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29 Inspirational Wallpapers for Your Desktop

29 Inspirational Wallpapers for Your Desktop

Take a quick look at your computer’s desktop. Do you feel inspired yet?

If you’re still rocking the pre-installed desktop wallpaper, probably not. Inspiration’s a tricky thing. Some people find inspiration in pithy quotations; others see it in landscapes, abstract art or a pile of cute kittens. Here are 30 desktop inspirations every Lifehacker will treasure:

1. Stop Asking for Permission

If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission

    This Banksy-style wallpaper is perfect for artists and other creative types.

    Source: Wallbase

    2. Simplify (Just Enough)

    Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler

      Einstein is single-handedly responsible for a huge number of inspiring and insightful quotes. This is one of his best.

      Source: Wallbase

      3. Work Outside the Box

      Think outside the cubicle

        An inspirational desktop wallpaper to live by, for entrepreneurs and freelancers.

        Source: Freelance Switch

        4. Shine

        Inspirational wallpaper: Shine

          Look at the bokeh on that! Keep the sparkle in your life with this warm, happy image on your screen.

          Source: Inkdryer Creations

          5. Design Your Life

          Design your life

            Use this one to remind yourself just how much fun creativity is.

            Source: MyGFX

            6. Be Original

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            Be original

              As if you needed telling.

              Source: Wallpapers Room

              7. Don’t Give Up

              Don't give up

                If you like to keep your desktop clean and simple, how about this nifty Edison quote?

                Source: Wallbase

                8. Make Time Your Own

                June 2013 Calendar

                  A wallpaper with a built-in calendar lets you stay in touch with time, but prevents you tweaking your schedule to put off getting things done. Here’s one for June 2013.

                  Source: The Tasselflower Blog

                  9. Never Stop Learning

                  Inspirational wallpaper: Learn

                    If you’ve ever needed a reminder to learn from every moment of your life, grab this school-style inspirational wallpaper to nudge you back on track.

                    Source: Inkdryer Creative

                    10. Stand Up for Your Values

                    No, YOU move

                      More wordy than most of these examples, this inspirational wallpaper’s ideal for activists.

                      Source: Wallbase

                      11. Abstract Your Mind

                      Inspirational Wallpapers: Flow

                        Sometimes, you just want to stare at something beautifully abstract and let it clear your mind.

                        Source: Bartelme Design

                        12. Challenge Your Limits

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                        Challenge your limits

                          It’s the cheerful font as well as the inspiring message that make this one a winner.

                          Source: DeviantART

                          13. Keep on Truckin’

                          Every exit is an entry somewhere

                            Change is unstoppable, and so are you.

                            Source: KnightsTavern

                            14. Have Fun With Fonts

                            Periodic Table of Fonts

                              Choose the perfect font for your next inspirational quote.

                              Source: Squidspot

                              15. Stand for Something

                              Stand for something

                                In the Inspirational Quotes Hall of Fame, MLK hangs out with Einstein and Gandhi. For sure.

                                Source: Desktop Nexus

                                16. Live Your Message

                                Live your message

                                  Take inspiration from Gandhi’s life and stay true to your message in everything you do.

                                  Source: World HD Wallpaper

                                  17. Stay Healthy

                                  Healthy Living Inspiration

                                    Inspiration doesn’t have to be purely cerebral. Use inspirational wallpaper to remind you of your health goals.

                                    Source: Smashing Magazine

                                    18. Resist Illusions

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                                    There's No Wallpaper

                                      There is only your perception of wallpaper—and your perception of inspiration.

                                      Source: DeviantART

                                      19. Go All the Way

                                      Go all the way

                                        Use this to keep you moving until you get where you’re going. Apparently this isn’t a real Buddha quote, but it’s still a good one!

                                        Source: Wallbase

                                        20. Find the Right Words

                                        Love life

                                          Life is a big adventure with a wide vocabulary. Know how to name your experience.

                                          Source: Desktop Nexus

                                          21. Follow Your Own Path

                                          Follow your own path

                                            This desert landscape is beautiful, but it’s the tiny footprints that make it an inspiration to blaze your own trail in life.

                                            Source: FreeHDWallpapers

                                            22. Add a Touch of Zen

                                            Add a touch of zen to your desktop

                                              This composition of interesting textures is calm and contemplative—exactly how you want to feel when you’re at your computer.

                                              Source: Wallpapers Wide

                                              23. Turn Pirate

                                              Inspiring wallpaper for desktop pirates

                                                You don’t have to own a boat or steal anything. Borrow the cut-throat pirate mindset to pinpoint your priorities and find hidden opportunities.

                                                Source: Desktop Nexus

                                                24. Change the World

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                                                Change the world

                                                  This one doesn’t really need an explanation.

                                                  Source: Inkdryer Creative

                                                  25. Change Your Thinking

                                                  Change your thinking

                                                    Yes, it’s Einstein again with more epic wisdom to help you solve problems.

