Being able to change the wallpaper of our Mac is a good way to further personalize the equipment, even give it a breath of fresh air from time to time and it can even make us feel in a way that we are not using the same equipment. There are many banks of images where to download good wallpapers and here we will talk about Unsplash Wallpaper, an application that allows you to change the wallpaper of a Mac automatically.
First of all, what is Unsplash Wallpapers?
This is a cross-platform application that we can find not only on the Mac, but also on the iPhone and iPad. It is available in the App Store and is completely free , so you will not have to go to the internet and portals of dubious reliability to download it. On iOS and iPadOS we will discuss its functionality later, but the one on Mac is really attractive because it allows us to find hundreds of high-quality images that will be perfect as a background on the desktop. In addition, its most prominent function is to allow the application to change that background with a certain frequency. It should be noted that it is in English, but it will not be difficult for you to understand even if you do not master this language.
It has no interface and is camouflaged in the toolbar
A program or application that does not have an identified interface is strange to say the least, but it doesn’t have to downplay it. In fact Unsplash Wallpaper is not the only one that has this format and despite this it is a great utility. When you download the application on your Mac you will see that nothing appears when you open it, but if you look at the top there is its icon, which you can press to access its functions.
When it is closed, it will also disappear from this place, although it is possible to make it always remain there so that it can be quickly resorted to at any time. To do this you must open its settings (slot icon), go to “Preferences”, activate the “Launch on system startup” box and press “Done”.
Automatic change of wallpapers
We have already been warning from the beginning that this is the most outstanding function of this application and the time has come for us to tell you how it works. To configure it, you must go, as we mentioned in the previous section, to Preferences. Once in this place, you must activate the “Update on all screens and desktop” box and select the frequency you want from the drop-down list.
- Daily will change the wallpaper every day.
- Weekly will make the wallpaper change every week.
- Manually will not automate anything but will allow you to be the one who changes the background whenever you want. Once you select any of these frequencies you must press “Done”.
It should be noted that it is possible to manually change the background if it does not convince you, having to press the icon with the arrow that appears above it when opening the application tab. If you also find a background that you particularly like, you can download it to your computer by pressing the corresponding “Donwload” button.
Wallpapers of different themes
As simple as the automatic change function may seem, it is tremendously comfortable so that you do not have to search for wallpapers every time. All the backgrounds stand out for having an amazing quality and finding all kinds of images of landscapes, animals and cities, as well as other more abstract ones. Another aspect by which Unsplash makes a difference is by adding the author of the photograph, which allows us to search for more works they have on the net if we are interested. If you also click on the icon of the square with several points you will be able to find all the possible themes, being able to select those that you want to be displayed. By clicking on the other icon with an arrow in the shape of a clock, you will find the main images of the selected themes.
Unsplash Wallpaper on iPhone and iPad
As we warned at the beginning, this application is also present on iOS and iPadOS. Its catalog of funds is adapted to the format of the screen as it happens on the Mac and we also find works of very good quality and even some also come from those of macOS. However, the automatic change functionality is lost . In any case, it serves perfectly as an image bank in which to inquire from time to time to change our backgrounds, finding in this case a simple and striking interface in which the funds will also appear categorized by themes.