. Also, this is version one, so one can expect a few tweaks from the developer if the downloads and appreciations take off. Support for dual monitors is one thing I would like to see.
What do you think? Can Splashy hold its own among the more popular wallpaper switchers? Which one do you use with your desktop?
Image Credit: Jonatan Pie via Unsplash
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