multitasking

Chainfire’s Recently gives more control to Lollipop recent apps list

When Lollipop became active, there was a big change to the devices “recents” list – which is Android parlance for your “overview” or “multitask” or “recent apps” list, whatever you may call it. Lollipop just lists every app you ever opened in no particular order, which is annoying to some people who need the recents list for effective multitasking. This is where Chainfire’s “Recently” app comes in.

Android ‘multi-window’ feature still possibility, mentioned in commit

Many users have longed for a multi-window capability in Android – that is, to be able to open at least two apps or more at a time, scaling the apps down to occupy lesser space on the screen and relegating them to “windows”. Rumors of the feature have been bandied about, and a lot of tweaked Android ROMs and UIs have made their own approximations of the feature, but never officially from Android.

Tiny Apps allows you to multitask via floating applications

Multitasking” was a big buzzword when the venerable Windows 98 operating system came out, as Microsoft leverage on increased RAM usage (256 to 512MB, mind you) and truly delivered on allowing desktop users to run a number of programs together, thereby increasing theoretical productivity. In the mobile device industry, multitasking is making another renaissance – especially as screen sizes increase and Android becomes better and better handling multiple tasks. But what if your phone simply doesn’t have this capability out of the box? For that, there’s Tiny Apps.

Google working on multi-window function for Android

Multitasking may be a useful feature of any mobile device but multi-window is better once Android officially launches it. For now, Google’s Android team is working on multi-window functionality for tablets and smartphones. No official announcement from Google yet but it was confirmed last March that the search giant is indeed working on it.

Flynx browser lets you multi-task while websites load

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.

Link Bubble gets an update and a promo sale

Chris Lacy, the same developer who has brought you Action Launcher, has been a very busy body. He has just released an updated version of his new Link Bubble app, sporting a slew of interesting features. And to celebrate the occasion, he is even throwing in a limited time discount for the pro version of the app.

Sidebar Launcher keeps your favorite actions just a swipe away

There will always be times when you wished you had almost instant access to an app shortcut, setting, or other functionality wherever you are, without having to leave the current app. Sidebar Launcher tries to fill that need by providing some nifty multi-tasking abilities, accessible with a simple swipe from the side.
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