Desktoptopia is a desktop background manager for the Mac that automatically loads and displays designer desktops from our ever-growing master collection, on your monitor, as often as you wish. Made for designers/by designers to keep you inspired with the freshest desktops. The master collection grows everyday, so you’re sure to to be inspired with the freshest and latest designs. If you are interested in purchasing Desktoptopia ($20), Web Designer Wall’s readers can enter coupon code “luckyme” at checkout will get 50% off (valid until Sept. 18, 2007).

The founder explains the story behind Desktoptopia…

sample desktop

Desktoptopia came about when my artist friends and I would share art for inspiration. We’d make these folders full of images to use for our desktops, to admire while we work. It was all about finding/ sharing new art styles. Everyone who saw our desktops would ask for the images, so we thought maybe other artists and people at large
might like something like this.

The technology is actually pretty cool. We’re using RSS feeds to send the images and there’s a rating algorithm to show you art you like more often, and art you’re not crazy about less often. There’s also a place in the system preferences where you can add your own feeds from sources like Flickr.

We have a database of desktops artist have submitted, and we take great care as to what makes the cut. Artist review submissions and only the best make it in. And of course, it’s all work safe imagery. Nothing you’d be embarrassed about if your mom saw it.

The artist like it because it’s a source of inspiration, and a way to get discovered. All art submitted links back to the artists site from the Menubar icon in Desktoptopia. We’ve already gotten reports of artist getting work from Desktoptopia.

Our team is very diverse and global. Our programming work is done in Germany, Marketing in the USA and our artists are from all over the world.

So far it’s been very well accepted, and we have a ton of great ideas to enhance Desktoptopia in the future.

Here are some nice samples from the gallery:

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57 Comments

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  1. Web Design
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

    very cool. THANKS

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  2. eka
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    nice post. i like it :p

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  3. Val
    Nov 14, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

    Hi,
    I have a little problem with Desktoptopia. You see, I donwloaded the program but the pictures which normaly come with it (like the pictures in 3D or Animations doesn’t show up ! So the program is installed but nothing changed. Futhermore, I tried to go on the links “http://desktoptopia.com” but it seems that this links doesn’t exist anymore. Can anybody help me ?
    Thanks :)

    Reply

  4. Peter Theill
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 8:22 am

    It seems like Desktoptopia isn’t available for download anymore and all their backgrounds are long gone.

    That’s sad! So we decided to create a similar service collecting a great set of desktop backgrounds and have them automatically download and change on your Mac.

    If interested, sign up for our notification list at http://wallpaperyapp.com and you will get notified when we release it (within a month).

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  8. Ben
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    I stumbled on this while googling for some lyrics, I’ll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing.

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    Jan 27, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    It seems like Desktoptopia isn’t available for download anymore and all their backgrounds are long gone.

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    Dec 9, 2011 @ 9:21 am

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  15. djuanho
    Jun 2, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    what happened to this service i connot get the xml feed to work.

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    Jul 10, 2012 @ 3:05 am

    nice sharing.. thanks..

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    Jul 25, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    You see, I donwloaded the program but the pictures which normaly come with it (like the pictures in 3D or Animations doesn’t show up ! So the program is installed but nothing changed.

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