Flynx is a Free App That Completely Transforms How You Use Your Android

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  1. dgstorm

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    Sometimes a software idea comes along that offers up a truly innovative idea, and today we found a great example of that. It's called Flynx (by InfiKen Labs) and it will quite literally change the way you use your Android device. Flynx basically replaces your default web browser with a new one, It creates pop-ups within the browser which work similarly to Facebook's chat heads. In Facebook, these are pretty annoying, but in the context of how Flynx works, it's actually quite brilliant, as it basically allows you to multi-task like a madman!

    Flynx allows you to tap any of the links in any app and the page will load in the background. Simultaneously, a chat head-like icon appears on the side of your display. You can then tap the icon and a smaller version of the page will appear on top of whichever app you are using at that time. Tabs are supported as well, and there is even a read later service, which saves pages to be read online or offline later.

    The icing on the cake regarding Flynx is that it is a completely free app! Here's the full description from the Google Play Store:

    Here's a link to the company website for more info, and you can check out the video above too to see it in action: For more information, please visit our website http://www.flynxapp.com

    Here's a link to the Play Store to try it out: Flynx - Read the web smartly - Android Apps on Google Play
     
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    This app is pretty neat. Multi task within multitasking.[​IMG]
     
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    Downloading. Think this could be very handy. Skim through twitter & etc, loading links in the background, then go read them. Seems better than jumping back & forth from the browser.

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    downloaded it all excited, but cant get it to work. just loads in regular browser. is there a setting im missing?
     
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    When you click a link in another app, it should pop up the window asking which browser you want to use. If you choose Flynx, it creates a little "chat head" like button that floats around your screen. Might need to clear default browser if you've selected to "Always" use your browser of choice since you downloaded Flynx.
     
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    On g3 stock rooted. Not getting it to work. Will mess with it a bit more.
     
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    Does this replace Chrome or just run alongside it?
     
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    quick screen of links not being picked up by flynx. I went into setting for it to open external browsers, but to no avail. will take this video down in a few for privacy reasons

    edit: bye bye vid
     
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    Video is private.
     
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    doh.

    edit: try now
     
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    Ah. I'm guessing it's because you're already in the browser. I doubt the system calls for it to ask what app to open a link in when you're already in there.

    Try from Facebook, Twitter, google+, Tapatalk, etc.

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    works from g+ and tapa. not from chrome browser. Which is where i need it most. will continue to tinker