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Flynx on the app store.
Edit: I have no preference of the app I've never used it I just happened to be on a PC so wanted to link it for others.
Flynx opens a floating button (like Facebook chat heads) whenever you open a web page. It also loads while you interact with another app. Tap on the bubble and it expands the page for you, with smart formatting (think reader mode!) done automatically. All this without leaving your current app! You can open up to four links at once. The history list should remedy that.
reddit offline lets you download posts and comments from custom subreddits for offline viewing.
I use uBlock Origin on Firefox. For me it seems like a huge improvement. I also use the reading mode when available.
Edit: Maybe you could use something like Flynx. Automatically loads a text only version of the page. One disadvantage is Flynx only opens links as a floating bubble.
Chrome Dev + Flynx.
Don't expect Chrome to be smooth like on iOS though, no matter how powerful a smartphone you have. It's a stuttery resource-hog, but the great integration it has with its desktop counterpart keeps me (and I suspect the majority) from leaving.
Chromer... Are you tired of loading up a full browser app when you click a link. Chromer opens a lightweight custom Chrome tab. And it looks great.
Flynx and Link Bubble Browser open the links in small bublles that load the page in the background while you can keep doing whatever you were doing while the page loads. It's nice too.
I switch back and forth between bubbles and custom Chrome tabs.
Flynx and LinkBubble are browsers that let you use floating bubbles that load while you keep doing whatever you were doing before. Then they can pop up over the app you're using and return to small bubbles if you want them to do so. They're really useful.
Looking for a simple bookmarking app to pair with my browser that doesn't have bookmarking (Flynx).
Currently using Bookmark Links, which has the right idea but is sloppily set up and has suspiciously few installs.
Would rather not use a service like Pocket or something for saving articles (Flynx alread does that, and anyway I don't want to save articles, just make shortcuts to a URL I visit each day).
China this, China that.
Take a look at one quite praised app called Flynx.
It requests phone permission to minimize during calls, but does not let you use the app at all if you deny (and don't want) it. What gives?
That is what I figured. At some point imgur changed something with their mobile website that broke all of the reddit apps at the time the issue occured. Most of the reddit apps fixed this issue, but this app was no longer being updated by that point.
A good solution is downloading an app named "Flynx" which is a browser that will "float" above whatever app you are currently using. Install that and then change the default link behavior in the settings to open external apps instead of using the in-app browser.
Google Play link to Flynx: [link]
Giving it a try, so far so good, thank you for the recommendation :) I also installed Flyperlink out of curiosity, but uninstalled it rarely quickly; Flynx is much better imo.
Flynx. It's a browser that exists in a floating bubble like facebook messenger and doesn't display ads on mobile websites. Can't recommend enough.
I've tried Chromer twice and always end up back with Flynx, and never remember why, so I end up trying Chromer again and it inevitably doesn't quite fit my needs.
Flynx's main downside is that it doesn't have proper bookmarks, so I have to use another app to do that (and it's surprisingly hard to find a good boomarks app, probably because most browsers have it built in).
The way links open is kind of stupid. They interrupt whatever you were doing to force you to watch a webpage load, and only then read it. It doesn't have to be this way. It doesn't have to be this stupid, when you can download Flynx and set it as your default browser!
You use Outlook only, so while the native Gmail App is nice and it handles it fine, Microsoft's Outlook App is a lot better for you. Download it, set it as your primary email App and you can just forget about gmail.
You don't like the SMS App that came with your phone? You can choose between Textra, QkSMS, Google Messenger, Facebook Messenger, YAATA, Klinker Messenger and God knows how many others.
You wish you could have more control over your home screen. If you install Nova and make it your default home screen, you can do that.
Just one example, but it goes a lot deeper than this
Also check out Flynx it's pretty neat. It's not a replacement for a main browser but kind of a supplement to it. It handles links when you click them in other apps by popping up a floating window instead of closing the app. Besides pushbullet it's the most useful app on my phone.
