** No. 1 in the Lifestyle category of the Mac App Store **
** Award Winner of Mac Informer 5* Editor's Pick Award **
** App of the Week in Mac.informer, Macitynet and Macgasm **

"Backgrounds is, as the name implies, a Desktop background utility that truly, madly, deeply thinks different. Instead of merely changing the photo, Backgrounds changes everything" -Mac360

"It is designed for Mac users who want to make the backgrounds of their computer screens more attractive, stylish, and dynamic. This can be done by adding brand new features and helpful widgets to your screen to achieve an exquisite and original desktop appearance." -mac.informer

"Great App! The simplicity yet performance and customization is impressive! Nice job! XB" -Xan Bar

"My favorite thing is that it doesn’t compress video if you choose a video as a wallpaper, so my native 4k videos don’t get degraded." -rkzemke

Your desktop, like never before.

Make your wallpaper more interesting and useful with 7 themes: Music, Parallax, Video, Quartz, System, Clock and Web.
Includes a Notification Center Today Widget.
Includes 2 Screen Savers: Glass and Quartz X.

Hide your Desktop icons easily and enjoy your wallpaper. As it’s meant to be.


See the artwork of the current track you are hearing as a wallpaper, or a video you have added to Backgrounds that matches the song’s title, artist, album or comments. Excellent for playing music videos.
• Compatible with iTunes, Spotify and Swinsian.

Give depth to your desktop by moving the cursor.
• Take advantage of your Panoramas and create immersive wallpapers.
• Supports Photos Albums.

Play video as your desktop wallpaper. Express yourself with your own videos and live wallpapers.
• Supports Photos Albums.

Run Quartz Compositions as a wallpaper. Make your own Quartz Compositions or download them.
• Access to iTunes, Spotify and Swinsian current track info.

Monitor your Mac’s CPU and Network usage.
• Get a glance of your system’s stats from Notification Center with the today widget.

Know the time or date right from your Desktop.

Load a webpage as your wallpaper. Create your own or use an existing one.
• Includes 3D Parallax.

Notification Center Today Widget
Monitor your CPU and Network usage. Check your Mac’s stats right from the Notification Center, wherever you are, without leaving your apps.

Screen Savers
• Quartz X: Run a Quartz Composition while you are away from your Mac. Visualize your music artwork and info when playing music with iTunes, Spotify or Swinsian.
• Glass: a transparent Screen Saver. Lock your Mac and see what it's doing, from your music artwork, to a task in progress, the system status, anything.

• Supports Multiple Monitors with different preferences each.

• You can even combine them. Activate the System and Clock widgets so they are always on top, even when you are using other themes.
• Set an idle theme so when your Mac is idle it automatically activates a theme even in full screen so you can watch a video, see your music artwork, the system stats and more.

Enjoy it, spread the love and share it with your friends.

We appreciate your comments. Let us know how we can help you.


Versione 8.1

Backgrounds 8.1 expands Scripting Bridge support and updates the Glass and Quartz X screen savers. This update also includes improvements and bug fixes.

Scripting Bridge
• Expands the methods supported
• Includes AppleScripts Examples in the Help > Developer menu

• CPU and Network gauges can now be disabled

Screen Savers
• Updates Glass and Quartz X
• Brings music information support to Quartz X on macOS Catalina
• Quartz X adds support for Spotify and Swinsian on macOS Catalina

• Adds ⇧⌘S shortcut to enable or the disable the current theme

• User experience, UI and general improvements

Have any feedback? We'd love to hear it at or tweet us @BackgroundsMac

Valutazioni e recensioni

4.3 su 5
3 valutazioni

3 valutazioni

Pok che ,

Very Nice app, does its job

The app, is very simple but does its job. It is not very stable, it often happens to freeze and needs a restart to get back to work properly. It would be great to add some other videos, or a page to download others. Is it possible to change de duration of each video as wallpaper? It seems it just plays the video to the end and then goes on to the next one. (One could modify the lenght of a video in QuickTime, but I guess it might be much more comfortable to do it within the app itself.)
5 stars when all these problems will be solved. I’m using it on a MacBook Pro mid 15, and it sometimes doesn’t show the preferences, and eventually crashes.

Risposta dello sviluppatore ,

Edit: can you explain how to recreate the issues?

Just open the videos in QuickTime and trim them to the length you desire.
What Mac are you using and when does it freeze? It runs very smooth on old models.

Marco2012 ,

Awesome, it works great!

It is simple, it just works.


Jose Lopez
77.5 MB

macOS 10.13 o versioni più recenti, 64-bit processor


Cinese Semplificato, Inglese, Spagnolo

2,99 €


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