Make any website your desktop wallpaper.
This enables you to have a highly dynamic desktop wallpaper. You could display your favorite news site, Facebook feed, or a random beautiful scenery photo. The use-cases are limitless. You could even set an animated GIF as wallpaper.
- Show a remote or local website
- Interact with the website (“Browse Mode”)
- Automatically reload the website at a custom interval
- Show the website on a different display
- Invert website colors (fake dark mode)
- Add custom CSS to the website
- Lower the opacity
- Transparent background
If the website doesn't have a background color, your system wallpaper will show through.
- Automatically deactivate while on battery
- Audio is muted
Note: Support for multiple displays is currently limited to the ability to choose which display to show the website on. Support for setting a separate website for each display is planned.
■ Example use-cases
- Show a random puppy image
Example URL: https://source.unsplash.com/random/2880x1756?puppy
Replace the numbers with your screen resolution. Subtract 44 (or 22 for non-retina) on the height to account for the menu bar.
- Bing Photo of the Day
Read more: https://github.com/sindresorhus/plash-bing-photo-of-the-day
- Random street view image
- Personal stats
You can interact with the website by enabling “Browsing Mode”. When in this mode, you can right-click to be able to go back/forward, reload, and zoom in the page contents (the zoom level is saved). You can also pinch to magnify. This is different from zooming the page contents in that it will zoom in to a specific part of the page instead of just enlarging everything.
If you have some cool use-case you want to share or some other feedback, please do send me an email through the “Send Feedback” button in the app.
- Improved compatibility with the upcoming macOS version.
- Added a preference to set a global keyboard shortcut to reload the page.
- Added support for websites with Basic Auth.
- Added support for `[[screenWidth]]` and `[[screenHeight]]` URL variables. See the app website for more info.
- If you open an image directly, it will be aspect-filled.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I have been looking for this for years.
There is one thing I would change/add to this. It's otherwise exactly what I have been looking for. I tend to run multiple desktops on my Mac at once, with designated spaces for different projects. I would love to be able to use this on multiple desktops with different URLs as the background for each. This would definitely take some doing, but in the meantime, I would totally settle for a super accessible "Favorites" list. Currently, I'm running an Applescript to switch between URLs on my pyrimary desktop, and I'd love for this skill to be integrated into Plash.
This is a really fantastic app. Good job, developers!
It's a great app - some suggestions to the dev
Great app for the purpose it accomplishes. Other than that this app is great. Because Catalina broke many other apps that allowed moving backgrounds, this app serves a particular niche that others can no longer do.
I have a few suggestions to the dev, if he reads this, that I would recommend adding:
1) Ability to center and/or move the background around. Some of the gifs I use are too high up near the top of the menu bar, and not centered.
2) Ability to change output resolution of gifs from URLs.
3) Ability to use local directory gifs rather than requiring internet. When I try to use a local gif, it won't allow me the option to add it. I can only use a website direct address.
4) Ability to rotate through gifs on a time based schedule (i.e. every hour, 4 hours, day, whatever).
Increased my efficiency
I love this app. I find it difficult to resist the urge to check my company's web-based chat system...FOMO. I used Plash to set the chat window url as my desktop, and I have it set to refresh once every two hours. Now, I see messages at regular intervals, can focus on my actual work in between, and can resist the urge to constantly check...knowing that I'll see any new messages every two hours, right there on my desktop. Thank you for this great app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.