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You can give my app Chromer a shot. It uses Chrome Custom Tabs and creates individual entries in recents. Also maintains Chrome sync, form auto-fill and title, icon and color preview in recents thumbnail. preview
Oh, sorry if you were just looking for basic info. I assumed most people on this sub were familiar with the recent drama; it's been on the front page for the past couple days.
Here's the play store page. It's basically just a faster way to open links from apps, works great. Currently, people on this sub are upset with the dev (for the reasons in my previous post), so there has been a push to use Anticipate instead, which is basically the same thing but it attempts to "pre-load" links to (ideally) make loading even faster.
Chromer - You know Chrome tabs? Well you can open the Chrome tab from any application that wants to open a link in the browser now. Super handy and awesome app. Material design compliant.
Last year it was really a pet project and I wasn't even expecting more than few hundred downloads.
I liked when Google announced Chrome Custom Tabs as a replacement for WebView last year at IO. They are secure, faster and shared same cookie jar with Google Chrome. I really wanted apps in my workflow to use it, but as with typical Android releases dev support takes time.
I use WhatsApp a lot and my friends share links in that all the time, it still doesn't have CCT support.
I just thought to write a very little app to enable CCT system wide. I was in surprise when people liked it so much and over the past year I have pushed several updates for feature parity with other browsers.
I am a self taught developer and working on this app has really made difference in me professionally as well; I now have a day job as a Android developer.
Next I am starting work on Anniversary Update where I plan to reimagine Chromer and satisfy both new and old users. Fingers crossed.
You can also do that with Lynket (change in settings to web heads). Lynket is still receiving updates whereas the other app has not been updated since April 2017 (though it may work fine).
I use lynket to direct all links to Firefox focus by default, it has an option to then open links in chrome/another browser if you decide to swap half way
It's open source, anyone can fork the the version that uses Chrome's engine.
Or there's Lynet (4MB) with a private mode that uses Chrome's engine/WebView.
But you know, maybe just give Gecko a chance? It's good that Blink has competition on Android (though obviously its main competitor is WebKit on iOS). 40MB is not insane.
Your first link works but the second doesn't for me in 1.3.1 Android 7.1.1
My workaround is just long pressing the link and opening in Chromer
I would highly recommend using Chromer in conjunction with BaconReader. It has perfectly fixed ALL issues with links of any sort for me.
Lynket(previously Chromer) has this..
You just set Lynket as the default one and change app settings to match your browser preference.
Play Store link [link]
2.0 is major update celebrating 2 years of Chromer, now
Major redesign of the app!
* Tabs New multitasking feature
Web Heads- Much improved background loading
Bottom search bar and suggestions
Adaptive Icon for Oreo
Per app settings
Terrific article mode
Lynket can function independently!
Better tutorial screen.
and lots of minor fixes and polishes !!
Not really its intended use, but it can be used in the same way as Hermit, just with less customization. Open webpage in it > add to homescreen.
No ad-blocker iirc, I use another solution for ads.
Hi Michael, I was just wondering what are your thoughts on my app Chromer's icon.
Chromer brings chrome custom tab concept to all apps. It is light weight and a fast browser. Here it is [link]
I am not a designer myself. Many on G+ suggested to approach you considering your work on Phonograph. My app is very young only a week since publish. Would love to take your help.
> I prefer not to use another browser....
All Chromium-based ad-blocking clones are used separately from Google Chrome. The two below are open-source browsers.
Chromer + Brave is a great combination.
In Chromer, set Chrome as the secondary browser, and set Brave as primary. Configure Brave to disable scripts, tracking, ad blocker, enable https everywhere, etc.
If the site doesn't work and I really want to see it, enable scripts via the convenient menu in the title bar. These changes only affect the current site.
If the site is one I trust and requires a login, click the secondary browser button to open Chrome.
Brave catches all the spam, and I can elevate capabilities selectively by either enabling them in the Brave drop-down menu. Chromer orchestrates it all by wrapping the Brave engine, with a button to hand over to Chrome if I choose.
