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Okozo Desktop

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Okozo Desktop manages and installs free animated Flash and DirectX wallpaper apps on your desktop. The apps are simple and compact yet lively and entertaining. New wallpapers are being added all the time, but you can even create and share your own animations via Okozo's Web site.

There is quite a lot of downloading and installing to get to Okozo: First the download assistant, then the actual download, then installing Microsoft DirectX and Visual C++ as well as Flash player (ours was out of date) before installing the actual program. Of course, if you have some of that stuff already, the job will be quicker. We clicked Okozo's desktop icon, and a popup told us we needed the 64-bit version of Flash, so, we clicked the appropriate link, downloaded the new version of Flash, and the Okozo Intro wallpaper opened on our desktop with a notification that new wallpaper were available at the program's Web site. We right-clicked Okozo's system tray icon and selected Wallpapers, which brought up a sleek Windows-style interface displaying our single wallpaper. We clicked Wallpapers on this interface, and the Okozo Web site opened in our browser with a large selection of free wallpaper displayed as thumbnails. We merely had to click one, and then click the Download Now button on the animation's page. Okozo did the rest, installing the wallpaper before Firefox could even tell us the download had finished. We clicked Reload on the Okozo interface, and our animation appeared in the queue. We clicked Apply, and the wallpaper appeared on our desktop. That sounds like a lot, but it's very easy to use Okozo, once it's set up. The wallpaper seem to be in wide-screen format, which most users have these days, but there's no way to adjust the fit, even through Windows, so bear that in mind.

Okozo's animations range wide in subject and appearance, though there did seem to be an awful lot of clocks. If you don't like what you see, make your own, and then share it with others--it's easy with Okozo Desktop.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Functional"

    July 23, 2011  |   By bryak123

    Version: Okozo Desktop 1.1.7

    Pros

    Interesting Desktops

    Cons

    Limited content

    Summary

    I like it

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Pretty good"

    April 24, 2011  |   By virkboy

    Version: Okozo Desktop 1.1.7

    Pros

    Its entertaining and fair designs for desktop backgrounds

    Cons

    i have the sliderdock which has all my icons on it and the desktop covers it so i cant use it

    Summary

    It would be great if i could still use my sliderdock

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A must have application"

    March 15, 2011  |   By bogdandelucru

    Version: Okozo Desktop 1.1.7

    Pros

    I think that this is the best wallpaper application . It has a big collection of wallpapers and very diversificated, from animated clocks to interactive wallpapers. I am glad that i have changed my borring and static wallpaper image with this soft.

    Cons

    Nothing bad.

    Summary

    A great application which will make your life more "animated" , changin your static wallpapers with animated wallpapers

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to use animated desktop app."

    March 6, 2011  |   By bstix

    Version: Okozo Desktop 1.1.7

    Pros

    Selection of visually appealing desktops - some interactive.
    Easy to install and use.
    Lightweight.

    Cons

    Limited selection of desktops available from okozo website (at present).
    No option to create your own desktops.

    Summary

    If you tried Dream Scape but found it to glitchy/awkward to get on with then this is probably for you, easy to use and quite reliable (only issue so far will not restart the desktop if explorer restarts).

    You can only choose desktops provided from the okozo website (direct link from the user interface), the selection available at present is limited but covers a varying selection of styles from particle/light patterns to interactive pets.

    Some of the interactive desktops can feel a little bare but are still amusing.

    a good little program that will brighten up your desktop.

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