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Smartphones and browsers. Seriously, they are a pain in the tush! Things are always going off to the wrong places, stuff is coming up that you don’t want, or tabs are not easy to find. That’s why I was excited to try the Dophin browser that you can train to do what you like. (Get it? Train your Dolphin?) It’s customizable, easy to use and fun. As a professional blogger and a busy mom raising kids with extra needs, I need all the help I can get, and Dolphin is full of tools and short cuts that make my personal and professional life easier.
In fact, Dolphin is a really great browser for all your cyber holiday shopping. The homepage can be programmed with your favorite shopping sites, like Amazon and eBay. There’s even an icon for “Hot Deals” – HOW perfect is that for this holiday shopping season? What else does Dolphin offer?
Dolphin’s home screen keeps you organized with “speed dial” shortcuts. This is mine with a cute Thanksgiving theme installed. The home screen is preprogrammed with icons for things like search and popular pages like Zillow and Facebook but you can add more by selecting the “+” sign and adding pages, or subtract by holding down the icon and putting an icon in the trash. The home page also gives you direct access to Dolphin programming, such as wallpaper, Dolphin’s website and browser tools. There’s even a Shuffle icon, which selects random sites for you. (Choices seem to be based on places you’ve already visited or use.)
Tapping the dolphin icon gives you more more options, like adding bookmarks or sharing content.
If you swipe the dolphin icon at the bottom upward to the left, you’ll load Gestures. This lets you draw a symbol with your finger and program to go to a certain page or action. For example, drew an “E” goes to my own blog. Pretty cool and extremely time saving! This is perfect for programming sites with tips you frequently use to detox your family or a page that lists local resources for special needs. It will even guess certain preprogrammed gestures if you create something similar to what is in its gesture library.
Another great option is Sonar, Dolphin’s voice activated search. Simply shake your phone left to right for the mic to come up and ask for what you’re looking for. I’ve found it to be pretty accurate in looking up what I need.
The star icon at top activates your left side bar. Here you can use Dolphin Connect to sync bookmarks and history, and manage both. What I like about this is that I always avoid bookmarks or struggle to find them in other Android browsers. This one I actually use because it’s easy to find everything I need.
The puzzle piece at top activates the right side bar, where you can change modes from the Control panel, like using full screen or desktop mode on mobile. (I love that last one – I always need desktop mode for Amazon.) This is also where you can access Add-on tools for your browser.
I like Screen Cut which is so easy when you need to snag a photo from your phone’s pages. This is really cool when something goes screwy on your phone and you can get help by submitting a screen cap rather than dragging your device back into the store.
I think one of my favorite apps for Dolphin is Web to PDF, which saves a web page as a PDF! What a handy tool for someone like me, who is more comfortable with saving things to read later, or pulling up PDFs on my Kindle. The results are flawless, if your website is set up properly. Imagine how awesome that would be for your website? Or pulling images from Facebook or friends and sending them to Instagram! I’m thinking of sales images for my Stella & Dot jewelry. I was wondering how to get them over but this is the solution. Sweet.
Dolphin Browser also supports Flash for Android users and features must-have tabbed browsing,
The Dolphin browser really does make surfing the web so much easier and practical, saving busy moms like us time as we go about our day! Download the Dolphin browser on Google Play, or learn more about all the options available with Dolphin!