Dolphin Browser Brings Its Gesture-Based Web Browsing To iPhone

Dolphin Browser — our pick for the best web browser for Android — is available for the iPhone. In addition to being a generally great alternative to the built-in Safari browser, Dolphin offers several new features, like gesture-based browsing, that sets it apart from many other choices.

If you’re new to the party, the first thing everyone loves about Dolphin is its ability to recognise custom gestures that help you navigate a page faster or go to a specific site. For example, I wrote out “Lh” with my finger to instruct Dolphin to take me to Lifehacker. You can create gestures for any site, as well as close tabs, clear history, toggle private browsing, and more.

Dolphin also conveniently hides a bunch of features in drawers on the left and right side of the screen. Swiping them open like drawers reveals them. On the left you have bookmarks, and on the right you have popular options like full screen mode, your downloads, gestures, and more. While you’ll generally use the bar at the bottom of the screen to access these extra features, opening the drawer on the right is particularly useful when you’re utilising full screen mode.

Overall, Dolphin is a very simple browser that actually feels a lot like you’re using Safari but with a lot of great additions. While it won’t provide you with the immense number of features you’ll find with some of the other options, it’s a great, simple browser that feels more at home on a touchscreen device than pretty much anything else you’ll try.

Dolphin Browswer [iTunes App Store via VentureBeat via SlashGear]

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