Step 1 of 7: Intro
You might ask why you’d need a web browsing app for the iPad when the perfectly capable Safari is already built in. Dolphin Browser for iPad offers an interface that’s slightly closer to the traditional web browser you’d find on a laptop or computer, and is packed with tools enabling you to hurtle around your favourite sites. The app also offers Webzines, a minimal interface that combines feeds such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs and RSS feeds, keeping you up to date with the news that matters to you.
Dolphin isn’t without its flaws, though. We found the Webzines layout a little sparse, and the app slows right down if you have more than three or four windows open. We also encountered a glitch that stopped us from entering text anywhere but in the search bar, although restarting the app fixed this.
Despite this, Dolphin Browser for iPad is a respectable competitor for Safari, allowing you to create a far more personalised platform for surfing the web.
Time required: 20 minutes
What you need
iOS 4.0 or later
Dolphin Browser for iPad (free)