Wallpaper Cycler Lite

Wallpaper Cycler Lite

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6.0.180
  • Total Downloads:
    29,933
  • Date Added:
    July 02, 2009
  • File Size:
    5.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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This nifty app cycles through a series of specified images as wallpaper for your system--you set the speed and time and date for each change, then the app handles the work automatically.

Wallpaper Cycler Lite launches a three-paned interface similar in look and feel to the familiar e-mail client design. The left, vertical pane lists a directory of wallpaper categories, the upper horizontal pane on the right lists wallpaper images in the selected category, and the lower horizontal pane displays a thumbnail of a selected image. A series of icons arranged across the top of the panes may intimidate novices initially, but the contextual help soon will have any new user navigating easily and confidently. This free app performed quite well during our tests. A wizard for setting up a category for wallpapers was available at each launch, and setting up additional categories--and adding wallpapers to a cycle--was a simple process, thanks to the intuitively designed interface. Setting the image-change frequency was a snap, and we appreciated that we could choose cycle times based on time of year as well as daily hours.

There's a nag screen at launch that urges you to register your copy, but that's a minimal irritation. The Layouts feature is disabled in this Lite version, but most home users won't notice--the feature lets you configure different wallpapers for each monitor on your system. But overall, this is a neat little tool.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"difficult to use"

August 21, 2013  |  By newfedra

 |  Version: Wallpaper Cycler Lite 3.6.0.180

Pros

many complicated features

Cons

the program is way to cumbersome and has way too many features

Summary

not so great
not freeware

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4 stars

"More than I was looking for"

September 29, 2011  |  By PabloPerez

 |  Version: Wallpaper Cycler Lite 3.6.0.180

Pros

Apply different rules to images grouped in collections.

Cons

Does not instantly update wallpaper from collections at start-up or on resume.

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2 stars

"Nothing lite about it"

March 24, 2011  |  By avoorheis

 |  Version: Wallpaper Cycler Lite 3.6.0.180

Pros

it does cycler wallpaper

Cons

memory hog, 397MB after a while

Summary

need to find something else

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4 stars

"Easy Install, Easy Interface"

January 08, 2011  |  By carolee1124

 |  Version: Wallpaper Cycler Lite 3.6.0.180

Pros

The above says it all. Also lots of options for a free program and no interfering ads, popups etc.

Cons

None so far

Summary

This does exactly what I needed/wanted plus gave me some options I never thought of--setting display for each individual picture, for one. It's very user friendly.

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1 stars

"a program for exeperianced comper user"

November 18, 2010  |  By fast_layne

 |  Version: Wallpaper Cycler Lite 3.6.0.180

Pros

lots of complicated feature

Cons

really really hard for me to work with

Summary

buch is right it is not for casual users, like myself, if you want to user a sophisticated program like this one, more power to you

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2 stars

"Not for the casual user."

September 06, 2010  |  By buchster

 |  Version: Wallpaper Cycler Lite 3.6.0.180

Pros

Has many nice features, if you can find thru the blizzard of options.

Cons

The blizzard of options. It (or I) could only partially load 229 of 700+ images in the single folder I wanted to use. Not what I'd call a simple interface.

Summary

I was looking for a simple interface to randomly rotate wallpapers from a folder of 700 or so images I have collected for this purpose. This sounded very simple to do, but after partially loading the folder it stopped and gave me a message that I needed to navigate thru several menus to find a list of "exceptions" that needed to be deleted so that all the different image formats could be used. After several attempts I gave up and deleted wallpaper-cycler.. I have no doubt that this was my fault, but being a casual computer user I am simply not prepared to navigate, what seems to me, an overly complex menu of options. Several of the reviews including the CNET editor used words like "simple" & "easy". I think you folks are overestimating the computer literacy of a large swath of users.

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5 stars

"It does what it says it does"

April 18, 2010  |  By deago1948

 |  Version: Wallpaper Cycler Lite 3.6.0.180

Pros

works from any folder on external drive

Cons

rarely but sometimes have to wait on cycle due to file size

Summary

really enjoy having it and using it

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4 stars

"Does exactly what it says"

March 09, 2010  |  By shadowlover 65_68

 |  Version: Wallpaper Cycler Lite 3.6.0.180

Pros

Once settings are made and pictures are selected just leave it alone

Cons

This is "lite" version. Issues that are cons are all addressed in full version

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5 stars

"Excellent, everything you could want is here."

February 19, 2010  |  By reviewer28

 |  Version: Wallpaper Cycler Lite 3.6.0.180

Pros

easy to use, most used commands are in notification tray, options for everything you could possibly want.

Cons

nothing! Took a minute of searching to figure out how to make the program automatically synchronize with the folder/s of my choice, but not a problem.

Summary

I noticed the last reviewer said there were too many options, but the program installs with the options configured for normal use. If you take about 5 minutes to look through the options (yes there are a lot) they are very easy to understand. this program is configurable to any possible setup you could imagine, I absolutely love it. Every time i save a wallpaper it automatically synchronizes. I can choose whichever folder/s i want to monitor, or if needed you can of course turn these options off and synchronize manually. I especially like the icon in the notification tray, because it too is filled with options! you can change the wallpaper from right there. It doesn't seem to take up any of my cpu power at all. this is a wonderful program that i would pay money for. Thank you very much, i never thought it would be so nice and refreshing to have my wallpapers change.

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3 stars

"Nice Wallpaper Changer"

November 02, 2009  |  By youko_matsumoto

 |  Version: Wallpaper Cycler Lite 3.6.0.180

Pros

Fast and Light to the processor (0.05%).

Cons

-There's too many options or should I say the GUI is not user-friendly. Not good for non-average computer users.
-Eats up to much memory for its process (26,660K).

Summary

Bottom line is, its still a Nice Wallpaper Changer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6.0.180
Version 3.6.0.180 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher NuonSoft
Publisher web site http://www.nuonsoft.com/
Release Date July 02, 2009
Date Added July 02, 2009
Version 3.6.0.180
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Wallpaper Editors & Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.61MB
File Name WallpaperCycler_3.6.0.180_Lite_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 29,933
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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