Since, the initial release of Flock, I’ve been slowly liking this Firefox-based browser. It’s the second most commonly used browser in my laptop, next to Firefox. My only gripe before was the utter lack of 3rd-party plug-ins or extensions, a feature I find essential for better browsing experience.
Just recently, the new version release of Flock (version 0.9) has much improved and I’m liking it even better.
Not only does the media integration works better, the built-in RSS feed reader rocks. But best of all, the extensions/plugins I’m running on Firefox works just fine (although the browser would remind that there could be incompatibilities). There’s also a built-in spell-checker.
The default search engine in the search toolbar used to be Yahoo but now you can actually set that in the preferences and select any of these – Yahoo, Google, Ask, Wikipedia, Netvibes Universe, eBay, Wink, and Technorati. You can also enable the Live Search where a drop down list of search results shows up while you type the keywords. The drop down list feature, called Search Elsewhere, is pretty useful when comparing search results between browsers. I hope they’d also include Dictionary.com in that list soon.