I’ve been trying RockMelt for a few days and I have to day, it’s a cool idea. It’s only useful if you want to be connected and like to share sites in your Facebook or Twitter account. If you aren’t a “social animal” Rock Melt won’t give you any added value at all.
RockMelt is Chrome plus a social media overlay. But they still have to improve it quite a lot…
It has a some failures:
- When you open it, there’s a pop up appearing to log into Facebook. 90% of the cases the pop up doesn’t really work and it’s just a blank window.
- If you close that pop up without logging into Facebook, there’s nothing more than a simple browser. An exact copy of Chrome. When suddenly you decide to login, all your open tabs close and you’re in new window. Basically you lose what you were doing.
- No notifications for Facebook messages! This is pretty bad. If I receive a message through Facebook I don’t get any notification. You are only notified when someone comments on your status, or likes what you say. Nothing about receiving messages.
Apart from those 3 points, being the last two really annoying, the browser it’s ok.
What surprises me is the search bar. If you search there you see the results in a small window on the side and… there are no ads!!! Just the results. Check the screenshot!
And here it’s the fourth failure: when you click it doesn’t take you to a search page, you literally go to the website. Mmmm… don’t really like it if you’re researching but it’s ok if you want the result to show you a website for which you don’t really know the URL but remember part of it.