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.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Monday 2:24 AM
Love it!!! Saved me from the stupid touchwiz on the note 5!
A Google User
Sunday 8:05 AM
Great app and it will see more downloads With the limitation samsung put on the note 5 and s6 edge plus, you can only default an app. There is no longer an option to select just once. Many will like the options again. I really wish the developer would allow ringcentral on the list.
A Google User
5 days ago
Excellent app. Let's you choose a waiting period of a couple of seconds before choosing your default app, so you can deviate from the default without much hassle.
A Google User
Aug 25, 2015
Great application Saved me to hassle of having to delete a default application just to switch video players. Sometimes I was a floating player, and sometimes I want it in my TV through HDMI. Thanks. Just made my Samsung Galaxy Note5 better.
A Google User
Aug 23, 2015
Clever idea and a functional design. It has its problems since it's a hacky implementation to improve app selection while being an app itself. Unlike in the screenshots, it does Material Design!