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Extreme multitasking: the best floating apps for Android

0. phoneArena 21 Feb 2014, 06:24 posted on

Notes, browsers, video players, calculators, even terminal windows can pop above all else on your Android phone or tablet, for some true multitasking to be had, further advancing your ADD state...

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posted on 11 Dec 2012, 06:51 5

1. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Small apps ?

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 06:57 17

2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I like the ones that Samsung put into the TouchWhiz UI on the tablets.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 08:09 25

3. HTCFreak (Posts: 150; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


The beauty of android!♥

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:01 8

7. shuaibhere (Posts: 1659; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Exactly this is what i was thinking to post...

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 06:35 1

16. apple4never (Posts: 970; Member since: 08 May 2013)


you guys know, you don't have to post the same thing on every android related article?

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:25 3

4. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I use a floater for video and for the calculator. Devs on XDA need to create an all-purpose mutli-task screen for any task assigned to it.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:28

6. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


On-top calculator

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:26 10

5. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Hey, Phonearena, your slideshow is really screwy....

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:30 2

8. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


Are they calling widgets floating apps now?

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 07:04 2

17. joey_sfb (Posts: 3113; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Its not widget. Widgets are plug in for home screen. So you need to switch between the home screen and the apps you are running. Viable but not ideal.

Floating apps allows the apps to run and be displayed on top of other apps.

Floating Translator , No 3. is really useful to me for brushing up my second language. Thank you, PA.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 11:59 13

9. remixfa (Posts: 14060; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


10 more apps you will probably never find in iOS. :)

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:17

10. rizevnarastek (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


It just adds to show that Samsung didn't innovoate any of it's S features, they just bundled them together under a new franchise. Those things are great but I just wish that I wouldn have to use 3 different apps to do almost the same thing. For example... If I already have a built-in Video player and I can't uninstall it then i want that Video player to have as many features as possible and not being forced to download a third party app... just no point in that now is there...

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 17:49 1

23. Tech_Junkie1996 (Posts: 43; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


I don't mean to dissapoint you, but Samsung had the pop out apps available before the standalone apps existed. These apps were meant it imitate that experience.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:32

11. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


U guys forgot Mobo player. Its one of the best free video players and lets you do the same thing as the Samsung video player.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 04:18

12. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


popcorn player is awesome as a pop up video application

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:15 1

13. revenge_of_jpeg (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


I use Popup Dictionary for translation. It is floating and useful when I read something

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 18:56 1

14. bajcicak (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


Do you know Floating Apps? This application supports multitasking. Last version 3.1.0. contains new apps.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 06:30 1

15. Väliaikainen (unregistered)


Sony Small Apps :)

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 07:33

18. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3586; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Paranoid android's HALO is the king of mobile multitasking. Unfortunately it is being taken down due to kitkat limitations.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 07:33

19. shiv179 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Or you can just root and install the Xposed Framework, XHaloFloatingWindow module... ALL apps can be resized, dragged around, stacked on the edge of the screen! :)

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 12:26

24. elitewolverine (Posts: 1927; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


rooting is fun, till a brick happens and warranty is void.

I loved rooting my old droid, I just laughed at people (and still do) when they try to warranty a bricked root.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:24

27. shiv179 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Still, doesn't take away the awesomeness of Android!

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 08:35 1

20. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I have been using Innocomm Floating Player almost a year now.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 12:08

21. mmmanuuu (Posts: 237; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Ios and wp SCIENTISTS watch and learn from android.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 12:14

22. CreeDiddy (Posts: 325; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Developers of Android are turning Android into a better version of Windows. This is what iOS should be...

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 02:23

25. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3586; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lol SCIENTISTS

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:50

26. Ahsan (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


How many iOS fan actually came here to see this article and left this page by crying?

My deepest condolence for them.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 04:42

28. joe540 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jul 2014)


I like FloatMail because I can reply to emails more quickly than with any other app that I tested

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