This is how I deal with that problem: Use Chromer and set your backup browser to whatever browser you want to use for reddit. In Chromer their is a setting where you can have certain apps automatically open up to your back up browser. So everytime you open a link in reddit it will open up to your secondary browser of your choice.
What I've been doing lately is using the imgur external app setting in Flow with Chromer to work around the error. Works prettay pretay pretty good.
I quit using the built in browser completely due to issues like that.
I would recommend setting RiF up to use external browsers like chrome/Firefox, etc, in the settings.
I can also recommend a neat little app called chromer.
It's what I use, and have not had any issues at all.
Yeah, I used it when it first came out and it didn't support tabs then. They've updated it since.
Then I used it to check links quickly with minimum distraction, the single tabe was good for that. Now I use Lynket:
Haven't tried it myself (since it was Chromer at least), but I think Lynket Browser has this.
It's primarily an additional browser overlay widget thingy - I had used it for reading articles full screen, but you may be able to use it with Chrome and maybe it'll help?
Then I have no idea what it could be, but in the meantime, you could download Lynket, a browser based on Chrome Custom Tabs, you could even choose which browser to use (Chrome, Firefox) as the base.
And you can choose to open the links as bubbles or just open them on Custom Tabs. Hope this helps.
Chromer. Not only does this app let you open webpages in article mode by default, but it also lets you open links in web heads to read later (if you want to). It's customisable, too.
Have a look at Chromer it may be lighter since it has a smaller feature set but it's based on Chrome so it still synchronises everything over.
I literally use it as a link browser, as in I have it set as my default browser, and when I click a link in an app it loads up, I read it and hit X to go back to the app I was in. It has web heads (the link bubble bubble that floats on the screen and loads in the background), a quick mode and reading mode, and that's pretty much it. You can switch these options on and off.
If I'm wanting a specific website I usually load up Chrome or Samsung browser, but I rarely do that, I usually find I'm getting to websites through a link from an app or Google.
Brave Browser for Android is really good too. Essentially chromium with built in ad-blocker. Also has built in lastpass support which is great
Combined with the Chromer app it makes for a great mobile browsing experience
Chromer replaces embedded browsers inside apps with the browser of your choosing.. so you can set it to use Brave and get ad-blocked websites in apps like Facebook and various reddit apps
Chromer. Opens webpages instantly because it uses Chrome's custom tabs. Just set it as default browser and it will open every link you tap on.
Chromer "Chromer is a browser based on Google Chrome's Chrome Custom Tab.
It simplifies browsing by prioritizing rendering a link first than anything else. This is achieved by use of Chrome Custom Tab which are light weight browser tabs from Google Chrome (limited other browsers are supported too).
Chromer slides over the website from the app, enabling you to transition into the website seamlessly. Even if you navigate multiple times, you can always press X to quickly return to the app."
Very handy and smooth.
It's yet another web browser except it uses Chrome's custom tabs feature, which loads web pages a little faster. Also, it depends on Chrome for things like accounts/passwords and data saving (if enabled on Chrome).
Just install and set as default browser. This way every app will open every external link in it instead of the default webview. You can still use Chrome for normal web browsing, so chromer can be just there for the apps.
it basically makes it lightning fast opening links from other apps. Its chrome custom tabs, but since not many developers are implementing it in their apps, this app does it as a standby.
The one solution I can think of is to enable the external browser and use Chromer and log in there, which will save the log-in for next time.
That's strange. The only option that could handle the browser is the "Use internal viewer".
Maybe you set your browser to open reddit link on the browser.
I can try to help you fix this but i need a few things:
What version of Android do you have?
Do you use Chromer?
If you tap on a Reddit link elsewhere (e.g. Google +, Facebook), does it open on Relay?
So, I just found an awesome app that allows any app to use Chrome Custom Tabs. Check on Chromer: [link]
Love it and it handles this problem perfectly!
Not Google, but yes
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Edit: changed best to next
Might I suggest my browser Lynket?
Before this goes live you could use Chromer
You can use this app to get chrome custom tabs in every app
Chromer- To load links in bubbles without leaving the current app.
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Inkwire Screen Share + Assist- Remotely share your screen with others. Useful for helping someone troubleshoot a problem with their Android phone when you are not around.
