Artpip is a free Windows and Mac app which sets your desktop background to a beautiful new artwork every day.
We’re not sure how large the library of images might be, but artists include Manet, Munch, Renoir, Whistler, Van Gogh, Gruner, Pissarro, Cezanne and more.
As with most wallpaper changers, Artpip is safe to install and forget. There’s nothing to do, the program handles its one and only wallpaper-switching task entirely automatically.
If you prefer to take control, there are options to filter the choice of images by year or type (oil, watercolour, sketch, paint), and set your wallpaper update frequency to anything from every five minutes to 24 hours.
You’re also able to mark particular artworks as “favourites” for easier access later.
Although Artpip is completely no-strings free, there’s also a commercial element: you’re able to order a “museum-quality print or canvas reproduction straight to your home.”
The developer hasn’t pushed this too hard. There are no animated “Order now!!” or “Special offer!!” banners, Artpip’s console just includes an “Order a reproduction” button which takes you directly to the website.
When we tried this, prices ranged from $14.40 for the smallest (8″ x10″) poster to $139.90 for a 24″ x 36″ canvas. Delivery is extra.
Artpip is a free application for 64-bit Windows 7+ and Mac.