I've blogged previously
about how I use the Flock web browser
, but recently decided to try my luck at the latest release of Firefox
Flock had several features that enticed me to adopt it in late 2007: social media sidebar integrated with Facebook, blog post editor, in-built image uploader which connected to Flickr and Picasa, media bar, and one-click access to services I constantly used (like Delicious).
My biggest gripe with Flock was that the user interface was not customisable enough. Also, the browser had more features than I'd ever need.
Buying a widescreen monitor with very limited vertical space was the straw that finally made me switch from Flock to Firefox, permanently. Here's a comparison between the two (the red highlights represent the menu & toolbar space used):
I use a couple of Firefox add-ons to reduce the vertical space used (that's the other thing...Firefox has an unbelievable collection of add-ons):
Flock was good to me. Now, I just need the screen space, and don't need a lot of its features.Tags: flock, browser, firefox