Tag: How-To

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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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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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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Working with multiple tabs of the floating browser

The Floating Browser belongs to a group of slightly more complex applications available in the Floating Apps pack. One of its features is having multiple tabs open, in the same way as in most desktop browsers. However, on devices with smaller displays, the two rows containing tabs and URL address take up a lot of…
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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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