Spend the day around the world

24 Hour Wallpaper offers beautiful desktop wallpapers that match the time of day. This new app from the makers of Magic Window syncs the wallpapers with your current time and location. Choose from 42 professionally captured scenes and watch your desktop transition in-time with natural light. The app is currently not on sale due to compatibility issues with High Sierra. However it will return later this year. To get access to the app now please join the Early Access program.



24 Hour Wallpaper includes a great selection of both Nature and City wallpapers at full 5K resolution. Nature wallpapers include the Sierras, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Pyramid Lake, Sonoma, and more. City wallpapers include New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Tokyo, Madrid, Amsterdam, and more. We hope you will find many in the set that you love having on your desktop, and if you can't decide you can always shuffle between them.


  • 42 total 24 Hour scenes containing 30-36 5K still images each.
  • Wallpapers remains synchronized with your time and location all day.
  • Includes both Fixed View (one perspective) and Mixed (multi-perspective) wallpapers. 
  • Customize time any way you want by adjusting sunrise, sunset, and duration parameters.
  • All images available at 5K 5120x2880 resolution with up to 5GB of images available.
  • Supports all resolution displays and offers lower resolution download options.
  • Full multi-monitor support - use as many displays as your Mac allows.
  • Integrates directly with system wallpaper - not just a window floating on top.
  • Fully supports Mission Control, Expose, Login/Lock Screen, and Spaces. 
  • Minimal CPU, GPU, and Battery use - only computes when wallpaper is download or changing.
  • Shuffle between just your favorite scenes or filter by scene type.



All terrestrial photography was professionally captured by Hal Bergman and Josh Michaels. The two person team behind Magic Window has been working together for more than five years to capture the photos for this app. They began filming in 2011 and have continually evolved their capture techniques and technologies since.

Hal & Josh put in extraordinary effort to capture and master the images to the greatest possible quality. Capturing 24 hour long sequences is extremely difficult and often requires many compromises to get right. Our work is inspired in part by photographer Todd Pickering who pursued this with a film camera for the Mac app "Sundial" in the mid 1990s.

Images of the Earth taken from the International Space Station in the app are included courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. We greatly appreciate the efforts of the astronauts/photographers aboard the ISS for their amazing photography efforts.

Support, Feedback, and Questions

If you have any issues with the app or feedback for us we are more than happy to help. Please visit the support page first to see if your issue is addressed, and if not feel free to contact us at support@magicwindowapp.com. Thank you in advance for your patience.