Tag: Freeform mode

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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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The free-form mode on Android 9

The free-form mode on Android Pie – the difference

Note: This post describes how the free-form mode works on unmodified Android from Google. It can work differently on your device based on its vendor. I would expect Samsung to alter the free-form mode in the same way as they always do. From the Beta releases of Android Pie, it looked like the free-form mode is not going…
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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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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 •  MirrorLink & installed apps •  Complete Guide: How to use Floating Apps for Auto in your car •  Floating Buttons •  Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto •  Beautiful analog clock over MirrorLink…
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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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