Flock‘s latest version of their browser, Flock 0.9 was released this morning and I must say I love the new look.
For instance, there is a Feeds sidebar. You would imagine that if you are on a site which has a feed, you should be able to drag the site from the address bar to the sidebar and have it added. Not possible.
Also, there was a button on the button bar which, if you dragged an image over it, it opened the uploader for uploading the image to Flickr. That has been moved to the small Flock Toolbar and is easy to miss. It should be possible to add it back to the main toolbar.
I’d like to see some kind of FaceBook and Twitter integration there as well – they are the sites du jour at the minute.
The memory footprint certainly seems to have improved with this release which is good because previous releases were total resource hogs.
The idea of the Web Clipboard is an interesting one. I’ll have to see if I can get into using it.
The built-in blog editor is too bare bones to be of use though. It can’t see your blog categories, for instance. And i can’t get the Media Bar to open on my Mac (it opens fine on my Vaio) – no idea what is going on there.
Overall though, despite the criticisms above, this release is a big improvement and I’ll continue to use Flock (it is my default browser on Mac). Keep up the good work guys.