Tag: Settings

Real multitasking on your Android!

Floating Menu

How to enable/disable the floating menu and the floating icon

Floating Apps comes with many different ways how to access multitasking tools. From time to time, some of you are struggling with the floating menu or the floating icon interfering with the way you want to use their device. It’s easy to configure it for your needs ;-). Floating Icon Just open the main app…
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Floating YouTube

How to use the new Floating YouTube

We received a few emails from you asking us for a guide for the new floating YouTube app. So, here it goes! The app may be a bit unfamiliar when used for the first time. It’s no longer just a YouTube site with its typical appearance and functionality. It’s a list of your favorite videos now,…
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How to enable/disable Floating Apps quickly with Quick Settings Tile

How to enable/disable Floating Apps quickly with Quick Setting Tiles

There is also a video on Floating Apps’ Youtube channel describing this feature so if you prefer it, just visit the link and you don’t need to read all the text :-). This feature is one of the most often requested one. It’s even more important for Floating Apps for Auto as in this case…
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How to temporarily disable Floating Buddy

We’ve received a question “How to temporarily disable Floating Buddy?” from some of you. This topic is partially described in the introduction post but let’s discuss it in more details now ;-). The key is Buddy’s notification with 3 options. 1. The eye icon allows you to temporarily disable the buddy. The first tap hides the…
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Floating AdBlock

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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Floating Buddy

Version 4.8: Floating Buddy is here!

Floating Buddy is a little friend or an assistant. It’s always here on your screen prepared to entertain you as well as help you with multitasking on your Android. In fact, he’s a fun alternative to the floating icon or the floating menu. Do you see that lovely tarantula in the middle of the display?…
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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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Floating Apps backup

Version 4.8: New backup system with cloud support

The old backup system was marked as Beta all the time. It wasn’t perfect and there were some problematic parts related mainly to the synchronize feature. Everything would be easier if Android doesn’t prevent apps from setting timestamps for files. Also, using it to store data in the cloud wasn’t comfortable enough and there were…
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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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