Call me old fashioned, but my Mac’s Desktop is too cluttered to view the wallpaper-cum-photo I select as the background. Too many files on the Desktop to see the wallpaper, and too many open app windows to view the photo anyway.
Maybe it’s an issue of incentive. Apple’s Desktop pictures are attractive, but they’re nothing to write home about, and changing them frequently also means frequent effort.
Pic-a-POD is a dirt cheap Mac app that downloads a photo a day and sets your Desktop picture (‘wallpaper‘ to our switched-from-Windows friends) automatically.
Options abound. The Pic-a-POD control panel lets you select from any of the downloaded photos. Double-click a thumbnail and that becomes the Desktop picture instantly.
You can also set the Desktop photo to change regularly and randomly.
It won’t take long for the collection of photos to grow (a new photo every day).
Where does Pic-a-POD get the photos?
They’re downloaded daily from various magazine web sites. Astronomy, Earth Observatory, Earth Science, National Geographic, and others, including Flickr.
You also have the option to use photos from an album in iPhoto (good for personalizing the Desktop rotation).
Elegant, simple, and as close to free as you can get.