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                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 :

RockMelt Browser Preview

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.

Chrome Build RockMelt Browser

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 :

Subscribe to Feeds : RockMelt Feature

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 .

26 thoughts on “Just Got beta invite for RockMelt ! Here’s my Review :

  1. Reply Nikhil Nov 18,2010 12:23 pm

    Hey Ajinkya , how many invites do you have ? Can you send invites to anyone or just friends ? Can you invite me 🙂

    • Reply Ajinkya Nov 18,2010 12:25 pm

      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 !

  2. Reply Nikhil Nov 18,2010 12:28 pm

    Thanks a million dude ! you and your blog rock 🙂

  3. Reply shashank chinchli Nov 18,2010 5:25 pm

    Really its cool man!
    Its a awesome revolutionary browser!

  4. Reply Gera Nov 19,2010 8:56 am

    Hi Ajinkya,

    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.



    • Reply Ajinkya Nov 19,2010 4:38 pm

      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 .

  5. Reply ielts Nov 19,2010 12:11 pm

    This is new advancement in the world of browsers and I think it has some unique feature and I will download it.

  6. Reply Pankaj Gupta Nov 19,2010 1:19 pm

    Rockmelt is the best browser for Bloggers.. It will save lots of time. 🙂

  7. Reply Ileane Nov 19,2010 3:22 pm

    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.

    • Reply Ajinkya Nov 19,2010 4:41 pm

      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 🙂

  8. Reply Moonomo Nov 19,2010 9:18 pm

    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!)

    • Reply Ajinkya Nov 20,2010 5:43 am

      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 ?

  9. Reply Madav Nov 20,2010 3:59 am


    Conratz on your invite and thanks for the review.me still waiting for the Rockmelt invitation

  10. Reply Srivathsan G.K Nov 20,2010 4:21 pm

    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.

  11. Reply PR@AlmostLikeEverything! Nov 20,2010 6:55 pm

    I have Three Invites left, i tried this Browser Believe its a Great experience, Social Media Integrating to a Browser Onto your desktop1

  12. Reply silpada Dec 4,2010 4:06 pm

    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.

  13. Reply Amr Boghdady Dec 6,2010 11:21 am

    That smart sharing feature looks awesome!
    Seems that the Chromium open source web-browser will be bringing us some quality browsers in the future!

  14. Reply Pankaj Gupta Dec 6,2010 1:43 pm

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  15. Reply replica handbags Dec 6,2010 6:57 pm

    Today I have downloaded RockMelt. It has unique features and I feel that I have interaction with social media ( facebok ) through this browser.

  16. Reply Rajesh Chaukwale Dec 9,2010 3:26 pm

    I really loved it social network intergration and smart sharing feature. Thumbs up for this browser. Thanks for sharing your review. Nice work.

  17. Reply Eddie Gear Dec 14,2010 6:34 pm

    I’m not sure if there is anything dislikable about this browser. Great Browser, Great Post, Happy Surfing 🙂 Cheers, Eddie

  18. Reply fred loya insurance Feb 9,2011 10:26 am

    I have checked this version and enjoyed a lot. I am lover of every new advancement in technology.

  19. Reply bilal@domain name registration Feb 12,2011 5:57 pm

    hey ajinkya …i like ur article ..it is amazing for me that we can easily access any social website from Rockmelt…

  20. Reply reehasmith@ louisvuittonreplicahandbags Mar 11,2011 12:12 pm

    Thanks for bringing this new knowledge .Its a great news for me to access any social network through rocket mail..

  21. Reply Ali Mujtaba Mar 21,2011 10:03 pm

    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.

  22. Reply Andrew Clarke@FHA Loan Austin Sep 23,2011 1:43 pm

    Thanks for the info on where we can get the browser. This looks very interesting. Can’t wait to try this out myself.

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