Multitasking is great, but smartphones will never offer a multitasking experience on par with desktop devices because they just don’t have enough screen real estate.
That doesn’t mean switching back and forth from app to app is the only way to go on mobile phones, however, and a great Android app called Flynx has come up with a simple and elegant solution that you really have to check out.
And did we mention that it’s completely free?
Facebook’s “chat heads” are pretty annoying, but it turns out that the chat heads concept is ideal for a new type of web browser that will be a game-changer for many users.
Flynx by InfiKen Labs is a fantastic free app that replaces the default Web browser on your phone. Tap any link in any app and the page loads in the background. At the same time, a chat head-like icon pops up on the side of your display.
Tap the icon and a stripped down version of the page will instantly appear on top of whatever app you might be using at the time. Tabs are supported as well, as is a read later service that will save pages to be read online or offline at a later time, much like Instapaper.
Here’s a video of Flynx in action:
The app completely changes the workflow on your mobile device, and it changes it for the better. It’s fast, easy to use and… free.
Flynx’s Play Store description follows below, along with a download link.
Flynx helps you open articles and links from all your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Google+, etc. in a revolutionary new way.
★★★★★ Featured as one of the essential apps on playstore by Google.
★★★★★ Featured on LifeHacker, Gizmodo, Economic Times, Addictive Tips, Android Community, YourStory and many more…
It loads articles and links in background for you while you do something productive.
Our quick read mode gets rid of ads and loads only relevant content saving your time and data. It also allows you to save articles offline to read them later.
SAVE TIME : It loads articles and other links in background while you continue using your current app.
SAVE DATA, LOAD FASTER : Flynx intelligently gets rid of all ads and unnecessary clutter from blogs and articles, saving you lot of mobile data.
READ EASY : Flynx displays news articles and blogs in a beautiful, easy-on-eyes view, allowing you to focus only on meaningful content.
SAVE OFFLINE, READ LATER : Saving articles offline is super easy. Just double-tap a link from any of your favorite apps and thats it!
TRUE MULTITASKING : Flynx makes multitasking effortless by allowing you to open multiple links and switch between them easily, all without ever leaving current app.
SMART SHARING : Share links quickly to your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Pushbullet or save links directly to Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, Evernote, etc.
FLYNX IN YOUR LANGUAGE : It has been translated into over 15 languages including Arabic, Brazilian, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Thanks to amazing volunteers from all over the world.