Sunscreen is a fun, lightweight application that changes your desktop wallpaper based on sunrise and sunset. Simply drag and drop your favorite wallpapers into Sunscreen's preferences, and it'll do the rest.

Sunscreen supports giving five different periods of the day their own wallpaper. Individually customize the wallpaper that will be used during sunrise, morning, afternoon, sunset, and nighttime.

If you want to skip a period and leave the wallpaper alone, you can simply leave one of those periods empty. For example, if you leave Afternoon empty, the wallpaper for Morning will also be used for Afternoon.

Sunscreen is completely unobtrusive and stays out of your way. It runs solely in your menu bar, leaving your Dock without any extra clutter.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

PeterKagey ,

Clever, Simple App!

What a fun concept! And it works as easily as it sounds like it does.

Three things I'd like to see in the next version:
(1) It'd be nice to know what times are covered by each wallpaper. For example, what time does "Afternoon" cover? Noon until Sunset.
(2) I really like the wallpapers in the screenshot. It would be nice if they came in as a default (or if, perhaps, the user's current wallpaper came in as a default for all five times).
(3) 6.2 MB seems kind of big for such a simple utility.


David Celis
6.2 MB

OS X 10.11 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.