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Live Desktop Alternatives

Live Desktop is described as 'Live wallpaper for your Mac desktop' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Live Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Steam, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Lively Wallpaper, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Live Desktop are Wallpaper Engine, ScreenPlay, WinDynamicDesktop and Wave Lines Live Wallpaper.

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Live wallpaper for your Mac desktop.

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    Lively Wallpaper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This is an open source project and community participation is welcome. To participate please visit:

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeLively Wallpaper doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingLively Wallpaper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. Use stunning live wallpapers on your Windows desktop. Animate your own images to create new wallpapers or import videos and websites and share them with others!.

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    ScreenPlay

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    ScreenPlay is an open source cross platform app for displaying Video Wallpaper, Widgets and AppDrawer. It is written in modern C++20/Qt5/QML. Binaries with workshop support are available for Windows and soon Linux & MacOSX via Steam. Join our community:

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    WinDynamicDesktop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This app ports the Dynamic Desktop feature from macOS Mojave to Windows 10. It uses your location to get the times of sunrise and sunset each day, and rotates through the 16 Mojave wallpaper images throughout the day and night.

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    Wave Lines Live Wallpaper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    A simple, unobstrusive live wallpaper showing slowly moving wave lines. You can choose a color theme, build your own, change if the lines should grow and shrink or if they should have a uniform width. The lines may swing in harmony or each line independently.

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    RainWallpaper

    • Windows

    RainWallpaper is a powerful live wallpaper engine that allows you to use various types of customizable animated wallpapers on your Windows desktop, including 3D and 2D animations, websites, videos, with mouse interaction and cool effects, and with minimum cpu and ram usage.

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    WinTweaker

    • Windows

    Customizes system parameters according to your preferences by tweaking File Explorer, Desktop, Start, Taskbar and Notification area.

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  8. weebp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    free and open-source wallpaper engine, set any window as your wallpaper.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems still developed, but latest version, 0.6.1, was released in November 2018. It can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    AwesomeWallpaper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    AwesomeWallpaper plays videos, shows images and system information on your desktop wallpaper. It supports next modes:

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  10. Space Journey 3D

    • Windows

    Live Wallpapers and Screensavers for Windows to make desktop alive and interesting!

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