I cannot emphasize how convenient it is socializing and checking feed updates with Rockmelt, you will always be the first to know whenever something new happens in any of your favorite websites, facebook or twitter accounts. The only thing you have to do to know when something new happens is stare at the screen, literally. In this review i’ll go through the features I found worth noting.
This ones my personal favorite, I’ve always wanted facebook chat to be on the side to start with. You finally get full tabs for your facebook chatting. Each box of those shows the display picture of a facebook friend with a small circle (Green – Online | Yellow – Idle | Gray – Offline). When you click on that user it opens a chat box, when clicked again, it will minimize to give you a full preview of the current page. While chatting with that friend you can also click on “Recent Activity” at the top-right of that box and see everything that friend has been up to without needing to open a new page or even closing the chat.
Now instead of opening your facebook tab to check whats new, you just click and see your facebook news feed to your right. It’s a lot more efficient since you can browse and check news feed simutanously now. It will also tell you whenever there is something new. So that you don’t have to keep clicking on it randomly. You can also “Like” and comment inside the tab. On top of all that, you will get a notification at the bottom right of your screen just like when someone on msn signs in.
If you hate opening a new tab to search for something in the middle of a conversation or watching a video, well this is what you’ve been looking for. Google search now has a tab on the top right of your browser. If you want to maximize your search results you can always click on “View in tab” to give you a bigger view with more options.
This is one of the features that surprised me the most. Whenever you browse some websites, RockMelt will automatically store their RSS Feeds. After browsing for a while you can click on that small “+” icon where you will find a list of all your websites supporting RSS Feed. Just add them to your side bar and you will be notified whenever there is something new. This is great if you follow a lot of blogs, you don’t have to browse them and refresh all day anymore. Even if you use a program for your feed, there is nothing more convenient when it’s right on your browser.
Sharing just went to a new level. Whenever your browsing a website you’d like to share. Just click on “Share” and share it with either your Facebook wall or Twitter. This is really helpful for when you just click on share rather than tabbing to twitter, pasting everything then submitting.
Overall, like many expected, it does look like Chrome with some really neat extensions but its much more than that. You are a lot more connected than you ever could be. The tools are in the top left rather than your usual top right, which to me is better because it’s the least button I click on so i’d rather it be at the far edge.
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