Paperland Live Wallpaper – check this cool & calm LWP background to personalize your Android
Jul 17, 2012 8:15 AM –
Paperland Live Wallpaper is a rich and fantastic-looking live wallpaper for your Android device. It includes lots of settings, themes and scenes making it one of the most customisable wallpapers available. If you like original wallpapers, this is a brilliant app for personalising your experience.
Price: Free, $0.99 for the Pro version
Tested on: HTC One X
Pros & Cons:
- Includes 9 different scenes and 11 themes!
- While some of these themes look quite ‘cute’ others are darker and more subtle!
- Simple to configure!
- Screenshot feature!
- Shortcut/randomize widgets!
- Free version is quite limited (e.g. no scenes are available at all).
- Certainly not going to suit everyone.
- Cannot save configurations.
Paperland Live Wallpaper is a cool live wallpaper that has lots of options. Based on a theme where the landscape, mountains, sky, trees, cars and roads are made from coloured paper; it’s a relatively cute theme, but it looks really good with tweaking… and tweak it you can! In the Pro version, which is only $0.99, there are 9 different ‘scenes’ which include objects like sky, clouds, stars, hills, mountains, trees, lakes and boats, cars and birds. These settings give you more control over what you see and how much of it is in view.
Additionally, there are 11 themes; Amethyst, Beach, Default, Desert Migration, Marina, Papery Land, Silent Night, Silhouette, Sunset, Tundra and Wilderness. These all represent different landscapes for you to customise with the scenes. You also get to control things like scroll speeds, and the way time passes on the wallpaper. One additional standout feature is the ability to take and share a screenshot of your wallpaper. So, if you like what you’ve created and want to show it off, the app makes it really easy to share!
Like all Live Wallpapers, whether you like such apps comes down to personal preference. Paperland Live Wallpaper is a little on the cute side so it might not suit all tastes. The darker themes are, however, a little more subtle and less cute, if that’s not your thing. The free version is a little limited in terms of options- just a couple of themes and no scenes to adjust at all. It doesn’t give you a reasonable overview, most other LWP’s I’ve seen and tested are a little more generous. Lastly, you cannot save any configurations. So if you create something you’re really happy with there’s no means to preserve those settings or share them.
Another couple of neat features that are worth mentioning is the ability to randomize the settings, which is a nice touch and helps you mix things up a bit. Also the app comes with two widgets- one to randomize and a basic shortcut widget so you can access the settings quickly. Obviously these are only little things, but they certainly make the app as a whole more user-friendly.
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Paperland – Manage themes
Paperland – Scene
Paperland – Default theme
Paperland – Silent Night theme
Paperland – Select Wallpaper
Paperland – Preview
Paperland – Homescreen with Default
Paperland – Take and share screenshots
Paperland – Tutorial
Paperland – Settings
Live Wallpapers have become an ideal means to add a personal touch to your Android homescreen. Paperland offers lots of different themes and settings to try out and looks pretty good too. While LWP’s don’t “do” very much, they certainly give you options in terms of the look and feel of your device. Paperland has a number of cool additional features, such as the ability to take screenshots and the inclusion of widgets.
Ease of Use:
The app is fantastically easy to use and set up. Sadly there’s no live preview of your settings, but the menus and other screens are clear and simple to operate.
I think with the inclusion of the widgets, the app is something you might use more frequently that other LWP’s. After all, while technically a LWP is active whenever your homescreen is switched on, you might not change things much. However, with the handy randomize widget you might find yourself mixing things up more often.
The menu interface is relatively basic really and nothing amazing- but at the same time it’s far better than some wallpaper configurations I’ve seen. I should also mention the wallpaper isn’t interactive like some are, but shouldn’t put you off too much if you already like the look of the app.
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