As much as I like shit talking flickr, there's a bunch of good photography on there. Unfortunately, finding it is a chore. Unless your idea of art is a painting of a hotrod on velvet, explore is useless. Groups aren't much better, since they require people to self-promote. The interface for checking them is pretty useless too. Contacts are pretty cool except that it's impossible to actually find new photographers.

That's where ffffl*ckr comes in. Use it to find the photography you like using the simple idea that people whose work you like, probably like stuff you'll like. You start with a set of pictures - if you authenticate, it'll use 20 of your last 100 favorites - otherwise it'll start with somebody's favorites. Click any picture to load more. Don't like what that person likes? Scroll back and click a different picture you like. It's that simple.

You have 4 functions in total:

  1. Click the picture to load that photographer's favorites.
  2. URL opens the picture in a new window or tab.
  3. Click the upper right hand corner to view the image large.
  4. If you've authenticated, you can fav pictures straight from the app. Just click the star and you're good to go.

That's it. Disable safesearch if that's your thing. Sometimes the backend can't connect to flickr. Stuff may still be wonky, it's a beta. Still, I've ended up using this for hours at a time over the past couple of days, so I'm releasing it right now.

You may have noticed i had to change the name. Let's just say I have a different interpretation of the TOS than the flickr staff. I also need to say that, "This product uses the Flickr API but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr."

Enjoy.

I'm done reading this.