It’s your complete media hub: Cooliris adds Evernote, Tencent, Tumblr, Yandex.Disk, SkyDrive, and more

Our brand new release available today on the iTunes App Store makes Cooliris your complete media hub for photo discovery and sharing. It’s one of our biggest updates to date, and our team is super excited about it.

Today, we’re introducing some cool features and sources, and bringing an enhanced experience to users worldwide.

Cooliris has partnered with Evernote, and has added Tumblr and SkyDrive as new photo sources. With this release, we’re also announcing a new international partnership with Tencent, China’s largest and most used internet service portal, and an expanded partnership with Yandex, Russia’s leading internet search provider and technology developer. These partnerships bring global scale and localized experiences.

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Altogether, Cooliris now lets you conveniently discover and share photos from over 20 major photo sources, all in a single app:

  • Your iPad and iPhone libraries
  • Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr
  • Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug
  • Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Evernote
  • Tencent Weibo, Renren, Yandex.Fotki, Yandex.Disk
  • Google Image Search, Yandex Image Search
  • And, of course, photos from your friends using Cooliris

New Features for 2.7

To create a sublime and personal photo experience for you, we have added a host of other new features:

  • Customize your home screen to include only the sources that matter most to you.
  • Endlessly discover new photos in Instagram and Facebook by searching hashtags and tapping on usernames.
  • Enjoy your Facebook photos even more with the ability to like and add captions to photos you share to Facebook, all without leaving the Cooliris app.

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We hope you find our new Cooliris app to be the “one-stop app” for all of your photos. Our goal is to give you the best experience for connecting, discovering and selectively sharing the photos you want, from any of the sources you use, to the people you care about, all while personalizing the experience for you.

So what are you waiting for? Download the new version from the iTunes App Store for free.

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Posted on 9th July 2013

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  • A Cooliris Tour of Instagram Photos: Tips & Tricks

    Tired of scrolling through hundreds of Instagram pictures to find that one photo you’re looking for? Catch yourself squinting, taking screenshots, and making awkward crops to save the image you came across? Well, you can say goodbye to these hassles with Cooliris.

    With the Cooliris app, speed through those endless Instagram feeds on a cascading 3D photo wall, and save and share any image with just a couple swipes and taps.

    Here are a few simple steps and tips that will make browsing Instagram photos unlike anything you experienced before.

    Get started

    Step 1: Open the Cooliris app and tap the Instagram icon.

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    Step 2: Tap the “Sign In to Instagram” button to go right into your Instagram account. After logging in, photos from your feed will automagically display.

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    Step 3: To see other photos from Instagram, tap the drop-down menu at the top. There, you can easily access your own Instagram photos, the popular photos page, and even view the profiles and photos of all your followers and those of whom you’re following. You can even browse the profiles of users on the popular page by simply tapping on their user ID.

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    Now for the extra fun stuff

    Continue with the following tricks to extend your discovery of Instagram photos within Cooliris.

    4. Tap any photo to instantly enlarge it. Double tap again and it will fill your entire screen. At the bottom of the screen, tap the share icon, and you’ll find the various ways to share and save in Cooliris.

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    5. Want to see photos from Instagram followers, followers of those followers, and so on and so on? Just tap their profile names as you browse along. Your photo discovery in Cooliris is endless. 

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    6. How about selecting as many photos as you want from any Instagram source and sharing them with friends? Go ahead, pick photos from your newsfeed, another user’s profile, or even your very own. You can share these photos via Facebook or even better via private group conversations within Cooliris.

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    7. Finally, know you can view likes and captions of any photo you come across in Instagram by simply tapping any photo.

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    With these tips and tricks in hand, you’re now fully equipped to browse and share an infinite number of photos from Instagram as fast and beautifully as a cheetah can dash across a Serengeti plain.

    Whether you enjoy applying cool filters to the little moments you’ve captured, or just surfing through others’ squares of art, Cooliris makes your photo sharing and browsing experience more seamless and enjoyable than ever. Give it a try and enjoy endless discovery of Instagram photos in Cooliris.

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    Posted on 5th June 2013

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  • 5 ways to use Cooliris during your travels this summer

    With the mercury rising and school days winding down, summer is just around the corner. Whether you’ve got a big vacation planned or just doing short trips to the beach or the city, your camera is like an awesome travel mate who helps create an album of memories for you to cherish forever.

    Traveling light? You can take advantage of the camera on your iPhone or iPad instead of carrying heavy digital camera equipment, memory cards and cables for connecting to your laptop. As a bonus, you can share pictures instantly, too.

