Friday, August 15, 2008

PicLens 1.8 out of Beta - Now officially Cooliris

More Freeware that works ....

Those of you that are regular readers know that one of my favorite (highly-addictive!) add-ons for Firefox has been PicLens. The program that literally lets you search or 'discover' new photos and videos across the web by just moving your mouse ... in simulated 3D!

A few hours ago, PicLens implemented a few changes... and, as usual, it just keeps getting better.

The program is now available for Firefox 2 and 3 (Windows or Mac), Internet Explorer and Safari.  A  Wordpress plug-in is also available.

The new version (1.8) is now out of beta, includes e-mail sharing, better navigation to the host websites, additional 'built-in' searches, much easier integration with YOUR own website, and a myriad of 'discover' categories. 

PicLens is changing it's name to adopt the company name, Cooliris.  The change started today (on numerous pages on their website) and is expected to be reflected on the program soon, once existing users have a chance to get used to it.

If you've missed it in the past, you get get a free copy of the new Cooliris here.

Developers can check out the new easy-to-impliment tools here.

edit 1:53 AM ET