On some customized Android editions like MiUI or Amazon Fire OS, you cannot set the default Assistant or Calendar app in the system settings menu - which means (for example) you cannot use Google instead of Alexa as your assistant.
When you try to set a reminder in the Google app, it prompts you to change the system default assistant, but that is not an option in the system menu on Fire OS, so you cannot complete the configuration process and activate Google Assistant.5 votes
It's maddening to have apps designed to handle certain file types, specifically pdfs, and not have them appear in the available options when clicking links in browsers (and presently I use Firefox and Samsung Internet). I also don't want to see the garbage options those browsers DO have. I would love to see configuration ability for such links.6 votes
PROBLEM situation: I received a wav attachement via gmail.
I have configured 3 apps for audio files, but "better open with.." offers me only gmail.app to open the wav attachment (what doesn't work) … but when i click on the config wheel it shows me correctly the 3 audio player apps. Crazy.
I don't know what is going wrong there, but maybe there is a possibility to force open with the choices app?!4 votes
It would be very usefull if the user could add short text notes to the apps in the choices dialog.
e.g. when i want to open a video file, i have 3 choices configured ...
1. Local Cast (user note: Stream to TV-DNLA)
2. MX player (user note: Play on local device)
3. ES MediaPlayer (user note: Stream to Chromecast)
This configurable user text note can help to remember which app to choose for certain situations.
Thanks for a very useful app. I would like to use it for *.DNG camera RAW files, which are not recognized now. The dialog for "Images" isn't really appropriate since most JPEG editors don't support DNG and other lossless file types. The DNG files will open with Adobe Lightroom, Photo Mate R3, and other more advanced image editors - high end phone cameras are producing DNG output and a setting for it in your app would be helpful.1 vote
Under "browsers" when selecting Wikipedia, YouTube or Google Play, then I get only the specialized app as choice. Here, it should be also possible to select the installed browsers.
The current setting has the following nasty consequence: If in Wikipedia app. I click "Show in browser", then Better Open With forces me to go back to Wikipedia app.3 votes
For csv (comma separated values) I have options to use Excel, ES Note Editor or something else to view them. It will be nice to have this handler too so it is possible to choose edit in Excel or in other editor.3 votes
Apps to open for *.GPX FILES (Which are used for Navigation.
For Navigation I love the OSMAND APP.
Then an XML EDITOR like QUICK EDIT to be able to examine the GPX File.
With windows you can allocate the fie extension to an App.
This is the proper solution which should be the job of the Android Developers.
But untill then .......1 vote
Add option to load apps when a usb device is connected. IE for marshmallow, a DJI controller connected to phone works with Litchi app or DJI Go app, but to switch between apps to launch when connected I would have to clear the defualt app each time.132 votes
Allow user to be able to customize the margins around the pop-up, choose to have labels beside or below icons, and be able to center the icons in their grid. These changes would allow better reproduction of the default dialog on most devices.3 votes
Give an option to set number of columns in grid separately for each file type & sort the app list manually
Give an option to set number of columns in grid separately for each file type. Like I want 4 columns during opening a browser, but want 2 column in case of opening a music file.
(I have some other suggestions that are already in the list here. Those are -
1. Please give the option to use this app during using "share" option also.
2. Please give the option to sort the app list manually in stead of alphabetically as it is shown.)5 votes
Give traditional look for android 6.0.1 and please make it realistic......4 votes
Get everything situated and organize my personal affairs1 vote
On my Samsung A3 I have two applications for contacts.
One of then is "IBM Verse" and the other one is "Contacts".
It would be very nice to be able to choose one of them with BetterOpenWith.
Allow to manually sort available app list13 votes
When we click on a shared location inside the app like whatsapp or telegram, app cannot see that is a location link and shows us browsing choices like Chrome, Dolphin etc. If it would be possible can you please add a sub section like (youtube or twitter etc.) if the shared location via social messaging apps clicked, run Maps or Yandex.Navi app immediately. If you can do these, it will be perfect on my side. Kind Regards.4 votes
These files typically are an appointment, so Calendar-app (of choice, like business calender 2) should be associated.3 votes
Would it be possible to add .ics files to the list of file types to use BOW with? I use k9 for work email and when I try to add an .ics file to Business Calendar 2, the only option I get in the open with pop up menu is Samsung Calendar.6 votes
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