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Flock - Is there room for a Swiss Army Knife in the Web browser market?

WebWare's Rafe Needleman and CNET's Dan Farber delve into the Flock Web browser and whether it is a useful tool that will find a place in the market. Farber calls it the "Swiss Army Knife" of Web browsers, and Needleman says that he has been using Flock regularly and gives his review.

WebWare's Rafe Needleman and CNET's Dan Farber delve into the Flock Web browser and whether it is a useful tool that will find a place in the market. Farber calls it the "Swiss Army Knife" of Web browsers, and Needleman says that he has been using Flock regularly and gives his review of it. The two of them lead off with an interview of Flock CEO Shawn Hardin, and then they talk about their take on Flock and its trajectory.

Bottom line for IT leaders

I have been using Flock as my primary Web browser on Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Windows Vista for over a year, and it has become my Web browser of choice -- mainly because it is fast and stable. It is essentially a more polished version of Firefox with some extra tools for multimedia and social networking. It's a good choice for IT departments to deploy for power users, Web developers, and users who could benefit from the privacy and security features of Firefox but need a browser that is a little more polished and easier to use.

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3 comments
paulmacie
paulmacie

I have to admit that I'm a die hard firefox fan, but I find Flock to be super cool. It's no surprise though as Flock is built on the firefox source code so it feels like firefox, but in it's own way. Being a fan of web 2.0 sites like facebook, twitter, etc, I like that Flock has these sites integrated right into the browser itself. And the best part is that most of the firefox extensions work inside of Flock as well. The only reason I don't use flock right now as my main browser is the fact that I have a couple extensions that doesn't work, but they are ones I use everyday. As soon as these extensions work in Flock, I'm guaranteed to switch! Take care, Paul Computer Speed Test

carquiza
carquiza

All I can say is Flock is better than IE in terms of functionality and easy browsing when will be the working interface of the browser be change to something like a game interface similar to what this websites is aiming for? Can Flock be customize similar to the link below, by then I will be truly impress? The internet browsing will never be the same again. Cheers! http://www.defyallchallenges.com/ and http://www.spiderwickchronicles.com/

fbraski
fbraski

I agree with both of you that Flock is an impressive product, fast and stable, and best of all, it integrates the 20% of the social web that I actually care about. Neither IE nor FireFox do what Flock does with aplomb. Some cool new features would be FOAF visualizations and some search visualizations ala ERGO. That would be cool... Put simply, Flock rocks! :-) More at http://braskisblog.blogspot.com

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