First, it’s easy to download and install. It’s a two step process. A downloading manager is the first and then it’s just a matter of following the installation prompt.
Second, it’s launched (at least in beta testing) via Facebook sign-in. That is, when the program launches for the first time, it requires a Facebook connect. Once that’s done, it opens like a regular browser (with four major choices on the screen).
Third, it does have issues – at least at this moment- for WordPress users. That is, the hover function over ‘my blogs’ doesn’t work.
Fourth, Facebook friends are listed on the left and Facebook and Twitter (!) connection icons are listed on the right. Here’s a screenshot which I hope will illustrate what I mean.
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It’s very slick, very easy to use, and somehow or other, without even being prompted, imports all bookmarks on your default browser. I’ll be trying it out and making use of various features. For example, one thing I like very much is the fact that if you click on the Facebook icon on the right, up pops your news feed.
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I’m presuming the same is true for users of Twitter. And if one clicks on one of the friends on the left side of the browser, up they pop in the same fashion.
So rather than ‘going’ to Facebook or Twitter, they are always at hand while one is browsing or researching or whatever. I find it, so far, quite, quite useful.
I have 3 invitations to send to others for Beta testers (and have used two of them). If any of my Facebook friends would like the one beta slot invite I’ve got left, drop me a note. First come, first blessed, etc.
I’ll keep fiddling and pass along any useful tidbits. So far though, I’m pleased.