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Rockmelt: Discover the Best of the Internet

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    Apr. 21, 2013
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    Free; iTunes account required.
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The sheer volume of information people interact with each day is overwhelming. Articles, blog posts, Facebook posts, and tweets -- it's impossible for many to keep track and stressful for others who try. So apps like Rockmelt are becoming increasingly popular. Designed to consolidate your favorite Web sites and content sources into a single interface for reading, sharing, and saving, Rockmelt is a very effective app in many ways, and in others very much in need of updates and refinement.

Upon installation, Rockmelt prompts you to sign in to at least one social account. You can alternately create an account directly with Rockmelt, but for the app to work properly you'll need to do at least one of these so it can save and sync your data. After this, you are prompted to populate what you will follow. The app automatically populated a list of roughly 56 items in this initial step; it wasn't immediately clear what algorithm Rockmelt used to determine what we wanted to read, but it was fairly accurate, choosing a number of news sources that we subscribe to through other apps. The thing that sets Rockmelt apart from other curation apps like Flipboard is its social integration. Not only are you logged in to Twitter and Facebook, but other users can follow you with Rockmelt to see what you are reading and saving. It also tracks your activity and shows what you have been reading, allows you to share your favorites, and save items for later (or e-mail them to yourself).

Rockmelt in some ways works very well and in others is missing important features, like a clear outline of what exactly you are supposed to do during installation. Feeds, search functions, and some menus load very slow, as well. It's likely a result of pulling so much data from different sources, but the effect is frustrating at times. With further refinement, better description of the tools included, and a clear focus for its social functions, however, Rockmelt could become a very powerful news and blog reader.

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What's new in version 3.0.0
Hi Rockmelters, Weve packed so much goodness into this 3.0 release. Weve made it a lot faster - TWO times as fast! You should feel the speed right away, especially when new content loads and when you navigate around. Youll also notice we treated ourselves to a facelift - a splash of color in the navigation and side bars. We think it makes us look a lot younger and we definitely feel happier. Speaking of happier, check out the all pictures view, which is exactly what youd expect. Just the pictures, all the time. We stepped up our social game with @mentioning and #tags. Call out your favorite stories to your Rockmelt and Facebook friends. Hashtag things youre interested in. #Put #a #hashtag #on #everything and then @mention your @bestfriend. Click on the hashtags to see all the stories across Rockmelt with that tag. Thanks for using Rockmelt. Your feedback is important to us. Please rate the App after each update. Email us at feedback@rockmelt.com with any questions or requests! Wed love to hear from you!
Publisher RockMelt
Publisher web site http://www.rockmelt.com
Release Date October 10, 2012
Date Added April 21, 2013
Version 3.0.0
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 12.27MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 735
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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