RockMelt: Your Social Media Internet Browser

RockMelt is a customizable browser that has a look and feel like Chrome, but with extra functionality. The left (Friend Edge) and right sides (App Edge) of the screen can be customized to meet your social networking needs. This is code for: you don’t need to have multiple apps and multiple tabs or windows open anymore.

I used it at home last night for the first time and I am hooked. I integrated it with my Facebook and Twitter profiles. I can add, but I haven’t yet, RSS feeds that pertain to my research interests. 

Buttons at the top of the screen allow you to easily share anything you are looking at on the web. Despite the gadgetry of it all, this browser is still as minimal as Chrome. 

You can “tear” things off of the left or right edge, and customize your favorite “friends” too. 

This is not just a fad that will go away, I think of this as the next generation of browsers. Check it out because what makes this browser really special is that it had the potential to bridge the digital divide. Those without smartphones can experience the feeling of using a smartphone, and all of that app nonsense, too.

And a review from PC World: