Floating Apps

Real multitasking on your Android!

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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Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto

Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto

As the first thing, it’s important to mention that this is not an official way and may not work in your car or on your phone. It’s a hack that is tested mainly with Samsung phones, and they have a bit different support of the freeform mode. Since the freeform mode is a part of…
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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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Why the notification cannot be disabled on Android 8?

The most recent version of Floating Apps has come with improved support for Android 8. It’s now compiled against Android 8 SDK and so it must respect changes made by Google. And there are two big differences we must consider – changes to floating windows and background services. Changes to floating windows Android doesn’t know…
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Floating normal apps

QA: floating installed apps with freeform mode

We are receiving a lot of questions related to floating normal/installed apps, so we’ve decided to introduce the feature also here in a form of a QA blog post. How does floating normal apps work? Floating normal/installed apps is available from Floating Apps 4.4 and it works on Android 7 and newer. It’s a hidden feature…
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Free-Form Mode, Android 7

7 cons of the free-form mode

As you may know, the so-called free-form mode is a hidden feature available from Android 7 that allows floating of normal (installed) apps. It’s built into Android, but it’s made inaccessible by Google by default. Floating Apps helps to enable and access it, but there are still a few catches. Let’s have a look at…
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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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