03
Apr
tinyapps

There are few things on Android more useful than good floating apps. Because, honestly, how often have you been looking at something and needed to jot down a quick note but didn't want to leave the foreground app? Or how about those times when a calculator is clutch, but so is seeing the numbers you need to calculate? We've seen various apps that answer these quandaries before, but now there's a place to get a handful of mini-apps all in one place. It's appropriately called Tiny Apps, and consists of some of the most useful tools one could have atop other windows: notes, recorder, paint, music player, and calculator.

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Prints of the above Andy – drawn by yours truly – are available for $500 a piece.

The suite offers most of the features that you'd expect from mini apps: resizable windows with varying levels of transparency (pro version only) which can be adjusted by using your device's volume controls. The pro version also has another neat feature: dockable windows. When you drag any of the Tiny Apps over to the leftmost side of the screen, it docks into a tiny, movable icon. Like the left image here (that's the recorder, notes, music player, and calculator all docked):

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There are two versions of Tiny Apps available right now: a free version that lacks transparency and docking capabilities, and the pro version for $1.92 which offers the full array of features. It was an instabuy for me – these types of apps are a must-have in my book. Head below to grab them.

via Addictive Tips

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    "updgrade to Tiny Apps Pro!" I lol'd when I saw that. Pretty good app otherwise, I just wish you could actually write with a stylus in the notes app (like S-Note).

  • steve

    I tried it and the widget is super useful

  • Colin Tomele

    It works great but it really is very, very, very tiny on the N10. (http://i.imgur.com/cDsdDqc.jpg)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      lol. Special Edition: Tiny Tiny Tiny Tiny Tiny Tiny Apps.

      • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

        dev must have forgotten to use density pixels DP instead of pixels maybe?

        • http://www.facebook.com/carsten.drosser Carsten Drösser

          yes, you're right. i use pixels here instead of dp. I'll fix this in later updates.

          • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

            Good to hear that :D I'm interested in that calculator the floating one I have has no separation (shows 10000.00 instead of 10,000.00 or 10.000,00) so I'll give your app a trial run :>

            Keep up the good work :D

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    Just snatched up a copy! This looks awesome.

  • David M Whittley

    I placed this on a SwipePad pad and can now always launch it. Very handy…when I rember I have it ;-)

  • QwietStorm

    I'll give you $500. But I don't want a print of that Andy. I want you to buy some digital cyanide and put him out if his misery. Make sure you get the pro version too.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      He does need to be put out of his misery. He's so misunderstood. :(

  • Guilherme

    Thank you God!

    • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

      You can just thank the dev. Preferably with a purchase of the pro version.

  • Scott

    Giving this a try, looks pretty cool.

  • David Meckes

    Very awesome app.

  • Scott Resnick

    If this could be accessed from the notification bar, it would be amazing