I didn’t want to invest too many words in a mere wallpaper app, but I did want to bring your attention to Merek Davis’ new app Vellum (his other app being the very excellent photo editor, Mextures). Vellum is a). totally free, b). includes hundreds of beautiful wallpapers, c). is a lovely app in its own right that includes a nice little tool to add a user-defined amount of blur to any wallpaper as well as a very useful preview option too see what a particular wallpaper might look like on a (generic) home screen. Vellum’s wallpapers are grouped into assorted and well curated genres, are nicely varied in style, and again — are all quite beautiful. A couple of caveats:
- Vellum is ad supported, so you’ll have to live with a banner ad at the bottom of the app.
- Vellum likes to occasionally remind you with a small popup that some of the wallpapers have been enhanced with the aforementioned Mextures app.
Outside that, there’s not a lot to grumble about here. Mind you that I’m not personally a huge 3rd party wallpaper type of person, but if you are — check out Vellum, you literally have nothing to lose.
Vellum requires iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.