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Thursday, December 29, 2011

RockMelt Browser

The Hard Facts

Our smartphones and tablets all seem to be centered around social media lately and on each of these devices it is getting easier and easier to look at, update, and just all around view key information from different sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube in one neat organized space. Our computers have never really had such a luxury however, until now anyways with the introduction of RockMelt. RockMelt is a new internet browser based off of Google's Chrome browser. Where this bit of software makes itself stand out from the crowd is its integration with key social and news sites as well as countless others.

Integration is most prominent with Facebook which can be seen at almost every nook and cranny in this browser. No matter where you are you will always have access to your Friends, Messages, and Alerts via the top next to tabs which is great for quickly looking at who's commenting on your status or photo. If you click on an alert, a new tab opens with the page you were looking for and doesn't interrupt whatever you were doing. The URL bar and surrounding buttons offer up access to a quick post feature for writing status' on the go, the bar itself allows you to search your friends and other Facebook content and then on the right side sits a Share button for media and a Silence button to go pretty much offline. The right side of your browser also offers up a friends list which can be utilized for seeing who is online and chatting. All chats are located on the bottom of the screen and let you keep up with old pals while never leaving that video of a flying cat.

For the purposes of this article I will be referring to the small pieces of software located on the left side of the browser as apps. These apps allow access to critical parts of many websites including Twitter, Gmail and Youtube. With Twitter you can see posts as well as submit your own, Gmail brings up a nice list of emails to choose from and browse through while Youtube lets you see whats hot right now on the world of viral videos. Many more apps are available and my favorite one so far has been Engadget which lets me keep up with important tech news. Just to name a few you can also get ones for ThinkGeek, GoogleNews, CollegeHumor, TheOnion and FailBlog.

The True Review

Now that we've gotten the important facts out of the way its on to the review. Being based off GoogleChrome this browser appears to keep a lot of the things that made the Mountain View equivalent great. A minimalist design is still showing through despite the wealth of information available and customization is a big option with themes. Nothing seems to really clutter up any space and everything goes together really well. So far I have not experienced any issues and have had no problems with speed compared to other software. This browser is great for people who like to multitask and are fans of Chrome but be warned as productivity will drop if you don't focus on one task at a time. It is far to easy with this thing to lose track of time and accomplish nothing throughout a day. That being said this browser is now my default over both Firefox and Chrome.

Let me know what you think about this browser in the area down below. Do you think this will be the next big thing or just another browser entering the ever expanding list of competitors. A link to the site can be found HERE and as always, have a great day.


  1. Hello,
    RockMelt is a brand new web browser, and its not just any web browser. Rockmelt integrates Facebook, Twitter and any website's feeds to take your web browsing experience to the next level.

    Daniel Smith

  2. RockMelt is a decent browser, I decided to give it a shot after reading this. It could still have a few tweaks done to it and has a few bugs such as notifications and messages not loading but overall I found the transition from Chrome impossibly easy.