Changing wallpaper in desktops has been one of the regular activity for its users. User of any age group irrespective of the kind of work he/she does, changes wallpaper frequently. But, changing the wallpaper looks like a complex task for some users. So, if you are looking for a simple way to remotely change desktop wallpapers then here we will tell you how to do it in a simple way.
You may use Dropbox to sync files between different PCs. Dropbox is a cloud based file storage and sharing service and it allows you to easily share files by just copying it to local folder. ZapDropbox is a simple and interesting tool which is available free for its users and it is based on Dropbox which allow you to change the desktop wallpaper not only on a single system rather on multiple desktop. Once installed, you can set the folder in Dropbox where you want to keep all the wallpapers. Once you add the wallpapers to the folder, you need to make sure that the files are shared and public so that you can change from different systems and also for different systems.
According to the developer, it is one of the new feature which comes useful when you want to change desktop wallpaper of your family’s personal computer from miles away. You can for instance set it up on your home PC, specify wallpaper folder present in your Dropbox and also you may specify the time on which you want the action to be performed in order to change the wallpaper from any location, i.e from work/office PC.
One of the feature of this application allows you to specify the time interval for changing the wallpapers. In order to change the wallpapers remotely, you need to have an FTP app installed for accessing the remote PC. ZapDropbox can operate in “Independent” mode which is also the default mode. But the best feature is to configure mode “Client / Server”. Either using the same account Dropbox on multiple computers, or with several accounts and sharing a folder with friends and family.
Additionally, this feature allows you to rotate all the wallpapers present in the specified location. You’d just have to select the Next or Previous wallpaper from Windows system tray, and it will automatically start swapping wallpapers. Apart from changing wallpapers, it’s the ability to play sounds periodically or while changing the wallpaper. It also has an option to specify screen mode to automatically adjust wallpapers as per screen size.
After installation is completed, the first step would be to specify wallpapers source path. Just right-click its system tray icon and select Adjustment Program.
Here you can configure ZapDropbox in multiple ways. You can turn Random wallpaper change mode on/off, schedule wallpaper switching after defined intervals, enable/disable sounds, set default screen size, mode, select effects to be applied over images. After configuring these options, specify wallpaper directory from Picture directory section. Upon clicking OK, it will start changing desktop wallpapers after defined time interval. However, if you’ve turned off auto-wallpaper switch option, you can manually change the wallpaper by selecting Next or Previous Wallpaper option from system tray menu.
ZapDropbox works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS are supported.