[Android] Dolphin Zero is a streamlined browser that aims to protect your online privacy

Dolphin Zero for AndroidA lot of issues concerning Internet privacy have caused a major stir and now, online users have become more aware of the risks that could compromise their personal information. In other words, individuals, companies and agencies can easily track your online activities. They have the ability to determine and monitor the things that you do online so it is very easy for them to get a hold of your personal info. Fortunately, there are simple yet proven ways to prevent others from tracking your online activities. Say, for example, you can use a private browser instead of a regular browser. Speaking of which, Dolphin Zero is designed to provide you with a secure web browsing experience but let’s find out if it can actually live up to your expectations.

What Is It and What Does It Do

Main Functionality

Dolphin Zero is like having a stripped-down version of Dolphin Browser. Unlike the latter, Dolphin Zero focuses more on privacy so it is designed to automatically delete your browsing data right after your browsing session. This includes your browsing history, cookies, cache, passwords, location data, form data and a whole lot more. Upon launch, this free private browser for Android will automatically enable its “Do Not Track” functionality so there’s no need for you to configure your browser’s privacy settings and options.

Pros

  • Fast and simple, easy to use
  • Lightweight and stable
  • Does not collect, store or share any of your personal information – this includes your browsing history, form data, input data, cached files and data, location data, address book, cookies, passwords and favicons
  • Automatically deletes your browsing data as soon as you close and exit your web browser
  • Uses DuckDuckGo as its default search engine but you can still switch to other search engines such as Bing, Yahoo and Google

Cons

  • It does not allow you to open links or pages in new tab
  • It cannot hide your IP address
  • It cannot block ads including those javascript-based pop-ups

Discussion

Dolphin Zero Private BrowserThere are a lot of reasons why you should value your online privacy. After all, there’s no guarantee that your personal data won’t be used, abused or even sold. Come to think of it, the data that third-party cookies can collect from you proves to very valuable. It can be used in many ways and often without your knowledge and permission. So if you do not want to become a victim of privacy breach, better not leave any trace of information.

This is where Dolphin Zero comes in handy. It’s a private browser for Android so you can use it to search and open websites without worrying about the fact that your online activity might be constantly monitored.

Compared to a regular browser, Dolphin Zero focuses more on privacy so it automatically enables its “Do Not Track” functionality. It won’t leave any trace of information. It is designed to automatically delete your browsing history, form data, input data, cached files and data, location data, address book, cookies, passwords, favicons, etc. So as soon as you exit the browser, all of your data will be deleted.

What’s great about Dolphin Zero is that it works as a standalone browser. There’s also no need for you to configure its settings just so you could switch to private browsing mode. All you need to do is to download and install the browser into your device. Once everything’s all set, you are free to browse the web just like you usually do in your regular browser. It is also important to note that this browser uses DuckDuckGo as its default search engine. This is to ensure that no one else can track your web searches. Even so, you’re allowed to change your browser’s default search engine to Bing, Yahoo or Google.

What I can say about Dolphin Zero is that keeps things simple and private. It’s fast, simple and stable. It features limited options but it did manage to include the most essential tools for web browsing. Its address bar can also be used as a search bar. Just keep in mind that your browsing session won’t end unless you press the “Exit” button in the browser’s settings. If you don’t do this, the browser will still keep your browsing data unless, of course, you opt to kill your running applications. It’s also a bit of a downer that this browser doesn’t support new tabs plus it cannot block ads, including those javascript-based pop-ups. You cannot also use this browser to hide your IP address so it would be best if you can use it together with a reliable VPN app.

Conclusion and Download Link

Dolphin Zero proves to be very useful for users who value their online privacy. You can use it to prevent those third-party cookies from collecting your data but it cannot guarantee that you will be 100% safe from spies or surveillance agents. It may lack some features that would make it more useful and efficient but it is still worth a try. So go ahead and check it out.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 1.0.0

Requires: Android 2.2 and up

Download size: 586KB

Dolphin Zero on Play Store

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