Meet the Flockers

Summary:My favorite Web browser these days is Flock. It's built on the Firefox engine, supports my various blogs and cool features built-in like hooks to the social networking services that I use...

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My favorite Web browser these days is Flock. It's built on the Firefox engine, supports my various blogs and cool features built-in like hooks to the social networking services that I use:

- You can share your photos, browse your friends' with the help of Flickr.com.

- Easy blogging tools are built in to let you draft, format, and publish and allows you to blog from one window.

- Instead of having numerous bookmarks in numerous browsers on numerous machines, Flock allows you to save and share your favorite sites to your del.icio.us or Shadows account.

The only problem is that even though they just released a new version (0.5.13) Flock is still not Universal Binary. The good news is that according to a blog posting, the upcoming Cardinal release will have some very cool upgrades. Some highlights:

- Photos - easier to keep up to date, drag photos to a text area to upload
- Feeds - improve feed reading and subscription process
- Favorites - improve import, easier navigation of favorites
- Shelf - move shelf to bottom of screen with open-on-hover
- Blogging - simplified & streamlined
- Usability, performance and stability improvements

Regarding a Universal Binary version of Flock, Robin posted this on his blog:

We do plan to eventually offer Universal binaries.  We will follow Mozilla’s lead on this, after they release 1.5.0.2+, we will use the system that Mozilla is using documented at: http://wiki.mozilla.org/Mac:Intel.  So assuming we have some MacIntel boxes in house dedicated for testing, we will probably have testing builds some time in May 2006.

What's your favorite Mac browser and why? Post your comments in the TalkBack below. 

Topics: Browser

About

Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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