When we share videos and images here at MacRumors, we often get a lot of questions about where our wallpapers are from, so we thought we’d offer a look at some of our favorite wallpaper app options so you can find new backgrounds for your iPhone, iPad, and even your Mac.
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- Walli (Free) – Walli is a free wallpaper app that lets artists share photographs and artwork that can be used as your iPhone or iPad background. Walli has content organized into categories, plus there’s a search tool and options for viewing recent, popular, and featured content. Walli offers all free content and displays ads in the app.
- Unsplash (Free) – Unsplash is a community-based image sharing app that provides royalty-free photographs for you to use as wallpaper or for other purposes. It’s not focused solely on wallpapers, but there’s an interesting range of content and a huge number different options. There are featured categories along with a robust search tool for finding just what you’re looking for. Along with an iOS app, Unsplash also has a website so you can get Mac wallpapers too.
- Vellum Wallpapers (Free) – Vellum is an app that aggregates wallpapers from a variety of sources, so it offers a good range of different wallpaper options. Some of the content overlaps with the other wallpaper apps we’ve mentioned, but it also has unique wallpapers you won’t find elsewhere. It has a nifty blurring tool for cutting out details on a wallpaper you might want to use as a background for the Home screen, so app names and icons won’t be hard to see. It’s free, but you can remove ads for $1.99.
- Atlas Wallpaper (Free) – Atlas is a unique wallpaper app that’s designed to let you create a wallpaper based on a map anywhere in the world. You can search for a specific location, see a general overview map, and then customize the color palette to create unique wallpaper maps.
Along with the apps mentioned above, Reddit can be a great resource for new wallpaper content, specifically in the /r/wallpaper subreddit, and just a simple Google search for images can also be helpful if you’re looking for something more specific.