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Tuesday November 9, 2010 12:13 pm

Social Browser RockMelt now in beta

Posted by Jazz English Categories: Internet, Software

Yesterday, new browser RockMelt entered a limited Mac and Windows beta with hopes of capitalizing on your favorite social networks.

In the last few years, social network after social network has popped up and each has become more and more a part of daily Internet habits. According to RockMelt co-founder Tim Howes, that is why their goal is "reinventing the browser for how people use the Web today."

Upon launching RockMelt, the browser prompts you to log into your Facebook account using Facebook Connect. Interaction with Facebook contacts is then available in a left sidebar. Links, and other content from webpages can be dragged right to the sidebar, which can then be shared directly with friends. 

Operating on Google Chrome's Chromium, RockMelt could become the social media guru's best friend and the web-savvy multitasker's main tool. More features and social integration as the has been promised as the beta continues. The company is also promoting their "preloading" search functions. Co-founder Eric Vishria explained that it "changes the way you search because it makes it so much faster and so much lighter-weight."

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