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allow users to select any installed app.

Some apps may not make it clear that they can open a particular file type. Have a "more apps" option that will let you choose any installed app to associate with that file type.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        my ISO file is DVD ISO, it can be opened by ISO video player, however it only recognize it as a zip file. So it is no chance for me to correct it.

      • Garth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        On my tab A I was able to intercept showbox ^Watch Now^ and redirect to Esdownloader. I had to replace the Tablet and now can't get it working again. In fact your app isn't triggered by showbox now. The downloads were very fast but not any more

      • Gerrit Gehring commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd love to see this option too!

        Well Giorgi, I know it's been awhile since this idea was posted and you wrote your comment. But it's still a nice feature, a lot of people want to have.
        I know what you mean, only a few apps would be able to open it correctly. But as as an example, the Chrome explorer isn't a text viewer, but it's definitely able to open it.

        Anyways, thanks for this nice app and please think about this feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please please please please attend to this urgently.

        If you want to be the best



      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use eBay and PayPal application
        And many other applications on my tablet and phone.

        Your application does not offer to open in thes ani want this ability.

        Not only browsers to open with.

        This is a important upgrade needed to improve your application.

        Thanking you

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with this.
        I use eBay and when given a link i want it to open with my eBay installed program and not a selected browser.

        I have three other programs i want to be able to do same with, and this feature would be of great help.

        Hope to see it improved and a included feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I desperately need this function. Currently when opening youtube links I can only select 'Youtube' official app. I also use Flytube and Newpipe but they aren't even listed. Thanks, Giorgi!

      • Prajwal K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a great idea!
        Solid explorer and some file manager apps can do this.

        Perfect example for this can be to open an image with Chrome browser.
        1. https://imgur.com/ADADVq5
        Select open with.

        2. https://imgur.com/YVG9fWj
        These are the normal options that Better open with shows as of now.

        3. https://imgur.com/gZBW99Z
        These are the other apps which are displayed when we tap the arrow mark symbol at top right corner.

        4. I select Chrome in the list and the browser opens the image.

        I use this method to do a search by image on Google.

      • Steve J commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a great idea. I've had this problem before as well, where I have apps that can open a certain file type, but they don't show up as an option. This would basically be like the "Open with..." option in Windows. It would also take care of https://betteropenwith.uservoice.com/forums/261986-general/suggestions/11361327-add-open-with (a duplicate request) and probably https://betteropenwith.uservoice.com/forums/261986-general/suggestions/6387481-add-phone-apps (also appears to be a similar request).

      • Marie Hanerkam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The most important thing for me would be to allow other programs to be chosen. For example econverter and kindle.

      • Nick Norris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be ideal. I have an app where I build lists. I can export, but cannot select the app to open it in. It has a custom extension and the app is not listed.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a must in my opinion. For facebook and tapatalk an any other sites/file types you or other devs forgot. But show users a short message that informs them that any apps chosen from the other list might not work.

      • Andrew Sorn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


        It does though, because as I said, some things don't "declare" their intents properly. Sometimes other apps can interpret a site as well. I can open a forum in Tapatalk, or Chrome, or any other browsers. Or maybe I want ot open the page in a downloader app, that will just download the site, etc.

        This specifically has come up as a problem with Better Open With not letting me choose apps associated with certain sites, similar to facebook. This may be the fault of the app devs, but Better Open With could easily work around it by introducing this option.

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