The sweet little app DisplayFusion by Binary Fortress Software has just been added to the Software page here at photonelly.com. I’ve been using DisplayFusion for almost a year now, and have it installed on multiple machines, both at work and at home.
Perhaps the bread and butter of this application is the ability to independently setup and manage background displays for multiple monitors, which as anyone that has tried it knows isn’t as easy as it sounds with just Windows alone. My favorite features, though, are the integration with Flickr and the ability to rotate your background images between your favorite photos. Sometimes it’s just the little things in life that make me happy. 🙂
DisplayFusion allows you to search for photos from your Flickr account or from other users and use them as your desktop wallpaper. This can really come in handy if you host your favorite photos on Flickr like I do, or if you want to use that picture of your cute little niece that your sister posted last week. Or maybe you’re planning a trip to Maui to see the whales this winter and want to grab a photo or two for your desktop. Just do a search, find one or two that you like, and you’re good to go.
The rotating background feature is part of the Pro version, but in my opinion, it’s worth it. I currently have mine set to rotate every 15 minutes and pull from about 20+ photos from my various trips to Maui (no surprise there). You could, of course, choose to mix it up a little bit more than I do and switch between different themes or something like that.
There are more options, too, for what photos you choose to rotate. Although I choose to download photos from Flickr and save them on my laptop to rotate (since I’m not always online), you can also enter search criteria for Flickr to find and randomly display different photos to rotate between. That way, you’re always getting something fresh, even if it’s not a shot from a tropical paradise.
Give it a Shot
DisplayFusion comes in two versions, a Free version and a Pro version. I run the Pro version on my laptop, for the rotating background feature, and run the Free version on my other PCs and my wife’s computer. The Pro version also have a free trial (currently free for 30 days), so if you’re not sure which version you want, go with the Pro version first and see what you think.
If you currently use DisplayFusion or are thinking of trying it, be sure to let me know what you think about it and whether you’d recommend it to others.