Softpedia Editor's Review for Flock [DISCONTINUED]
The Social Web Browser built for Facebook and Twitter
Written by Olivian Puha on January 14th, 2013
Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for Flock [DISCONTINUED]
Used by everyone, web browsers are among the most common type of utilities we install on our systems. Apart from the big names like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome or Opera, there are many applications just as capable and also designed for navigating the Internet in the easiest way possible.
Flock is one of the tools that offers tabbed browsing, support for extensions, a download manager and pretty much all the goodies you would expect from such a software. To provide a better browsing experience, this program reunites the engines of older versions of Firefox and Chrome.
Facebook and Twitter integration are among the paramount features of this app and the 'People Sidebar' supports even more social services. Flickr, Digg and YouTube are also on the list, so you can view your friends that connect to the aforementioned services and share with them anything you want.
Uploading digital pictures is another feature that sets Flock apart from other similar utilities. For those who are into blogging, there is a dedicated blog editor will help you create and post your thoughts from anywhere an Internet connection is available.
Unfortunately for the fans and longtime users of this browser, the developers decided to pull the plug on this project and therefore Flock is currently discontinued.
Even if support or updates for the application are no longer available through the official channels, the functionality of the software remains untouched and the program can still be used if anyone chooses to do so.
Flock [DISCONTINUED] description
Here are some key features of "Flock [DISCONTINUED]":
Share web pages, photos, and video:
· Update your status and make comments from anywhere on the web New Flock starts fast
It loads pages fast:
The New Flock Sidebar:
· The sidebar is the hub of activity in Flock. It keeps you informed with feed content and social streams so you don't have to leave the web page you are on. As soon as you sign into your social services and/or subscribe to RSS and ATOM feeds, the sidebar starts delivering what's new with your friends and favorite content
Channel Surf the Web:
· The sidebar works like the channels on a TV. Use the "channel changer" drop down menu at the top of the sidebar to see just friends on Facebook, just friends on Twitter, all friends, just feeds, etc. But this is better than TV, because you can create any channel you want!
Share everything with Flock:
· Talk about the news, the funny video you just found, or anything else you stumble upon. Just click the Talk button, write a comment, and get back to what you were doing. We'll automatically add the link, and even shorten it for you.
· We know there are lots of people who want to customize and personalize their online experience, and browser extensions can be a great way to do that. Google Chrome extensions work with Flock.
Who says you can't take it with you:
· Flock provides you the option of creating a free account that stores your favorite sites and feeds, your social networking accounts, and all the groups you make for your sidebar. You can access your account from any Flock browse.
· 128 MB RAM
· 100 MB disk space
· Internet connection
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Incorporated Mozilla's 3.0.19 patch for Firefox.
· Fixed the Delicious login detection issue.