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Better Open With

Posted by Giorgi Dalakishvili in Productivity | Sept. 14, 2016 | 192 Comments

Apk file size: 693.0 KB

With so many cool Android apps, Better Open With saves you the hassle of having to choose only one default app handler when you click a filetype, and without having to choose between "only once" and "always"!

Created to mimic Android's default "Complete action using" dialog, Better Open With shows you a visually similar popup screen when you choose to open a link, an image, a PDF or any other filetype - listing all possible app handlers as you normally see.

What's different is that you only see the popup dialogue for a few seconds (5 seconds by default, but customizable), allowing you to choose an app handler if you want, after which it will automagically open it with your preferred app!

Unlike other similar apps, you just wait for your preferred app handler to launch (no clicks necessary), or choose a different app in the meantime. Just set Better Open With as your default handler for the filetypes you want, and let it work for you!

Personalize how you want to view the Better Open With popup screen!

• Choose between grid and list view

• Set text size, show only icon (no text) and other options

• Light and Dark themes available

• more options to follow!

Better Open With is handy if:

• you switch between browsers, but usually have one preferred app;

• you prefer using one app to view your PDFs, photos and other files, but sometimes use another app to edit them;

• you usually want video links to open with a player, but sometimes you want to open them with an app that lets you download the file, and maybe yet another that will Chromecast it;

Better Open With is completely free, and no ads! No permissions requested!

It started off as a little side project, inspired by a reddit post by reddit's oroboros74 at Since we think others might enjoy it, we're making it available to everyone!

Future releases will include:

• support for more filetypes!

• sort apps in list (alphabetical-default, manual, chronological)

• create "sessions", allowing to choose a different, temporary preferred app (for next X clicks, next X minutes)

• translations (translators wanted!)

• suggestions from you, the user!

Email the developer at [email protected] if you have any question, suggestion or want to contribute.

Suggest new features or vote for existing suggestions at

Whats new

    Added support for Zip and Xml files.
    Added an option to disable popup animation.

Giorgi Dalakishvili part of our Productivity and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Sept. 14, 2016. Google play rating is 85.871. Current verison is 1.4.8. Actual size 693.0 KB.

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Shadi N. Saber

Great idea but... Doesn't do anything on a lenovo, stock Browser still opens all URLs even though other apps were chosen as default and it was hidden from list. Pop up won't show at all.

Hunter Lucas

It's great Works great and let's you choose default apps with greater ease and with more options. Had a minor bug and the creator responded almost immediately himself to figure out the problem and fix it.

tool store

give all list of apps work from basics .... cudnt choose a link to open via fb tooo.. many imp apps it skips... atles give manual selectn m not helping for app development.. trbleshoot urself

Marco Faccini

Great app A great app. After a problem that turned out not to be caused by the app the developer took out a lot of time to help me. An excellent app and a very good developer.

Kitty Kat let's you select from defaults But it doesn't allow customization or setting associations for apps that aren't being associated by default with file types...therefore its rather useless. You can already do this in 'settings'.

Grant K

Awesome App Great developer. I had several suggestions for another app from this Dev.. All were considered and most implemented. Very responsive too. As other reviewers have said this app solves one of the most annoying aspects of android. I would like to see the ability to select which apps would show as options too, as some of the lists are quite substantial and I only ever use one or two options. That would definitely push this to 5 stars. EDIT: So my only suggestion has been implemented.. 5 stars it is.

Leona Dorothy

Great app, but buggy I like what this app aims to do, and I like when it does work. However, it still seems to have some bugs. One being that sometimes the app shows up twice in the app selection window for new actions. Also, I have had times I set this app to be the default handler of an action only to be asked again by the standard Android app selector. Hope the bugs get ironed out soon.

Mikey S

Great App Awesome app. The only new thing that I would like to see is a handler for different app stores. That would make my review 5 stars :) Edit: to be more clear, it has a handler for the app store if you are inside a browser, but not if you are inside an app, which then redirects you to an app store. Basically, I'm asking for you to make the site-specific play store on the browser work in all apps

Beatrice Gatta

Really handy, but... I tried to open a link and at first the same old selector appeared, I clicked on "better open with" and selected "forever" and it worked. But now something weird happened: the next time I used it, there was still the old selector, but this time the options "forever" and "just once" disappeared... So now I always have to select "better open with" ... help! this app is trolling me!!

Nam Eric Doan

I like it. Like the functionality, but doesn't let you add apps that aren't automatically associated. Add that function and this would be a five star app!

