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OverSkreen Floating Browser

OverSkreen Floating Browser

$2.49

(5 stars)

(3,387)


Download for Android

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Floating windows
  • Simple and good-looking layout
  • User-Agent
  • Bookmarks & Favorites
Cons
  • Only paid version
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"The return of the windows"

Reviewed by / Mar 14, 2012

OverSkreen is a floating browser for Android, specially optimized for tablets

Not so much in smartphones because of its size, but in tablets we miss multi-tasking that windows provided in desktop devices. For example, when you're writing a post with your write app and you need to open the browser to search something, you have to turn between these windows. Why if we could use floating windows and distribute them through the screen? That would be actual multi-tasking, wouldn't it? Well, that's precisely what OverSkreen does, an idea that comes from AirCalc developers (MBFG).

Although the floating windows is its main feature, OverSkreen is a comprehensive browser. It supports Flash by default and it works smoothly. What's more, it includes some other interesting features as User-Agents to "navigate as" other devices. If you cannot live without bookmarks, here you have a good bookmark manager as well as favorites tab. One of the features we liked most is that it suggests you while typing in the address bar. Finally, it's set in simple but good-looking layout that eases navigation.

Without shadows of a doubt, this is an innovative browser which is meant to become an interesting choice, specially for tablets. The only catch is that there isn't lite version, only paid (€1.49). High recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
OverSkreen is the best floating browser on Android! With OverSkreen, you can do multiple tasks at the same time!

You don't have to switch from one application to another anymore. OverSkreen Browser can live on top of your screen! You can check a video on the right side of your screen and write a message at the same time!

★★★ SATISFIED OR REFUNDED ★★★

View and interact with multiple screens at once. OverSkreen enables true multi-tasking.

● Features :
★ Floating browser: you can move, resize or minimize your browser
★ Adobe Flash support (*)
★ Tabbed browsing
★ Private browsing (*)
★ Access to your bookmarks/history
★ Built-in Desktop/iPhone/iPad/Honeycomb/Froyo user-agent
★ Suggest-while-typing URL bar
★ Quick Hide (double tap the title bar)
★ Chrome keyboard shortcuts
★ Bookmarks folder support (*)
★ Synchronisation of your Chrome Bookmarks (**)

* Android 3.0 and above
** Android 4.0 and above

● Known limitations
- On Android version 2.2.x / 2.3.x only, Adobe Flash plugin doesn't support floating applications and may crash. This is an Adobe bug. Some customers reported it as working though. Please upgrade your device to Android 3.0/4.0 or above. Please note that mobile version of YouTube doesn't requires Flash at all.

★ ★ ★ If you have any question on the app, send us an email: support@myboyfriendisageek.com. We respond personally to every single email we receive ★ ★ ★

● FAQ
★ Can I watch YouTube ?
Sure. You can do whatever you do with your stock browser.

Recently changed in this version

1.7.x : fixed private browsing, fixed some FC
1.6.x : fixed history, fixed bookmarks, 'auto hide URL bar' option, 'keep screen ON' option
1.5.x : history (> 3.0), fixed rotation issue, Chrome keyboard shortcuts, improved overall speed
1.4.x : fixed file uploads, private browsing (> 3.0), restore tabs option, most visited homepage
1.3.x : fullscreen mode + 'set on top' button
1.2.x : TABBED BROWSING + lot of bug fixes


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Comments and ratings for OverSkreen Floating Browser
  • (72)

    by Jeanette Calder on 24/05/2014

    Delivers. Does exactly what is promises to.

  • (72)

    by KEVIN NAIDOO on 22/05/2014

    It's good that 1 can multi-task. Thank you

  • (72)

    by Kyle Kari on 19/04/2014

    Bad a!?

  • (72)

    by Adam Slade on 13/04/2014

    Great lightweight app that runs faster than my other browsers. Great to use as a notepad, too. Just open up Google Docs and make notes without closing your apps.

  • (72)

    by Jet Lee on 13/04/2014

    Overall I really like this browser its very useful but I have a few issues: 1)When tilting my tablet from landscape to portrait mode the browser screen size is change to half the screen and not full screen meaning I have to drag the screen back to make it full screen again. 2) I have it set not to remember passwords yet it remembers them and lastly the browser crashes sometimes but not often enoug

  • (72)

    by Michael Sammler on 31/03/2014

    I used this app constantly with my Gaxynote 1.While sketching it was nice to have a source image in the floating browser. But it is not compatible anymore. I hope this gets updated soon.

  • (72)

    by Leilani Samson on 10/03/2014