Monday, November 08, 2010


Does the world really need another Internet Browser?
Eric Vishria and Tim Howes think so...These two men developed a new browser named RockMelt which was just released in beta form this morning.
You know me, I couldn't resist. I took a look at the new home page of RockMelt as soon as it was released. I think it looks an awful like Google's browser, Chrome.
Most everyone thinks RockMelt will have a tough time grabbing market share from established browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
But the founders of RockMelt, Eric Vishria and Tim Howes feel "the current all purpose browsers don't reflect most people's actual usage patterns" PC Mag.

"At RockMelt we are reinventing the browser for the way people use the Web today," said Howes. "We think this has changed dramatically from the way people used it just a few short years ago. But all the browsers available today, although they've gotten a lot faster are still just about navigating web pages. We built features into the browser to address people's three top browsing behaviors: interacting with friends, consume news and information, and searching." (PC Mag)

On the left hand side-bar is a list of your contacts with an indication if they're online at the time. If so you can easily chat with them, send them photos or send them videos. Truthfully, I love this feature.

On the right hand side-bar is a list of some of the more popular social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter. RockMelt allows you to easily share browsing information directly to these sites.

Below is the just released video introducing RockMelt to the world. Check it out.

1 comment:

Jeff Welch said...

Call me a Philistine, but to me, the difference between internet browsers is even less pronounced than the difference between Coke, Pepsi, Cott, RC, and Sam's Choice. In the end it's all just fizzy water with different ratios of artificial coloring and high fructose corn syrup.