One easy way to switch up your routine and boost your spirit? Swapping out your desktop wallpaper every once in a while. And with Spring is in full force, there's no better time to do so than now. We're not just talking generic stock photos you've seen time and time again, but übercool designs and illustrations that will get your co-workers asking, "Where did you get that?" Doubly awesome: the fact that they're all free. Ahead, check out our top picks that will have you dreaming of blossoms, bike rides, and sunny days.
Did you wait until the very last second to get something for your valentine? Elizabeth Giorgi at Being Geek Chic has a solution. Borrow your love's computer, download the Lovey Dovey Doctor Who desktop, change the desktop background, and . . . go on a wibbly wobbly adventure!
If you want to go above and beyond for your double-hearted time lord, then check out these free Doctor Who-themed love coupons from BBC America.
Give your laptop new life and reset your working mind just by updating your desktop. It's simple on a Mac: save the wallpaper you want, find the image on your computer, right click (or hit the control key + click), scroll to the bottom, and select "Set desktop." Easy does it!
While you're starting 2013 anew, why not swap out that tired background — and with wallpaper as beautiful, inspiring, and geeky as the 26 downloadable freebies we've gathered here, how could you resist?