Cooliris for iPhone gets bookmarking, porn mode

An update to the iPhone version of Cooliris unlocks the capability to view raw Google image search queries. It also brings a fresh, new look that brings it up to speed with the desktop version.

CoolIris for iPhone has just received a hot update...and we do mean hot. New on the list of features is the capability to turn Google's SafeSearch on or off, which according to the company was one of the most requested features. The app remembers your preferences between sessions, giving you a wider gamut of results that can be, well, NSFW.

Why is this so important? If you're familiar with Apple's app store reviews process and guidelines you'll know the company has been rather stringent . So much so, it won't even let you view the personals section or naughty words in Craigslist apps. With the right search terms, the new version of this application can become a quick way to get at adult content. If that's what you're going for, that is.

To be fair, the update isn't about making it an adult-oriented app. Rather, it's to bring along some of the features found on its desktop counterpart . This update comes with a very mellow UI update that makes most of its preferences and features available no matter what you're doing. And just like in the desktop version, users are now able to bookmark any items or RSS feeds, as well as see those items they've bookmarked from their computers. To share any of that content with the outside world, there's also a new "tweet this" option that will send whatever you're looking at as a Twitter message.

This is still one of the best way to search for images on the iPhone, and one of the most intuitive ways to use CoolIris since you can simply zoom around with your fingers, or by tilting your phone. See our initial impressions here .

CoolIris' new look on the iPhone makes most all of the menu options available from any screen--including the option to turn Google's SafeSearch off. CNET Networks
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