Tag: Floating Applications

Real multitasking on your Android!

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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Floating Apps for Auto

Supported cars for Floating Apps for Auto

  To benefit from Floating Apps for Auto in your car, both your device and your car must support MirrorLink 1.1. Generally, cars with MirrorLink 1.1 manufactured after 2014 are well supported. Please note that MirrorLink is optional equipment and it may not be available in all models of supported brands. If you are not…
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How to enable/disable Floating Apps quickly with Quick Settings Tile

How to enable/disable Floating Apps quickly with Quick Setting Tiles

There is also a video on Floating Apps’ Youtube channel describing this feature so if you prefer it, just visit the link and you don’t need to read all the text :-). This feature is one of the most often requested one. It’s even more important for Floating Apps for Auto as in this case…
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How to temporarily disable Floating Buddy

We’ve received a question “How to temporarily disable Floating Buddy?” from some of you. This topic is partially described in the introduction post but let’s discuss it in more details now ;-). The key is Buddy’s notification with 3 options. 1. The eye icon allows you to temporarily disable the buddy. The first tap hides the…
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Floating AdBlock

Version 4.8: New app, Floating Buddies and many improvements

Working hard on the next version, we haven’t published blog posts for some time. Don’t worry, we are going to fix this now as there is a lot to introduce in the version 4.8. There is a new app called Clipboard that is useful for managing your copy-paste actions There is a new feature called…
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