Still or Live Wallpaper? Get the best of Both Worlds Using Liven Zedge

Last Updated: April 15, 2016

When Android was initially launched and people were just starting to get to know it, one thing that made it stand out from the rest was its home screen with support to Widgets and Live Wallpapers. People loved the interactive content and soon the feature became a big contender while taking on an iPhone fanboy. While the widgets still hold that charm and charisma, the live wallpapers are not as popular these days as they were once upon a time.

liven wallpaper app

The toll a Live Wallpaper takes on the battery life was one of the major reasons people started making peace with still photos as wallpapers. Also, live wallpaper gives you the same thing over and again, and for the people who wanted something new everyday used automatic wallpaper changer apps or HD wallpaper downloader apps to give the phone a new look every day. When compared to them, a live wallpaper with the same animation becomes boring at a certain point.

Now, what if I tell you that there’s a way you can have the best of both worlds together? Now, You can have your favorite HD wallpapers along with some cool animation on your home screen with minimal effect to battery life. Awesome Wallpaper Liven Zedge is an all-new app on Play Store that brings your still wallpapers to life by giving a touch of live effects. So let me take you through all the features of the app, but make sure you install it first on your Android phone to try out these features with us.

Liven Wallpaper Live for Android

The first time you launch the Liven Wallpaper Live, it will automatically load with the default wallpaper you have applied at the moment and show you a preview with some effects on it. That’s just the beginning. You can tap on Apply Effects to set Liven as an active live wallpaper, or tap on the Settings Cog next to it to customize it even more.

loading liven

Talking about customization, there’s so much that you can do with your still photo. Under Particles settings, you can select the kind of particles you would like to see over your wallpapers. These are the material that keeps on floating over your wallpaper and gives the live wallpaper effect to it. Next comes the Filters and it’s like giving your photos an Instagram-like touch and make it look even more vivid. All the changes you do in these settings will be visible in the preview window in real-time and thus makes it easier for you to choose the value. The option of particles can be disabled at night to tackle low light scenarios.

apply effects

Next is Stars, it’s an additional layer of effect you can give to your wallpapers. You can increase or decrease its opacity and even darken the wallpaper at night. Talking about the night mode, the app gives you complete control over selecting the start and end time of day, night mode and the slider right there can be used to get the numbers right. The scale Adjust settings can be used to zoom in and out.

advanced option

Now as I mentioned, Liven is interactive and there’s so much you can do by simply double tapping on the home screen. Simply tap on Double Tap option and choose the kind of interaction your would like to use. I personally favour the Shuffle Wallpaper option but the option to change the filters are also worth it. You can also choose to change wallpaper periodically which I am sure most of you will like and makes Liven different from other wallpaper apps out there. Just tap the Plus button and you can add wallpapers from device storage.

double tap option  options

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Closing Words

The app is free to download, but some filters and effects are locked that can be unlocked by buying the pro version. The paid app is $1.99 and as it’s not available as in-app purchase. You can get the full refund if you don’t like the app in the first 2 hours of download. If you are a fan of customization and your wallpapers matter to you, you are going to love this app. Liven is still new on the Play Store and I am sure it will come up with good updates and features in the future. So, go on and try it out today.