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    All you need to do is enjoy taking photos. Cooliris handles the rest for you.

    1. View your photos in our 3D wall while enjoying your vacation

    As you relax in your hotel room, see all the photos you took from your full day of sightseeing, in a swift and easy manner. With one tap, all your beautiful vacation photos will display on the fluid 3D Wall in Cooliris. You’ll heighten your sensory experience just by viewing your photos in this beautiful, fluid viewing environment.

    If you’ve posted photos to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter while sightseeing, you can view those on your Cooliris wall as well. Cooliris aggregates all your photos in one place, making sure no precious moments are lost.

    2. Share multiple photos on the go

    With a standalone digital camera, you have to wait to get back to your hotel room, connect your camera to your laptop, and download your photos, all in order to share photos with your friends. With your iPhone or iPad, you can simply start a group conversation within the Cooliris app.

    From the comfort of your beach lounger, you can choose which photos you want to share with your friends and begin a private conversation. Easily send as many photos as you want and let your friends know how much you’re enjoying your vacation.

    3. See what your friends are doing

    Want to see what the rest of your friends are up to? You can see their Facebook and Instagram photos via Cooliris. See the vacation spots they are visiting or what cuisine they are enjoying, all in one place through the Cooliris app.

    4. Save photos for later

    There are always certain photos that you want to save for later, either to print or to use on your laptop. With Cooliris you can save your vacation photos to Dropbox or Google Drive, and access them anywhere, anytime. Cooliris makes sure no photo frame in your house ever stays empty.

    5. Share photos on Facebook directly from Cooliris

    While viewing your photos on the Cooliris 3D Wall, imagine you spot a photo that you want to share on Facebook.  Know you can share it directly on Facebook from Cooliris in no time, rather than going out of the app. Cooliris saves you the hassle and time, so you can you can go back to enjoying the rest of your photos and sipping your drink.

    Happy travels this summer and do not forget to take Cooliris with you.

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    Posted on 31st May 2013

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  • Submit your Earth Day photos to #Coolearth to raise awareness

    April 22, 2013, a billion people around the world will come together to take part in Earth Day, creating awareness about climate change and its impact on our lives and those around us. 

    To express our solidarity with the organisations, communities and individuals across the globe calling to protect our planet, Cooliris will create a mesmerizing collection of photographs that highlights problems we face as result of climate change. 

    We invite you to take part. Tell your stories by submitting photographs to us between now and next Monday. We’ll pick the best ones and display them through our social media channels and our blog post on April 22.

    To submit your Earth Day photos, just post them through Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest with the hashtag #Coolearth.

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    To learn more about other ways you can contribute on Earth Day, click here.

     

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    Posted on 16th April 2013

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  • Endless Discovery: Cooliris Features Photos From Friends, Followers and Dropbox

    Team Cooliris has been working tirelessly for the last few months to bring you yet another super cool update. For those of you who have been following our journey, this update brings a sublime photo discovery experience with it. Your beautiful 3D wall now not only showcases your own photographs but those of your friends and followers as well. Version 2.6 delivers a host of new features that promise endless discovery.

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    So WHAT’S NEW:

    Endless Discovery of friends’ photos - Deeper integration with friends for enriched and meaningful social discovery.

    Facebook friends’ photos, Instagram followers and following photos, Flickr contacts’ photos, and Renren friends’ photos are all now surfaced in the app for a beautiful experience. Now you can truly see all of your photos in one place - whether it is your own photos or photos from your friends, followers, and so on.

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    And that is not all we have in store for you in this release. We have added yet another useful source to store and share your beautiful treasures: Dropbox. 

    Furthermore, we have added folder navigation into the menu, so you can select any folder in Google Drive and Dropbox and explore them with delight. You can also save photos from any other source, whether it’s your mobile library, Facebook, Instagram, Renren, Picasa, Flickr, directly into a specific Google Drive or Dropbox Folder. This gives you an easy way to organize and save photo collections from your mobile device. 

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    In short, there’s no other app that does it like we do. It’s a fast and fluid experience with selective sharing. With the launch of this new version, Cooliris is the “one-stop app” for all of your photos. We’re creating a better experience for you to connect, discover and selectively share your photos the way you want, from any source of your choice.

    So what are you waiting for? Download version 2.6 from the iTunes App Store for free. Time to begin your endless discovery.

