Flock Beta 1 Now Available

The Flock team has finally released the first official beta of the “social browser” – available for download at Flock.com.  Flock, for those of you who don’t know, is a new browser based on the Mozilla Firefox browsing engine…but with a few twists.  Flock allows you to blog, share photos, share favorites, read feeds (RSS, Atom) all from within one window and all from the initial install. Read the official announcement here.

Firefox is the best browser out there, in my opinion, because of its’ extensibility.  So many various extensions allow for so many various things and I ditched all of it months ago so I could have one feature that won’t even be available in Firefox 2.0: search-as-you-type of the Web, your favorites (del.icio.us or Shadows), and your browsing history.  Fortunately for me, many more extensions are now available alongside the new beta release and, before too long, I’ll be able to officially (as opposed to un-officially) convert Firefox extensions for use in the Flock browser.

Give it a spin.  I highly encourage it.  Perhaps, if enough people moan and groan with me, Firefox will bring “Places” back into the Firefox 2.0 release.

Oh, and I must mention that, without Flock, I may not have ever gotten around to my first post here at WordPress.  You see, when WordPress.com first launched, the only way you could get an account (with the exception of a very rare invite) was by downloading Flock.  I don’t regret that download one bit.  I found my browser and blogging software of choice that day. 

(Although…I’m in perfect health and I have a beautiful wife, wonderful family, and a loving God who cares for my well being so there’s plenty more to be excited about than just Flock…that’s for sure.  Just something to keep in mind as you hit the Blogosphere head on tomorrow.  Yep, I said “blogosphere.”  Nerd out.)

Blogged with Flock


2 Responses to “Flock Beta 1 Now Available”

  1. Chinarut Says:

    hey! saw your flock post – wondering if you’d made any headway on transitioning to del.icio.us?
    here’s the thread:

  2. something Says:

    No progress yet, Chinarut…unfortunately. I think the developers at Flock are definitely aware of this issue and are probably feeling a bit of pressure to get this resolved quickly. Of course, I think many “Flockstars” (still not a fan of that term) realize that nothing from Flock ever arrives very quickly. Hopefully we’ll see a resolution in December. Feel free to post back for us and the readers as to what you find…if anything!

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