                                                    Source: Desktop Nexus

                                                    26. Explore Everything

                                                    Inspirational wallpaper for desktop

                                                      Whether you’re a backpacker travelling the world or an entrepreneur designing your own business, exploration is a Lifehacker’s driving force.

                                                      Source: Inkdryer Creative

                                                      27. Live in Permanent Beta

                                                      Live in permanent beta

                                                        This dark, minimalist desktop wallpaper reminds you that life is an unfinished project.

                                                        Source: Inkdryer Creative

                                                        28. Look Everywhere

                                                        Inspiration hides in the strangest places

                                                          I made this one myself. Feel free to download it.

                                                          Source: Be a Freelance Blogger

                                                          29. Know Yourself

                                                          Huge inspirational quote

                                                            If you don’t think you’re the “inspirational wallpapers” type, try this instead for a dose of sarcastic humor.

                                                            Source: Desktop Nexus

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                                                            10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track in 2020

                                                            10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track in 2020

                                                            The success of our day is largely dependent on the quality of our planning. Not to miss out anything in their to-dos, some people prefer to make a list of upcoming tasks in a notebook, while others have long started using digital technology solutions.

                                                            Calendar applications are some of the main tools that are worth using to organize our life and plan your time carefully.

                                                            Many people have switched to specific tools; however, there are still some who do not use calendars on a daily basis. They may find some applications uncomfortable to use, non-functional, or expensive.

                                                            In this article, we are going to check out the best calendars apps to help you stay organized.

                                                            1. Cal Calendar

                                                              Cal Calendar has recently appeared on the market of mobile applications (Android, iOS). It is the brainchild of the development team of Any.do that features impressive functionality and well-thought-out design.

                                                              The application comes with many great features, including support for Exchange and Google Calendar, widgets, voice recording, and many more.

                                                              Cal Calendar has direct integration with Any.Do To-Do List, which gives you a unique tandem of two applications.

                                                              Apart from its extended functionality, Cal Calendar is easy to use. The creation of events is very simple and fast.

                                                              What is more, depending on the name of the event, the application automatically adds contacts and geolocation data to the entry description. You can even import your lists and entries from Any.do.

                                                              Cal Calendar is a great option for any type of user. It is very convenient and doesn’t overcomplicate the mode of display.

                                                              Another good thing is that this tool is available for free, so you can use it without spending a dime for the software.

                                                              Available for iOS and Android

                                                              2. Google Calendar

                                                                Google Calendar is the official calendar for Android devices that has been tested out by many users around the globe. If you are right now trying to get away from it, consider changing your mind.

                                                                Since this application is installed on most Android devices by default, many users think that there is nothing special in this program. They are wrong.

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                                                                Google has been updating its calendar for quite a few years, and now it comes in Material Design with advanced event features, direct integration into other Google services (for example, supports reminders and Google Now), and comes with Exchange support.

                                                                The program is super easy and will not cost a dime for you. It is a good thing, right?

                                                                Available for iOS and Android

                                                                3. Jorte Calendar

                                                                  Jorte Calendar is one of the most popular calendar applications in the Google Play store.

                                                                  The program features a wide range of configuration options, with many design alternatives. You can adjust display mode to your needs and view calendar entries sorted by month, week, or day (by hours). It is convenient for quickly picking the desired date, using task bars, and setting reminders.

                                                                  Apart from its ordinary information storing function, this application can be a special cloud service, Jorte Cloud, allowing you to synchronize calendars, schedules, and task lists on multiple devices. The application also supports data importing from Google Calendar.

                                                                  For those paying attention to the program design, there is also Jorte Store, where you can buy styles and icons to personalize the calendar. This feature makes Jorte is one of the brightest calendar applications.

                                                                  A basic version of the app is free of charge, so if you do not want to spend money on a calendar application, it is a good option.

                                                                  Available for iOS and Android

                                                                  4. Business Calendar

                                                                    Business Calendar is geared towards people who use their calendar for work purposes and business task planning. It offers different modes with wide configuration capabilities.

                                                                    The application gives a default view mode by months, and events can be marked in different colors. Display modes/ sorting can be adjusted to your needs (by month, day, year, or events).

                                                                    You can also set a multi-day viewing mode to see how things look for the next few days. Scrolling up and down moves you by month, and if you check a few days, they will be shown in a more detailed form.

                                                                    The day display mode offers hourly scheduling, and the schedule mode provides a detailed schedule for a single event.

                                                                    Business Calendar is a great tool for planning/ scheduling cases, tasks, and events. There is a support for recurring events, which can be set up in just a few clicks.

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                                                                    Having purchased software, you can use it to import and export other calendars, delete, copy, or move several events at the same time.

                                                                    Android Business Calendar application may seem somewhat chaotic, but it works fine and is easy to work with if you play with it for a while.

                                                                    A full version of the application is available for $4.99, but you can also find a free version for the app test drive.