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    Posted on 4th April 2013

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  • BID FAREWELL TO 2012 THE ‘COOLIRIS’ WAY

    Bringing the signature Cooliris 3D wall to the iPhone/iPad, partnering up with more sources for your photo aggregation and finally the biggest leap to end 2012 in true Cooliris Style.

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    This high-jump was not just across borders but across the Pacific Ocean to the West or across many continents and oceans towards the East; landing Cooliris successfully in the World’s biggest market, China. And, wait for it, it gets even bigger.

    This recap isn’t about the last one year, but only the past 5 months. Because once we start, there is no stopping us from bringing the best experience forward for our users. With each step, we want to revolutionize your photo-viewing moments, turning them into some of the best times of your life.

    As Cooliris took off on its journey, its first stop was bringing the browser version of its app to the tips of your fingers. And yes you can think to yourself and say ‘finally’; that what Techcrunch felt too when we launched. It aptly titled its article “Cooliris brings its 3D Photo Wall to the Ipad. Finally!”. There was no stopping us then.

    The popularity of the app spread like wildfire. Apple termed it Editor’s Choice and it reached a #1 iPad app ranking in 75 countries.

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    With the amount of traction, installs and photo views soaring, user comments and words of encouragement egged us on. We began with Facebook, Instagram and iOS camera roll photos in July 2012 and by November we had added on Picasa, Google+ and Flickr. Our amazing dedication to our users didn’t end there; version 2.2 had an integration with Google Drive. All your picture perfect moments could now be saved and accessed from anywhere on your Google Drive via Cooliris. Curation of all your photos was never this easy, now all you need is to tap your fingers and you are on your way.

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    Its success in the photo-app world was unstoppable. The tech world was abuzz with chatter about Cooliris:

    “Cooliris is already well on its way to being a household name.” TUAW

    Tech circles from outside the US too were excited about the app, helping Cooliris to spread its wings globally, mapping its name and popularity across the world

    “What do you get when you combine an immersive visual experience with an increasing number of visual sources? Cooliris is just the app you need.” e27

    “For promiscuous photo uploaders who have their images scattered all over the web, the new Cooliris looks like a great way to bring them all together for quick viewing on an iPhone or iPad.” Tech in Asia

    As the melee of comments trickled in from across the world, prompting us to think out of the box, literally, Cooliris began to gear up for its first and biggest ever international localisation. The market chosen was the biggest in terms of smartphone users but the toughest too. December 18, 2012, was epic at the Cooliris HQ. Cooliris successfully launched its integration with Renren, China’s leading real-name social networking service. It came packed with a local language capability for our Chinese users, making their experience truly emphatic. And what a great feat that was! And what a way to usher in the holidays and the new year. The global media went into a frenzy with this launch:

    Social photo discovery just got better in #China with Cooliris’ launch of localised app with #renren integration e27

    Wow what a rollercoaster ride it has been for the past few month. There was a lot to do but we still took out time to have fun, of course in true “Cooliris Style”. The party took us from the Pacific coast all the way to Germany for Oktoberfest.

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    And if you think 2012 has been a big year for us, wait for it, 2013 will be even bigger. As we bid farewell to 2012 with a heavy heart, we look forward to 2013 with much excitement and fervor. The holiday cheer seems to have gotten us in the mood to do something even bigger and better for our users who have given us their constant support throughout our eventful journey.

    While you wait for the tricks Cooliris has up its sleeve to unfold in 2013, enjoy this festive season. From the whole Cooliris team, we wish you a very Happy New Year and stay awesome!

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    PS. Take lots of photos with ease; you know Cooliris will do the rest of the tedious work for you ;)

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    Posted on 31st December 2012

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  • How do I add Flickr Albums to Cooliris on iPad/iPhone

    Hundreds of geographical miles, thousands of snapshots and millions of memories - all carefully guarded like treasures in your Flickr account. With the new Cooliris app, you can share the love, spread your message and save all those picturesque gems with the click of a few buttons. The Cooliris app now makes life much easier for you; it allows you to share and save photos from your Flickr account onto your phone and/or tablet. No more rummaging through your vast Flickr collection to find your perfect shot or a photo that you have been meaning to save on your desktop: the cascading Cooliris 3D Wall encapsulates all your Flickr photos in one large, easy to maneuver space. So get your phone or tablet out and follow these 6 simple steps to make your life a whole lot easier.

    Step 1: Open the Cooliris app and tap the “+” sign to add a new source.

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    Step 2: A list of sources will open up before you. Tap on “Flickr” to add as a source. Note: Step 1 and 2 are only required the first time. Once the source has been added, it will always appear as soon as you open the Cooliris app.

