We’re limited to a few tweaks here and there (the same ones every other Mac user can implement) and Desktop wallpaper. Customizing Desktop wallpaper is an exercise in futility. Why? Regardless of how cool or exciting or esoteric the wallpaper, it’s all covered up by apps and their windows.
Nevertheless, I push on, trying different apps that can add even a momentary bit of usefulness and personality to my Mac. The latest is Live Wallpaper.
Despite the low price and the odd name, Live Wallpaper does a bit more than most wallpaper photos to add a personal touch to your Mac’s screen.
It comes with over a dozen themes which you can choose from the Preferences. Live Wallpaper isn’t so much live as it is updated, sliced, and diced with four different but useful components.
There’s the wallpaper image itself (some are animated) which is matched to the built-in clock, an option for custom text, and the weather forecast for your location 9 (with up to fives days of forecasts).
That sweet combo of attractive wallpaper image, combined to a clock and weather forecast, plus customized text makes Live Wallpaper a steal at 99-cents.
What it needs are more wallpaper themes, customizable themes, and an option to rotate through each theme every hour or so.
Still, Desktop wallpaper has this problem of obscurity. Out of sight, out of mind.