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Android Q – 1. preview

Google has just recently introduced the first preview of Android Q and there are some changes that I have a headache from. So what’s going to affect Floating Apps on Q: Draw over other apps – This permission is critical as it allows Floating Apps to draw floating windows. Without this permission, the app just…
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Browser: Beginner Tips

Here today I shall be doing a series of tips talking to you about how powerful the Floating Apps Browser is and what you can do to enhance your experience with it: Make sure you have the confirm closing activated if you’re prone to accidentally closing the browser & then always having to restore the…
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Version 4.9 is out!

Floating Apps 4.9 is out and it comes with many improvements and bug fixes. Let’s talk a bit about the most important ones: New Search app is replacing old Google and Wikipedia search Browser and Bookmarks receives many improvements Multimedia apps are featuring a new gallery mode for selecting files Countdown is reworked and Document…
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Version 4.9: NEW Search app

In version 4.9, old Search Google and Search Wikipedia apps are no longer available and have been replaced with a brand new Search app. The new Search app introduces more search engines and as of initial release, they are: Baidu Bing DuckDuckGo Google Wikipedia Wolfram Alpha Yahoo Yandex It also comes with something completely new…
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Version 4.9: New welcome screen and overal improvements

In version 4.9, there are also numerous improvements to the overall system and the main app. Most notably, there is a new welcome screen. You will no longer end up in the list of built-in floating apps but in a nice welcome screen that helps you (and new users) to explore all features of Floating…
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Version 4.9: Browser & Bookmarks improved

The floating browser is the most complex floating app and it receives new features and improvements with every single release. And version 4.9 is no exception. It’s also more tightly connected with the bookmarks app. Configurable toolbar Different users have different needs and they use the browser in their very own way. Being able to…
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Version 4.9: File Manager, Image Viewer, Video & Music Player, and gallery mode

Gallery mode for Image Viewer and Video & Music Player Until now, it was a bit complicated to select images, videos and music files and it needed you to navigate through the file system. Of course, this option is still available but there is also a new gallery mode that uses the very same mechanism…
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Version 4.9: Document Viewer, Countdown and toolbars

Document Viewer rotates documents and can search in plain text files Some documents may be rotated and it’s not easy to read them. Not anymore! Viewing PDF and DOC/ODT documents is based on external modules and external rendering and for this reason, some features are almost impossible to implement. For example, a search feature. However,…
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Version 4.9: Floating Apps for Auto gets a new welcome screen

Floating Apps for Auto, the special version of Floating Apps for “hacking” cars with MirrorLink, receives all improvements that come with version 4.9 except for the new welcome screen. It has its own welcome screen that is not trying to introduce all features of Floating Apps but it’s rather helping new users with essential steps…
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Floating Apps for Auto

FA for Auto: Cable is the key!

The cable causes a lot of problems when connecting phone and car via MirrorLink. A myth exists that the original cable supplied along with the phone must work correctly. In many cases, it’s not true. While standard cables are suitable for typical usages, they are not ideal for fast data transfer that is necessary for…
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