Why Flock is Better than Firefox

Robert Scoble calls it “awesome”.

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch named Flock one of the Web 2.0 companies he couldn’t live without.

Netscape Recommends Flock as “a web browser that combines all of the advantages of Firefox with the addition of social integration.” They also labeled Firefox as “the browser for people who like to be connected, informed and in control.”

The Web is changing. As said by Bart Decrem, founder and former CEO of Flock,”Web 2.0 is a stream of events, people and connections.” Flock is a browser that allows you to easily navigate this new user environment.

Flock is designed for social interaction and consolidates all of your favorite online tools so you no longer have to worry about visiting each site seperately.

Flock makes sharing photos, videos, links, and other content extremely easy via drag and drop capability across 20 available social media services.

Being based on Firefox 3 code, Flock is very similar to Firefox when it comes to speed, performance, security, and features.

However, when it comes to social media integration, Flock is rocking the house.

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll find inside…

Social Network Integration. If you’re like me, you probably use multiple services every day. You’re sending tweets out on Twitter, uploading pictures to Flickr, bookmarking on Digg and Del.ici.us, saving web sites on StumbleUpon,and reading multiple RSS feeds. Flock is a tool that combines all of your favorite social activities into a single application.

As I write this, I have Flock open with a sidebar with tabs for Twitter, Facebook, Digg, YouTube, and Gmail – giving me instant access and updates to all of my favorite online tools. Flock makes all of your social media tools feel like part of the browser, not just an add-on.

Better Bookmarks. Flock has put bookmarks on steroids, allowing you to organize your favorite sites with tags and descriptions.

Built-in Web Clipboard: This is definitely one of my favorite Flock features. Web Clipboard allows you to drag and drop images, text, and links into the sidebar for later use. You can also organize all of your web clippings into folders. It’s like having an organized collection of post-it notes on your browser. These items can then be added directly to your Emails, blog posts, Flickr, Forums, and more via drag and drop.

Blogging. Flock includes a WYSIWYG blogging-engine built directly into the browser, allowing you to post directly to blogs on WordPress, TypePad, Moveable Type, Blogger, and other platforms. Flock allows you to blog on the fly from anywhere on the Web.

Media Bar. The media bar opens up at the top of your browser window. Here you can browse pictures loaded up by your Facebook friends, Flickr feeds, Photobucket pictures, and even YouTube videos: all while you are browsing other sites.

RSS Reader. This is one area where Flock beats Firefox hands down. Flock has a really nice built-in RSS reader that lets you organize all of your favorite RSS feeds into folders.

Photo Uploading: Flock allows you to edit and upload up to 1,000 photos at one time to Flickr, Photobucket, Piczo, Facebook and Picasa.

Best of all, most Firefox extensions will also work in Flock.

Flock reminds me a lot of Mac. It just makes everything easier.

Everything is drag-and-drop simple.

Flock delivers one of the best browsing experiences, combined with unique social integration.

Flock has recently obtained another $15 million in funding, so we should be seeing even more exciting features in the future.

If you’re a Firefox user, conversion to Flock is quick and simple. Flock will automatically import all of your Firefox settings including your browsing history. So, you no longer have any excuses for not trying out this new social media browser. Flock will import all of your browsing history, prefereces, bookmarks, and passwords. The only thing you’ll need to install are your favorite Firefox plugins and Flock is now compatible with almost all of them.

Download it now at http://flock.com/

If you’re like me, it will be love at first sight…

5 thoughts on “Why Flock is Better than Firefox”

  1. Totally agree! The only thing missing is more extensions and themes written specifically for Flock – using the FF3 ones that work is OK but a few don’t fit Flock’s UI very well. (and support for more types of webmail would be nice, maybe allowing users to manually configure any webmail to sync with flock)

  2. Thank you for a well done report of the benefits of Flock. I have been looking at moving to Flock but it has been a slow migration. I am not what I consider to be cyber-social. Your report made some things clearer for me and may have sped up my transition. I agree with Andrew with regards to better extension support, and I second having a user configurable webmail features – there is more than google and yahoo. :-)

    Fantastic job, once again and thank you for taking the time to create this fine report!

  3. Hey I learned about your blog through Justin Brooke. He sent the link out about your 21 untapped traffic source. He should have just linked your whole site. It’s awesome.

    In regards to Flock. Man I love it. I’ve been using it for over 2 years. I learned about it going through Ed Dale’s 30 Day Challenge. I rarely ever use IE anymore. What a waste lol.

    Keep providing quality content.


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