Tag: Android multitasking

Real multitasking on your Android!

YouTube removed: Why and what to do about it

Recently, Floating Apps was removed from Google Play due to violating YouTube terms & conditions. The app was, according to YouTube/Google, allowing you to download YouTube videos which is simply not true and you know it. Only solution to get the app back to Play Store was to remove YouTube apps. Don’t worry you can…
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Hey Android, don’t kill my app!

Occasionally, we receive a request to fix one annoying problem – Floating Apps suddenly disappears with no error message. In the majority of such situations, it’s not a problem on our side. When the app crashes, there should be a dialog or popup window shown with our sincere apologies. In almost all cases, Android kills…
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How to disable Floating Apps’ notification?

Floating Apps is based on a long-running background service and those are required to show a notification. Many of you would like to get rid of it, and such an option was available in previous versions of Floating Apps. Then, Android O has changed the rules and we had to remove it. On newer versions…
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The insider insight

Previous personal post “Where is the next update?” motivated me to share more background information with you. From first sight, it seems like Floating Apps is just a mobile app, and there is nothing else than developing new features and fixing bugs. There is a truth in this – Floating Apps is indeed a mobile…
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Where is the next version?

I was quiet for some time. That doesn’t mean that Floating Apps is not on its way to the next and better version ;-). However, it’s not only about fancy new features. I invest a tremendous amount of effort to keep the codebase up to date. For example, I’ve finally migrated the app to AndroidX.…
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Calculator Tips

The built-in Calculator floating app can be really useful especially when say you’re on the floating browser and need to do a quick calculation but stay viewing that video or article for example. The app is great in any situation really!  Here after pressing the 3 bars you can see some options. The History option will basically…
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Browser: Advanced Tips

Now these advanced tips will really pave the way to an seamless and smooth browsing experience: Did you know that you can get the most out of your Android’s navigation buttons when using the browser or any app? Just open the floating apps and go to the sidebar and select ‘apps’ then just go to…
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Enabling the free-form mode for Samsung Galaxy S and Note with Android 7, 8 & 9

NOTE: Full MirrorLink on Samsung phones with Android 10 is a bit different! After many months of testing and with experience from answering thousands of emails related to Floating Apps for Auto, we’ve found the optimal configuration for your Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Note devices running Android 7, 8 or 9 to use…
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The difference between FA free, full and auto

Free vs. Full – These versions are almost identical – built-in apps, features, the free-form mode, etc. work the same way. The free version is ad-powered and doesn’t come with Wifi Manager, Contacts and Google Map. Also, the full version includes all buddies. And that’s all. No more differences. Free/Full vs. Auto – The situation…
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Version 4.10 is out!

Hello everyone, the next version of Floating Apps is out in the wild! What’s new? There are numerous changes to the floating browser, so it gets its own article. The backup/restore feature is also improved and there is a post with more details on the topic. There are also changes to the floating clipboard app…
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