Flock: social browser gets significant update
Flock has released a preview of a major update to its social web browser. As I noted in a recent post where I did a Q&A with Flock’s CEO, Shawn Hardwin, when Flock first launched, timed perfectly to coincide with a wave of web 2.0 hype, it seemed like a fresh and bold attempt to make a web browser that truly embraced the ’social web’.
Version 0.9 comes a major UI redesign, and some significant new functionality, as well as a foundation built on top of the latest Firefox 2 codebase. Here are some of my favorite enhancements.
The look ‘n’ feel of flock remains as slick as ever, and is possibly the nicest ’skin’ for a browser out there. But this isn’t style over content and the UI’s most significant overhaul is its emphasis on improving discoverability.