Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Steamworks: My New Favorite Browser


Hey Gang,

GUYS, YOU DIDN'T READ THE TITLE INCORRECTLY!!!

Ok so I know it sounds crazy, but I found a Internet browser better than Chrome...

Impossible, you say..?

Funny, I thought the same thing until last night. In the wee hours of the morning, Eric and I were trollin' around the stats page (recorded by Sharon) And it turns out a small sum of our viewers (around 1% or less) used this browser called RockMelt to view our blog.

"Hmmmmmmmmmmmmsssss..." Eric and I said...

So we go to the RockMelt website and download it just for shits and giggles. We had every doubt about this browser and thought we'd immediately say "Ewwww..."

...

Need I tell you how wrong I was?

If you're a media junkie, this browser is for you. If you love social networking sites, this browser is for you. If it literally gives you heartburn to close the Facebook tab, this browser is for you. If you like Google Chrome, this browser is for you. I don't really know how it works, but the browser is basically Google Chrome mixed with Facebook


This is a screen shot of what it looks like (*Note: The "Unregistered Version" text has nothing to do with RockMelt but the software I used to capture the image*). To your left, we have your basic apps; Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, gmail, and even troll comics ... pretty much everything you'll ever need (**Note: One of the few pet peeves I have about this Browser is that there is no Yahoo! Mail app which is my main email domain**). To the right is a huge list of my Facebook friends. Obviously, the green square means the user is online and the grey square means they're offline. Towards the top left, you have you're basic browser options drop-down menu, your Facebook profile picture (which you can click to take you to your home page), new friend requests, messages, and notifications. Directly below that to the left is an update status button. To the far right there is a share button that you can click whilst on any page and share it through all of your social networking accounts.

On top of that, the Facebook Messaging System looks a bit cooler on this browser, basically looking like iMessage on iPhones. Also, when you send a link to a friend through a message, it will play in the message box, which I thought was really cool. Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention the bottom box right about the Windows Home button is the chat box.
I think the last complaint I have about this browser is that it constantly notifies you every time one of your friends posts something on Facebook, and I haven't been able to find a way to change it (I'd assume there's a way to change it too).

Anyway, yeah... best browser ever (if you like social netowrking).

Peter, The Steamworks

1 comment:

One Rule: Don't troll (Problem?).