Yes I’ve STOPPED using Firefox!
Well not quite… I’ve actually been using the Flock Browser (which is based on the open-source Firefox engine) for the past 3 months now, and I haven’t looked back since!
1. Flock is the iPod of browsers
It just works! That’s true for the iPod, and that’s true for this browser. Not that Firefox is difficult to use…but Flock tweaks the interface ever so slightly that the line between browser and web services fade away. Email, RSS, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter… everything completely integrated into the browser user interface. Try it to believe it.
2. Firefox extensions = Flock extensions
One thing I loved about Firefox was its extensibility which I grew dependant on. When I switched to Flock, I compromised nothing – I was able to install ALL my Firefox extensions directly into Flock without hassle. Note: I’m sure there are some extensions which are not 100% compatible but these cases seem to be few and far between).
3. Flock Feed reader whips Live Bookmarks
I first started using RSS with Live bookmarks, so I am pretty fond of it. Even so, I have to say that the Flock reader completely blows Firefox Live bookmarks absolutely right out of the water! It’s extremely simple to use, yet pretty powerful when you get down to it.
4. Faster, simultaneous search
The search box located at the top right hand corner which made Firefox such a joy to use has been tweaked in Flock so you have the option of searching through multiple search engines, and favourite sites simultaneously as you type!
5. It’s not Internet Explorer
No, this last reason is not aimed at Firefox users, it’s aimed at the 62% of users which still use IE. The user experience of Flock vs Firefox is a significant one, but if you’re an IE user moving to Flock… trust me – the user experience is so much better that you will want to lick the screen.
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