What browser are you using Vancouver?

A recent post by Matthew Good mentioning the browser Flock got me thinking, which browser are people actually using? So I did a quick search around some local blogs to find out the answer, or at least as definitive of an answer as I could discover while sluething on the job at Metrotown during the day before Christmas rush.

Darren Barefoot keeps his cards fairly close to his chest but did have a interesting post on Flock, which mirrors a few of my own thoughts on it when I checked it out a few months ago. Flock’s gotten a lot of good press, and certainly has gotten a lot of buzz from the TWIT folks including a dedicated episode of Inside the Net. Still it seems not quite ready for prime time.

Having said that I’m going to give it another shot, and use it for blogging more than I had. My standard browser is Apple’s Safari and I’d not leave that at all except it doesn’t give me the WYSIWYG options for blogging on TypePad, when I do my own personal blog. Firefox does, so I use that for blogging, but Flock should let me blog right from the browser without actually needing to go to the website interface for either TypePad or Moveable Type for this site. Plus since I use del.icio.us and Flickr more I’ll get additional benifits from it.

Our own Rod Templeton has a post about starting to use Flock, but nothing in way of a follow up. At least not that my five minutes and Google search of his site could turn up. Maybe it killed him? I doubt it, he’s posted on this site since then, unless it killed him and replaced him with an evil Web 2.0 clone acting as Rod Templeton?

Note-to-self, don’t blog drunk on holiday mall customer service-ness and lack of sleep. You quickly run out of interesting things to say and start pitching versions of crappy Star Wars prequels.

So Vancouver, what browsers do you love? Unless Flock blows me away, I’m probably going to stick with Safari at home (and sadly IE at work) because of how .Mac allows me to sync my bookmarks between my Powerbook and my iMac. But am I missing anything? Is there something in either Flock or Firefox that’s going to pull my pants down and make me its pool boy? Or is there one simple solution to the fact that currently I’m running with three seperate browsers at home and one completely different (and retarded) one at work?

8 Comments so far

  1. winter (unregistered) on December 24th, 2005 @ 8:24 am

    firefox. definitely firefox.

  2. Travis (unregistered) on December 24th, 2005 @ 2:34 pm

    Camino, the dopest Mac browser around.

    And Firefox when I have to use a PC.

  3. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on December 24th, 2005 @ 4:27 pm

    Camino? Do tell, that’s a new one to me. As long as it’s not Opera.

  4. Rob Cottingham (unregistered) on December 24th, 2005 @ 9:36 pm

    OS X users are blessed with a number of attractive options; I’ve landed squarely on Firefox. As far as I’m concerned, its major benefit is the incredible number of extensions available, including the new Performancing blog editor, the Bloglines toolkit (other aggregators have their own cool little widgets for Firefox) and the absolutely indispensible (for web developers) Web Developer extension.

    I wish Firefox was a little more stable (Safari has the advantage there), and a little less prone to stalling (ditto). But it’s a great browser, and the large development community behind it is helping to ensure it only gets better.

  5. (unregistered) on December 27th, 2005 @ 3:21 am

    Maxthon (formerly known as MyIE2)
    Nice features including tabbed browsing, mouse gestures, built in RSS reader…etc.

  6. Rod Templeton (unregistered) on December 27th, 2005 @ 9:28 am

    A Web 2.0 clone? Interesting concept. I admit I should have posted a follow up on Flock, but, well, stuff happens.
    I happen to straddle the fence when it comes to browsers. I use both Firefox 1.5 with the excellent Performancing extension (although I can’t get it to work for Metroblog’s MT interface) and the beta of IE7. I have a thing for tabbed browsers.

  7. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on December 27th, 2005 @ 7:53 pm

    Yeah IE is done for the Mac so that’s a no go. I’d probably go to Firefox full time if Apple’s built in spell checker, which is ironic since Firefox works better for me for blogging but blogging is where I need the spell check.

    Maybe I’ll have to petition someone to build WYSIWYG controls into TypePad for Safari.

  8. Travis (unregistered) on December 28th, 2005 @ 2:04 am


    Camino is a Firefox derivative (technically, it only uses the Gecko Web browser engine) built for Mac with the Cocoa toolkit.

    So it’s fast, it matches the rest of your Mac UI, it has a better find function and (the hope is) one day it’ll include spell check…


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