The 50 Best Apps of 2012

6. Rockmelt

Platform(s): iPad

When Eric Vishria and Tim Howes started Rockmelt in 2009, their goal was to build a browser that was in tune with the way people now use the Internet. How is that? Socially. Think about it: What percentage of the things you read, watch, and listen to everyday come from a friend? We're guessing it's a lot. Rockmelt melds social and the search worlds together in one well-designed application. You can see what your friends are sharing on various social networks along side the articles your favorite sites are publishing. The iPad app, which was released this year, was a great extension of that idea.

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