What's New

- Fixed an issue on Mac Mini and Mac Pro systems where wallpaper would disappear after wake or when a monitor was disconnected/powered off.
- Fixed a rare issue where the app would crash when the Scene Browser was closed while downloading.
- Please contact us at [email protected] if you experience any issues.

Previously (3.1.4):
- 40+ new scenes all included - 185 scenes total!
- New scene browser with larger previews.
- Fixed a variety of multi-monitor bugs.
- Fixed memory leaks.
- Fixed issues with pause on battery option.
- Fixed issues with auto-hide menu bar option.
- Improved handling of Dynamic Graphics Switching.
- Please contact us at [email protected] if you experience any issues.

App Description

Magic Window 4K brings your desktop to life with relaxing slow moving timelapse views for your wallpaper and screen saver. The app includes 185 views of coasts, beaches, cities, mountains, lakes, and more. Watch as time and light slowly paint the skies beautiful colors and cities transform from day to night and back again.

Created by the same team that brought you Magic Window for iPad and iPhone, this is a new style of desktop wallpaper made using timelapse photography. The wallpapers slowly blend over time revealing magical changes in scenery and color. The goal is to create slow and subtle movement that does not distract from work.

The speed of the wallpaper can be changed from slowest where movement is not visible to fastest where movement is subtle and noticeable. Depending on if you prefer more static wallpaper or "live" wallpaper you can adjust this setting to conform to your tastes. Most views were filmed over hours and capture complete sky transitions.


Magic Window comes in two editions - Magic Window and Magic Window 4K. Please get the right edition for your Mac. If you end up with the wrong version please e-mail [email protected]

Magic Window 4K is best for:
* 2016 and newer 15"-16" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
* 2018 and newer 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
* iMac with 4K/5K Retina Display
* Mac Pro or Mac Mini with 3K/4K/5K display

Magic Window is ideal for all other Mac Models including:
* MacBook Air (current and older models)
* MacBook Pro models without Retina Display
* MacBook Pro 15"-17” models older than 2016
* MacBook Pro 13" models older than 2018
* MacBook (12")
* iMac models without Retina Display
* Older Mac models in general

Magic Window 4K scenes are full 1.9:1 Ultra 4K resolution (4096x2160). They look fantastic on every single Mac model. These are truly high definition wallpapers, not stretched low resolution videos.

Magic Window 4K includes 185 scenes: 10 are built into the app, and 175 are downloaded after you install the app. We use scene downloads so we can bring you more and more scenes without making the app larger and larger. There are no additional charges for downloads. You can install the app on as many Macs as you want and download scenes as many times as you want.

Note there are fewer scenes in Magic Window 4K than Magic Window because earlier Magic Window scenes were not filmed in 4K.

The downloadable wallpapers total 20GB in size. You can choose to download as many as you want or download all. You can also delete wallpapers and re-download them later. To download all wallpapers you will need 20GB of spare storage.

Magic Window fully supports multiple monitors, allowing you to have different scenes on each display and to selectively enable or disable displays. AirPlay can also be used to display the scenes on an Apple TV. Note that you can not stretch a single scene across multiple displays.

Catalina Island, Mojave Desert, Yosemite National Park, Joshua Tree, Lake Tahoe, New Zealand, Iceland, Mono Lake, Pyramid Lake, Santa Monica, Pacifica, Oregon Coast, and many more!

Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Florence, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Lucerne, New York City, Paris, Prague, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Taipei, Tokyo, Venice, and many more!

Enjoy Magic Window 4K. If you have questions especially about compatibility with your display setup feel free to contact us at [email protected]

This is not a system screen saver - it works independently of the system screen saver.

iPhone Screenshots

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Magic Window 4K screenshot 1 Magic Window 4K screenshot 2 Magic Window 4K screenshot 3 Magic Window 4K screenshot 4 Magic Window 4K screenshot 5 Magic Window 4K screenshot 6 Magic Window 4K screenshot 7 Magic Window 4K screenshot 8

App Changes

  • September 15, 2015 Initial release
  • December 05, 2015 New version 1.5
  • November 07, 2016 New version 2.1
  • June 14, 2019 New version 2.2
  • July 15, 2020 New version 3.1.5

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