This app is an improved macOS version of Microsoft official "Bing Desktop". It downloads daily images from the Bing website and sets them as wallpapers, everything is automatic and does not require any intervention from you.
But this app is not a simple clone, it has many improvements and unique features:
* Fluent and express UI - almost all functions/options are available through app's system menubar icon.
* Option to download pictures of 11 countries/cultures whereas Bing Desktop only allows one default culture.
* Many configurable options that let you control how daily pictures are downloaded and stored and more.
* Download history pictures of past 2 weeks so that you won't miss them even if your computer is powered off for days, whereas Bing Desktop only downloads today's picture.
* Browse and view all downloaded pictures in app's picture gallery whereas Bing Desktop only allows browsing of pictures of past one week.
FIX: possible database lock issue
Ratings and Reviews
Just what I was looking for. Love Bing’s daily pictures but don’t use Bing. This app now gets those pictures to my mac desktop! Worked as advertised out of the box, no issues.
One thing I discovered that might be helpful to others. I use Google Drive’s Backup and Sync app to keep my Mac’s “Pictures" folder in sync with my Google Photos. The “Daily Wallpaper Bing Edition" application was set to download Bing’s pictures to the same folder, which I had not realized until I saw all these Bing pictures show up in my Google Photos. The solution was to change this app to download Bing pictures to a folder other than the one Google Drive was using. That can be done through this application’s settings in the “Cache” section. Once I did that, however, I started getting an error saying that this app could not write to that folder. That can be fixed by making sure that the folder you select is writable - either by running a ‘chmod’ command using terminal or going to Finder, selecting GetInfo and then Sharing and Permnissions. Once this was done the app was downloading Bing pictures to that folder and they were kept separate from my personal Pictures. My suggestion to the author of this app would be to set the default download folder to something other than the “Pictures” folder on the Mac.
Great app overall. It’s a pleasure to look at my mac’s desktop now :) !
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your detailed review. Custom cache location actually was broken in version 1.7.5. Please update to 1.7.6 to see if it works.
I've always loved having the daily Bing wallpapers and was sad when I couldn't have it any more when I switched to Mac. Love having a day little spark of joy every morning. ;)
Very pretty, but wont fill all my desktops.
on the preferences page of the app, it says that there is no room to for the other desktops, while i do in fact have more open. I just want multiple pictures to show up.
Other than that, i really like it. Very simple to use.
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- Chunlei Yang
- 1.8 MB
- Requires macOS 10.10 or later.
English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.