One of the differences using Flock is that I do not have a delicious shared toolbar at the top of my browser like I did in Firefox. That means that its an extra step to access the same favourites I use both at home and work. I haven’t tried installing the delicious plugin yet but maybe that will rectify it.
In any case, one of the results of this change is my old favourites which I no longer saw is now visible again and it was interesting to revisit some of them. Some like Neowin and The Register hadn’t changed and I’ll probably continue to visit them infrequently but it was interesting to see how much CNET had changed – there seems to be a much greater integration with and emphasis on individual commentary (ie blogging). I wonder if that makes it better?
Shame about the facebook image uploader in flock – it’s not clear enough. I thought I was uploading one photo and ended up uploading them all. It wasn’t obvious how to move around the images either. Why can’t I just select, upload and tag like facebook?
The path to a new browser:
- Installed Firefox 3
- Found most plugins I needed didn’t work (yes its in beta I should be patient)
- Read a post about memory issues in Firefox generally (which I felt constantly) and how Flock was not (no longer?) just an “addon” to Firefox but a complete replacement. Supposedly it integrated new social platforms (Facebook, Flickr, delicious, twitter) and solved the memory issues with Firefox. The latter especially was a sweeping statement but he went on to say that he was wrong about Flock.
- So seeing as I had the same opinion of Flock when I tried it at launch I figured maybe I should give it a try
- Love it – didn’t need several plugins and I only had to add IETab, mouse gestures and FireFTP. I await to see the memory improvements but I love the media streams.