Flock Developer Preview 0.4.9
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Flock main window
Released by a small group of California developers on October 21, 2005, Flock, a Firefox-based Web browser, provides built-in support for several new Web technologies.
Import from IE
During the Flock installation you can import your existing Internet Explorer settings and data.
Flock’s toolbars not only look good, but both IE and Firefox users should find them intuitive and easy to use.
As Flock is built on Firefox, the toolbar customization options are identical, except for the available icons.
RSS Feed button
A Feed button will appear in the address bar when Flock detect an RSS feed on the active Web page.
RSS Feed view
Click the Feed button and Flock displays the page’s RSS feed within the browser window.
You can quickly bookmark favorite Web pages by clicking the large star icon. The icon appears yellow once you have bookmarked a page.
You and easily tag bookmarked pages.
You can share your bookmarks through del.icio.us. The + and – buttons suggest that later Flock releases will support more sharing services, but del.icio.us is it for now.
Flock’s Favorites Manager lets you quickly group bookmarks into collections.
You can also share photos through Flickr. The + and – buttons suggest that later Flock releases will support more sharing services, but Flickr is it for now.
You can quickly access Flock’s blog editor through the quill button.
Add your blog
Flock’s blog editor support several blog XML-RPC APIs including, Blogger, MetaWeblog, Moveable Type, Atom API.
Once you’re blog settings are configured and verified, Flock’s blog Editor let’s you post directly from the browser.
Flock’s Shelf is a handy tool that lets you drag and drop text snippets, links, or images from Web pages to the Shelf and then to a blog entry.
Storing items on the Shelf
Here the Shelf is holding two items that I can drag into a new blog post.
Blog about items on the Shelf
This image shows a text snippet that I dragged from the Shelf to a new blog entry.