Do you have the Dolphin browser installed on your Kindle Fire yet? If not, why? Not only is Dolphin an impressive browser, but with the addition of a few add-ons it becomes an important part of your research toolkit. Here’s a good starter kit:
- PDF Viewer for Dolphin [free] lets you view PDF, .doc, .ppt and other files in the Google Docs Viewer without leaving your browser. By default, the files are not downloaded to your device. If you do want to download the file, a long press on the Download button will make that happen.
- Evernote Add-In [free] lets you clip text from any web page and send it to your Evernote account.
- Skitch Add-In [free] lets you annotate web content in the browser and either send it to Evernote or share it with others. NOTE: You will need to install the Skitch app [free] separately.
When you combine these tools with Dolphin’s many other features, you have a mobile browser with capabilities usually found only on the desktop. And, since we are spending more and more time browsing and reading on our mobile devices, isn’t it nice to have those tools at our fingertips whenever and wherever we need them?