Extreme multitasking: the best floating apps for Android
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 21, 2014, 6:24 AM
Envious that some Samsung Android device owners with the Nature UX can detach the video playback in a hovering window? Looking with interest to Sony's Small Apps suite, or those devices that have the Pop-up View app mode, letting you pin notes or a calculator on top of everything else?
Well, Android's versatility is here to help. There are solutions out there that allow you to "float" videos, a note list, calculator, even browser and whatnot, above anything else you are doing underneath.
multi-window mode, "floating" apps can certainly come in handy at various situations, so check out the list in the slideshow below.Needless to say, this aids significantly with multitasking on your handset or tablet, as it lets you see and do more things at once. While not exactly a
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The beauty of android!♥
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 8:09 AM 26
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Exactly this is what i was thinking to post...
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 11:01 AM 8
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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 Dec 11, 2012, 10:25 AM 3
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Are they calling widgets floating apps now?
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 11:30 AM 2
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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 Feb 21, 2014, 7:04 AM 2
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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 Dec 12, 2012, 3:17 AM 0
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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 Feb 21, 2014, 7:33 AM 0
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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 Feb 22, 2014, 12:26 PM 0
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