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Instagrid is an easy way to create a gallery of your Instagram photos

Looking for a clean, simple way to display and share your Instagram photos as a gallery? Check out Instagrid, a new Web app that makes the process about as painless as it can be. Just create an account, plug in your Instagram account details, and starting choosing photos. Photos can be viewed in a single-column display at full size, or as a neatly laid-out array of thumbnails. Clicking a thumbn...

ViewMarks for Firefox makes bookmarks visual and huge

In these days of social bookmarking, ViewMarks is a Firefox add-on that sticks with the old-fashioned way of storing your bookmarks on your own computer. But this is the default behavior for Firefox anyway, so why should you get excited about ViewMarks? It's all in the graphics -- basically, ViewMarks saves a thumbnail along with each bookmark. The result looks kind of like the Speed Dial feature...

Google Image Search gets a new look, becomes even more useful

Google Image Search has just gotten a much-needed refresh that looks great, works better than ever, and keeps Google competitive with Bing's image search. At the risk of sounding like a Google advertisement, this update is awesome. As a regular image search user, I have to say that every change the Google Image Search team just made is an improvement. First, the new results page: it's denser w...

So long, taskbar thumbnails! Aero Peek gets disabled in Chromium

Like many of you who use Google Chrome and Chromium, I'm not a big fan of the Aero Peek thumbnail support. I actually prefer one-click access to my browser from the taskbar (rather than having to hover, pick a tab preview, and then click into it). Citing usability issues, the latest Chromium nightly builds have switched off support for Aero Peek. Said Chromium developer Hinori Bono, it will re...

Google Chrome Beta, Dev channels now support Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails

Earlier today, Google pushed updates to both the Chrome beta and dev channels. The good news? Apart from other minor patches and fixes users of both testing versions on Windows 7 now see per-tab taskbar thumbnail previews. If you haven't received the update yet, you can force a check by clicking the wrench menu and then "About Google Chrome." Downloads are also available from Google's early ac...

Flickr's search function gets a facelift

Delicious isn't the only Yahoo-owned service to get a makeover this week. Flickr also added some new search features, which should make it easier to browse the site and find what you're looking for. The layout of search results has changed, giving users the ability to resize thumbnails and click for more info without opening a photo page. The results also automatically resize to fit your browser ...

Thumbstrips adds visual browsing history to your Firefox

Though not as well-known as Microsoft's Office Labs, Intuit has a similar endeavor of their own. One of its slickest apps is Thumbstrips, a Firefox addon that records your browsing history as thumbnails. It's currently featured in the Digital Pack Rat assortment on Fashion Your Firefox, and for good reason. Thumbstrips' snapshots make locating previously viewed pages much easier. Apart from the ...

Pin minimized windows to desktop thumbnails with miniMIZE

I'm always on the lookout for a good application to utilize the extra space on my widescreen monitor, and this morning I happened upon miniMIZE. It's a free app for Windows that monitors the applications you launch. When you minimize a window, miniMIZE removes the button from your taskbar and creates a thumbnail. It's easy on system resources, only consuming about 7mb of memory. Thumbnails can be...

Blow up those thumbnails the fancy way with FancyZoom

If your site uses thumbnail images, but you're still opening a separate tab or a separate window to show the larger version, you need to see this: FancyZoom is a little bit of Javascript used by Cabel Sasser on both his personal site and the Panic website, to zoom images inline. Cabel describes the effect as "Mac-like," which is about as accurate a description as you can get. It feels like it shou...

Scalable Fabric Gives Your Windows Some Perspective

If you've got a mammoth widescreen monitor on your desk and you're a Windows user, you may be wondering what to do with all the extra real estate you've got. Why not use it to visually manage your running applications? Microsoft Scalable Fabric takes your monitor periphery and turns it into a tumbnail gallery of your non-active windows. After installing the app (which requires the .Net 1.1 framewo...

ThumbWin: Minimize open windows to thumbnails

When you hit the minimize tab on any program in Windows, your application will disappear into the taskbar. But if you've got more than a few applications hiding out in your taskbar, it can be kind of tough to find the program you're looking for. ThumbWin gives your minimized windows a bit more visual information. Once you install and run this tiny application, any time you minimize a window, a t...

Exalead search engine shows website thumbnail previews

Ever wish Google would let you see what a website looks like before you click a search result? Yeah, neither did we. But Exalead has solved a problem that may or may not exist by putting thumbnail previews of websites next to search results. Overall, the search engine performs reasonably well. There's a nice "related term" feature that lets you narrow your search results. And you can search the ...

Reddit Media: what Reddit would look like with an image section

Some of the most popular links on Digg, Reddit, and other social news sites are funny or interesting pictures. But you have to read through a lot of text to find them. Niether Digg nor Reddit have tools to display photo or video thumbnails. They're sort of the Craigslists of social media. Reddit Media is an interesting take on what Reddit would look like with image thumbnails. The site is unaffili...

del.icio.us improvements - homepage thumbnails, tag UI, hints at more

del.icio.us is at it again, and this time they've added site thumbnails to the popular links on the homepage. Unfortunately, this is the only place thumbnails exist, but it's at least a step towards catching up to some of their competitors in this particular department. Also making (another) appearance on the homepage is the re-introduction of popular tags, along with (from what I remember) some m...

Opera 9 gets tab thumbnails and widgets

This is pretty intriguing. Opera Watch has obtained some "exclusive" screenshots of some new features rumored to be in the upcoming Opera 9. First is tab thumbnails: when you hover your mouse over a tab in Opera 9, a thumbnail image of the page on that tab is displayed along with information like title and URL. It's a behavior similar to Tab Preview, a Firefox extension I mentioned a fe...