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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Flock at first impression

At first impression flock is rather disappointing. the expectation for "Social" browser seems unfulfilled. As a browser it seems to be stable and run smoothly, even with better results then its source the Firefox.

Areas of weaknesses as experienced in 2 hours of browsing:

  1. RSS Reader:
    1. The integration is not natural and browsing is not comfortable to the end user.
    2. The sidebar, that exist in Firefox and IE, doesn't exist in Flock and since the RSS Reader is integrated in the favorites you have to jump between these windows.
    3. No marking of RSS for new/unread postings.
    4. The RSS aggregator is not user friendly.
  2. Bloging:
    1. The top bar is very nice idea
    2. The posting option existed in firefox as extension. Anyway its working well.
  3. Flickr Top Bar Cool
  4. del.icio.us: Flock added favorites to my accounts with my permission, all of them are obviously Flocks… I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and mark it as bug.

That is all after short period of time using the application. I'll try posting this blog through Flock, if it to check the quality (include screenshots and links).

Flock favorites and feeds screen (with the bloging topbar open) :

Flock's Favorits

Flock RSS Aggregator (With the Flickr topbar open): Flock's RSS




2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

family and long life?

10/20/2005 11:18 PM  
Blogger Rogel said...

ah?

10/20/2005 11:19 PM  

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