Popular Dolphin Browser comes to the iPad with tabs and gestures

Popular Dolphin Browser comes to the iPad with tabs and gestures

Summary: The popular Android web browser, Dolphin Browser, makes its way to iOS and is now available for free on the iPad. Tabbed browsing, browsing with gestures, and more are supported.

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My favorite browser on the HTC Flyer is Dolphin Browser HD (you will learn why in my upcoming Android browser comparison) and I just received word that you can now download and install Dolphin Browser for the Apple iPad (iTunes link). There are some amazing features in this browser on the iPad that I imagine will soon make it my favorite on iOS as well.

Dolphin Browser for the iPad brings the following to the iPad:

  • Gesture Browsing: By drawing a "T" to bring up Twitter or a "F" for Facebook, iPad users can now train their very own Dolphin and create any Gesture they want.
  • Dolphin Webzine: With Dolphin Webzine, Dolphin brings the elegance of a magazine to website content. In Webzine, iPad users can access articles on their favorite website by scrolling down the page, or by swiping right to left. Then simply tap to open the full article in an elegant format. From Techcrunch to Cosmopolitan, Webzine brings elegance to reading on the web.
  • Speed Dial: Visit your favorite sites on the go with one touch. No need to type out long URLs on the iPad’s keyboard, simply input your favorite sites on Speed Dial and access them with one click.
  • Tabbed browsing: Dolphin was the first mobile browser to support multiple tabs. No need to toggle in and out of screens—tabbed browsing lets you open and switch between pages with ease.
  • Left and Right SideBars: Dolphin removes the inconvenience of a small screen with multiple SideBars, enabling a larger, more comprehensive browsing experience. Swipe to the right and quickly launch the Tab Bar. Swipe to the left and browse your Bookmarks Bar, browsing history and folders.

Check out a walkthrough in the video below:

The tabbed browser and gestures look great and I can't wait to download and try it out on my iPad. It is available now in the App Store for FREE. Are you interested in alternative browsers on your iPad?

Topics: iPad, Browser, Mobility

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  • RE: Popular Dolphin Browser comes to the iPad with tabs and gestures

    I use Maxthon on my Android :)
    Mr_Tech
  • RE: Popular Dolphin Browser comes to the iPad with tabs and gestures

    Perhaps the reason I don't use Dolphin on my HTC phone is because I've never taken the time to learn it properly or utilize it's strengths and potential. As it stands now, it won't get much usage on my iPad either, until Dolphin convinces me with a "no learning curve' which is for Dummies like me. That's part of the beauty of an iPad... you pick the thing up and you don't need training, you just fly with it!
    camcost@...
  • RE: Popular Dolphin Browser comes to the iPad with tabs and gestures

    I will most certainly try this-- safari is not a very good browser even on its 'native' iPad... Now if it would only do Flash-- ;-)
    noverge
  • Java and Flash?

    Without support for Java and Flash this will be as useless to me on the iPad as Safari now is.
    Tom_A
  • RE: Popular Dolphin Browser comes to the iPad with tabs and gestures

    When I had an android I used Dolphin and liked it. Will definately try it on my iPhone. Safari is ok but sometimes slow.
    nbkz81f
  • Will Apple let this product live?

    I was under the impression that it was nigh unto impossible to create a product that would run on anything except an Apple device without violating Apple laws.
    pwatson
    • Huh?

      @pwatson
      As an example, I have two words: Angry Birds.
      Gazillions sold on Android AND iOS.
      weels
    • RE: Popular Dolphin Browser comes to the iPad with tabs and gestures

      @pwatson Would that be why Android fans claim you can find any app for Android that you can for iOS devices whenever the app count comes up?

      Now if you had said something about Apple tending to drop apps that compete directly with stock iOS apps then you would have been on to something but other wise it was just FUD.
      non-biased
  • Looks worth trying

    I'll definitely give this a shot. Tabbed browsing is a must. I won't be comparing it to Safari, though. I haven't used Safari (well, except for when opening links in Mail, which always open in Safari by default - does anyone know if the default browser can be changed?) since I found iCabMobile a year and a half ago. It's a very full-featured browser with tabs and contextual menus (tap-hold) for options such as "open in a background tab". Good stuff.
    weels
  • RE: Popular Dolphin Browser comes to the iPad with tabs and gestures

    Oh joy. Tabs. Be still my heart.

    Give me Flash & Java on my iPwn & I'll care; I don't need what is little more than another skin on the "Browser that doesn't do anything".
    mnemennth
    • RE: Popular Dolphin Browser comes to the iPad with tabs and gestures

      @mnemennth You sit back and wait troll, I am sure Apple will get right on giving you those features since the lack of them has hurt sales so much.
      non-biased
  • lets see how will be it worked

    I have used maxthon..It's really good..waiting for the dolphin browser to see that how much it will be worked.I got more info from this site http://buyipad2case.com lets see what we will get extra advantage from this one, thanks all.
    sultanarefin440
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