Flynx browser lets you multi-task while websites load

August 22, 2014
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When your Internet connection is not as fast as you’d like it to be and you’re browsing through some links but you also need to do other things on your smartphone, then you need a browser that has the capability to multi-task with you. Some lightweight browsers like Now Browser or Javelin have the ability to do that and another one that you can add to your options is Flynx, even though it is still in Beta mode.

Simply put, Flynx is a floating browser that can work in the background while you’re doing other more important things, like playing Flappy Bird or trying to like everything on sight on Facebook, because life is too short to just stare at your screen while the site you’re waiting for loads. While your web page is loading, Flynx stays as a bubble-type chat head-like shape in the background. It also shows you the progress of loading, and when you see it’s done, you can just click on the bubble to expand it.

Other features of the browser include turning the website or blog that you’re looking at more readable by removing unnecessary elements and links in the browser. And in case you feel like sharing the link with others, you also now have the option of copying and sharing it, as well as opening a link within onto another bubble. And yes, you will be able to open as many as four multiple links at the same time, and even adjust your default bubble size.

While most still prefer using full browsers like Chrome or Firefox, if you’re a person who tries to do many things on your smartphone, lightweight ones may sometimes be better in terms of getting things done. If you like the sound of Flynx, even if it’s still in beta, then you can download it for free through the Google Play Store.


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  • Wodge

    How is this any different from Link Bubbles?

    • http://www.simplelotus.com/ J Sturgis

      How is Coke any different from Pepsi? Choice is good.

  • Nick Vargish

    This looks like an ad, mainly because it completely fails to mention Link Bubbles, which has been doing this for some time now.

    • http://www.simplelotus.com/ J Sturgis

      I don’t know about an “ad”, but I agree, Link Bubbles sort of started the floating browser trend and warrants a mention.

  • http://eichefam.net/ Paul

    I’ll stick with Link Bubble, especially since Chris Lacy’s most recent update has improved the physics and added Android L-style UI.

  • http://hanslowinc.x10.mx 4dwarehouse

    Looks like this developer copied Link Bubble’s code and then reuploaded it.

  • http://www.simplelotus.com/ J Sturgis

    Never really liked Link Bubbles myself. I used and paid for Javelin, which is a great app by a great dev, but once Dolphin released Dolphin Float, it was pretty much game over. All the power of Dolphin (LastPass integraation!) plus a floating browser. They will be tough to beat IMO, unless someone else finally decides to integrate LastPass support.

    • Liaw Kim Poh

      using Javelin too for loading links at background :) haven’t tried to use it as full browser though, still on Chrome