                                                                    Available for Android

                                                                    5. Calendar

                                                                      Calendar is a relatively new app. It works as a web app and for both iOS and Android devices. It is an intelligent app that learns your contacts, schedule and tasks. It also helps you schedule and arrange meetings according to your available time slots.

                                                                      A good thing about Calendar is that it allows you to sync up with other calendars you use such as Apple Calendar and Google Calendar. And so you can manage all the calendars you have in one place.

                                                                      Calendar also gives you analytics of your meetings, giving you a clear picture on how you can improve your time management.

                                                                      Available for Desktop, and iOS

                                                                      6. aCalendar

                                                                        aCalendar opens our collection of top 10 calendar applications available on the market today. With its appealing design, easy navigation, and great functionality, it is one of the most popular calendar apps in our list.

                                                                        Some of extra functions include color schemes for each case type (48 colors to choose from), different types of demonstrations, different widgets, moon phases, and much more.

                                                                        Taking into account it functionality, aCalendar is a reliable calendar application that has an easy-to-navigate interface with three display options. Scrolling from side to side allows you to switch between the display modes of the month, week and day.

                                                                        When scrolling down and up, you are moving through the calendar at intervals in accordance with the selected display mode.

                                                                        Apart from its time planning feature, aCalendar synchronizes photos from contact lists or social networks to remind you about birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special dates.

                                                                        The program also supports data transfer through NFC and full-screen widgets, which eases your work with any data.

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                                                                        The program is available for free, but you can also get even more features if you buy the extended version of software for $4.99.

                                                                        Available for Android

                                                                        7. DigiCal Calendar

                                                                          DigiCal Calendar is very similar to Cal Calendar in the fact that the application focuses on design more than on its functionality. However, this doesn’t mean that the application doesn’t serve the purpose.

                                                                          With this calendar application, you can synchronize all your calendars and view them in different ways.

                                                                          Along with the basic functions, this program comes with support for Google Calendar, Outlook, and includes some unique and interesting features. You can match keywords to the image or set up a dark theme.

                                                                          The app can even show you the weather forecast for three days. There are many other features that deserve the attention of people who really like to use calendar applications.

                                                                          Available for Android

                                                                          8. SolCalendar

                                                                            SolCalendar can be called a universal application. It claims to be an all-in-one digital solution having a basic calendar functionality combined with some other advanced features, such as weather forecast for a specific day.

                                                                            The application supports Google Calendar, as well as tasks, widgets, lunar calendar and even Foursquare.

                                                                            Those searching for a calendar application to cover just everything in its functionality, SolCalendar is a program to consider. There are a lot of interesting things in this application; the program does an excellent job working in “all-in-one” mode.

                                                                            Test SolCalendar – the application is available for free. You can test it out without purchasing the service.

                                                                            Available for Android

                                                                            9. Today Calendar

                                                                              Today Calendar is one of the most hip and edgy calendars in our list. The solution was one of the first ones that really embraced Material Design and remains one of the few that adhere to the neat style.

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                                                                              The calendar application offers bold colors, simple controls, and great functionality. This is not as heavy an application as many others; it will not eat all the memory of your device.

                                                                              If you are not searching for something complicated and over-functional, Today Calendar is what you need. You can always test the application before paying for it – the program is available for free.

                                                                              Available for Android

                                                                              10. Calendar Widget: Month

                                                                                Sometimes people do not need a heap of calendar applications. They would prefer to have one efficient calendar widget.

                                                                                Calendar Widget: Month perfectly fills this niche and meets all the needs of a modern user. It has some features of an ordinary calendar, but the real great thing about this software is that it has 80 or more themes in its library.

                                                                                The design of the application is great; the themes are perfectly tuned. There are options for almost any theme of your smartphone. The only drawback is the fact that the widget memory is not too large, and you should be ready for it.

                                                                                This simple calendar widget was created in the image and semblance of widgets from Yahoo. The widget window displays one calendar month with the ability to go to the previous and move to the next one.

                                                                                If you need a simple and affordable calendar to plan your tasks and affairs for one month, this widget is ideal for you. Calendar Widget: Month is so simple that it does not even have Google Calendar support.

                                                                                At the moment, it does not have the function of connecting any third-party calendars and services. Developers allow the possibility of introducing support for Google service as an addition to the widget, if users request to have this opportunity.

                                                                                Available for Android

                                                                                Our Verdict

                                                                                Searching for the right application to manage your various calendars and plan your busy day can sometimes turn into a streak of obstacles.

                                                                                Most of us need flexible applications that can be easily used to manage our tough schedule. The application should have all necessary time planning functions and be intuitive.

                                                                                Stylish design and limitless compatibility also matter. It is not always easy to find such a program.

                                                                                The above digital calendar solutions fall under the category “worth” of being used. They are modern, multifunctional, easy, and easy. Pick the one you like!

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