Jan 25, 2011

Review: Rockmelt-The social browser

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Launched at the end of last year, Rockmelt.com was one of the top tweeted trends on December 13, 2010. It is the new social media web browser, built based on Chromium (Google's open-source project). Naturally, it has the usual Google Chrome look. 
Rockmelt's look

Basically, it allows you to browse the web without having to open a new tab specifically for Facebook or Twitter. It also allows you to get feeds from sites by entering the site's URL or manually approving it when you browse a website. These feeds  will appear on the right side of the browser(called App Edge).
Rockmelt's lookRockmelt's look 
On the left side of the browser (Friend edge), you will see your friends who are currently online.

You can easily share stuff online by click the share button just right beside the address bar too!

And, whenever there's updates or new feeds, there will be pop-ups on your taskbar (just like Windows Live Messenger's pop-ups) and it can be disabled at the "Options" tab. If you use Google Chrome on a normal basis, there is not much different from it. 

Just logon to Rockmelt.com and click "Connect with Facebook" and "Authorise it" for their beta invite. Within 48 hours, come back to Rockmelt.com and the "Download" button will be there. Just download and install it. 
Rockmelt's look
After installation, just sign in into your Facebook account (sign in your Twitter account later) and allow for all the request for permission. 

Rockmelt's look

Rockmelt's look

Remember to close Google Chrome if you want to import your Chrome settings into Rockmelt.
Rockmelt's look
Enjoy your new browsing experience with Rockmelt! If you need some guide around Rockmelt, type in "rockmelt://help/" (without the inverted commas) within the Rockmelt browser.

(Some facts are taken from Wikipedia)

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6 feedbacks:

Cherng said...

What made me like RockMelt was the App Edge. It's a very nice way of keeping updated with RSS Feeds and Twitter.

Second bit that I like about RockMelt is that as long as you login to RockMelt using the same account, your bookmarks and App Edge will be synchronised. So even if you're using RockMelt on other PCs, as long as you stick to your own account, any new bookmarks or RSS Feeds you subscribe to will also be saved when you get back to your own PC. Quite convenient.

Though ironically, when I was using RockMelt, I still had the Facebook page left open in a tab. Lol.

Ben Tech said...

Haha. I leave the Facebook tab open too!

Glo-w~* said...

Cool~ i have always wished for something like this. happy someone actually put the brains together^^

Cassy said...

cool I love this! :)

archaqx said...

nice... really nice indeed... like this info though..

Ben Tech said...


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