Author: Floating Apps

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Floating Apps 4.7

Version 4.7: Many changes across the app

Floating Apps 4.7 is here and it comes with many improvements across the whole app. There are so many new things, that this article is split into more parts, so there is enough space to not only provide the list of them but also add a few tips on how to benefit from them. 1.…
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Floating Google Maps

Version 4.7: New Google Maps with route finding!

Until now, floating Google Maps was just a small tool to check “where the heck I am” or to quickly find an address. It’s no longer true! New Google Maps allows choosing starting point or destination by just clicking on the map or by searching address. It’s not necessary to choose the starting point; it’s enough…
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Floating Apps - Dropbox and clouds

Version 4.7: Access files on SD cards, USB disks and Dropbox

Floating Apps 4.7 comes with the rewritten system for accessing files. It’s a vast change that counts for many endless days and nights full of coding and testing. It’s a change that spans the whole app and changes tens of files of the source code. And it’s also a change that brings fantastic new possibilities – to…
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Floating Apps 4.7 - new apps and improvements

Version 4.7: New apps and improvements

  Cheaper ad-free version Newly, there is an option to remove ads with in-app purchase in the free version. It’s cheaper than going for the full version but doesn’t come with apps that are only included in the full version. Of course, it would be better if the app is completely free but we wouldn’t…
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MirrorLink & installed apps

MirrorLink & installed apps

NOTE: Full MirrorLink on Samsung phones with Android 10 is a bit different!   MirrorLink limitations Please understand that MirrorLink blocks launching normal installed apps and it’s not our fault. MirrorLink is designed to do it and it actively tries to stop you from running other than certified apps! It’s possible to run only some…
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All about the new configurable shortcut

In Floating Apps 4.5, the new configurable shortcut has been introduced and old “one shortcut per app” has been removed. Why the change? To bring more options! Let’s have a look at them. The configurable icon and opening apps minimized 1. Long tap the wallpaper and choose Widgets. Than find Floating Apps widget, drag it…
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Version 4.6: New YouTube app!

Version 4.6: New YouTube app!

In the new version 4.6, there are some smaller updates like improved dialog rendering, improved splash and faster startup sequence of the main app and also improved support for RTL layouts before Floating Apps will be fully RTL enabled. Bigger change that had to be done because of the new YouTube app, is improved header…
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Floating Apps for Auto: Here go floating buttons!

Floating Apps for Auto: Here go floating buttons!

NOTE: Full MirrorLink on Samsung phones with Android 10 is a bit different! If you experiment with the full MirrorLink, you probably miss Android’s standard keyboard on your infotainment screen. In the new version of Floating Apps for Auto (4.6), there is a solution for it! 1. Open the main app and tap Floating Buttons…
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Floating Apps for Auto: Copy feature in the floating keyboard

Floating Apps for Auto: Copy feature in the floating keyboard

NOTE: Full MirrorLink on Samsung phones with Android 10 is a bit different! When the car is moving faster than 5-6 km/h, the standard phone’s keyboard cannot be used over MirrorLink. That’s pretty irritating. Floating Apps comes with its floating keyboard that can be used only with built-in floating apps. It’s not possible to “inject”…
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Transparency of floating windows

How to change transparency of floating windows?

Sometimes, it’s useful to make the window semi-transparent and see through it. It comes handy when watching YouTube or videos while playing games. You don’t need to tap anywhere on the screen, but you need to see some critical information that would be hidden under the window otherwise. Good news! It’s possible for the very…
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