RockMelt, Inc. (Freeware)

RockMelt is a social media web browser that was initially released in private beta in 2010. The web browser integrates Facebook and Twitter accounts within the window so that notifications can be seen immediately, even without opening the website. Notifications can be seen on top of the window, as well as on the left side. The right side of the web browser shows online contacts on Facebook. This eliminates having to open the Facebook website to chat with friends.

RockMelt features a Share button that lets users post tweets, update their statuses on Facebook, and post on their friends’ walls. Being up to date on friends’ activities is easy with the Social Reading feature. All the latest news and posts can are seen with just one click. Another useful feature of the web browser is Quiet Mode. While in Quiet Mode, all the edges of the web browser will be hidden, notifications will be disabled, and the chat profile will go offline.

The web browser can be controlled with some keyboard shortcuts. Preset shortcuts can be used or the user can change the hotkeys by setting them on the menu. Some actions that can be done using the keyboard include hiding edges, opening the share window, opening the status updater, and searching on the Omnibar.