Christopher Robin

Should be built into Android. So good I forget it's there. My most used app along with 'Easy App Switcher'. If it didn't exist someone would have to create it! The ability to hide apps in list is a great addition to this superb app, but shame the app now shows in Recent Apps, but that's only a little niggle. Please don't overcomplicate, the simplicity is what makes it.

Tyler Ryan

Efficient, simple design Allows app opening to become hands-free while allowing for interaction when necessary. This is very useful when you have many options for how to open a file (like a picture or pdf), and usually open with a single app, but would still like the flexibility to switch for a particular use case. Saves you from having to set "always" and then go back and change it in app settings when you realize you need to. Dev is also very responsive and the app design is simple and easy to use.

Guillermo Ivan Aguilar Contreras

Guillermo Aguilar Hi! I recently downloaded this app and find it great, however I suggest an addition. I use an Xposed module called Google search api, which lets me send command to apps directly from google voice search. From there I can say, play Imagine by John Lennon, and the options that pop up as open with are play music, youtube, pandora, walkman and spotify, however it would be great for your app to show there as well.

Chris McDonald

Great potential, has bugs though Feature, "Start preferred app without showing list" doesn't work reliably. For instance, calendar still displays pop-up with app choices and a countdown, even when this feature is set.

Cheryl Dahl

Does not list all apps for dialer, only apps it thinks will work

Danielle Samone Johnson

I like having choices and a default action! Thanks to the developers response, I now understand that app updates to address Android system issues cause my previously set actions to be reset. Aside from that, this app is, however, a great way to have what I want and still have a choice of other apps when I happen to need another.

Mark Davys

Really great app Saves me time (albeit seconds), but more importantly adds a function that I should expect to be part of Android itself. There is little more, if anything, that I can add to the praise already posted.

Carlos Verdin

Fantastic Super easy to use and definitely better than those stupid messages

Ojass Narawane

Needs to part of Android Thank you for making this. You'd expect this to be part of the OS. Great app. 5 stars.

Nich Swearingen

Great app It aloud the selection for dialer i wanted but didn't override the default "complete action with" dialogue. Feedback sent ... Stars improve if able to solve.

Thomas Hammons

Works great! Exactly what I was looking for, thanks a bunch

Kay Chilton

Fantastic Finally something that overrides the default application for this! And it works like a charm too!

Scott Beaudry

Awesome app Solves a big problem with Android and does it very well.

Swarnkar Rajesh

OMG SEARCHING THIS I was searching this app for eternity and finally i found one. Its really a mystery how to change "open with.." application in droid. This helped a lot. Looking forward for more file extensions.

Zubair Khan

Tweaks a much needed functionality Great app. It tweaks the open with because sometimes you need to change the default open with app. Well done, and developer is responsive.

Johhny tst

Handy What makes it nice is its size. It's extremely small, so I don't mind having this app in my phone without using it often. It takes very few resources and it is a nice shortcut.

Reza Eb

Very useful But i like to see material design on it

Jon L

Finally! An app that actually keeps my default open with settings! Saving me 3 annoying taps each time! Thank you!!!!!!! Add a donate button, and i will donate $ for this!

Mitch Yarberry

Highly Recommend Had some association problems with apps. Thus fixed it right away

roger isham

I just need to use it more to get better at using it. Good app I am just slow.

Adam Jacobson

Very useful The app has proved useful to me and I like the improvements the developer has made.

Mario Balotelli

Google Now For google now it doesn't seem to be set as default permanently

Faiz MK

Simple. Efficient. Works Great Does what it says n does it very very well

Jerry Mitcham

Better than Butter. OMG thanks. Consider a Donate version.

Gregory Chri

Text message? No choice in app. Thanks for free app

Ian Jones

Awesome Fixes lollipop frustrations. Would like to see the ability to add apps to the lists.

Max S.

5* Works perfectly, quick to set up and the developer is very helpful ?

DeeJ Rothenberg

Easy to use! Easy to use and navigate. Also does a good job of managing your defaults.

Matthew Britten

Very nice app, would be even better with the ability to add any app we would like to open with

Richard Delorme

Great Works as advertised.

Sergey Olendarenko

Please, make an ability to hide some unnecessary apps from the list.

Beatrice Gatta

Really handy, but... I tried to open a link and at first the same old selector appeared, I clicked on "better open with" and selected "forever" and it worked. But now something weird happened: the next time I used it, there was still the old selector, but this time the options "forever" and "just once" disappeared... So now I always have to select "better open with" ... help! this app is trolling me!!

Linda Redmond

Just what I dreamed of! Thank you! Finally a way to relax and just enjoy opening articles, images and more, without the repeated hassle of paying attention to and interacting with the "open with" window. Lets me choose my preferred app for opening things, without forfeiting the chance to choose differently when needed! Would like if it included launcher choice also. Try it out!

