The new RockMelt web browser is built on Chromium, the same open source project that Google built Chrome on. It has a similar look and feel, appart from to noticiable bars down the sides of the browser.
Powered by Chromium, means it supports Chrome extensions, pluss the latest and greatest aspects of the web, like HTML5 and CSS3.
RockMelt is a new browsing experience that takes elements from your social networks and plugs them into your browser creating a compelling and streamlined online interactive experience.
RockMelt keeps track of your favorite sites, informing you of new posts or updates automatically. The browser proactively fetches content so you don’t have to wait for it to download. It contains a funky sharing tool to make it easy to share a page or a link with friends:
RockMelt also claims to be the first browser “backed by the cloud,” meaning that users can run RockMelt from anywhere—remember, you have to log in—and tap directly into their personalized Web experience. RockMelt also aims to make searching easier my enabling users to flip through Google search results from the keyboard like flipping through a magazine.
The browser lives in thecloud and uses Facebook authentication to synchronize a user’s browsing experience across machines, you can login from anywhere Rockmelt is installed and immediatly tap directly into your personalized Web experience, with all your settings and favorites.
The left browser bar displays your favorite Facebook contacts allowing for quick chats or wall posts as well as quick e-mail.
The right side contains your bookmarks, which are automatically cached and waiting for you when you log on.
RockMelt is now in limited beta for Mac and Windows (no Linux support) by invitation only and you can apply for an invitation.