Introduction to Flickrbits

About ten years ago, when I was a keen and enthusiastic user of Flickr, I liked to explore and use a number of extensions to the great photo sharing site for my own uses. As time went on I realised that it would be extremely useful if there was a list of all of the different apps, plugins, browser extensions, official applications etc. etc. and so Flickrbits was born.

For a while it was a popular and well visited site. I invited developers to submit their own Flickr-extending creations and added them as they came in. Flickr even welcomed the site as a sort of unofficial-but-welcome addition to the family and listed it in their documentation as a useful place to find things.

Time moved on. I got busy. Flickrbits got neglected. Then, recently, I was looking for something in a backup, and found the scripts and the database backup. So, here it is.

I have no doubt a lot of these links no longer work so I invite you to let me know if that is indeed the case. I will make a half-hearted go at correcting them or deleting them, whichever is more appropriate.

The Flickrbits List

The Flickrbits detail

"Send To Flickr" Windows XP Explorer Wizard

Download an executable file which integrates into the Windows XP Explorer system to allow you to publish a batch of photos into Flickr direct from your file system.

'Color Fields' Color Picker

This widget finds photos from the group pool that match a color of your choice. Also available for Flickr Central and Squared Circle.


"1001 is a desktop client to be used in conjunction with Flickr, the online photo-sharing website. 1001 not only uploads photos to your Flickr account, it notifies you anytime new photos from either your contacts, everyone, or your favorite tags are uploaded. 1001 allows you to step into the stream of photos passing through Flickr and to quickly see what's new at the moment. Just run the app in the background and if triggered, 1001 pops up a small unobtrusive window to notify you of new photos.

1001 comes with a Flickr screensaver that will incrementally display the latest image from Flickr. You must have run 1001 at least once to get the Flickr screensaver going. "

An interesting 2005

A web application showing the most interesting photos on flickr from 2005 in a slick flash interface.

Aquarius Screensaver

Aquarius is an OpenGL