Life Perspective Wallpaper

4.4
7 reviews
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About this app

If each week of your life was a .05 carat diamond, they would barely fill a tablespoon.

Life is finite, and that's what makes it precious. By reminding yourself of this, you can be more conscious about how you spend your time. This wallpaper will constantly provoke the question "if not now, when?". Make the most of your time on earth by appreciating the full worth of every day.

This app is a live wallpaper which displays the percentage of your life that has already gone by. In addition to giving you the actual numbers, it also provides a visual depiction of your time by filling that same percentage of your screen.

This app has been optimized to use virtually no battery or memory, and will not slow your phone down at all.

Inspired by "Your Life in Weeks", a Wait But Why article by Tim Urban: https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/life-weeks.html

Also see the Kurzgesagt video on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXeJANDKwDc

Also see "Don't Lose Your Marbles" by John Maxwell: https://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/dont-lose-your-marbles/

The source code for this app has been released into the public domain, and can be found at https://github.com/ethanmdavidson/DeathProgress

“Death destroys a man, but the idea of Death saves him.” - E. M. Forster
Updated on
Oct 31, 2021

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4.4
7 reviews
William Van Dick
March 21, 2021
More than happy to support local creators!!
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A Google user
November 2, 2017
I love the idea. But unfortunately it does not work on my phone. It gives the error "can't set wallpaper". Maybe it's an app permission thing.
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A Google user
August 24, 2017
The idea is, I suppose, motivational. Kudos. However, the asthetics are minimal to the point of bleakness. The countdown itself is enough to remind me that death swiftly approaches. Cruising into a black horizon, or an obsidian tidal wave rising and consuming my life is not the metaphor I want daily associated with my passing. Also, when I try to change colors, the app closes. Samsung Galaxy S5 with 3rd party launcher.
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Machinery Chorus
August 25, 2017
Thanks for the bug report; The issue has been fixed in the latest version, so you'll now be able to pick some colors that you find more cheerful.

What's new

v2.3.1:
- Fix crash when device rotates with preference dialog open
v2.3:
- Goals text is now center aligned
- Added button to set wallpaper from settings screen
- Targeting a higher SDK level
- Rewrote the app in Kotlin