Flickr Desktop App Destroy Flickr
Destroy Flickr is the second Adobe Air application that provides Flickr users with capabilities to manager Flickr from the computer desktop.
It was one of the recommended applications in the comments that the Zflick Flickr photo viewer review got.
Destroy Flickr can only be used by Flickr users to manage their own uploaded photos. This limits the reach of the application quite a bit; the functionality has been brought nicely to the desktop on the other hand.
The user needs to authenticate the application during the first startup, after entering the Flickr username or email address. The process is painless and should take less than a minute to complete. It does involve logging into Flickr with the default web browser to allow Destroy Flickr access to the user data.
Destroy Flickr comes with all the functionality needed to manage a Flickr account from the computer desktop.
It can be used to view uploaded photos, download uploaded photos, take a detailed look at specific photos, look at photos of contacts, or the popular category of Flickr which showcases popular creations by users of the site.
The application uses a very slick interface with lots of effects that look really great, and do not slow down the application. It's main use on the other hand is definitely the upload and download capabilities that are provided. Thish makes it more comfortable to work with photos without having to open the Flickr website and use the web uploader for that.
Destroy Flickr needs Adobe Air installed on the computer system. This does make it a cross-platform application on the other hand as Adobe Air is available for various operating systems, and not only Microsoft Windows.
Update: Destroy Flickr seems to have been discontinued. The web page of the product returns a 404 error now. There does not seem to be a similar product available.
Flickr Pro users get access to Flickr Uploadr, a desktop program for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems to upload photo collections from the computer.
Why the hell would anyone name an application “Destroy” X if it wasn’t a game? Makes the app sound like some sort of a virus or trojan….
Well the developer of destroyFlickr (Jonnie Hallman) has his site named http://destroytoday.com & he also makes the BEST minimalist twitter application called destroyTwitter.
So the whole “destroy” is his theme you could say.
Ghacks should do a post on destroyTwitter he is working on ver2 of that app. He been posting his thought on the new update to his blog http://destroytoday.com/blog/ . Jonnie recently got a job with Adobe because of these appz so he knows his code.