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Flock Refresh Trumps RockMelt

The RockMelt social browser launch got tons of attention, but the Flock Web browser has been integrating with social networks for years and the latest version showcases several advantages over RockMelt.

Flock Browses All Your Social Connections
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Slideshow: Flock Browses All Your Social Connections

Connecting to your social networks in Flock is as straightforward as can be. Rather than dealing with account settings in a browser preferences dialog, you simply log into your social networks from within the browser.

All social network information appears in a sidebar that shows status updates. In many ways, this works well, as you can combine information from all of your networks. But it can also be confusing, with information quickly dropping off the screen as new updates appear.

Helping to deal with this is Flock's Groups feature, which makes it possible to build filters of users and other social network connections and quickly just view the information from those sources.

For someone who needs to track multiple social networks and feeds, Flock, which runs on both Windows and Mac systems, is probably the best option right now.

However, for those who are mainly Facebook users, RockMelt is a superior option as it does an excellent job of integrating with and presenting information from Facebook.

To try out the free Flock browser go to www.flock.com.

SEE ALSO:

Review: Opera 11 Beta Extends Innovation

Review: RockMelt Takes Browser Social With Facebook Integration

Review: IE9 May Be Best Version Yet

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