Nam Eric Doan

I like it. Like the functionality, but doesn't let you add apps that aren't automatically associated. Add that function and this would be a five star app! The developer seems like listen to his crowd, so that's good. I would purchase this app if it had some more options added.

Ananya Gupta

I can't consider using any phone without this again. Does what it intends perfectly!


Does not work Does not work on s5 at all.

Michael Keepper

Better Opener Excellent app to manage what apps do what by default. Works well on all my Nexus devices.

Гергей Саймон

Not good... I wanted that youtube will be the default app to open youtube links in browser. Galaxy Core Prime VE (Android 5.1.1, Opera & Google Chrome browsers) On my tab i can set default youtube without any other app. (Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Android 5.0.2)

Zachary Kosinski

Still waiting for Material! This app is incredible. I could sing its praises for days, but I still can't bring myself to actually use it to manage my phone's default app preferences. The Gingerbread-esque appearance of the app interrupts the 5.0+ Android experience. The form simply does not match up to the function. The longer this remains unaddressed, the more users will pass it over for less effective stock tools whose dialogs aren't beginning to look like an old XP program running in Windows 10.

paul m

Fixed PDF hijack eBook reader hijacked download, nothing else worked now restored to download folder & streamlined app choice pop-up window. Works well on nexus 2 (5.1.1)

Shane Oliva

Note 5 frustration has ended. Samsung's new phones automatically default any app you open something with. That sucks, but it's also great when you don't want to use another app for something. The fact that this app is so easy to configure and tell it just ignore everything but these types of apps is great. Now I can choose to use the adblock browser when I need it and Chrome when I'm not reading the news.

Greg Conquest

Works well; similar share app needed This works fine. A companion, Better Share With app would be great! I get tired of scanning a hundred apps for the ten or so I always use.

nascent nascentt

Amazing. Must install! This should be how it is by default on android. Anyone on marshmallow bear in mind you have to set open with as the browser default in the android settings first.

Gustavo San Jose

Perfect I use this app in conjunction with flynx browser and chrome... For opening links from Twitter. I can decide to open it now in Chrome or open it in flynx and see the link later

Aykut Bozkurt

Hi there. I have a request. I have 3 browsers in my system but i have also a video download app with integrated browser in it. It is not listed in better open with app on the browser list. Can you enable 'any' app to open whatever i choose to open?not only my browsers on the list...

Nathan Daly

This is huge for my phone. One of my first downloads when I switched to Android, and it is a big plus for the OS!! This should definitely be the stock feature for app defaults. The developer is super responsive to feedback! He responded with a bug fix to a problem I was having in just one day!

Matt Behnken

Add all app categories This app addresses a major issue but falls short because u cannot choose any app to open by default for a category. Example, u cant choose bitmoji as app choice in the 5 second menu for gallery intents.

apoorv khandelwal

Much needed In today's era we have multiple apps to open the same stuff .this app can help us out

Othman Yassin

Thaaaaaaanks Can be used to solve the problem of not having the options (Use always / Use once) when opening a file with Galaxy Note 5.

Brad Faber

I am very appreciative of your app. It has solved many issues with the Note 5 and its inability to allow a user to NOT choose only one app by default. However, I would request that you add a “Share With” option. As it is now, if I choose to “Share With” Messages, it is set as default, when I may want to “Share With” Email, DropBox, or a print service. Thank you in advance.

Malachi Zaddiq

Great! It worked to set my default phone dialer to zoiper when no other app would.

jignesh modi

Why.. "Maven player" is not listed anywhere in your app. How can i set it as default music player ? Solve it, i ll give 5 stars..

Mark Kauffman

This app is awesome. Just what I wanted for my Galaxy Note 5. Thanks Giorgi!

Adrian McCoy

S6 plus user Excellent app, however, I'd like more options to how I want it to work. For example no time options, just simply having your options stay open is one, not having an indicator light on the previously chosen app is another, and an option to mimick the original menu operation by asking for just once or default would be great. Also not having settings in your menu box at all times would be great as well, the look sometimes has a lot to do with the experience.

Steven Ha

Well done Finally, I found the most useful app since I had Android 5.1.1 the "Lollipop". Very nicely done with interface and well organized settings. However, this app must support more filename extensions "at least" *.docx or *.html which are very popular on documents. I would say this app is impressive, but it could have made my day if I found it after the updates were released. I will definitely come back to change the rate once improvements are made.

Michiel Tiller

Only one that worked On Android 6 on my Nexus 5x, this was the only app that really worked out of several that I tried! Finally changed my default browser. Thank you!

