Tag: Floating installed apps

Real multitasking on your Android!

Floating Apps 4.7

Version 4.7: Many changes across the app

Floating Apps 4.7 is here and it comes with many improvements across the whole app. There are so many new things, that this article is split into more parts, so there is enough space to not only provide the list of them but also add a few tips on how to benefit from them. 1.…
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Floating Google Maps

Version 4.7: New Google Maps with route finding!

Until now, floating Google Maps was just a small tool to check “where the heck I am” or to quickly find an address. It’s no longer true! New Google Maps allows choosing starting point or destination by just clicking on the map or by searching address. It’s not necessary to choose the starting point; it’s enough…
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Floating Apps 4.7 - new apps and improvements

Version 4.7: New apps and improvements

  Cheaper ad-free version Newly, there is an option to remove ads with in-app purchase in the free version. It’s cheaper than going for the full version but doesn’t come with apps that are only included in the full version. Of course, it would be better if the app is completely free but we wouldn’t…
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MirrorLink & installed apps

MirrorLink & installed apps

  MirrorLink limitations Please understand that MirrorLink blocks launching normal installed apps and it’s not our fault. MirrorLink is designed to do it and it actively tries to stop you from running other than certified apps! It’s possible to run only some apps, and it also depends on your phone and vehicle. Usually, it needs…
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Floating Apps for Auto: Copy feature in the floating keyboard

Floating Apps for Auto: Copy feature in the floating keyboard

When the car is moving faster than 5-6 km/h, the standard phone’s keyboard cannot be used over MirrorLink. That’s pretty irritating. Floating Apps comes with its floating keyboard that can be used only with built-in floating apps. It’s not possible to “inject” texts into other apps. However, it’s possible using the system’s clipboard and copy-paste…
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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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Floating Apps for Auto QA: Using floating apps in your car

Floating Apps for Auto Q&A: Using floating apps in your car

  How can I start installed apps using Launcher? It works on the phone but not in the car. Floating Apps for Auto is a special version of normal Floating Apps and comes with all features so that it can be used in the car as well as on the phone only. Floating Launcher was…
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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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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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