Dolphin Browser is one of the most popular web browser apps for Google Android. It supports browser tabs, gesture-based commands, and add-ons that offer everything from password management to video downloading tools. Now the Dolphin team is launching a browser for iOS.
There’s a key difference between third party web browsers for Android and iOS though. You can’t set third party web browsers as the default browser on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. So while there are some popular third party browsers for the platform, they may not be as useful for some users as alternate web browsers for Android or other platforms.
That said, the iOS app appears to offer most of the key features we’ve come to expect from Dolphin on Android, including a new tab “Speed Dial” page which offers quick access to your bookmarked websites, browser tabs at the top of the screen, sidebars that let you access options by dragging to the left or right, and the ability to change your browser user agent to trick a website into thinking you’re using a desktop web browser instead of a mobile device.
Dolphin Browser for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store.