Padua Play

Does what it says. Simple UI and very light memory footprint. Thanks to the developer for the no-ads approach. Excellent app!

Marek Argent

It doesn't exactly do what I'm looking for. I need to open a file in an unlisted app. Some apps are installed, but they do not specify file types they support.

Gary Whitney

Makes things so much easier This app makes link handing so much easier. I have 2 main browsers that I use (CM stock browser and Flynx) and setting this as the default makes it easy to switch back and forth depending on how I want to open the link

Frank Viscomi

Works great But lacks some common categories like text message, contacts

Sudeep Maji

Brilliant app Need to be available at few more places.. Like for "share to" etc

MFP 2241

This is great... For all those who hate the "white everywhere" of lollipop (just like me)

Raul Andres del Canto Zahr

Good Missing option to associate all handlers with those app automatically on setup

Shahmeer A.

Didn't Work I got the app to use Chrome as my default browser. Edit: I've learned that the app does indeed work, the only problem is with texts. Whenever I open a link from a text message, it automatically opens with Opera. The window to set an app to always open browser links with does not come up. If I disable Opera from settings the window shows up at the top of the screen in the form of a banner, and there are no options displayed. I can't uninstall Opera, it's preinstalled. Android 5.1 Lollipop for BLU Energy X.

Imtiaaz Butt

Essential app! This should be part of Android natively it's that good, one of those apps you never knew you needed but once you use you can't go back!

Paul Schoeller

Not working, controlling "OK Google" I need this to control "OK Google" "send email" command, as it keeps opening Google Mail despite hiding it and using as preferred program the Android mail client. Frustrating :-(

Phil MacIntyre

Only certain apps work The app that I wanted to use was not listed even though it is installed on my tablet.

Lily Seki

Should be a stock feature. This app has become such a necessity for me, I definitely can't do without it. So much better than the stock way of dealing with defaults.

Dom Breitkreutz

Missing some types Its great but it's missing default home and default messenger. Other than that its great.

Ja Darko

Excellent app but not the one I needed for the job...


Limited It only registers a select few, obvious apps to use. It lacks true customizability.

Dave Raymond

Awesome Little App!!! Sometimes you want to open a file with a different app, but once you set a default app for that type, you can't. Tapping on it opens it in that app. Sharing it to a different app may not work, as the other app may not appear your "Share" list and there is no "Open With" in Android. This app solves all that by becoming an "Open With", giving you a choice each time, while at the same time allowing you to have a default app for each file type. Sounds contradictory, but it's not and it works! :-)

Evan Intoit

Doesn't work..waste I set the geo location to "Here Maps" but it keeps on going to google maps when I search any address in the browser and click on direction .. lol .. sorry .. not a useful app .. rest all is kiddish

Mark Kaplan

Absolutely brilliant. Found this tool when i got my note 5 which doesnt allow options anymore. Incredibly well thought out utility. I can not rave enough about it. Amazing work guys.

Pamela Dobson

A must-have app Really streamlines choosing among apps.

Andrew K

Not working Set it up and it wont select the selected app


Can't apply to all apps, only basics

Wisnu Sujaka

USELESS this app doesn't even support APK file, guys, don't waste your time, energy and MB downloading this app. Trust me it's not worth it.

Candace Cowan

Saved the day I hate that I can't have the old options in my s6. With getting the Samsung S7 edge, "just once or always open with" options are removed! This app gives all those options back! The only option I still have trouble with is sounds and notifications. I still can't set the default to the Better Open With app.

Tolga AKIN

Solved a major problem of Marshmallow Will be glad if you can also include PassAndroid as well.

Chris Sabo

Nearly perfect... Especially for free. There are some minor things that could make it better so only 4 stars but so worth getting. Thank you

Jeffrey Blank

Update to Review Update to the review with developers help. Corrected the situation. When first opening the file type, the phone asks to choose the default application. Items that require choices EVERYTIME must choose Better Open With so the user is given the option each time via Better Open With. If the user chooses an App other than that, it will use that choice each time until reset.

William Ellison

Love it! I've used this for several months now and wouldn't want to live without it I especially like it for choosing among browsers for different purposes.

Gonzo Dave

Pretty cool I do not like having to choose a default app in marshmallow. This takes care of the issue, however, I wish it could capture more intents. 5 stars otherwise.

