Flock – latest release

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I’ve just downloaded and installed the latest version of Flock – and boy am I impressed! Flock is a free web browser that makes it easier than ever to share photos, stay up-to-date with news from your favorite sites, and search the Web. The download and installation went like a dream – importing all of my favourites and cookies from my existing browser, and taking me through a simple set-up that links with my flickr, del.icio.us and blog accounts.

Once loaded I could then set up the newsfeeds that I regularly look at simply by dragging and dropping the RSS link from the feeder site. This is where I became seriously impressed – the newsfeeds open in a browser window, with a panel below each thus:
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If you click on the “blog” selection it will automatically upload that feed to appear as an entry on your own blog! Now that’s nice.

This is another advance in the idea of a browser being the aggregator for a Personal Learning Environment – and it’s only in Beta 0.7 release!

4 thoughts on “Flock – latest release

  1. Looking better isn’t it. However, I still can’t get blogging feature to work with my MT blog. If it did, this would combine much of what I currently use NetNewsWire (RSS reader) and MarsEdit (RSS feed editor and publisher) for.

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  2. Hi Stephen
    yes – am having similar problems at this end – and see that others are too in the discussion forums in the Flock website. I’ve posted a question about this on their forum and will see what response I get.

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  3. Hi Derek,
    Like you i am also impressed with Flock. Its great being able to explore the web and post to my blog on the click of a button. For me this must be the way of the future, seamless, transparent, easy to use, interoperability.

    Its good to see developers producing web applications that are human rather than technology centred.

    I am having issues assigning Flickr as my photo centre in Flock.

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  4. I???ve found the ???my news??? aggregator to be seriously underperforming. It picks up some feeds but not others in the 30 min check, but next day it will have success with a different selection. To be sure I???m getting latest post I have to select each feed, and use the refresh button to update. Do you have them same problem?

    I have sent feedback to flock.

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