Another old (and well-loved) standard in the wallpaper community, IntefaceLift has long been a premier source of beautiful wallpapers of natural scenes, photos-turned-wallpapers, and more. Plus, the site deals in more than just wallpapers: like DeviantArt, there’s a huge community of people there making icon packs, system themes, and more. … [Read more...] about The Best Places to Get Stunning Desktop Wallpaper
Plex (Windows/Mac/Linux) We expected Plex to get some love in the nominations, but we didn't expect it to be as overwhelming as it was. It's true, Plex is a stellar media server and media center application, with mobile apps that let you take your music and movies with you on virtually any mobile device or operating system without worrying whether that system can play them. Plex transcodes on the fly, automatically adjusts its performance and quality for available bandwidth, and is a snap to set up. It works just as well locally on your home network as it does with your mobile device when you're out and about on 3G or 4G. If you have a supported set-top box, it's even easier. The desktop app is free, the mobile apps are $5, and the MyPlex media center hub gives you control over your files on the go. … [Read more...] about Five Best Desktop Media Servers
If you want to get your downloaded movies or music from one computer to a screen or another computer somewhere else, you'll need a great media server application to manage your library and make your media available to other your other computers, mobile devices, or smart TVs and set-top boxes you might want to watch it all on. This week, we want to know which one you think is the best. … [Read more...] about Best Desktop Media Server Application?
Emerge Desktop is a free Windows shell replacement that swaps out the default Windows taskbar, start-menu, and right-click menu with its own alternatives. As we said when we first covered it, Emerge creates a clean, minimalist desktop that's great on its own or a perfect starting point for more customizations. For example, many of you who voted for Emerge touted it as the ideal companion for either Rainmeter or Samurize. For more, see how you can use Emerge Desktop to spice up your desktop. … [Read more...] about Five Best Desktop Customization Tools
The tray menu also lets you change your settings for the skins you're already running. (For example, as you can see in the first screenshot, I'm running three skins called "Taskbar," "MoxaWeather," and "All Widgets.") The most important things you can do from this menu are setting the transparency, changing the position, and editing the skin. … [Read more...] about Customize Your Own Killer “Enigma” Desktop