RockMelt For iPhone Isn’t What You’d Expect From A Mobile Browser, Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing

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RockMelt’s mobile browser for iPhone is live in the App Store.The social browser is not what you’d expect, and that’s a good thing.

Instead of being taken to the web, RockMelt shows you a feed of Facebook, Twitter, and RSS updates when you launch.

This is pretty unique for a browser, but RockMelt’s mission is to show you news and updates that’s relevant to you.

The iPhone version syncs with your desktop’s RockMelt browser, so logging in to your Facebook account will bring up the same RSS feeds, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. (If you don’t use the desktop version of RockMelt, check out our review here).

You can download RockMelt now for free in the App Store. Click the link below for a tour of the app in action.

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