Dolphin Browser for Android offers a free, fully-featured, Internet browsing experience for Android devices. It is quick, fairly stable, and beautifully designed. All these attributes make it a good alternative to the stock browser.
Dolphin Browser for Android downloads and installs very easily, even for beginners. The user interface is intuitive, but it does have a few quirky features that can take time to get used to. One of these features is the Dolphin quick menu. This is a small logo located in the bottom left corner that accesses three features by holding the button down. With this menu, users can access the settings menu, a display of all the open Internet pages, and a search tool. The idea for the Dolphin quick menu may seem good at first, but could become annoying later on. It can happen that the user accidentally activates the menu, because it is in the browsing window, and it is semi translucent. Additionally, there is no option to deactivate it. The search tool includes an unusual feature, as well, called "Gesture Searching." The user is supposed to draw a hieroglyph and the browser will automatically recognize it and conduct the search. Even though a quite unique and interesting feature, Gesture Searching seems a bit pointless. Apart from these additional features, the browser, itself, performs well and is quite fast and smooth.
Dolphin Browser for Android looks great and, overall, offers good performance, making it suitable for Android users looking for a decent alternative to the stock browser.
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Features: Gesture - Access the web by creating a personal Gesture (symbol) to you use the most. Sonar - Dolphin for Android listens and lets you use your voice to search, share on your favorite social networks, bookmark favorite website and navigate. One-tap Share - Tweet, Post to Facebook, grab any content and share them, or save it directly to Evernote or Box. Tabbed browsing - No need to toggle between screens, tabbed browsing lets you browse as if you are on desktop. Add-on - Beef up your mobile Internet browser experience by installing the Add-ons for the tasks you need at your fingertips. With more than 60 and counting, Dolphin Add-ons enables any action to be done right within the mobile browser. You can check out the Add-on features with 3 preloaded on your right Sidebar. Dolphin Connect - Sync history, bookmarks, passwords and open tabs easily across Android, iPhone, iPad and desktop browsers including Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Home Screen - Add most visited websites as speed dials to your home screen. And organized them easily with one touch access. Theme - Customize theme colors, wallpapers and skins to make Dolphin your own Web App Store - The all-new Dolphin web app store offers access to the most popular web sites so you never have to leave the browser. Choose from over 200 web apps, including Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Amazon and more. Send to device: Send links, maps, phone numbers, & more from your desktop to your phone and vice versa with Dolphin for Android's Chrome, Firefox and Safari extensions.
What's new in this version:
[Crash fixes] Close tabs and crash on Android 4.4 devices [Improvement] Show tab and address bar on Android 2.X devices [Improvement] Smart cache to SD [Improvement] Response time when typing in address bar [Improvement] Bring back "Back to top" button [Improvement] Show tab and address bar under full screen mode [Bug fixes] Other tab and address bar, full screen mode related bugs