Flock is a browser that has been around from some time and has gone through numerous 're-inventions'.
If you spend a lot of time on social networks, or blog a lot, Flock could be your browser.
Based on the Mozilla engine, the current stable version of Flock was upgraded last week to version 1.0.9 to comply with the security upgrade in Firefox release 188.8.131.52.
We've been using Flock on occasion since seeing their increased promotion crossing the web a few months ago.
Our take on the current stable version is that if your doing a lot of social networking, Flock does make it an easy (and, yes, somewhat addictive) experience. Integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and numerous other platforms makes it outright fun (and even productive), without opening multiple tabs.
A people finder crosses all of your authorized platforms and customization is simple.
Best of all, it hasn't locked up on any of our boxes :)
Last month, the crew at Flock announced that version 1.1 would be released 'in a few weeks'.
Just a few moments ago, Version 1.1 Beta of Flock was posted for download and incorporates Yahoo Mail, GMail, Picasa, and other improvements including the new enhanced 'My World' page.
You can read more about the new Flock Beta 1.1 (or download a free copy) here.
Our test drive is underway on the Beta box. Check back soon. So far, so good!
Staff edit Feb 20 12:18 EST