Browsing the web is by far the most popular and most predictable internet past time. Everybody does it all the time, every day, out loud. The problem with surfing is that its predictable. Browser to browser, computer to computer, the web is always the web, and it’s always the same. That’s why I like RockMelt. It’s a new kind of web browser for Windows.
RockMelt provides a fundamentally better Web experience by re-imagining the browser around how you use the internet. It has a built in chat client so you can talk to your friends whenever you want. It’s got social networking built into it, so you can update a status, tweet links and easily post on Facebook Walls.
RockMelt has an interesting feature called Social Reading that is sort of like RSS for your social networking sites. It gathers news from all of your friends and puts it in one place. RockMelt supports sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Social Reading syncs automatically, so you don’t ever have to manually refresh it unless you want to.
RockMelt concentrates on pictures and videos. Its display is visually pleasing, and the app brings you the best of these as soon as they’re published. Its big tiles support swiping – to the right saves a story for later, to the left removes it from the stream. You get to interact with the internet the way you want to.
RockMelt is a different browsing experience and one that you may just fall in love with, provided you can get used to it. It’s got just about every social network built into it, so you can interact with them at your leisure. Its multimedia-centric and built for speed. The only downside is that the rest of the web is formatted a bit differently and RockMelt attempts to present the web in its own image. I like it, but it doesn’t quite fit everywhere…