Dolphin Browser is a mobile browser for the Android operating system. It was one of the first alternate browsers in that platform that introduced support for multi-touch gestures.
There’s a free ad-supported version of Dolphin and a paid version without advertising. There is an advanced version called Dolphin Browser HD for Android 2.0. You can easily install free versions of Dolphin Mini or Dolphin HD that will enhance your browsing experience with useful features like tabs and gesturers and give you improved performance.
Most Popular Features
Dolphin has tons of features for your Android device. Here’s a quick overview at a few of our most popular ones.
Dolphin Webzine brings elegance to web browsing. Web content is beautifully displayed like a magazine. With one tab, you can see all the latest articles of your favorite website, then another tap will take you the beautifully formatted page. Users can select content from over 300 sources on topics including lifestyle, music, technology, business and many others including updates from Facebook and Twitter. Webzine also caches content to be available offline.
Dolphin Gesture simplifies the way you navigate the mobile web. Open any of your favorite websites with just the touch of your fingertip. Say goodbye to typing and let Dolphin Gesture transform the way you interact with your Smartphone or Tablet. Bring up Match.com by drawing a heart. Scroll up and down the page by drawing arrows. Or create your own Gesture by drawing any symbol.
Beef up your Dolphin by installing your favorite Add-ons. With more than 60 Add-ons and counting, you can install the Add-ons for the tasks you need at your fingertips. Forgot password? Password Manager can help. Want a new look for your Dolphin? Download Shiny Shake to change colors. Want to read a webpage in French? Get Dolphin Translate.
Dolphin enables a better browsing experience with Multi-Touch Zoom. Find it hard to read webpages in desktop view? Dolphin Multi-Touch Zoom solves that problem. Pinch your fingers on the screen and make the text bigger or smaller. Double tap the target area to zoom in and out. Dolphin automatically fits the text to any screen size.
Tabbed browsing makes browsing the mobile web as easy as on a desktop. Add tabs at the top of your screen and manage them in window or tab format. No need to leave your webpage to shuffle through open sites, Dolphin makes it easy to multi-task on mobile.
Make the best of a limited mobile interface via Dolphin SideBar. With Dolphin, you can swipe to the Right SideBar and Left SideBar to quickly launch additional features. Swipe right to switch to full screen or your favorite Add-ons. Swipe left to browse your bookmarks and folders.
Just like your friends, put favorite sites on Speed Dial. No need to type out long URLs on tiny keyboards, simply input your favorite sites on Speed Dial and access them with one touch. You can add up to 10 and access Speed Dial each time you open a new tab.
Smart Address Bar
Smart and effortless browsing with auto-completing URL and context menus. Just type the first few characters of a URL and Dolphin will auto-complete the URL by displaying results from both bookmarked items and your browsing history. Also, bring up the context menu to get quick access to the most popular Dolphin features such as creating a gesture for the site, and finding keywords on the page.
Dolphin Bookmark Folder allows you to organize your bookmarks into folders and categorize them any way you like on your mobile phone. Instant access to all your favorite sports, daily news and music websites with just a touch of your fingertip.
Switch between desktop view and mobile view according to your needs with the Dolphin User Agent. View mobile mode for compact and fast information or access desktop mode for full functionality. You can also switch the target site layout between Android, desktop or iPhone sites. Download the Dolphin Desktop Toggle Add-on to switch user agents with just one tap.
You don’t have to lose your favorite sites when you switch to Dolphin – simply take 5 seconds to import Bookmarks from your default browser. Also, check out Dolphin advanced bookmark management where you can sort your bookmarks and export bookmarks to phone SD card.