Flock Browser for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    33,550
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 03, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    23.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    42
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #12 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Built on Firefox, Flock is designed to make interfacing with social networking sites extremely easy. The browser loads pages well, but the Quick Search dialog box doesn't like it when you switch search engines, it just opens them in a new browser. Most, but not all, regular Firefox extensions work, too.

Flock's social network savvy sidebar is the reason to get this browser. Nine buttons at the top of the collapsible sidebar make accessing any of your social networking or frequently used Web sites easier than Twittering what you had for breakfast. Each button either helps you get your message out faster, like dragging-and-dropping photos into Flickr, or helps you read your friends' messages quicker, like the integrated RSS feed reader.

The People button turns the sidebar into a nifty way to track all your social networking accounts. Your avatar is displayed on the left, while the right contains links for new messages and new comments. The bottom holds the links to upload new media when applicable and a hot link to open or close your media stream.

There are also hot links to most major blogging sites, and if you choose to configure it for your own self-published blog, Flock guides you through the process. Even though it's resource-heavy, Flock is the way to go if Twittering, Facebooking, or YouTubing is how you spend most of your online time.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Works as promised."

June 14, 2008  |  By rnot1

 |  Version: Flock Browser 1.2.1

Pros

Flock does what it promises and helps organize your online life. This includes centralizing your social networking sites, RSS feeds, photo/video sharing sites, and blogs. The accessibility to all these sites from Flock is the primary benefit to this program. It's clean and fast (enough) and does what it promises. Been using it since I installed it.

Cons

If you're not a serious surfer, this browser can get a bit confusing. There is a lot to see on the interface. (Inherently, anyone needing to use Flock would not have this problem.) Flock does not seem to run as fast as Safari, which is only made up for it's features.

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5 stars

"Flock made me pee a littel bit."

June 12, 2008  |  By pigpole

 |  Version: Flock Browser 1.2.1

Pros

Browsers are boring - except for Flock. With Flock I actually DISCOVER things. I played with it for a while and found around 15 useful features and several ways to make my online life richer. Try the media bar searching..! WOW. Try dragging and dropping your favorite youtube videos on a facebook friend in the sidebar...! WOW. Damn. I peed again.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like about this browser.

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4 stars

"Great for people who use multiple social networks and blogs."

June 09, 2008  |  By forensicfact

 |  Version: Flock Browser 1.2.1

Pros

Great if your a blogger, if your not it's useful if you use multiple social network.

It's worth a download.

Cons

It can be a bit challenging to figure out if your not a tech geek.

Brandon,

swinkle.net

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2 stars

"Useless"

June 07, 2008  |  By Axel2010

 |  Version: Flock Browser 1.2.1

Pros

Good for connecting with people (the social networking features).

Cons

Slow compared to Camino and Safari and it's bloated.

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1 stars

"CNET doesn't work"

June 07, 2008  |  By jm10r

 |  Version: Flock Browser 1.2.1

Pros

How would I know? You can't actually download anything from CNET.

Cons

How would I know? You can't actually download anything from CNET.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.1
Version 1.2.1 integrates Digg as a people service, adds AOL Webmail as a mail service, adds Pownce as a people service, and includes several performance and stability enhancements.
General
Publisher Flock
Publisher web site http://www.flock.com
Release Date June 03, 2008
Date Added June 03, 2008
Version 1.2.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4
Download Information
File Size 23.16MB
File Name flock-2.6.2.en-US.mac.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 33,550
Downloads Last Week 42
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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