Cool Flickr Tool

Always a perfect way to start a blog: write about some little handy tools, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

Previously featured on Digg and Slashdot, and now happily living in my taskbar: John’s Background Switcher. Basically, it just replaces your desktop background every x hours. (But wait, there’s more.)
This tool can operate in three modes:

  1. Select a set of pictures to rotate. (Yawn.)
  2. Select a whole folder.
  3. Now comes the neat part: use Flickr to randomly download a picture! (You can even specify a tag to search for!) If you don’t like the picture returned, just double click the icon.
    Really handy stuff! I’ve seen some nice and beautiful pictures already. It’s a pity that you can’t specify more options though (popularity, size, category), but oh well…
    Actually, this little tool has made me think about a piece of code I could write.