I’ve always enjoyed customizing the home and lock screens on my iOS devices. On the iPhone, when I’ve had them jailbroken I’ve messed around with numerous themes over the years. On the iPad I’ve just personalized things a bit with wallpapers. I change them relatively often and generally go for something not so ‘busy’ for the home screen and at times get more adventurous on the lock screen.
Thanks to the excellent Pimp Your Screen app, I’ve been varying things a little more often of late.
My iPad wallpaper and customizing choices have been on display here more than once. Now I’d love to see some of what you guys are up to with your iPad home and lock screens. What are you favorite wallpapers and ways to organize your apps.
Let’s play Show & Tell. Send us in your iPad screens and some words on how you did / why you like your setup, and I’ll do another post highlighting the most interesting ones if we get good response. Here’s how:
— Email us a screenshot plus any words you want to share to contact AT ipadinsight.com
— Send us an @ message on Twitter with an attached screencap – @justipadblog
Lets see your screens – I’m ready to be inspired.
If you’re after something unique and artistic for your iPad wallpaper, you may want to take a look at William Fahey’s small set of free fine art paintings turned into wallpapers for iPad and iPhone. Here’s a little bit of background from Fahey on the inspiration for these:
Paintings created out of a love for mythology, science fiction, foreign cultures, ancient civilizations, surrealist and symbolist art, the cosmos, and the visual poetry of human experience.
Pimp Your Screen is an iPad (and iOS devices) wallpapers app. There are a number of these around, some of them quite good – but this is far and away the best I’ve seen yet.
Most wallpaper apps, and online collections, offer lots of walls in categories like architecture, cityscapes, animals, celebrities, ‘babes’ and similar. Pimp Your Screen has none of these, so depending on your tastes the app may not be for you. What it does have is an excellent and broad selection of abstract walls – featuring some amazing, creative, and fun images. Some of them are too busy for my taste (at least for home screen use) but lots of them are striking, interesting, and good candidates for use on both home and lock screens.
I’ve long been a fan of the unique and arty wallpapers featured at Poolga.com. This one feels festive and fun for this time of year.
It’s called Snowman and is by Pablo at Pintachan.