RockMelt, the world’s popular social browser launched publicly just over six months ago. It already has over 1.5 million registered users with hundreds more downloading and using the browser every month. The browser may be some way behind popular browsers Internet Explorer 9 , Firefox, or Chrome, but I love using RockMelt for its super clean interface decked with every app that you’ll ever need to access. I believe that RockMelt is plenty useful and will make a big mark in 2012. Here are 10 reasons to download RockMelt in 2012 and try it out.
10 Reasons to Download RockMelt Browser
1. RockMelt Makes Sharing Super Easy
Browsing is becoming social, Period. Whether you’re reading a favorite story, searching for a good deal on a purchase, or discovering something new, sharing them with your Twitter followers or Facebook contacts is becoming the order of the day. RockMelt makes sharing a one-step affair. Simply click the Share button ( at the top-right corner of the screen) and broadcast it out! You can even compose your messages to broadcast to your contacts, all at the click of a button.
2. Facebook and Twitter Engagement, a Breeze
How often do you check your Facebook updates, events and notifications? And Twitter messages and threads? Quite often for sure. Now you can do all that and more without having to login every time to these different networks. Just tap the app on the browsers edge to engage with your social world.
3. Apps and Feeds, All in One Hot Spot
The App Center lets you find feeds from your favorite websites and blogs and the tiny notification icon over the app keeps you updated on the hottest stories as they happen. You can also find you useful tools such as Gmail Notifier that lets you keep track of all the incoming email in all of your Gmail accounts. You don’t even have to search for apps! As you browse the web, you will see a notification at the top right corner of the App Edge indicating that the website has an app. Finding apps and accessing feeds couldn’t get any easier. There’s no need to login to various readers to find the stories you love.
4. Chatting with Multiple Facebook Contacts, Totally Possible
The Friend Edge lets you see the contacts who are currently online on Facebook. You can favorite friends you chat with often so they’re even more easily accessible. And yes, you can chat with multiple Facebook contacts without ever leaving your browser.
5. Read Your Stories Later, Yawn
If you’re like me, and read a lot of stuff that there’s not enough time to read ‘em all, the View Later app is just handy. All you need to do is just hit the Time icon in the Address bar to save the story for reading later. Then when the kids are in bed, or the last email is sent, you can sit down to enjoy the stories you saved for reading later. That’s better than bookmarking any day!
6. Find Everything using the Address bar a.k.a Social Omnibox
Whether you are searching for a social contact’s profile, or an app, the address bar helps you find what your looking for. That’s integration at it’s best!
7. See What Your Friends are Reading, Peekaboo
Social Reading is yet another awesome feature that lets you see what your friends are reading and give real time updates on the top stories.
8. Turn Off the Noise, Anytime
If you find the edges throwing you notifications left, right, and center, or friends popping up to chat with you when you’re working on a project with a tight deadline, you can simply turn off the noise by clicking the Quiet Mode button at the top-right corner of the screen with the Bell icon. The Quiet mode hides the edges, moves you to offline mode in Facebook Chat and disables new notifications and updates. All in a single click.
9. Loads Quicker than you can say Jack Robinson!
RockMelt runs on Chromium and other open source software, making it lightning fast. I have over 20 apps with tons and tons of notifications, bookmarks, open tabs, and more. With such heavy settings, you might think that the load times would be bad. But, as I mentioned before, it loads quicker than you can say Jack Robinson!
10. Makes the Browser Personal
RockMelt simply melts itself to accommodate the way you want to browse the internet. You can move or hide the edges, add or remove bookmarks, access frequently visited sites, add or remove apps, friends, notifications and more in just a few clicks. You can even log in to RockMelt on another device in a different location and access all your bookmarks, apps, and settings.
To conclude, RockMelt has not improved upon other browsers. It has been designed with a unique idea keeping in mind how users access the web. And it is that simple idea that makes RockMelt stand tall in a market dominated by big guns like Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla.
If you haven’t tried RockMelt yet, why not give it a go. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.