RockMelt Attempts to Streamline Users Web Access
5. It limits the need for extensions Much of RockMelt's functionality can be done with extensions on several browsers, including Firefox. But having to manage those extensions can be a pain. The average novice user likely won't do it. RockMelt has all that functionality built right in, making it ideal for the power user who wants everything. It's also easy enough to use for the novice who likes having the ability to see Facebook updates without necessarily going to the page.6. The design is just rightRockMelt's design is quite impressive. And for most users, they will feel right at home with the browser. The software is still quite young, which means it has some bugs, but for the most part, it's designed well for the average user who typically downloads beta products as soon as they're made available. 7. It's based on Chromium RockMelt is based on open-source Chromium code originally developed to support Google's Chrome browser. That has given developers the leniency they need to continue improving the software while still making it quite zippy when loading pages. Even better, it gives the software some much-needed credibility in the open-source community, which has been known to support projects until the bitter end. 8. It tracks the user's favorite sites One of the best features of RockMelt is that it tracks the user's favorite Websites, providing them with alerts whenever a specific page is updated. The service can also tell folks when pictures are uploaded by friends, videos are shared by others and much more. It's quite similar to having an RSS reader built into the browser. It's a nice idea. And it's one that some users will definitely like having. 9. The browser is the last line of defense Part of the beauty of RockMelt is that it doesn't force users to go to different sites to do the things they want to do. So, for instance, if they want to share a link with their friends on Twitter, they can do it from the browser, rather than use the different links and boxes on various Websites. That's something that most other browsers are lacking. 10. It works on Mac OS X and Windows In today's browser market, running on both Windows and Mac OS X is an absolute necessity. Wisely for RockMelt, it does just that. As Google and Mozilla have shown, providing a browser to as many customers as possible is the best way to even come close to matching Internet Explorer's market share.