If you haven’t yet tried out PicLens, then you’re missing out on one of the hottest web add-ons I’ve seen in a long time. This web browser add-on (available for IE here), literally transforms the web in an immersive experience, allowing you to browse through images and videos in a full-screen 3D view. When you’re on a page with videos or photos, you click on a little arrow that appears on your page thanks to the PicLens IE plugin and you’re zoomed into a full-screen, scrollable “wall” of media. In this “wall,” you can fly through photos or videos by scrolling with your mouse, and when you’re done “Esc” or “X” out and you’ll be back on the web page you started from.
The latest version of the PicLens plugin offers a “Discover” feature which lets you launch PicLens and use it as a media player of sorts. Here, you can watch movie trailers, get the latest news, view photos, and browse video feeds. Another newer addition is the “Shop Amazon” feature, which lets you virtually browse through products from Amazon.
Once you try PicLens, you’re going to love it, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, I suggest you download it now. This is rapidly becoming my absolute favorite plugin of all time.