Flynx. opens browser links in a floating bubble like Facebook Messenger, so you can keep browsing your Reddit app or newsfeed and read/share the link when you want.
Flynx for opening multiple links from Palabre or Twitter. It also has a pretty decent reading mode. But my preferred "normal" browser is Chrome.
I use Flynx with Firefox as my backup.
It loads the page in the background as you do whatever on your phone and when it's ready you can click the bubble on the side of the screen to open it.
Flynx is a pop-up browser that loads pages in a similar minimal view, although not as pretty. I'm using right now and I love it. Wouldn't mind seeing this feature in Sync, though.
That's sooo close to something I've always wanted to see on iOS is an Android app called Flynx, bubbled "tabs" that follow you. I understand this is something that's very difficult to implement on iOS, but I hope you're able to find success in this to maybe inspire another developer to take a stab at something like Flynx! Because yours looks pretty great.
You should use Google Now, for daily searching, and open links with a floating web browser. I use the floating browser 'Flynx', it blocks all ads out-of-the-box and gives you plain text+images of a website. If you ever need to see more on a page (and trust me, you rarely do) you can open your fallback browser within Flynx. I use Dolphin in case i need to download a file or something, which is very rare.
Depending on how you browse/read, something like Flynx could be helpful too.
It strips sites of most all ads, and is perfect for loading up stories from Twitter/Google+/etc
Amazing. I hadn't come across this before but just installed it and it makes clicking on links in Facebook and Twitter so much more pleasant. [link]
You should really check out Flynx: when you open a link in any app, it instead of going out of that app and into the browser, Flynx will open a 'bubble' that floats above said app, loading the webpage in the background. When it is done loading, just tap the bubble, and it will open an overlay over your current app. if you want to explore that page more, and for example fill out a form in it, you can just tap a button and it will open your 'real' browser, Firefox or Chrome or whatever.
It's awesome imo, as it offers a way to open pages in a less 'interuptive' way. I often open a few pages now from within, say, facebook, to read later.
check it out in the play store.
Flynx changed my life. It is a browser that allows you to open links in "bubbles" which load the link while you do something else. It quickly became one of the most essential apps on my smartphone.
Flynx is an amazingly smooth Link Bubble alternative. Better than the alternative ones if you ask me. Check it out!
In the meantime flynx is a duct tape solution for unsupported image hosts.
Thanks for your review :D
At some points I agree, but since you're on Android you can also solve your other "issues".
I also switched from iPhone (6+) to the Nexus 6P, so I can understand you. But I had a Jailbreak all the time, so I didn't have a lot of annoyance other people had.
I really don't want to diss or hate Apple or iOS, I just compare iOS and Android (with my experience). I really think iOS is a mature, solid and good OS and if you're ok with the restrictions iOS has then you'll have a wonderful time :)
> Siri is, hands down, better at commands you wouldn't Google (e.g. setting timers, reading messages, etc.).
I don't think it's much better, but I also don't use it often. But when I use it it works :D
> PLUS I can give commands when the phone is locked.
You can set trusted voice in settings, then it also works when your device is locked ;)
> Jesus Christ why does my ringer volume change when I hit the volume buttons?
That annoyed me, too. I also accidentally switched to DND (Do not disturb) mode and didn't mention notifications at first. If you're rooted you can use GravityBox, it allows you to just change the media volume instead of the phone volume, which solves this problem.
> No shortcuts for calculator or clock?
This is nothing which is really necessary or a must-have, but since you're used to it because it was in the control center in iOS you now miss them. I also missed them, but luckily with GravityBox you can set shortcuts to your control center in Android, too. I set a calculator and a password application (1Password) there. There are even options to launch the clock/timer app by tapping the time in control center.
> Time for another app.
For me it's definitely not a drawback. You have the choice to chose any app you like to accomplish anything you want. This is more valuable than having better (stock) apps. I personally didn't like most of Apple's apps, but I had no other choice to use them, for example the photos app or the clock app. Even if you use other apps on iOS they either don't have access to needed data or they don't work with same privileges as the stock apps.
