The wallpapers are alive!

Most people know they feel relaxed and good when they’re outside, but not everyone knows there’s scientific evidence about nature’s healing effects, said Dr. Eeva Karjalainen, of the Finnish Forest Research Institute. According to Karjalainen’s research, blood pressure and heart rate are lowered by being in nature; so is the production of stress hormones such as cortisol.

If you can’t get to some real live greenery, You can use Alive Wallpaper to get close to nature while you are stuck in your room.

• Select from many HD themes: Beach, Ocean, Skies, Fireplace and more.

• Show/Hide Desktop Icons: It can be used as a curtain to hide desktop icons, in case you are having a presentation and you want to hide all the mess on the desktop.

• Relax, Breath and free your mind from stress while you're watching the beautiful nature from your desktop.

What’s New

Version 1.3

New HD live wallpapers

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

reviewy review ,

Pretty cool

Really cool, decent selection of background choices. Loop is pretty smooth. Only thing is, some of them in particular when you adjust the speed under settings get a bit "jerky" in their animation. Some also seem like better video quality than others on a regular HD screen. It also freezes each time my computer goes to sleep and I have to restart the program. Hopefully there will be a bug update for these. Overall though, it's the most versatile live desktop I've used so far.

el-finger ,

Very pleasant experience

Working long hours in front of multiple screens with static windows and background is so 20th century. This app is what you need to give your mind a refreshing ambience found only and if you can look out a real window on a nice day at a meadow or a landscape. There is someting very pleasant in seeing the backround move as if in a gentle breeze. Add a little Sonata playing, and those long hours editing ad-nausea make those long hours seem a bit less tortuous.

erik in honolulu ,

I like it, but it's got some serious bugs

On my 3 monitor set up it only displays on 2. This can be fixed by going to Display / Monitor adjustment, and moving things around and back, but that's annoying. When it stops and restarts, it remembers the "hide weather" setting (it's still checked), but I have to uncheck it and recheck it to get it to actually hide the weather. I hid the weather because of another bug, it said "NULL" insetad of weather information. Needs some updating and debugging, but I do use it.


Marian Raafat
1.7 GB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.