Friday, March 28, 2008

Figuring Out Flock

Flock invaders Flock is a browser much like Firefox Internet Explorer and Safari, but it comes with a lot of extras that are particularly useful to people who are using a lot of Web 2.0 tools. Flock has Twitter, Facebook, Flickr built into it. You can write to your blog directly from Flock (as I'm doing right now).

Words really can't do it justice. So I made a little screencast to show you some of the basic features.

Have you been using Flock? What do you think of it? Please share your impressions and discoveries with us here.
Blogged with the Flock Browser


Pamela Pritchard said...

Great Screencast!

I haven't used Flock but after watching the Screencast I am convinced to try it and all the features you mentioned.

I embedded your screencast at
I think my students and parents will learn much from watching it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great screencast! I've heard about Flock for some time, but have never taken the time to check it out. With your help, I think it's time to give it a try!

BK said...

Hi Liz,
I just started following you and I lOVE FLock. I've been using it since an NWP Tech Matters workshop in July 2006. It's my primary browser.
I look forward to lots of tweets and twitters.


Phil Miller said...

I finally have been able to watch the screen cast. Perfect. I will be sending people here to get the quick overview of what Flock is.

erich said...

Very nicely done screencast of Flock's features.

I have been using Flock as my primary browser for about 2 years.


Anonymous said...

At last a good Screencast about Flock, very interesting.

Hshawjr207 said...

I started using Flock on Sunday after a suggestions from C.Burell. I haven't used the other browsers much at all since Monday...I really like it a lot, the biggest issues I have with it are built in Twitter sidebar (which I replaced with Twitbin) and the difficulty I am having getting gReader as my default feed reader. Otherwise most of the FF add-ons that I want to use work and I just really like the look, feel and stability it has provided me. Thanks for the screen cast.

Anonymous said...

I finally watched the video. What a great intro into Flock, which I have downloaded and let sit there on my desktop (collecting virtual dust).
My reservations now are what you voiced: the local nature of it. I wish the RSS and blog writing could be shared, as I do a bit here at home and a bit here at school, etc.
Something for me to consider.

Karen Janowski said...

Great screencast - very helpful and concise.
I'm wondering how helpful this would be for me where I use 2 - 3 computers every day.
Do you have any thoughts now that you've played with it a bit more?

Anonymous said...


I've dabbled with Flock over various versions but always found it a bit unstable. I do like the features that you so eloquently demonstrated. I'll consider giving it another try based on your screencast. Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Great post. Isn't Jing awesome? I have downloaded Flock but have not used it yet. After reading Clay's post and watching your screencast, I will be spending some time this weekend getting my hands dirty!



Joan Vinall-Cox said...

I used Flock for a while 2 or 3 years ago, but slid back to Firefox. I am amazed at the changes your WONDERFUL screencast describes, and will be shifting back for at least some of my work. Thanks .

mindelei said...

Your screencast is superb! It all looks very user friendly. I may just have to send people over to check it out!

Anonymous said...

Excellent screencast! After watching I realize I've just scratched the surface of what I can do with Flock! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sharon said...

Hi Liz,
Thanks for the post on Flock. I used it about a year ago and was not happy with the Twitter interface nor the blogging posting. I went back to Firefox, Twhirl and Windows LiveWriter. Now, I may give it another go.

Unknown said...

Another great screencast! Thanks Liz! I've learned more from you than I could mention in one comment. Started really looking at Flock today because Twitter is acting goofy, and I remembered you had a screencast...really, really helpful!