Trying out Flock
Looks like this is the week for trying out new browsers. So far I’ve hit Safari (which I thought was pretty impressive and fast), Chrome 2.0 (it’s always good to see browsers working to improve speed and stability) and now Flock (built on Firefox, but with some pretty cool addons).
From the start it Flock looks like Firefox with a bunch of plugins already installed under the hood and sporting a more polished theme. Roboform is already loaded and ready to go, plus a whole slew of additional tools to integrate into Flickr, Twitter, Email, Blogs, Picasa and Facebook. Funny thing is, I don’t use half of these services, but it all looks pretty impressive.
My cohorts in the QA world who use these services are also giving it a try and they seem to be having some issues and configuration hassles. Maybe it’s not as social as the makers would have us believe.
I will run with it for awhile and see what I think. I like it so far, but it’s only been about 10 minutes.
Other articles of interest:
- Flock is Good!
- So many browsers to choose from
- Keeping connected with Digsby
- Google is ready to drop support for Firefox 3.5, IE7 and Safari 3
- 4.7 million downloads for Firefox 4
- Who still cares about Internet Explorer?
- Wow, Safari 5 is FAST!
- Server 2008 and Exchange 2010
- What happened to Firefox 4?
- Damn you IE!