More than a few ways to surf
By Adarsh Matham
03rd February 2013 12:00 AM
Dolphin Browser (iOS/Android, Free)
Dolphin is a free browser available for both iOS and Android. It has all the features that a good browser should have and more as it makes use of voice commands and gesture controls to make browsing a unique experience. You can just shake your phone to activate the Dolphin Sonar voice controller using which you can search the web, do tasks like closing tabs, open URLs and even use the share buttons. Gesture control allows you to access websites uniquely wherein you can use pre-defined gestures like drawing A for Amazon, or a cloud for weather. You also get one-touch sharing options, the facility to save webpages to you, either Evernote or Box, easy syncing between mobile and desktop and a lot of other features.
UC Browser (iOS/Android/Windows Phone/Blackberry/Symbian/Java)
The beauty of UC browser is that it runs on anything and everything. From smartphones running iOS, Android and Windows Phone, to not very smartphones running just Symbian or just Java capable, the UC browser is a go. It allows for offline viewing of videos, cloud downloads and a good array of gestures to interact with. You can choose from a wide variety of themes which can be changed at the shake of the device. Along with Twitter, Facebook and Evernote integration, there is also a built-in QR code reader.
Atomic Browser (iOS, Rs 55)
When it comes to iOS, Safari and Chrome are always touted as the good browsers. What is not usually mentioned is that the best browser available for the iPhone and iPad is a little known gem called the Atomic Browser. The Atomic takes all the best features of a desktop browser like tabbed browsing, ad blocker, download manager, ability to extract zip archives, form autofilling, password management, dropbox support, iTunes document sharing and other sharing features and many many more. It is also so intelligent that it can fool webpages that it is either desktop Safari or Internet Explorer or a Firefox browser. Even though there is a lite version available, getting your hands on the full feature sets you back by Rs 55.
OverSkreen (Android/Rs 150)
OverSkreen, the best browser for Android, is like no other browser on any mobile platform. That is because it is a floating browser which means the browser window can float on top of any open application which gives you freedom to browse the web while using any other Android app. But OverSkreen does not stop there. It is capable of launching multiple browser windows that all run at the same time, all of which can be moved, resized and minimised individually. You also get Android Flash support, ability to sync Chrome bookmarks and keyboard shortcuts.
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