Category: How-To

Real multitasking on your Android!

Kustom + Floating Apps - play nicely together!

Kustom + Floating Apps – play nicely together!

The most basic way to interface Floating Apps into Kustom is through the use of custom on touch actions. 1. Within Kustom, you can declare an action based on where you touch. 2. To utilize a Floating App from a Kustom preset, you need to select Launch Shortcut from the action menu. 3. After selecting…
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Pop Up View for all Samsung devices running Android 7+

Pop Up View for all Samsung phones with Floating Apps

Samsung is well-known by Android enthusiasts for bringing essential multi-tasking features in the ecosystem, such as their creative S Pen features, the basic Multi Window mode and the PC-like Pop Up View, all suited for their larger devices and tablets. Pop Up View allows installed apps to float over other apps, just like the Floating…
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All about Floating Apps for Auto

All about Floating Apps for Auto

  Questions & Answers, Compatibility & Problems •  Using floating apps in your car •  MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage •  Supported cars for Floating Apps for Auto •  FA for Auto: Cable is the key!   Guides & How-To’s •  MirrorLink & installed apps •  Complete Guide: How to use Floating Apps for Auto in your…
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Floating WhatsApp and Clash of Clans!

Floating WhatsApp and Clash of Clans!

One of the requested but most problematic apps is WhatsApp. They do not have open API, and so there is no way how we could build floating app for it. We’ve even contacted them to ask if there is any possibility to cooperate to bring floating WhatsApp, but we haven’t received permission to do so.…
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Working with multiple tabs of the floating browser

The Floating Browser belongs to a group of slightly more complex applications available in the Floating Apps pack. One of its features is having multiple tabs open, in the same way as in most desktop browsers. However, on devices with smaller displays, the two rows containing tabs and URL address take up a lot of…
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Using Floating Apps on NVidia Shield and Android TV

Using Floating Apps on NVidia Shield and Android TV

On some devices, standard system settings don’t contain a way how to grant Draw over other apps permission which is essential for Floating Apps to work correctly. Without this permission, it’s not possible to draw floating windows. Fortunately, there is a way how to grant it by sending a specific command to the device via USB cable.…
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Countdown

Mastering the Countdown

Floating Countdown is a handy tool with tons of possible uses (i.e. setting one while cooking and being able to read a recipe in the browser). It has several features which we’d now like to introduce. By default, you can find it in the Applications menu, accompanied by an hourglass icon. Once you launch the floating…
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Floating Apps - Custom music player

How to use a custom music player with Floating Apps

Floating Apps already contain a feature for playing music. However, some users can prefer an external music player (i.e. one they paid a lot for). Whatever reason they may have, the solution is super easy, it only requires the player of your choice to support widgets, and we will show you how to get it…
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Floating Apps - free form mode / floating normal apps

How to float installed apps with freeform mode?

Floating normal/installed apps is available from Floating Apps 4.4 and it works on Android 7 and newer thanks to so-called freeform mode. It’s a hidden feature of Android platform that is inaccessible by default. It’s not provided by Floating Apps and we only help you to enable and use it. Let’s have a look at this…
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Beautiful analog clock over MirrorLink

With Floating Apps for Auto, you can do a lot of things, that were not possible previously, on the infotainment of your car using MirrorLink connected device. Now, you are not limited to just certified apps and you can use many of features available in Floating Apps. However, some users want one single thing –…
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