[App] Better Open With
Created to mimic Android’s default Complete action using dialog, Better Open With shows you a visually similar popup screen when you choose to open a link, an image, a PDF or any other filetype – listing all possible app handlers as you normally see.
What’s different is that you only see the popup dialogue for a few seconds (5 seconds by default, but customizable), allowing you to choose an app handler if you want, after which it will automagically open it with your preferred app!
Unlike other similar apps, you just wait for your preferred app handler to launch (no clicks necessary), or choose a different app in the meantime. Just set Better Open With as your default handler for the filetypes you want, and let it work for you!
Personalize how you want to view the Better Open With popup screen!
Choose between grid and list view
Set text size, show only icon (no text) and other options
Light and Dark themes available
more options to follow!
Better Open With is handy if:
you switch between browsers, but usually have one preferred app;
you prefer using one app to view your PDFs, photos and other files, but sometimes use another app to edit them;
you usually want video links to open with a player, but sometimes you want to open them with an app that lets you download the file, and maybe yet another that will Chromecast it;
Better Open With is completely free, and no ads! No permissions requested!
It started off as a little side project, inspired by a reddit post by reddit’s oroboros74 at http://www.reddit.com/comments/24okaq/what_apps_would_you_like_to_have_that_dont_exist/ch96jid. Since we think others might enjoy it, we’re making it available to everyone!
Future releases will include:
support for more filetypes!
sort apps in list (alphabetical-default, manual, chronological)
create “sessions”, allowing to choose a different, temporary preferred app (for next X clicks, next X minutes)
translations (translators wanted!)
suggestions from you, the user!
Email the developer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any question, suggestion or want to contribute.
Suggest new features or vote for existing suggestions at https://betteropenwith.uservoice.com/
Better Open With user reviews :
Great app, very practical. and without rubbishy permissions needed. although it sometimes don’t work, since the standard andriod option pops up to ask me what i want to use to open the file with (and this app is listed first, selected). using Total Commander. sony z5 with marshmallow.
Very good for individuals who use different media players, or internet browsers, for different situations. This app is actually perfect for the said scenario!! I was pretty disappointed marshmallow did not have this feature included in the final version AND there was not a way to add it via root . Make sure you pick “Better Open With” the first time you open a file, then you can choose which app you want each time afterwards. Can also easily choose/remove default app preferences for different file types in app home screen.
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