There are a lot of wallpaper changers on Windows 10, and when I say “a lot” I truly mean it. But however, many of them are Win32, which means not only that the installer must be downloaded manually, but also that you lose some key Windows 10 features, like support for live tiles and deeper integration in to the OS.
Dynamic Theme, an app that accompany a pretty self-explanatory name, is among the most advanced wallpaper changers currently available within the Microsoft Store. And since it’s published within the Store, it may be installed on all Windows 10 versions, including the ones that are blocked from running Win32 software, like Windows 10 in S Mode.
Offered having a free license, Dynamic Theme is clearly built to provide a native Windows 10 experience, and it all begins with the UI.
The look of the app mimics the main one of the Settings app in Windows 10, which isn’t whatsoever bad. Using Dynamic Theme is a super-familiar experience for Windows 10 users just because of the, and due to its straightforward menu options, navigating across its settings and activating specific options is easy.
Dynamic Theme supports both light and the dark themes in Windows 10, however it may also follow the system settings. Which means that should you set Windows 10 to dark, it uses the dark mode too. If the light visual style is enabled in Windows 10, it uses exactly the same mode as well.
Multi-language support can also be offered, and the app offers support for Microsoft accounts to be able to provide synchronization. Quite simply, you can have your settings roaming in one device to a different should you choose to sign in with your Microsoft credentials.
When it comes to features, there’s without doubt you’re likely to be impressed.
To begin with, Dynamic Theme lets you alter the wallpaper of the desktop and the lock screen. As well as for each of them, it uses multiple sources, as it follows:
The machine settings
A particular photo that users can define
The Bing homepage during the day
A particular Bing image
A specific Windows Spotlight image
Support for that Bing homepage and also the Windows Spotlight is among key features of Dynamic Theme, and the way it is implemented is one of the best I’ve observed in a Windows 10 app. The app can automatically alter the wallpaper of both desktop and the lock screen according to photos from all of these two sources, also it can even send a notification when a new background is available.
Furthermore, you are able to manually see the entire collection of wallpapers, such as the backgrounds which have been utilized on Bing or Windows Spotlight in the past, and choose one as background.
Like Windows 10, you can pick from multiple modes for a wallpaper to suit your desktop, like fill, fit, stretch, and center. I used the fill mode using the Bing homepage during the day photo on the screen having a 1920×1080 pixels resolution and everything was just fine.
Along with setting a new wallpaper around the desktop and the locks screen, Dynamic Theme also provides management options for the daily Bing and Windows Spotlight images.
You can get alerts when new images are available with a preview (so you can preview them before setting as wallpaper), auto-save the photos to a user-defined folder, as well as create a live tile in the Start menu that uses the most recent photo as background.
The daily Bing image option also enables you to choose other regions, as Microsoft provides users with different wallpapers individually tailored to their location.
And since downloading wallpapers from Microsoft servers is really a key feature from the app, Dynamic Theme also integrates a choice to disable getting new backgrounds if a metered connection has been used.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Dynamic Theme is without doubt the best wallpaper changer for Windows 10. Provided with a freeware license, published within the Microsoft Store, and according to an interface that Windows 10 users will find very familiar, Dynamic Theme is an application that adopters of Microsoft’s latest operating-system should certainly try out.
Dynamic Theme has pretty much everything you’d need if you wish to use Microsoft’s Bing or Windows Spotlight because the source of your wallpapers.
If there’s anything else that I’d need to see within this app, it’s a choice to choose when to set the new wallpapers. For example, I favor to create a brand new background each morning when I reach the office, so letting me choose the time when the app should kick in would be quite handy.
However in the end, there’s not really much to complain about Dynamic Theme. This can be a gem, there’s no doubt about it, and that i can only hope the dev would still ship updates despite Microsoft’s rumored transition from UWP to Win32.