But starting today, a browser add-on called Cooliris (formerly known as Piclens) is available in a new version, 1.10. It brings flashy 3D effects to browsing, and it is, indeed, cool-mostly because it’s useful. Cooliris works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari, and runs on Windows, OS X, and Linux, and lets you browse massive quantities of images and/or videos from an array of sources-Google Images, Flickr, Facebook, Hulu, Picasa, your own computer, and many other venues-by zipping through a full-screen wall of tiny images that flies around in 3D space. (Its extremely reminiscent of the video-wall imagery Apple uses to promote Apple TV.)
I just popped it into the Safari 4 beta and found it to be Not Awful. I’m not sure I’ll be flipping over to it every time I do an image search, but it fits right into the Safari 4 “What’s New” and “History” pages.