Tag: Freeform mode

Real multitasking on your Android!

All about the new configurable shortcut

In Floating Apps 4.5, the new configurable shortcut has been introduced and old “one shortcut per app” has been removed. Why the change? To bring more options! Let’s have a look at them. The configurable icon and opening apps minimized 1. Long tap the wallpaper and choose Widgets. Than find Floating Apps widget, drag it…
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Floating Apps for Auto: Here go floating buttons!

Floating Apps for Auto: Here go floating buttons!

If you experiment with the full MirrorLink, you probably miss Android’s standard keyboard on your infotainment screen. In the new version of Floating Apps for Auto (4.6), there is a solution for it! 1. Open the main app and tap Floating Buttons in the menu. 2. Using Floating Buttons needs extra permission to access Accessibility…
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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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All about Floating Apps for Auto

All about Floating Apps for Auto

  Questions & Answers •  Using floating apps in your car •  MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage   Guides & How-To’s •  Complete Guide: How to use Floating Apps for Auto in your car •  Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto •  Beautiful analog clock over MirrorLink   Introduction •  The first introduction of…
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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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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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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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