In my humble opinion, I do not think flock is in head to head competition with the other folk (internet explorer, firefox, opera, safari, chrome), it is actually a tailor-made and an extremely targeted browser. To who? To you of course, the social networking geek
So what is Flock exactly?
It is a web browser like the ones you are familiar with, with a nice twist however; it combines multiple popular Social Networking sites within one interface. Flock is based on Mozilla as you might have guessed.
Which Social Networking sites?
So far Flock integrates with the ones listed below (categorized by type for your convenience):
How does it work?
Besides all the latest features which have become standard in today’s web browsers (tabbed browsing, integrated search engine, spell checker, RSS readers, etc) flock has a couple of tricks which makes it ideal for any social networking frequent user.
It has a “people” sidebar which lists the sites you are a member of once you log in to them.
It remembers your passwords and allows these sites functionality straight from this sidebar. This means you can browse using your tabs regularly, while your twitter and facebook accounts are logged in and fully functional so you can see latest tweets, your friends updates on facebook and so on.
How cool is that? You do not need to keep an eye on 5 tabs at a time like you do all the time.
If you blog as well, you can add a blog entry right from the sidebar. Quick and easy. It has a built in blog like editor interface to make your life easier.
Want to upload photos? Couldn’t have been easier. Flock has a built in special tool for this which allows you to drag and drop images into your browser, then resize and crop them as you like before uploading.
You are a type of person who might suddenly remember a song or a video you want to watch/hear on YouTube? Perfect! While you are still on your tab, a top media bar allows you to search all them media sharing sites with one click and play their content straight away.
Finally, you like to copy paste million things from different sites, and sick of how you need to remember the order of copying things because your browser keeps replacing your clipboard with latest copied content? Flock answers that too. Copy images, text and what have you from multiple sites and combine them all in your clipboard. You can even use them later if you like…not necessarily immediately.
All these panes and widgets are constantly showing on your browser’s interface. You can hide them as well and maintain easy access to them through a conveniently located nice small tool bar right below the address bar.
So what your you waiting for twitter / facebooker/ flickr / blogger dude? Download your FLOCK browser for free now, and thank me later
I am no security expert, but it is clear that Flock does not have advanced security features and settings like other browsers. It stil blocks pop ups and annoying ads for all I care so it’s cool.