Unsplash Wallpapers for Mac (Official)

Curated, HD desktop background photos from Unsplash.

#4 Product of the WeekSeptember 28, 2017
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Unsplash Wallpapers for Mac is a simple, free app designed to bring curated, HD photos to your desktop background while celebrating the photographers who provide freely usable photography on Unsplash.

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Reviews

  • Cris Firmoa curious and info addict guy :)
    Pros: 

    Good pics

    Cons: 

    Limited app

    I liked the app but I was expecting more from the OSX versions

    I was using the windows store app (not official, i guess) and there we can customize labels for categories and change more delay times (you can change it from 15min to forever....)

    The OSX version is good, of course, but I think it could have more features like the other app

    Cris Firmo has used this product for one week.
  • Arleys RescoSr. Software Engineer at Fearlex Group
    Pros: 

    Amazing photos, simple to use.

    Cons: 

    It needs Multi Display and Spaces support.

    I have 3 monitors, and 6 spaces in each. It will be great to get a wallpaper in each space.

    Arleys Resco has used this product for one week.

Discussion

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Mikael Cho
Maker
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@mikaelcho · Creator of Unsplash
Hey everyone! I’m Mikael, one of the co-founders of Unsplash. This is our first Mac app. We wanted to bring the beautiful, high-resolution photography from Unsplash contributors to your desktop background screen. There's quite a few desktop wallpaper apps out there but our focus was on making one that's minimalistic while creating a new channel to share the awe-inspiring photography and photographers who have given on Unsplash. The photographers behind every photo you see in this app have gifted their photography on Unsplash to be used for anything in service of moving creativity forward. You can download any photo you see through Unsplash Wallpapers and use it for free. Our main aim for making this app is to celebrate this contribution Unsplash photographers have made by pushing the impact of their photography as far as we can. The app is relatively basic in features right now. Eventually, you’ll be able to feed your own existing Unsplash collections (https://unsplash.com/collections) of favorite Unsplash photos through the app. If you give our app a whirl, we’d love to hear what you think. We'll be around today to answer any questions!
Rodolfo Rosini@rodolfor · Co-founder, Weave.ai
@mikaelcho Thank you so much for doing this. The macOS wallpaper market was shockingly underservered and very happy that you guys are trying to build value there. Wish you the best.
Łukasz Nowacki@luknowac · Project Manager
@mikaelcho thank you for your hard work!
Mikael Cho
Maker
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@mikaelcho · Creator of Unsplash
@rodolfor I agree! And thank you Rodolfo. I appreciate the kind works.
Alamo aka 狐狸@shellehs · Co-founder/manager of InHutong
@mikaelcho can it change wallpaper photos automatically?
Pallav Agarwal@pallav_agarwal · Passionate for technology and startups
@mikaelcho hi, are they 4k?
Pascal Claisse@pnkxx · CTO @ digidesk - media solutions
I directly replaced Wallcat with it. Good minimalistic UI and big selection of Wallpaper. Will there be a feature to select the displays, so im able to choose wich wallpaper i want to use for different displays?
Wojtek Witkowski@pugson · Rayfeed
+1 for multi-display support
Luke ChesserHiring@lukechesser · Co-founder Unsplash
@dubstrike @pnkxx great suggestion. multi display support is something we'd love to do, but from my understanding currently, there may be some complications with doing it well and having it supported on the Mac App Store. We'll need to do some research on it but we have it noted in our future features :)
Arleys Resco@fearlex · Sr. Software Engineer at Fearlex Group
@dubstrike +1 for multi-display support
Chris Herbert@hrbrt · Graphic Designer & Pixel Hunter
Hmm, where is the Windows version?
Luke ChesserHiring@lukechesser · Co-founder Unsplash
@hrbrt we'd love to do a windows version too. You'll also notice that we don't have an iOS version yet either. Both are things we want to do and will :)
Cris Firmo@cris_firmo · a curious and info addict guy :)
@hrbrt Hi Chris, there is a app for Windows (not official, I think) that you can even filter categories
Archit Khode@ark1ts · San Jose State University
Great beginning, but really need the option to select Collections. Until then Irvue is a superior alternative.
Charles Magnuson@magnuson · Professional Consumer
Hey Unsplash, I am severely underwhelmed by this application. If this were a beta version, I'd say you're on the right track to eventually building a good app. However, as it stands Unsplash Wallpapers is so thinly featured that I don't find it usable, which is unfortunate because I really don't like Irvue. Anyways, here is a list of the missing features which make this application unusable: - Multi-monitor support - Auto-updating images at a customizable interval - Ability to use images from a specific collection - Ability to use images from different collections on different monitors - Ability to quickly like a photo - Ability to add specific photos or photographers to a blacklist - Ability to quickly switch between which Unsplash collection is being displayed on a monitor - Overall brightness of wallpaper automatically changes Mac menu bar between light and dark themes I look forward to seeing many more features included in version 2.0.