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    Free Wallpaper Engine Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Wallpaper Engine for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best free Windows alternative is Lively Wallpaper, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Wallpaper Engine and 15 are free and available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Windows alternatives to Wallpaper Engine are ScreenPlay (Free, Open Source), Video Paper (Free), WinDynamicDesktop (Free, Open Source) and weebp (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 3, 2022
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    1. Free and open-source software that allows users to set animated desktop wallpapers and screensavers.
      Lively Wallpaper vs Wallpaper Engine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Lively Wallpaper is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
      surprisingly good app to use for animated wallpapers!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      gltchpnk Pro: -It's free~ -No clutter -Customizable, you can even change the taskbar (TaskbarX still offers a bit more) Con: -JavaScript Wallpapers preinstalled (heavy) -can be cpu%gpu heavy if you don't know what youre doing/uploading. has a lot of settings (pro&con)
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      EnricoMarcel It's nice,but don't have many customizable wallpapers.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      aazard ITs infact more powerful than wallpaper engine, and the dev's arnt greedy... unlike the devs of wallpaper engines
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. 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:
      ScreenPlay vs Wallpaper Engine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ScreenPlay is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
      It's open source and cross platform. It also has very active development!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Works great and soon on Linux and Mac as well!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    3. Set a video as your wallpaper.
      Almost everyone thinks Video Paper is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
    4. 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.
      WinDynamicDesktop vs Wallpaper Engine opinions
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      Akid0uu Great app, but it changes static wallpapers depending on time (no animated wallpapers like WallpaperEngine).
      Comment 4 months ago

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

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      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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      GoodPaper downloads the best wallpapers to your PC from your favorite characters, artists, games, phrases and themes.
    5. AwesomeWallpaper plays videos, shows images and system information on your desktop wallpaper. It supports next modes:
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      Try to imagine your desktop as a window, as it rains outside you see water droplets dripping down..as it snows you see it get frosted.. as sun rises & sets scenery changes realtime.
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      Wallpaper Manager is a wallpaper cycling and management tool especially designed for multiscreen systems.
    6. Downloads Picture of the Day from various sites and sets them as Wallpaper Desktop Background. Currently supported sites: Bing, NASA, National Geographic, and Earth Science.
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