Oh, I understand now. What the other person mentioned seems to be what you're after, I'd also look at Lynket Browser.
Chromer- To open links in floating bubbles.
Circuit- Route Planner
Lithium EPUB Reader
Friendly for Facebook
Contexual App Folder
Inkwire Screen Share + Assist
You can still use it through Chromer, though I don't know how well it works myself.
Chromer by Arun Kumar
Phonograph by Karim Abou Zeid
Snap Swipe Drawer by Francisco Barroso
Greenify by Oasis Feng
Look UP by Gaurav Sharma
Pixel Icon Pack by Saurabh Gupta
used to use Link Bubble but went to Chromer ever since it came out
Yep! It was hard to find in the play store for me... Let me find the link for you.
Edit: Here you go!
You can't do your job properly...
Or let's try this.
Linkme: chromer arunk
The newly created app chromer
Basically custom chrome tabs for all apps...
Lynket works pretty well for me
Chrome custom tabs are amazing! You can also set it to the external browser, use Chromer, and have that open any number of Chrome-based custom tabs providers for a DIY version of the native Custom Tab experience. If you're doing that...
I like YuBrowser (a Qualcomm-optimized CAF browser on the Play Store) because it has DuckDuckGo, blocks ads & trackers, and can default to incognito mode for all tabs.
However, TugaBrowser is the fan favorite CAF version here on /r/Android if you're fine with ditching Play (and hopefully using the XDA Labs app to manage updates because those are still important). It does everything Yu can, minus the DuckDuckGo bit.
Brave is another good ad blocking choice that supports Chrome Custom Tabs. Lots of publicity on this one lately given its recent release.
NOTE: CAF browsers let you sign in to your Google account for passwords and history, but make sure to enable the contact permission before opening them for the first time or they might destroy your data and fail to sync. Otherwise they're great :)
For OP, I recommend going CAF in permanent incognito mode given this statement from elsewhere in the thread:
> My default browser is chrome. For example, I use incognito mode when searching for torrent files. I cannot automatically open a link within Reddit in chrome in incognito mode so I would like to be able to use a second browser that I can have the history turned off all of the time.
Chrome Custom Tabs by themselves will track everything you browse, so that Slide option isn't really viable. Hence the "external browser" setting, Chromer, and a privacy-focused alternative to use within Chromer as the actual tab provider.
For now you can use Chromer and the Open in Browser function. Works well enough and you should have Chromer anyway.
Try Lynket. That's what I'm using to keep reddit links out of my history.
Lynket is a good option. PlayStore Link
You could use an external app like Lynket
Chromer actually takes advantage of the android webview for this (different from CEF, but similar idea).
<strong>Telegram</strong> + <strong>@Superfeedr_bot</strong>.
I create a group with an random person, invite the bot, and then kick the random, and enter /(un)subscribe RSSLink.whatever for however many things I follow. I have groups for comics, tech, etc.
One downside is that you can't forward messages with the link, since it asks you to open them with buttons that don't carry over.
I use this in combination with <strong>Chromer</strong> to open links and check them out once I'm done reading through stuff (if the bubbles disappear, go through the app switcher).
And I can use Telegram on my <strong>desktop</strong> as well.
Hey guys, can anyone recommend some good alternatives to Chromer and Ticklr?
Also, if anyone used Fleksy and moved on to another keyboard, what are you using now or just tell me about your favorite keyboard and what you love about it.
Probably Chomer bubble.
I actually meant to say Lynket.
That's cause I misspelt the app name
I use Chromer, which is an app that uses Chrome's custom tab to force open all links on it. Take a look!
Yeah, but not in the Chrome App. Much faster than the YouTube App as well. Here is the Play Store link.
Try this (for now).
In the meantime download an app called Chromer to get them in Apps that don't support it yet...
Also Better Open With is great.
Flynx is abandonware, try ~~Flyperlink~~ Lynket instead.
Edit: bad bot. Correct app [link] . You can set facebook links to open with Chromer and achieve the same result as the app OP mentioned.
Pretty sure that's a gif showing Chromer.
Chromer may be a solution to the problem.