The rumor mill has been buzzing for months about the imminent arrival of a new “Facebook browser” called RockMelt and I had immediately signed up for the beta invite to test the browser . I was waiting desperately for the invite and at-last , I got it in the morning and downloaded the browser ASAP. Here is what I experienced :
Is this a new browser?
For a sec , I was like – oh , is this the google chrome browser I just downloaded ? . After googling about it , I came to know that RockMelt is actually a combined Facebook front end and web browser built on the foundation of Google’s open source Chromium Web browser, which is also the basis for Google’s popular and fast Chrome browser. It functions somewhat as a social networking desktop client and brings the goodies of Facebook and other Web sites all into one place.
In addition to the top-level toolbars, RockMelt also has toolbars on either side of the browser. On the left, you’ll see your Facebook friends’ icons, and on your right, you’ll find icons for your Twitter and RSS feeds.
Pseudo-social networking :
Rockmelt takes advantage of social networking along with computer apps . I can access Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking accounts [just like flock ]. It also integrates the search power of Google and lets users search for almost anything without using the search engines. It’s now more easier to chat with those online – this feature is displayed on the left side of the browser.
To send a new tweet or to update your Facebook status, you click on your picture. To send your friend a message or start a new chat with them, click on their photo. You can also share things by grabbing an image or video on the web page and dragging it on top of your friend’s icon.
Smart Sharing :
This is the coolest feature ! You can share stories you discover online, instantly, using the Rockmelt interface. Now it is possible to subscribe to any RSS feed using RockMelt and get instant notification when the feed gets updated .
All of your user data is stored in the cloud by RockMelt (on Amazon servers) and synced when you log in, so no matter whose copy of RockMelt you’re using, you see your own custom version of the browser. Frankly speaking RockMelt’s Facebook integration or say Facebook’s RockMelt Browser is central to the experience .
Would you like to do your Web browsing while keeping a constant eye on what your Facebook friends are doing? If so, then RockMelt is for you.
How do I download RockMelt ?
You cannot download RockMelt without logging into Facebook. Once you have the application (which is still invitation-only), you must log into Facebook and give RockMelt permission to show and manipulate Facebook data before you can install it.
First go to official Rockmelt’s website and enter your email id to get beta invite .
Within few days [ or say hours ], you will get the download link in your mailbox . RockMelt is compatible with both Mac and Windows while Linux app is on the way .
Hey Ajinkya , how many invites do you have ? Can you send invites to anyone or just friends ? Can you invite me 🙂
Thanks for visiting my blog for the 1st time Nikhil 😛 , Yes i have 3 beta invites and i can invite only those people who are in my friend’s list ! I just sent you invite . Cheers !
Thanks a million dude ! you and your blog rock 🙂
Really its cool man!
Its a awesome revolutionary browser!
Excellent review of this new hybrid- social-browser. I see a mix of chrome more social sites added.
I don’t know if want to be constantly watching my social-feeds while I surf. I’ll need to experiment later when it’ll be available more easily – hope it loads fast.
Thanks a lot for you comment Gera 🙂
Rockmelt is the best browser [better than flock]for social addict and it loads pretty fast , almost with same speed as that of google chrome .
This is new advancement in the world of browsers and I think it has some unique feature and I will download it.
Rockmelt is the best browser for Bloggers.. It will save lots of time. 🙂
Thanks for the review. My friend send me an invite to Rockmelt on Facebook but I haven’t tried it yet. I don’t understand why they are only giving away a few invites at a time. That reminds me of Google Wave.
Look pretty cool, I’ll give it a try soon.
Yes Ileane , facebook has adopted same strategy like Google Wave so that people will crave for invites finally leading to stupendous increase in buzz ! However this will not flop like google wave 😛
Though you have 3 invites and you share it with your friend , still you will possess 3 , unless someone not accepts it , then only it gets wasted . Do check it out 🙂
Thanks for the Preview. Sounds like it going to be a trend to see more Desktop App-Browser made over the Chromium Web browser.
(BTW no idea if it’s only me but your font for the text doesn’t feel good for easy reading!)
Thanks for your commment and your suggestion Moonomo 🙂 .
I now have Increased the line-height of this font . How does it look for reading now ?
Conratz on your invite and thanks for the review.me still waiting for the Rockmelt invitation
well written .. I got the rockmelt invite when the day it was introduced to web. But some how im procrastinating it.. Maybe after reading this post, i should try it out.
I have Three Invites left, i tried this Browser Believe its a Great experience, Social Media Integrating to a Browser Onto your desktop1
This browser is further promotion of face book. I want to name it ” Social Media browser”. Its new tool bars are really an attractive feature.
That smart sharing feature looks awesome!
Seems that the Chromium open source web-browser will be bringing us some quality browsers in the future!
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Today I have downloaded RockMelt. It has unique features and I feel that I have interaction with social media ( facebok ) through this browser.
I really loved it social network intergration and smart sharing feature. Thumbs up for this browser. Thanks for sharing your review. Nice work.
I’m not sure if there is anything dislikable about this browser. Great Browser, Great Post, Happy Surfing 🙂 Cheers, Eddie
I have checked this version and enjoyed a lot. I am lover of every new advancement in technology.
hey ajinkya …i like ur article ..it is amazing for me that we can easily access any social website from Rockmelt…
Thanks for bringing this new knowledge .Its a great news for me to access any social network through rocket mail..
It was my first time to know about rockmelt browser. I would like to check this one out and see how all of the features can help me with my online activities.
Thanks for the info on where we can get the browser. This looks very interesting. Can’t wait to try this out myself.