Tag: How-To

Real multitasking on your Android!

Floating File ManagerHowever, this is not enough! It doesn't grant permission to access the added storage with the standard file access. You must switch to the newly added storage. Open the floating File Manager and tap the cog icon in the panel header. As you can see, there are two options to access the same data. In the red rectangle, it's standard file system access way. In the green rectangle, there is our newly added storage. There is a difference between them - for the standard file access way, a red icon signalizing that the storage is read-only is shown. 

How to use external SD cards, USB disks and Dropbox

There is a bit of confusion about how to access external SD card. It’s visible and accessible by default, but since Floating Apps uses standard file system mechanism for accessing it, it’s read-only. For apps like Image Viewer, Music Player or Document Viewer, it’s not a problem as read-only access is good enough. For the…
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Floating Apps - Dropbox and clouds

Version 4.7: Access files on SD cards, USB disks and Dropbox

Floating Apps 4.7 comes with the rewritten system for accessing files. It’s a vast change that counts for many endless days and nights full of coding and testing. It’s a change that spans the whole app and changes tens of files of the source code. And it’s also a change that brings fantastic new possibilities – to…
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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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Transparency of floating windows

How to change transparency of floating windows?

Sometimes, it’s useful to make the window semi-transparent and see through it. It comes handy when watching YouTube or videos while playing games. You don’t need to tap anywhere on the screen, but you need to see some critical information that would be hidden under the window otherwise. Good news! It’s possible for the very…
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Floating Document Viewer

Floating Document Viewer

Out of all exciting features that Floating App offers, one is the Document Viewer. It allows you to view your Document files without minimizing the active application on your device. In this way, the aim to achieve multitasking is fulfilled. Advantage Consider that you are having a chat with someone, filling an online form or…
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Getting started using Floating Menu

Getting started using Floating Menu

Floating Apps has been developed to make multitasking easier and convenient. The app offers an exciting feature, called ‘Floating Menu’. It allows you to use the floating features without opening the application every time. By default, the menu can be opened by swiping from left most of the screen to right. It mainly consists of…
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Kustom + Floating Apps - play nicely together!

Kustom + Floating Apps – play nicely together!

The most basic way to interface Floating Apps into Kustom is through the use of custom on touch actions. 1. Within Kustom, you can declare an action based on where you touch. 2. To utilize a Floating App from a Kustom preset, you need to select Launch Shortcut from the action menu. 3. After selecting…
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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: MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage

Floating Apps for Auto Q&A: MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage

  Is Floating Apps for Auto going to work in my car? Your car must be equipped with radio/infotainment supporting MirrorLink 1.1. Known manufacturers of such vehicles are VW, Audi, Seat, Škoda, Citroen, Peugeot, DS, Honda and some models of Suzuki, Mercedes, Kia, Toyota, Buick, Subaru, and others. Have a look at the list available…
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