Cooliris Previews – The Best Browser Add-on? – Picture-in-a-Picture Web Surfing

Get Picture-in-a-Picture browsing with a cool free browser add-on that that gives you the power to preview links and rich media content without clicking the link, or leaving your current page.


With Cooliris, just place your mouse cursor over your link, or over the Cooliris icon, and a customizable preview window of the website that the link points to instantly appears with the content; page view, image view, or even video.

You can fully interact with the preview window; play the video, click on links, fill out forms, and more. In fact, you can interact with the preview just as if you had the full page open. Opening the full page is easy; just click the Cooliris full page icon and you’re there.

Using Cooliris is a great way to save time and reduce the drudgery involved in trying to determine which search results are worth investigating.  Cooliris lets you take a quick look at each link to see if it’s worthwhile investigating further.

I use this add-on frequently as I build a web page, or when writing a Blog posting, to ensure that all included links are working. Cooliris definitely increases my productivity; what a time saver!

It’s no wonder Mozilla lists this neat little tool as a recommended Firefox add-on, and also includes it in its most popular list of browser add-ons.

Quick facts: 

  • Preview web links, images, and videos
  • Stack previewed items into temporary bookmarks
  • Instantly send links to friends and family with just a click.
  • Automatically sub search Google, Wikipedia, or just about any searchable website by right-clicking on any phrase
  • Customize Cooliris to control preview window activation


Supported Browsers: Firefox, Safari, IE, Flock

The Safari 2.0 version works only on Google, (Web, Images, News, Groups, Froogle), Yahoo!, AOL, Ask, Flickr, Newsvine, BBC News, CNN News, Craigslist, eBay, and RSS feeds.

Safari 3.0 and Internet Explorer 7.0 are not yet supported.

For a Cooliris video preview checkout YouTube

Download at: Cooliris Previews

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One response to “Cooliris Previews – The Best Browser Add-on? – Picture-in-a-Picture Web Surfing

  1. John Smith

    “The best brower add-on?” was the title. Surely there is a mistake here! What is the question mark there for?