Flock is a free web browser that makes it easy to connect with your friends and express yourself online. Flock is easy-to-use web browser heavily based upon fast and secure Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla technologies. Upload photos, get your news, blog anything, subscribe to RSS and search your world with Flock. Flock makes it easier than ever for you to connect with your friends.
Flock was founded in 2005 on the vision that the web browser can and should enable the richest user experience possible across information-gathering, sharing, communication, self-expression and interaction. Flock's creators call it a "social browser", due to its ability to interact with popular social networking web services. Such web services include Flickr, Del.icio.us, Technorati, Photobucket, and various popular blogging and news aggregation services.
Many of Flock`s features can be attained through extensions for Firefox. For example, del.icio.us Bookmarks, developed by Yahoo!, Inc., provides integration with del.icio.us online bookmarks. Fotofox, developed as an official extension by the Mozilla Corporation, integrates with Flickr. Sage provides a built in news reader, similar to Thunderbird's.
* Flock's custom homepage, "My World", tells you when your friends have new photos and videos and when you have new feeds. My World gives quick access to your recently visited favorite sites as well.
* Bookmarks, in addition to being saved offline, can be replaced with del.icio.us. When a bookmark (known as a favorite) is added, it is added to the user's del.icio.us account.
* Favorites can be tagged
* A favorites and history section are integrated into the favorites manager
* Built-in full-text search using Clucene. Search as you type for pages in the cache
* Flickr and Photobucket integration
* Technorati tagging
* Blogging tools
* News aggregator
* "Drag-and-drop" capability and a clipboard like feature known as "The Shelf."
* Media Mini Bar, allows you to search, stream, and view content off of sites like YouTube and Truveo.
* Built in uploader, to submit content to flickr and photobucket
My World: Stay In Touch - Introducing My World. Now everything you care about on the web is just one click away.
? Your favorite photos, videos, and news on one page.
? Updated continuously.
? You are notified whenever the stuff you care about is updated.
Photos & Videos: Stock the Minibar - Discover and share photos and videos from Flickr, Photobucket, Piczo, YouTube, and other great sites. It's all just one click away with our Media Minibar.
? Drag and drop your favorite photos and videos anywhere: into emails, blogs, and comments.
? Like someone's videos or photos? Make them a favorite - Star it.
? When new photos and videos are added to your favorite streams, we'll put them into your Minibar and let you know.
Search Smarter - Enjoy instant search that integrates your history, your favorites, and the rest of the Internet to help you find exactly what you are seeking.
? Search results appear as you type.
? Find photos, videos and your friends with Flock’s Media Minibar search.
? You are completely anonymous…only your browser knows what you’re doing.
Star Anything - Found a page, photo, video, or news that you like? Click the Star to mark it as your favorite so you can find it, use it, or share it later.
? Favorite sites instantly with the Flock Star.
? Get back to your favorite photos, videos, sites, or feeds faster with Flock search, favorites and My World.
? Keep it to yourself or publish it online.
Blog Anything - Now adding photos and text to your blogs is as easy as dragging and dropping into Flock's integrated blog editor.
? Drag & Drop anything into Flock's full-featured blog editor.
? Supports all major blog services (and has configuration options for self-hosted blogs).
? Blog while browsing - or blog offline and post later.
Feed Me - Flock brings your favorite websites to you. With all your RSS feeds in one place, you'll never miss out on news that's important to you.
? News, blog posts, photos...Flock helps you discover and activate new online feeds.
? Easily subscribe to the news that matters most to you.
? Get notifications as news happens.
Web Clipboard: Collect Everything - Drag, drop, and save just about anything on the web so that you’ll have it when you want to use it later.
? Surf the web and find photos, videos, and text you love.
? Drag them into the Clipboard to save for later.
? Drag and drop them into blogs, emails, comments and share them with your friends.
Surf Safely - No matter where you travel on the Web, you’ll have the might of the best open source programmers behind you.
? The most advanced fraud protection available today.
? Keeps you safe from spammers, scammers, and phishers.
? Security patches updated automatically.