Wallpapers can definitely make any device look more beautiful and enticing. For some reason, wallpapers give off a good vibe so you tend to feel good and relaxed every time you stare at your home screen. It’s just that, by default, users are not really allowed to use multiple wallpapers. There’s also no way that you could make them appear randomly on your home screen. So if you wish to display a variety of wallpapers, you’ll need an app like 500 Firepaper.
What Is It and What Does It Do
500 Firepaper is a free personalization app for Android that you can use as live wallpaper. With the help of this app, you can display a seemingly endless stream of high-quality wallpapers. This means that the wallpaper on your home screen will automatically change from time to time and you can even set the app to display only those that comes from the category that you like. It is also important to note that all of the wallpapers that will be displayed by the app will come from 500px, a well-known photography website. Therefore, all of the wallpapers that will appear on your device are guaranteed to be of high-quality and you can even triple tap the image to view it directly via the 500px website.
- Easy to configure
- Lots of high-quality wallpapers – all of the wallpapers that will be displayed are top-notch plus they fit perfectly on your screen
- Displays a seemingly endless stream of wallpapers – the wallpapers will change from time to time (according to the pre-defined update interval)
- Customizable settings – you can choose the type of wallpapers that you want to show (by feature and category), you can also change the update interval
- You can view the image directly on 500px – just triple tap the image to load it on your browser
- Easy touch controls – just tap the screen with three fingers to load the next wallpaper
- Each photo or wallpaper can only be loaded for as long as 24 hours
- You cannot download the images to your local storage
- You cannot load your own set of wallpapers (ex. the ones from your media gallery or SD card)
- Requires Android 4.0 and up
If you have a habit of frequently changing your wallpapers, then 500 Firepaper can definitely help you out. It is very easy to configure. Just download and install the app on your device. After which, you will be guided by a brief tutorial on how to activate the app. On your device, just go to Settings then select the option for Display. Choose Wallpaper > Live Wallpapers then select “500 Firepaper”.
Once done, the app will automatically load its images on your home screen. By default, the images that will be shown will change every five minutes but you can change the image update interval by going to the app’s settings. Furthermore, the images will be automatically optimized to fit your screen regardless if your device is on portrait or landscape mode.
Aside from this, 500 Firepaper also features some simple yet interesting touch controls. If you tap the wallpaper thrice, it will take you to the photo’s original 500px page so that you can like or comment on your favorite photos. On the other hand, you can easily load the next wallpaper by tapping the screen using your three fingers.
Setting the type of wallpapers that you want to display is also very easy. Just go to the app’s settings then select your preferred category. You’re free to choose the category that you like and it could be about nature, travel, landscapes, buildings, animals, abstract, fashion, food, fine art, sports, transportation, etc. You can also feature the popular, upcoming, editor’s choice, fresh today, fresh yesterday and fresh from this week wallpapers.
All in all, this app offers a great solution for users who wish to display multiple wallpapers on their home screen. The wallpapers are also guaranteed to be of high-quality plus they load very smoothly. No lags, glitches or whatsoever. You can even use 500 Firepaper as a “daydream” app especially if you want to feel calm and relaxed. It’s just that you cannot make a wallpaper stay on your screen for more than 24 hours. Due to 500px’s API restrictions, you are also not allowed to download the images to your device. You cannot also use the app to load your own stream of wallpapers such as those that you’ve stored on your local media folders.
Conclusion and Download Link
500 Firepaper offers a fresh concept and it’s something that is really worth checking out not just because of its wide collection of beautiful photos but also for the way it implements its system. The app runs smoothly plus it’s very responsive to touch controls. It may have some minor drawbacks, such as not allowing the images to be kept for more than 24 hours, but it can definitely liven up your home screen.
Version reviewed: 1.53
Requires: Android 4.0 and up
Download size: 221KB