Flock experience

October 29, 2006 by pedro mota

Flock is cool! I tried one of the first still hot versions (long time) and could antecipate a nice product. Now, only now i decided to give another try. You can really enjoy a different web experience with this tool. The keyword is: integration, services integration. Other than that, it’s a Mozilla::kind_of product (and that’s good).
\nThe thing is, if you have a Flickr account, a blog, a del.icio.us account and read news feeds a lot, you’ll easily adapt to it.
\nOn first run (or not), there’s the need to (easily) configure services access: log in info. That’s it. Posting a new blog entry is a matter of pressing ctrl-b. Uploading photos opens a nice interface to specify photo location, tags and descriptions. When in a Flickr page, if you hover over a photo it detects it and allows to open the top photo stream from any account (friends, etc), and filter (or not) by set. That is very cool.
\nImporting opml lists, an on_the_fly task with rich visualisation options.
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Minor bugs to fix. Word spell blog tool miss-behavior upon word replace, crash on feed folder rename, …
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Ok, excitement apart, this is a good product with a cool development team. The thing is, i already miss my Epiphany (simplicity), Seamonkey (geek), and Firefox (extensions). But I’ll keep it because the Flickr thing is really sweet.
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