Ok, I’ve seen Flock mentioned here and there in my Google Reader so I decided to give it a try. I am blown away! Flock brings some of the best Web 2.0 tools to your fingertips in one browser. Download, install, and then log in to the Web 2.0 apps which are friends with Flock, click on the “Remember Account” button and BINGO! With one click I’m in my Gmail account, another click I have my blog editor open so I can post something new, one more click and I’m posting to my del.icio.us account. What kept me from hopping over to Flock all this time????
Flock is based on Mozilla’s Firefox and has its own add-ons but some Firefox add-ons are also compatible. I was thrilled to find out that Fireshot works as well as my favorite little status bar calculator.
The browser integrates with Twitter, WordPress, Blogger, Gmail, and del.icio.us just to name a few apps. Digg and Facebook are also popular offerings. Since I’ve been delving into Diigo, I added its toolbar and away we go.
The “My World” tab reminds me of iGoogle. It has widgets and helps you organize your feeds, keep up with your friends’ activity, and post media etc. to your blog. I have to play with this one some more. (Update: I did play with it some more after posting last night and it isn’t nearly as versatile as iGoogle but still a neat feature.)
I see so many possibilities here and I’ve only played with it a little tonight. Can you tell I’m already in love?
Update: Ok, some things that I would love to see added to Flock:
- Integrate My Space and Diigo into the Flock toolbar. Can’t we all just get along?
- Make the “My World” page like iGoogle. That would be too cool.
- More add-ons specifically for Flock. We are warned on the extensions page that while some Firefox add-ons will work with Flock, they may slow the browser down. So it would be nice to have add-ons that are definitely compatible.
Ok, those are just a few thoughts but I really love Flock as it is.
Tags: Flock, Web2.0, browser