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  1. kbayer

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    Okay... I was never a big fan of multi-touch, but now that I have it... wowowwow! Go to marketplace & get xScope... I have the "lite" version. It rocks. Even has new Pin Zoom -- like multi-touch, but use one finger... Youtube video: xScope browser - 3 ways to zoom... killer!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKpC90dvO3k
     

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    All Droids have a capacitive screen that is capable of multi-touch. Google restricted their built in apps to not use multi-touch input. This is not news that 3rd party apps can make use of the screen's multi-touch capability. The Dolphin browser has been supporting multi-touch pinch zoom for a while now.

    I love the updated Gallery in 2.1 but I would like to be able to pinch zoom in native apps like Gallery or Maps. When that happens it will be news.
     
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    My Droid mutli touches me.
     
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    I too use xscope, I have the full version. It to me is the best browser out there. it loads waaay faster than dolphin did and to me is far more functional. To me its the browser that should come on the phone. Plus its developer actually listens to feedback and suggestions, so it is constantly getting better.
     
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    You both may need counseling. :p
     
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    I haven't tried Dolphin, but didn't know Dolphin was still acknowledged as a contender after their last update, based on user comments, seemed to have upset many of their former fans (for now).
     
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    Just downloaded this. Very cool! I too was using Dolphin and Xscope seems to load faster. If I can figure out how to get the "tab" (top) portion of the browser to hide like a double tap can do with Dolphin it'll become my default. The screen is so small to begin with I really like this feature in Dolphin. Really don't need to see the web address bar when I'm already at the site.
     
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    Does XScope have advertisements? Dolphin added ads, which has many users complaining about the app now.
     
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    He has a how to section under his web site that explains how to use all the features.
     
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    There are no ads
     
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    If xscope had book mark sync I'd be on it like a dog in heat
     
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    When I think about my DROID I multi-touch myself. :eek:
     
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    Just tried this out. Not bad. Pin-zoom is nice. This definitely feels more 'laggy' than the default browser, tho. Try out an intensive site like espn.com (full desktop site). I didn't notice that it was loading pages that much faster really. I do like how it attempts to auto-reflow the text you're trying to read.
     
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    I've gone and played with the Droid in-store about 5x now. 3 out of the 5 I've used the Dolphin browser and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to pinch to zoom (that sounds so ******ed I know lol). It seemed just not to work? Is there something special you have to enable for it to work? I only saw that standard zoom +/_ come up on the bottom
     
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    Does Scope have the Delicious bookmarks included in it like Dolphin? I use it so much since I'm constantly jumping pc's.
     
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    I didnt like xscope. It was slower than the default browser, it always opened pages zoomed, and it looked bland.. imho
     
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    my biggest bitch about this browser is you cant hide the address bar. Its a huge waist of screen, witch is compounded my the skinner screen when in landscape
     
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    If you have to pinch it, you just may need the zoom...:cool:
     
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    There is a multi-touch gallery available where you can pinch and zoom and swipe to go forward and back. I love it, but they've added updates that now feature ads, and from what I can read have somewhat diminished the quality. I'm so glad I never updated it.
     
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    Your referring to Dolphin, right?
     
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    I think he is referring to B&B Gallery
     
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    Dolphin is still my favorite...pinch zoom, gesture commands, loads fast, easy to hide/unhide the address bar - browsing a site full-screen on the Droid is very nice.

    The ads issue is a total non-issue - only place it appears is on the Dolphin home page, small add at the bottom. No ads (from Dolphin, anyway) anywhere else, or on any pages you browse to. I spend zero time on the home page, always on content pages...the complaining in the marketplace on the ads is silly and way overblown.
     
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    When did you try it?

    He's updated at least once a week. It is NOT slow, and the zoom level for page open is a user-controlled option.
     
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    B&B Gallery full version has no ads and is only a buck. It is definitely worth the purchase. Thanks for the heads up about the app. The pinch zoom is very smooth and the interface looks very similar to the stock gallery.
     
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