Flock 0.5 Preview Web Browser
With Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) taking up at least 90% of the market, Mozilla’s Firefox as the next contender to compete with Microsoft, there are also other handful of website browsers, such as Opera, Netscape, as well as Mozilla’s own browser. This time, Flock Developer has released a cutting edge Firefox-based Web browser dubbed ‘Flock’, which integrates next-generation Web technologies such as RSS content feeds, blogs and bookmark and photo sharing. Flock is completely independent from Mozilla but Flock is based on the open source Mozilla code base. In addition to Firefox, the Seamonkey, Camino, Netscape, Epipheny, Galeon and K-Melon browsers are also built on Mozilla project codebase.
According to Flock, the current code is available under GPL license, and that the code is planned to be open-sourced. Flock has added some of the most popular tools from social networking sites, i.e.bookmark tagging system; integration with del.icio.us, a service for storing and sharing Web bookmarks; integration with Flickr, Yahoo’s photo management and sharing service. Furthermore, users can install additional services. Flock also has a built-in RSS reader, which appears to work perfectly well. As most users today are starting to become professional “blog-writers”, Flock has introduced a Blog-publishing tools to allow users the ease of publishing blogs and works to websites easily. It compatible with some of todays’ blogging tools, i.e. WordPress, TypePad and Blogger. I have personally tried it with WordPress, and it’s an excellent way to publish your blogs.
Available in Windows, Mac OSX and Linux platform, both the binaries and source codes are available for the public. The latest version is 0.5 preview both lightweight and powerful. It is one of the prospective browsing engine to compete with Microsoft’s IE dominance in the market. Download the latest version for a trial today.
Click here for a screenshot of Flock.