Flock -Review and Browser Knockdown
Hiya friends am back,was busy for past few days…well since am back, we will check out a cool browser called Flock, itz a browser made for socialnetworking !! U read it fine…itz a browser dedicated to socialnetworking sites such as Facebook,Flicker,Youtube,….n so on…
Flock is free n its available for all three leading platforms Windows,Linux and OSX.
I used OSX version of flock…
Lets start explorin Flock –
What is Flock ? ?-
Flock is a webbrowser which i’ll help u stay in touch with your networking sites and simultaneously allow u to browse the web…..Cool isn’t it? To say in simple terms Flock lets u upload a video to youtube, check ur mail, post ur blog, poke ur frnd at facebook all at the same time!!
Testing Flock –
The moment I started using flock i felt like a firefoxy thing,So I checked out flock wiki..n I was right, Flock is built on firerfox code base…It means Flock has all d goodies of firefox!!
Flock gives u a cool flash tutorial..the first time u use it…
The moment u visit a Social networking site flock lets u know tat it can remember tat account.
I stored my facebook, yahoo mail, gmail and blogger account.
Flock shows all your accounts on the left partition,
U can choose any of the accounts n proceed with it..for eg, U can choose the people icon to get into ur facebook account…U can do all basic activities here such as updating ur status, uploading pics, poke ur friend..n much more…
Features galore –
1.Can post blogs using blog editior.
2.Media files in sites gets detected automatically,U can directly link in ur blog.
5.Web mail- Notifies u about new mails
n lotz more….
Am paranoid about security,I spent nearly 70% of my computer hours on security wen I was using windows..I trust scanit browser testing to test my browsers at regular intervals..It performs all tests specific to the type of browser…or all available tests.
I ran all available tests on Flock-
To my surprise It passed the tests with flying colours,
My Norton Security suite for mac proved efficient too!!
I was eager to test my other browsers too…so did I,
Firefox -Scanit test –
Firefox passed all tests !! I expected this…
Safari 4.0 beta -Scanit test –
Safari proved its ready for the battle..
Acid3 tests –
Acid3 is the new criteria released by the w3c org(The guyz who make rules for all thos web languages). It tests the Rendering of webpages by the browser. It scores out of 100…n u know wat? no browser has got 100/100 yet…till Safari 4.0 beta ….came into exsistence ..Time to separate the fact from fiction…
Flock got 71/100…in Acid3 tests.
Firefox got 71/100….in Acid3 tests…no big surprise…
Acid3-Safari 4.0 Beta-
Whola whoopie….100/100 ,did apple increase the pay scale of their engineers ??Man this is rocking.
well guys…Flock browser is cool..for someone spendin most of their time in Networking sites. The speed is firefoxy like…so no problemmo. The interface is a bit conjested accordin to me.. Well I started to write this blog using the blog editor in flock but later found tat it can embed only web links n not direct images from my desktop Flock could also bring up some chat widget. A major con is no orkut support I wonder Y…man orkut is supposed to be the happenin thing in social netwoking…May b flock dosen go well with google…coz the default search engine is yahoo!! The final word is, performance of flock can be diagnosed only after long term use..
Well coming to browser knockdown…Safari has done it this time…Iam really glad..Coz safari was the only thing I hated in OSX till now…coz of its reputation wen it comes to security..
Am glad its back in business!!
Seeya guyz don forget to comment !!