Sunday, September 09, 2007

The All New Flock .

Even though i had the most secure web browser ever (Firefox), I was always interested in trying a new web browser and from the buzz happening around me , Flock was the option that came up to me.

I've heard about Flock from Justin and I've been thinking of downloading it. Now ever since my IE has started behaving weird , I decided that its high time i download this one of a kind browser. To my surprise its a Sourceforge project and man i would 'nt mind joining it. But you see Meritocracy is what it takes to become a member of awsome projects like the ones you see in Mozilla and Sourceforge

[excerpts from Wiki]

Flock is a web browser heavily based upon Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla technologies. Flock is also the name of the company developing the browser. Flock's creators call it a "social browser", due to its ability to interact with popular social networking web services. Such web services include Flickr,, Technorati, Photobucket, and various popular blogging and news aggregation services.


The current beta release has the following feature differences from Firefox:

  • Flock's custom homepage, "My World", tells you when your friends have new photos and videos and when you have new feeds. My World gives quick access to your recently visited favorite sites as well.
  • Bookmarks, in addition to being saved offline, can be replaced with When a bookmark (known as a favorite) is added, it is added to the user's account.
  • Favorites can be tagged
  • A favorites and history section are integrated into the favorites manager
  • Built-in full-text search using Clucene. Search as you type for pages in the cache
  • Flickr and Photobucket integration
  • Technorati tagging
  • Blogging tools
  • News aggregator
  • "Drag-and-drop" capability and a clipboard like feature known as "The Shelf."
  • Media Mini Bar, allows you to search, stream, and view content off of sites like YouTube and Truveo.
  • Built in uploader, to submit content to flickr and photobucket

Many of these features can be attained through extensions for Firefox. Bookmarks, developed by Yahoo!, Inc., provides integration with online bookmarks. Fotofox, developed as an official extension by the Mozilla Corporation, integrates with Flickr. Sage provides a built in news reader, similar to Thunderbird's.

[excerpts from Wiki]

fig My personal favourite - My World in My Flock

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