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The mind behind Stick It! and AirCalc has released another innovative app, introducing OverSkreen to the Android Market today. OverSkreen is a floating browser app, allowing users to browse the web on top of just about any app and move, resize, or close browser panes at will.

OverSkreen may seem too good to be true, but the browser has a robust set of functions. OverSkreen supports Adobe Flash (on devices running Android 3.0+), system-wide bookmarks, multiple instances (panes), various user agents, and "suggest-while-typing" URL bar.

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The only feature I can think of that would make OverSkreen better is support for tabbed browsing. That being said, OverSkreen is already looking like a great browser option for those wanting an extra dimension of multi-tasking. If you're still on the fence, it's worth noting that the developer is having a promotional 50% off sale to celebrate the app's launch, bringing the launch price down to $1.49. Just click through the link below to grab the download.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Xiazer

    I love how "windowed" apps is now a feature as opposed to built in functionality.

  • Ken

    I'd like to see Google release an API for this and actually integrate it into the system in the future (Jelly Bean, Key Lime Pie, etc). This would make tablets into devices that closer resemble computers, as opposed to bigger phones. If I can have multiple windows open on my tablet, it would put it lightyears ahead of and i-Device. It just makes the device seem more like a productivity machine as opposed to a big way to browse the web and play Angry Birds.

    • deX

      If you really want to be productive on a tablet, you could install Ubuntu (or the upcoming Win8).

      • Freak4Dell

        I wonder how much work it would take to install Win8 on an Android tablet. I'd be pretty tempted to do it.

        • Simon Strandman

          But how many tablets are supported by Ubuntu ARM? Very few actually.

    • Dandmcd

      Well, Google was less than thrilled with the guys who made Cornerstone, so I don't think they want anyone to have API's until they can create something of their own. I'm sure this is on their to-do list, but who knows when we will see multi-window baked in to Android without. With luck maybe we'll see it in Jelly Bean to compete with Windows 8 later this year.

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Source?

      • Darkseider

        Wow poor Diane lost a lot of face with the Android devs over this one. She talks about user experience and uniform versions across platforms saying that this would be bad. As many pointed out the Cornerstone service can be turned off unlike the many different versions of Android running around that are themed and skinned by manufacturers. None of which uniform like she stated and cannot be turned off. Sorry Diane but you look a little silly here.

  • Keith Woo

    I do wonder why non of the other browsers have come up with this. I mean Dolphin HD for example is excellent.

    Especially with the new "shake to bake" a website on command. Excellent. Yet not onscreen widget. If dolphin popped that up, props down, they'll kill all competition!

    Not just Dolphin tho, any other browser!

  • Leif

    Got it for my Transformer Prime and it's just awesome. Being able to write an article while having an eye on a webpage is just amazing. That's one of the reasons why I love Android :)

    I'm just still wondering how this works since he's the only developer as far as I know who has done floating apps so far.

  • xXOutlawXx

    Would this work on the HP Touchpad with CM7?

    • ant

      Android version 3 and up it says, so likely not sadly!

      • Bart

        "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. Please upgrade to Android 3.0/4.0 or above for Adobe Flash support"

        So it will work just without flash support

    • Marksta

      Go update to CM9 and then it'd work :D

  • Kree

    a browser widget in the home screen would be cool too. then you could catch up on androidpolice while still chilling on your launcher of choice ;-)

    • Keith Woo

      Excellent for stalker/lurker mode. Lol!

  • Chris Bozsik

    Now just need an IM app to implement this function :D

  • Justin Moore

    This is the most amazing thing ever. I feel like it's 1991 and System 7 was just released. We FINALLY have windowed apps! It runs GREAT on my Notion Ink Adam (running ICS Beta1). Anybody with an Android tablet should get this and every other app this developer makes just so we can show iPad users what's up.

  • tarver

    Very very cool. Id pay a lot more than a buck fifty for this one that's for sure.

  • Jonathan

    Works Amazing On ICS Xoom 1 crash so far but this was just released so.

    But I cant believe this isnt bigger news This app is amazing

    the Idea of running Apps in windows on a tablet sounds amazing to me. Notion ink tried to do it but they couldn't pull it off. this seems like the real deal hopefully more will follow.

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