Using Flock is very close to using Firefox, my beloved Internet Browser, but it’s going to take some time to get used to it. For one, there’s not a lot of Add-Ons available (but I’ve seen it somewhere that Firefox Add-Ons should work with it, but I’ve yet to install any.) I’m pretty particular with how I have my browser set up. I use a lot of tools (ClipMarks, Gmail Notifier and Delicious Toolbar to name a few) and so far I haven’t seen much reason to make the change totally to Flock. But then I haven’t spent a lot of time with it, yet.
What I do like so far is the Media browser. I have some Flickr Pools and other feeds like iFilm and certain comics I like to read that come into my Google Reader. I imported all my feeds into the Feed Reader that’s integrated into Flock and I can see that I can cull a few more feeds out of it, like those above, that are media oriented so they don’t clutter up my Reading List. That way I click on them as I want and not be forced to read them to get my “Items Left” number down or feel guilty for not reading them immediately. But I can’t figure how to alphebetize my feed folders yet, so everything is messed up and that’s hard for this RSS OCD GIRL. Still, I’m not giving up yet.
Integration with Social Search Engines like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube make flipping from those sites very easy. I can see everyone’s statuses and update mine easily. I like that part too.
There’s a blog editor too, but I’m not convinced it’s the best. I have to manually add a blockquote tag and that bugs me. But still, not done looking at it. This is just a quick review so far.
I hate customizing browsers. I have a laptop AND a desktop, so I have to have both computers set up properly, cause I’m OCD like that too. We’ll see.