Magic Window - Timelapse Desktop

Developer: Jetson Creative LLC

Current Version: 2.1

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 675.3 MB - Download


Magic Window is the absolute best and most beautiful motion wallpaper and screen saver available for your Mac. It includes complete timelapse views of coasts, beaches, cities, mountains, lakes, and more. Watch as time and light slowly paint the skies beautiful colors and the cities transform from day to night and back again.

Chosen by Apple as a Staff Favorite, What's Hot, and New & Noteworthy
#1 entertainment app in more than 50 countries worldwide

Created by the same team that brought you Magic Window for iPad and iPhone, Timelapse Desktop is a new style of desktop wallpaper made using timelapse photography. The wallpapers slowly blend over time revealing magical changes in scenery and color.

Magic Window includes 195 scenes: 6 are built into the app, and 189 are downloaded after you install the app. We use scene downloads so we can bring you more and more scenes without making the app larger and larger. There are no additional charges for scenes. You can install the app on as many Macs as you want and download scenes as many times as you want.

Magic Window scenes are full 16:10 HD resolution (1920x1200) and look fantastic on every single Mac as well as HD displays. These are truly high definition wallpapers, not stretched low resolution videos.

Magic Window fully supports multiple monitors, allowing you to have different scenes on each display and to selectively enable or disable displays. AirPlay can also be used to display the scenes on an Apple TV.

Magic Window offers a variety of speeds that let you control how much CPU it consumes. On the slowest speed Magic Window can consume less than 5% CPU, leaving your Mac free to focus on other tasks.

If you already own Tahoe Blue or Magic Window Yosemite National Park and are looking to buy this as an upgrade please be aware this is a separate app that runs independently. After you purchase this you will need to quit the other app and then open Magic Window from the Applications folder. You can still run the other apps however they should be run one at a time.


Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Chicago, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Florence, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Lucerne, New Orleans, New York City, Paris, Prague, Portland, Rome, San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo, Venice

Yosemite National Park (5), Bohicket Marina, Glen Lake, Half Moon Bay, Iceland, Jenner, Lake Tahoe, Lake Murray, Mono Lake, Pyramid Lake, Santa Monica, Suisse Fog, Pacifica, Oregon Coast

Hill Street Bridge (New York), Haworth (England), Ivinghoe Beacon (England), River Falls (Wisconsin), Saugerties Lighthouse, Tuscany (Val d'Elsa)

Carson Valley (Nevada), Gore Range (Colorado), Heavenly Mountain (California), Mt. Shasta (Summer & Winter), Vail Village (Colorado), Whiskeytown Lake (California)

Battersea Power Station, Charleston Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Los Angeles Airport, Boston, Logan Airport, Martinez Refinery, Oakland Railyards, Rainbow Bridge, Tower Bridge

This is not a system screen saver - it works independently of the system screen saver.


Release Notes:

- macOS Sierra Compatible
- 30 new scenes including views from New Zealand and the Grand Canyon
- Major reduction in CPU usage especially on slow and slowest speeds
- Faster screen saver
- Smoother transitions between scenes
- Bug fixes and other small improvements
- Any issues please contact us at [email protected]


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.6
Review by Sean Cairne

The Absolute BEST! - Update! to "You are going to just fall in love with this! I have tried several others like it, or those that attempt to do the beautiful and relaxing art that this does but this one is the absolute best! I highly recomend! Thanks for developing just what I've been looking for! Keep up the wonderful work! I just LOVE this!" I have the IOS version and this, I love them both. I wish this version, desktop, had the sounds function as the iPhone version. When people walk by and see this on my Macbook Pro they go "Its moving" and then "where did you get that?" Every time! It does take up some memory so I have to download a few new ones every now and then and delete the ones I'm not using. So what! Ha! To have the super high quality sharp and crisp picture it is well worth it. I have had excelent comunication with the team. Very professional. I'm thinking about adding a wall mounted screen just dedicated to this. Thank you Magic Window!, signed, a fan!

Found helpful by 12 out of 16 people
Version 1.6
Review by DruWeapon

live wallpaper - every time i turned my mac on that live wallpaper that i paid for is not on my screen i have to apply it all the time what the hell man.

Found helpful by 8 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1
Review by D. Soliz

Very nice, but could improve some things. - SOOTHING WALPAPERS I love the wallpapers, they are very soothing (although it be nice if they added some South America, Bolivia guys, think about it). HOWEVER PERFORMANCE… I noticed the app makes a lot of disk reading, it be nice if they added the setting to load the wallpaper files into RAM, so that there is no unecessary disk reading as it could wear down some HDDs over time. I have 16 gigs of ram, and really it wouldn't be a concern to have the 100MB file on my ram. OPTIONS… Additionally it be nice if they gave us the ability to loop from start to finish then from finish to start, specially for the wallpapers that lack sun or moon, would be awesome to cycle some of the wallpapers as if they went through the complete day night day transition. Bonus points if they also made the wall paper match with the available light for the current user position on earth. OTHER THAN THAT Super recommended if you need some dynamic and chill in you background, gives me a sense of the pass of time and I love it.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 2.1
Review by General_Zod

Really nice dynamic wallpaper! - I really like this application. The scenes to choose from are outstanding and there are a lot of them to choose from! Well worth the purchase for me. There’s also a 4k version! So you may want to grab that one if it’s applicable to your system.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
Version 2.1
Review by Dr McGeeney

I love this app. How about putting time and weather on Mac OS. - I frequently sit in front of my computer all day. My computer time requires great concentration. I use your app to remember all the beautiful places in the world. Your app is a brief yet potent refresher for my mind. Because of your hard work and great pictures, I can come back to my task refreshed. I would love to see the time and the weather on the Mac OS app, similar to the apps on the iPad and iphone.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people