RockMelt Will Rock You

by Josh Todd on November 9, 2010

If you use social media at all (and I know you do), this new browser coming out called RockMelt is going to blow your face off. It’s based on the Google Chromium architecture, so it should look and feel familiar to Chrome users. I’ll definitely be giving it a try as soon as I can!

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browie November 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

So that's interesting. It shows you google results without ads. Is that basically what I saw at one point?

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Josh Todd November 10, 2010 at 1:13 am

Yes, it does show you Google results without ads. If you use the Search bar (like you would on Firefox), the organic results instantly show up in a drop-down box without ever taking you to Google's home page. Methinks the big G will not be happy if this catches on…

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CTRtard November 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Looks like they're just biting http://flock.com/ which has been doing this stuff for awhile.

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Nick Throlson November 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Sent you invite so you can download it. They give you 2 to send to friends via facebook. It's one awesome browser.

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Josh Todd November 10, 2010 at 12:45 am

Oh snap! Thanks neckbeard! You da man.

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Affiliate Paying November 9, 2010 at 11:54 pm

That should be very interesting. Thanks for the info Josh!

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Josh Todd November 10, 2010 at 1:08 am

So first impressions (thanks Nick for the invite): It feels really smooth. All your social media profiles are integrated so it just works. First thing I did was open up my Twitter stream, saw a video that I wanted to share. Then I hit the Share button next to the address bar and it's automagically there ready to be posted to Facebook. Awesome. You can add RSS feeds to the right side of the browser, to go with your Twitter and Facebook streams. The left "edge" is all for your Facebook friends so you can chat with them or instantly see their latest wall posts, comment on them, etc.

Do I like it? Yes. It's awesome. It already feels like a next-level type thing where the big boys will probably rip it off with their next versions (I think IE9 is already doing this).

Will I be using it for my main browser as of today? No. Mainly because it doesn't support Google Sync yet, and it doesn't support Chrome extensions yet. If it had those 2 things, I would switch right this second. It's still in beta, hopefully the full release will have these features included.

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Craig Snyder November 21, 2010 at 11:22 am

Adler hit me with an invite and, as it’s based off of that Chromium architecture, I really can’t think of a way why, if you already use Google Chrome, not to just start using this. Alright, that’s a lot of commas.

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