Cooliris (plugin)

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Developer(s) Cooliris
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Type Web Application framework

Cooliris (for Desktop), formerly known as PicLens, is a web browser extension developed by Cooliris, Inc. 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.

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.[2] The plugin has received over 50 million downloads[citation needed].

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


  1. ^ John Markoff (March 9, 2008). "Coming Soon: Nothing Between You and Your Machine". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Crunchies 2008 Award Winners

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