> (for native apps) Every single iPhone app is better than any Android app
I don't think so. I think it depends on which apps you use and what's important to/for you. Most apps I use are equivalent or even better. Since you're on Android and the apps have more rights and access the apps can also "do more" and other things iOS apps can't do. That's a huge plus, too.
> 4A. Calendar: More of a preference so I'll skip the reasoning.
I think the Google Calendar app is way better than the Apple calendar app, it has all views I need and all of the are better than the "childish" versions of the stock Apple calendar app.
> 4B. Chrome: ... No Reading List? No reading mode? Even icon locations. Chrome is at the top, you have to move your hands for big screens. Safari has the icons right there at the bottom, more simple.
This is also a preference thing. I agree the browser and the usage is a little bit strange, BUT it's a powerful browser which can do almost anything you need. I also missed reading list and reading mode, but here's the point where Android shines again; you can use any other browser you like. You are not forced to use the stock browser (Safari). I use Flynx, which is an unbelievably awesome app. It loads links and searches etc. in the background in a bubble and you can open and read whenever you want and also moved it on the screen, without leaving your current app. It also has a adblocker, reading mode and reading list. And if you want to you can directly open a page in your other browser of choice, for example Chrome browser.
> 4C. Docs: Can't export to .epub? Forget Docs, no app can?? I add a new page everyday to my dream book and I guess for Android I'll have to download another app.. for dreams/diaries.
I always use Microsoft Office on all my devices and they are all very powerful. You just have to look for the right app for that.
> 4D. Gmail: Gmail is too much, I don't need priority email and important email. I'll stick with Inbox, it looks 10x better anyways. Plus Spam doesn't sync? wtf Google why do I need to call tech support for a brand new phone less than 3 weeks old. Turns out to be a common issue.
I just use Inbox, so I don't even know how Gmail works, because I never used it. Inbox offers everything you need and works 1.000 times better and more reliable than Apple mail app. All the swipe actions and transitions are also much better.
> 4E. Inbox: I can create reminders, they show up in Google Now, but they're separate? Inbox, Google Keep, Calendar, and Google Now reminders are a mess. Either making them work as one or make one of them the reminder option and take it away from the rest. Complete chaos. By the way, that's another known issue.
I have to admit it's really a mess with all the reminder stuff. This is a point where Apple with its Reminder app is really better and consistent. But since I don't use all the reminder stuff it's nothing I worry about. I use an To-Do app of my choice (Todoist) which works perfectly, on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac etc.
> 4F. Keep: more of a preferences so I'll skip it.
I think it's equal to Apple's notes app, but I only use both very seldom. I just use OneNote on all my devices :)
> 4G: News and Weather: Same, it's a preference thing, let's move on.
Really a preference thing, so I skip it too :P
> 5H: Photos: Again, same thing, I'll skip it.
To be honest I like Google Photos. It works almost exactly as the stock Apple photos app. I really like the fact you that it just shows your taken pictures and not everything else. On iOS I was always frustrated because the just sent everything in on folder. All taken pictures, all edited pictures, selfies, screenshots, Whatapp images, downloads etc. In the recent versions of iOS they finally added a selfie and a screenshot folder, but this just helps to find them, but if you want to see all others you have to search for them...
Here you can use other apps and that's also a huge plus for me. I use Google Photos for my taken pictures and Piktures for any other picture and for organizing them. You can move pictures which is a huge plus, too. In iOS you can just create a link with folders, which is really ridiculous >_>
> 5I: Music: Really? do I really have to take away your storage access so you'll stop downloading songs for offline playback? I already changed the settings.. STOP downloading you dumbass.
I agree, the music app isn't good, but like any other point, just search for an app which works for you the best. Here you also have the advantage of Android, you can use any app you like and you can listen to anything and don't have to worry about iTunes, Sync etc.
