Better Open With

Better Open With


With so many cool Android apps, Better Open With saves you the hassle of having to choose only one default app handler when you click a filetype, and without having to choose between "only once" and "always"!

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!

The app is still in beta, and we want to hear from you to know how to make it even better.

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 android@aboutmycode if you have any question, suggestion or want to contribute.

Suggest new features or vote for existing suggestions at https://betteropenwith.uservoice.com/

Recent changes:
Added option to hide apps from list

Added handler for dialer, calendar and camera

Fixed multiple small bugs.
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About Better Open With
With so many cool Android apps, Better Open With saves you the hassle of having to choose only one default app handler when you click a filetype, and without having to choose between "only once" and "always"!

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!

The app is still in beta, and we want to hear from you to know how to make it even better.

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 android@aboutmycode if you have any question, suggestion or want to contribute.

Suggest new features or vote for existing suggestions at https://betteropenwith.uservoice.com/

Recent changes:
Added option to hide apps from list

Added handler for dialer, calendar and camera

Fixed multiple small bugs.

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A Google User
Feb 21, 2015
Great idea but This app keeps crashing my other apps on Note 3. It's a great idea but for me did not work
A Google User
Feb 17, 2015
Awesome App Great developer. I had several suggestions for another app from this Dev.. All were considered and most implemented. Very responsive too. As other reviewers have said this app solves one of the most annoying aspects of android. I would like to see the ability to select which apps would show as options too, as some of the lists are quite substantial and I only ever use one or two options. That would definitely push this to 5 stars. EDIT: So my only suggestion has been implemented.. 5 stars it is.
A Google User
Feb 16, 2015
Must have
A Google User
Feb 15, 2015
OMG SEARCHING THIS I was searching this app for eternity and finally i found one. Its really a mystery how to change "open with.." application in droid. This helped a lot. Looking forward for more file extensions.
A Google User
Feb 13, 2015
Simple. Efficient. Works Great Does what it says n does it very very well