Just some rambling
October 22, 2005
Hello, this is my first post on my new weblog. I downloaded Flock and eventually got navigated to wordpress.com.
Here’s my take on Flock. Its a nice browser only for those who has a fast broadband and has a weblog and very familiar with web services like Flickr. Therefore, Flock would only attract about 0.001% of all internet users and most of them would say that they’re quite happy with Firefox and are not looking to change browsers.
I really like that integration with del.icio.us. But is it that hard to add the del.icio.us bookmarklet in your Firefox bookmarks and click it whenever you want to update your account? Nop, infact I think it gives better control over how I manage by bookmarks. So Firefox 1 : Flock 0.
Flock seems to have a nice blogging tool integrated. Okay fine, there is no good extension for Firefox with that functionality. But i’m thinking about building one myself. I’ll call it BloggerFox or something. Firefox 1 : Flock 1
Firefox has a huge repository of plugins and all those must be rebuilt to make it Flock compatible. Therefore, Firefox 2 : Flock 1
I’m an intermediate web designer. Now when I design a web site, all I care about whether its working fine in the 3 browsers: IE, FF and Opera. I use services like browsershots.org to see what its like in IE/Mac and Camino. Now that Flock in the market, web designers will have an extra chore to check the design in Flock. Firefox 3 : Flock 1
I like the way it integrates with Flickr but who says that I wanna use images only from Flickr? It doesnt even let me edit HTML so there’s no other to way to add image. Thanks for your effort but i’d rather use something like w.bloggar.
Conclusion. I know Flock is still a baby and maybe someday it will be a pretty powerful software with more defult features than Firefox. But FF will always remain on top and i’m sure developers will come up with new extension that can match the unique features Flock boasts. As for me, I’ll still with my good old foxy and i’m sure most people are thinking the same and really dont think there’s enough room for another browser in the scene.