> ...but many times I'm needing to make changes because Android complicated my life to begin with. Every task, from making a call to wirelessly printing is easier on an iPhone.
At first you have to setup everything and how you like it. iOS is straightforward since you don't have any other choice to do it and because you're used to it. Once you set it up, printing for example is just the same with Google Cloud Print ;P
I recommend rooting your device. You'll get much more options and can do much more and easier and can solve your problems and issues.
Here's a replay I posted several days ago, because of rooting, maybe you're interested, else ignore it ;)
Here are features and apps I installed, really just a few ;p
Some of things you can start with to better protect your privacy.
Encrypt your smartphone and your computer. Here's how to encrypt on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 & Windows 10, Mac, Android and iOS.
Use HTTPS Everywhere.
Use AdBlock Plus and Ghostery.
Disable third-party cookies.
Other than that, I also...
Use Flynx as my browser on Android because it blocks ads.
Disable location services.
Use a separate browser for Facebook on my computer & Tinfoil on Android.
Ideally you should use different passwords for all accounts, but that's not practical for me. So, I use levels of passwords.
Changed my default search engine to [link].
Take a look at Flynx...
Not if using Flynx.
Nobody seems to mention flynx for Android. It is developed by Indian developers and is loved by /r/Android.
Google play link
Flynx can be a solution for you.
For all you lazy people...
flynx, it opens links in floating window. its awesome, highly recommond it.
We are back and this time with v1.0, first version of Flynx out of Beta! We are very excited to show this to you. Reddit was the first place we showcased our app and all of this wouldn’t have been possible without your support.
Some of the new features are:
Take a look at the screenshots here
We have answered some of the most asked questions below. We will be here to answer any of your questions/comments.
For those of you who don’t know Flynx is a new and a better way to browse on your mobile phones. Check out here.
And here is the link to playstore
Why only 4 bubbles?
We are working on it and it and there have been some delays but it will be rolled out very soon.
Why does my bubble keep disappearing?
The bubble that loads the webpage for you runs as a service and when Android is low on memory it is on lower priority then the app that is running in your foreground. So when you are going through you G+/FB/Twitter feed and as you go down the feed it keeps on taking up memory and the probability of Flynx getting killed keeps on increasing.
What’s up with quick read mode?
This is for a few reasons for implementing quick read mode
1.Reading mode loads faster
2.It takes up only 10% of the memory of the webpage which in turn reduces chances of bubbles disappearing
3.We think that it is a better way to consume your content without all the annoying ads and those navigation bars etc.
Also you can disable quick read mode from the settings if you like.
You can help us out with the translations in your language, follow this link.
Or help us by joining our beta community and becoming one of our tester.
If you have any feedback/comment, we would love to hear them. Also you can write to us at
Flynx browser. Much better imho.
Link bubble shows Item not found here is the alternative Flynx
NICE, thanks! I wish there was something like this for Safari tabs too, like Flynx for Android
Very useful for reading articles. It opens only main text part of a webpage in a floating bubble.
Ah, yes, I am! I'm using Flynx. What should I do now, then?
This is pretty annoying too.
And for anyone wondering, I ended up installing Flynx + Lightning Browser as a backup.
This seems like a really close copy of Flynx.
Try flynx [link]
Not sure if this is what your after but this browser might work
I'll just stick to Flynx until they release an updated One Tap (if ever). Flynx's got some annoying limitations but its better than nothing.
Flynx keeps crashing for me, but everything else is fine
If you want to read article use Flynx or Use Opera Mini to sava data.
I love Flynx. I really, really do. It works great and is very well polished.
But seriously, what is with the ~~forced harrasment of your friends~~ "share this app with your friends" if you want to unlock more than 4 bubbles?!
Either enable a reasonably priced IAP to unlock more bubbles or just remove the existing limits. I shouldn't have to spam my friends to unlock what are effectively extra tabs in a browser.
I'm hopeful that /u/blue_stark (?) will address this at some point in the future