After using Mozilla Firefox, I never thought I would be using another Web browser on a continued basis. That is, until I discovered Flock. This is the best browser around if you are a dedicated blogger and like to socially interact with other surfers. That’s why Flock is appropriately called, “The Social Browser”.
Everything in Flock is within a click of a button. Managing images is a breeze using the Media Bar which can be directly linked to Flickr or Photobucket. From this bar, you can drag-and drop images directly to Flock’s Blog Editor for a fast post. You don’t have to study rocket science to do this.
Another feature that I really appreciate, is saving text in Flock’s Web Clipboard. For example, if you find a text while surfing the web that you would like to use in a future post, just highlight and save it into the Web Clipboard by clicking the right button of your mouse. When you’re ready to use it, just click the Web Clipboard Sidebar icon, select your text, and click the Blog option. Voilá, your text will appear in Flock’s Blog Editor. Finish the entry and publish it with a blogging platform like LifeJournal or WordPress. Easy as pie!
Flock’s Devs have managed to integrate the following most popular social services in one cohesive user-friendly software:
- Yahoo! Mail
Yep, all the big guys are right there at the tip of your fingers.
As more and more surfers use Flock, it will gain momentum and critical mass. As a matter of fact, I was surprised when I read an article about Flock published in BusinessWeek Magazine Online. Usually a social web browser is not within their radar, if you know what I mean. Its author, Arik Hesseldahl expressed his views about Flock in this manner:
“Yet after two weeks of using Flock, I think I’m a convert. I’ve found myself launching it in favor of plain old Firefox both at the office and at home. Having all the corners of the Web that I frequent daily within closer reach made my overall Web experience more enjoyable. Whether or not it makes me more productive is yet to be seen.”
In my opinion, Flock is showing us the way of how the Internet is changing and how we must adapt to these changes. “The Cloud” is definitely a meeting place where ideas are intensely exchanged. Flock is leading the flock in this new trend.
If you haven’t used Flock before, and you are a dedicated blogger, I strongly encourage you to download Flock and take it for a whirl. Maybe this is exactly what you have been asking Santa to put under your tree each year. Happy Blogging.!