The latest update to the YouTube Unity Lens adds Flash-free playback of videos in VLC (if it's installed) when clicking on a video result. Dapper.
The fantastic folks over at Spanish blog ‘Ataraeo‘ have put together a nifty a lens for browsing YouTube’s library of videos straight from the Dash. The package, a YouTube ‘Scope’ (the search engine bit) and […]
Ever wanted to search The Pirate Bay and grab a .torrent without opening a browser window? Now you can using a combo of 'Unity Scope Piratebay' and the 'Torrent Lens'. Read on for more information and those all important install instructions.
A new 'scope' for Ubuntu's Unity Music Lens presents results from online music service 'Grooveshark' amongst your local collection. When searching for an artist, track title or album title via the Unity Music Lens or Dash, the scope displays relevant tracks and albums playable through the Grooveshark music streaming service.
Another day and another set of Unity mock-ups. This time from the hand of Ubuntu user staticd, who wonders whether the position of the 'Lens bar' - which appears at the bottom of the Dash in Ubuntu 11.10 - could be better placed - could be better placed.
Tomboy is Ubuntu's default note-taking application - and a pretty good one at that. Developer Rémi Rérolle thinks so too, and wrote in to share word of his 'Tomboy' Lens for Ubuntu.
Unity's Application Lens is pretty much perfect: you can search apps by text, or by category. Simple stuff, right? Well it's not simple enough for those who prefer the more traditional approach to application-menu structure. To that end the maintainer of the Unity Application Lens, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen, has put together an GNOME Menu inspired alternative. A lens he's called 'Unity Bliss'.
A recent update to the Music lens in Unity has added 'scope' for searching the Ubuntu One Music Store.
Clipboard manager 'Diodon' is to soon add a searchable Unity lens for clipboard entries to its default package.
For those times you want to find something online with the hassle of having to open your browser, heading to Google and then searching, try the 'Web Source Lens' for Ubuntu 11.04 Unity.
Following on from recent posts covering neat new 'Lenses' for Unity - visually slick ways to access information via the Ubuntu 11.04 desktop - I thought it time for a quick round-up of the most interesting lenses currently in development.
The following lens for Gwibber, Ubuntu's default 'social messaging application, weaves your social networking streams through the slick visuals of Unity and making them easily accessible from the Ubuntu desktop.