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Is there a Windows software that randomly changes the wallpaper and puts a random text on top of it? I should be able to enter this text (just a list of quotes).

The purpose is to constantly remind me of some short-term goals (like right now, I have a one-month goal that requires me to constantly remember every day).

Basically something like this but for Windows (bonus points if it also works on MacOSX).

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What version of Windows? –  Tom Wijsman Feb 19 '11 at 15:31
    
+1 like!!! . –  Mehrdad Apr 10 '11 at 5:46
    
But you're working so hard... you'll never actually see your desktop! –  ioSamurai Jul 23 '12 at 18:11

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Get a desktop wallpaper changer (such as cross-platform Wally), and use this collection of motivational wallpapers recently featured by Lifehacker:

Minimal Wall Is A Collection of Simple (and Often Motivational) Wallpapers

If you're using Windows 7, you can use the built-in desktop wallpaper changer, and just download the collection of wallpapers to your computer and create a theme. Short and sweet.

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if you're running windows xp there's a powertoy for that. Its native to 7. totally no idea about vista. Presumably you'd have to hack together some way to have the motivational text in the wallpaper.

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Heave you heard of Active Desktop?

Create an HTML (with JavaScript) page that shows your quotes randomly. Set this HTML file as Active Desktop wallpaper.

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It's now deprecated and only works till Windows XP. It has been replaced by gadgets... –  Tom Wijsman Feb 19 '11 at 15:33

You could also use things like Google Calendar notifications to remind you of things on various devices, whether you are on the desktop or a smart phone. It can do things like pop-ups and SMS.

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