Sync What You Need!
Dolphin Browser for Android has long been my favorite Android browser. Recently, iOS users got to get in on the action with Dolphin browser available for them now too!
It’s robust, snappy, and feature-rich. It’s even got tools you won’t find in stock browsers such as an easy way to switch user agents and thus get the DESKTOP version of a site (such as Facebook, Amazon or Ebay).
The Android version can also handle (enable/disable) Flash support if you need it.
But recently, they’ve expanded the Dolphin Sync option, to cross-talk with Firefox, Safari, and Chrome on your desktop using the new Dolphin Connect addon/extensions – and this is crazy cool.
Tip: Syncing history is great- but if you’re a tabaholic on the desktop/laptop, don’t sync tabs!
Combine that with the LastPass for Dolphin mobile add-on and you’ve got all your tools at hand.
I like how, with the Dolphin Connect, you can be in your desktop browser, send something (like a map) to Dolphin and boom it’s over on your phone where you need it.
Dolphin Browser for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser
Dolphin Browser for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dolphin-browser/id452204407?mt=8
Dolphin Connect & Send To Device
Setting Up Dolphin Sync & Dolphin Connect
Install Dolphin and then go into the menu into settings. In “Account and Service” (at least that’s what it’s called on Android) you’ll find “Dolphin Connect”.
Go in there, sign into Dolphin.
Then enable all the appropriate items for your browser of choice.
(I enabled Background Services too although I accidentally toggled it off when I took this screenshot.)
Dolphin Connect for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dolphin-connect/pajecklcmiegagoelbbjldmfcbcpdpll
Dolphin Connect for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dolphinconnect/
Dolphin Connect for Safari: http://dolphin.com/dolphin-connect-extension/
Once you have installed Dolphin Connect in your desktop/laptop browser, you’ll find it’s icon in your upper right toolbar. Open it and connect to your Dolphin account which you set up prior.
There is a gear icon that you can go into in order to configure a few additional things as well. I named mine “Chrome – Main PC” and “Firefox – Main PC” to go with my “Chrome – Laptop” and “Firefox – Laptop”, giving me 4 desktop browsers and the mobile all talking together nicely. (I also have Dolphin running on WiFi my older Android that no longer is on my cell plan.)
Dolphin vs Mobile Chrome or Mobile Firefox
I often get asked about Chrome or Firefox for Android and my answer remains no-thanks. Both of them are more prone to bloat and not yet as feature rich as Dolphin is. Dolphin has been in development nearly since the time Android was released and the other two are late to the show and still trying to catch up.
Because Dolphin is very full-featured, if you are on a memory-limited older device you may want to look into Opera Mini. However, if you have a modern device, it’s Dolphin all the way!
There are lots of tools like Gestures and Sonar (all easy to disable in the settings if you don’t like them) and then add-ons such as Night Mode available in the Google Play store. Be sure to get the LastPass Addon even if you have the LastPass app since the behaviors of the two are complimentary.
~ Kim ~
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PS: Dolphin Connect does not YET have the ability for your mobile phone Dolphin to easily push or “share” or send things back to your non-mobile, but hopefully they’re working on that! You can however use “WiFi Broadcast” in Dolphin to show a (non-sensitive) URL/tab to all Dolphin users on your local WiFi network.