Animated Water Drop Desktop Wallpaper

Animated Water Drop Desktop Wallpaper

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    31,221
  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Animated Water Drop Desktop Wallpaper is a free app from Artdocks that creates a realistic effect of water droplets slowly moving down your screen. While it does vary your screen's pixels somewhat, it's not a screensaver; it's a wallpaper enhancement that you can use with your usual background images. The effect is attractive and subtly soothing.

We activated Animated Water Drop by clicking its desktop icon, though there's also a Start Menu entry as well as icons in the Artdocks folder, which also contained an uninstaller for the wallpaper. You can't access the program from the Desktop Appearance controls in Windows since it's designed to enhance your background image, not replace it. The program places an icon in the system tray that let us exit the wallpaper as well as access the developer's Web site, but there are no additional options. We think the ability to set more or fewer drops and change the speed they cascade down your screen would add realistic enhancements, and of course the next step would have to be audio clips with the sounds of rain falling, but that's getting complicated, and part of this program's appeal is its utter simplicity.

This program's effect is attractive and, as we noted, quite soothing, just like watching raindrops on your window. In fact, we could see how setting a desktop background image that appears to look out of (or into) a home's window and then using Animated Water Drop Desktop Wallpaper with it would make for a very relaxing scene and just the thing for a quick break from a hectic day's work.

 
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3 stars

"good....but...."

July 04, 2012  |  By whiskey905

 |  Version: Animated Water Drop Desktop Wallpaper 1.3

Pros

Great graphics and amazingly real;free;no freezing or conflicts.

Cons

No adjustments to amount of water drops or degree of drip;most importantly however is that (though I haven't tested the specific degree)there seems to be quite a drain on system resources because, though I run a new (and very tweaked) Acer AO725 with 4GB RAM and dual core AMD C-60 processor W/HD video card,when I have the animated desktop enabled the scrolling on my Firefox browser is slow and real choppy. Yet as soon as I disable this animated desktop the scrolling goes right back to perfectly smooth scrolling down a page. The conclusion is obvious...

Summary

Would be great addition to most full fledged computers but NOT FOR NETBOOKS OR LOW-POWERED PROCESSORS.

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5 stars

"Works great, love it."

December 10, 2011  |  By theifner

 |  Version: Animated Water Drop Desktop Wallpaper 1.3

Pros

It works great. I have had a couple people see it and grab a paper towel to dry my screen with. Nice distraction to run in background and a few laughs too.

Cons

Have no cons soo far, love it.

Summary

I like it and recommend it for a little fun.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Artdocks
Publisher web site http://www.artdocks.com
Release Date May 03, 2011
Date Added May 03, 2011
Version 1.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.25MB
File Name WaterDropInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 31,221
Downloads Last Week 35
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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