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    Step 3: Congrats! You have successfully managed to add Flickr to your sources. It should now be visible on your Cooliris Home Screen.

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    Step 4: Tap on the newly added Flickr icon. Lo and behold, all your spectacular Flickr photos will be right in front of your eyes on the Cooliris 3D Wall.

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    Step 5: To save or share any of the photos from the 3D wall, simply tap on the photo. It will give you 3 options; share, save to Camera Roll and save to Google Drive. Click on share to send the photo to a conversation in Cooliris or to Facebook, save to Camera Roll to save the photo to your mobile device, or save to Google Drive to back up your photos and access them from any computer.

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    Step 6: To save or share multiple photos at one time, tap and hold to select photos from the 3D Wall. Once you are done selecting, tap on the save or share icon in the top right hand corner. Voila! All your selected snapshots are shared or saved in seconds.

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    Once you have completed these 6 easy steps, you would have mastered the art of saving and sharing your hard work stored on Flickr. Whether you are a novice photographer, master lensman or just someone who enjoys the good things in life, Cooliris has made your photo sharing experience a whole lot simpler. With just a few taps you are on your way to spreading your magic. Don’t wait - use Cooliris to turn your ideas into a visual slideshow. 

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    Posted on 14th December 2012

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  • Some Cooliris press coverage from the last days

    Since we have gotten a lot of press coverage in the last few days, we want to share the amazing feedback with you here:

    With 250m+ photos viewed, Cooliris updates iOS app, grabs pics from Google Drive, Flickr, others - The Next Web

    Cooliris hits 250M photos viewed, introduces integration with Google Drive - SG Entrepreneurs

    "What do you get when you combine an immersive visual experience with an increasing number of visual sources? Cooliris is just the app you need."e27 - Cooliris expands photo sources to include Picasa, Google+, Google Drive and Flickr

    "Cooliris is already well on its way to being a household name." TUAW - Cooliris passes 250 million photo views, adds more sharing options

    "For promiscuous photo uploaders who have their images scattered all over the web, the new CoolIris looks like a great way to bring them all together for quick viewing on an iPhone or iPad." Tech in Asia - CoolIris App Adds New Photo Sources, Boasts 1.5M Installs

    And we loved the description in this blog:  "This free app was a life-saver, all my pictures were found in just a click of a button."     "The soothing movement of the wall is akin to the pictures swaying to the tunes of Mozart; creative genius."  Chattering Kitchen  Food & Travel Photography Tips: Share Your Treasures via Cooliris

    Have a blog and want to share something about Cooliris? Let us know at team@cooliris.com and we will get in touch with you to provide you with material.

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    Posted on 3rd December 2012

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  • You’ve never seen your Instagrams like this…

    Whats New Cooliris StampLast week we introduced the #NewCooliris app for iPhone and iPad — social discovery for photos, all in one place. And as iPhone photography fanatics here at the office, there was no way we could say we included all your favorite photo sources without adding Instagram! Check out these CoolTips about using Instagram on Cooliris:

    View Instagrams like never before

    Browse all your Instagrams on the stunning Cooliris 3D wall, or larger and in high-res by tapping to zoom or double-tapping to enter full-screen view. See all your beautiful photos and filters bigger, brighter and clearer — we know you’ll be saying WOW!

    Additionally, you can browse all your different Instagram photos, including your Feed with those you follow, Popular, and your personal Instagrams. Toggle between the three using the drop-down navigation menu at the top.

    Save any Instagrams to your mobile device

    Ever wish you could save Popular or friends’ photos to your device to keep and browse later? Easily save Instagram photos to your iPhone or iPad with just a tap on the share button in the upper right corner. Select those you love, then just press the save button. After, you can go back and browse your library on the 3D Wall.

    Share them to Facebook, or in conversations

    You can also share a bunch of Instagram photos at once to Facebook and into Conversations without saving the photos to your device. See a set of beautiful photos you want to start a dialogue around? Maybe street art around San Francisco, vintage cars, or some of the newest fashions? Now you can! As always, you can start a conversation with anyone, even if they don’t have Cooliris, and they will still be able to see all the photos.

    Check out these Instagram features and more in the all-new Cooliris app for iPhone and iPad, now available in the App Store. Also, make sure to tell us your favorite #NewCooliris experiences on FB and Twitter, and as always, if you have feedback let us know at team@cooliris.com. 

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    Posted on 30th July 2012

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