Cooliris (plugin)

Cooliris
Developer(s) Cooliris
Initial release January 2008 (2008-01)[1]
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Type Web Application framework
Website www.cooliris.com

Cooliris (for Desktop), formerly known as PicLens, is a web browser extension developed by Cooliris, Inc, and later acquired by Yahoo. The plugin provides an interactive 3D-like experience for viewing digital images and videos from the web and from desktop applications. The software places a small icon atop image thumbnails that appear on a webpage. Clicking on the icon loads the Cooliris 3D Wall, a browsing environment that gives the user the effect of flying through a three-dimensional space.[2]

Released to the public in January 2008, The New York Times described Cooliris as the "new immersive approach to Web navigation".[1] Cooliris went out to win the 2008 Crunchies Award for Best Design.[3] The plugin has received over 50 million downloads.[4]

As of May 2014 browser plugins are unavailable from the official website. There are only links to tablet apps - for iOS and Android.

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