David Gibb

Required for note 5 owners For some reason the note 5 removed the options to open just once or always from the default handler. When you select an app it assumes you want to always use it for opening your content which is such a bad design. Better open with saves the day and let's you do what you should have been able to do all along! Works great and is customizable.

awesome Hollenbeck

Great app So many of us have two browsers and we prefer to use the one we downloaded not with what phone came with predownloaded

Rahul Marick Edge

Please make android software like this Can you people able to make to stop the countdown totally???if you people can make this option as it was in android lollipop woulde be best app of the century!! thanks

Tom Munson

Must Have There are a few apps that make you wonder why Android doesn't already work that way. This is one of them.

Dmytro Shkryoba

Not bad Some other file types, e.g., doc(x), should also be supported

swapniel sapkaal

"Loved it" is an understatement Can't find words to tell just how much this app helped me !? Mr. Developer, know that you are a hero sir..kudos ! ☺ btw i want to give it 10 stars ?

Barry Weingart

Gets around the Always default to perfectly. If you like to choose which app to open on a link this is the app for you. Period. Especially if your on MM.

Aravind Retnakumar

Good for Samsung users I don't understand why Samsung removed the option to choose from different apps to open a certain file or link. Better Open with saved the day!!

Ted Gasowski

Just what I was looking for! Works great. Will be better when updated (dev told me it's in the works) to work when opening .doc and .docx files/office files. UPDATE: Yep. Now works with those above files. Good job, Dev.

Haresh Venga

Great for S6 after marshmallow update This app gives us back the option to chose the app we want to open with.

Alex Beresnev

Super If you have Marshmallow on your gadget, this is priceless.

Aaron Runge

Great idea Works great to fix Samsung break in functionality! Developer very responsive.

Stephen Garran

Great app for when you always open app x except ...

Gilbert Barragan

Samsung S7 users need this This does a EXACTLY what I need it to do

Josh Carlson

Thorough and intuitive

Rakuten Kitizawa

Major Bug/Glitch I have an audio streaming app that doesn't show up in my default apps. This app should let you choose ANY app installed on your phone , not just what the phone thinks should be associated with 'audio streaming'..which is a very limited list, and doesn't show my audio streaming application. Please fix this. Thanks! =)

Wesley G

Since upgrading to Lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, I no longer have "Just Once" button for the app picker. I never ever ever pressed "Always" because I need choice and security. Someone swipes a NFC chip near my phone that wants to open a website, BOOM which browser? Oh crap I did not want to open a website, cancel.. Done. Safe. etc. This gives me some small measure of this capability back but nowhere as complete. For example the NFC is not part of this list. I want to choose whether to use the default "Tag" app, or one of several others I have on my phone.

Melissa Wilkins

Didn't work at all! Marshmallow keeps setting a default app, which overrides anything this tries to do on the future, so I'm back to manually clearing my default every time I want to switch apps. Pain in the tail!

Robert Catchlove

Marshmallow users must have Marshmallow removed the "just once" and "always" option when various apps are available for a certain task. This restores it. For me a must have, absolutely brilliant

Nariman Riahi

This is a great app that solves a major issue with the Marshmallow on Samsung phones. On these phones the option to select the default app just for one time is removed and by selecting an app for the first time, you have set it to default for good. Better Open With solves this problem. Thanks a lot

Beyond Im

Very good app FOA, thank you for this great app for us marshmallow users, it's god send almost. Google does adopt lots of silly people. One suggestion, maybe use a border highlight on the default app rather then the current one. It may look better.

Andy Chakalian

Fast Developer Response and Quality App It functions excellently as a workaround for the unfortunate Samsung "feature" of forcing you to select default apps. I had a suggestion for an improvement and received an email response within a half hour. Very impressed with developer dedication. A+

Parth Sukhadiya

Stopped working and giving error Worked for a while & then It started giving error message "No application found to open the selected file" after selecting this app as default... I will really appreciate if you fix this problem as soon as possible.. Looking forward to improvement of this app. - Galaxy s6 edge - Android M

Jorge Sanchez

Thank goodness! Who on earth thought it was a good idea to remove the "just once" and "always" ability when choosing apps for certain actions! ?!? Seriously #google.... Thank you guys for this app. Saved the day.

Joshua McBride

Mostly Works It works for most apps, but beware that it does not show up when clicking on email links or when trying to open newer documents such as docx, xlsx, etc. Would be worth 5 stars if these worked. I emailed the developer and did not get a response, hopefully it's just in the works.

Paul Lowenstein

Just installed marshmallow on S5, so this was good timing. However, is it possible to force this app to show up the first time choosing SHARE in an app? In IMDB, the SHARE option allows only a default app, which means I can only use an email, text or other app each time I want to share. UPDATE: It appears this may be a bug in the the IMDB app

Lionel Gettliffe-Rudling

Essential App. The best work around for if you have multiple apps for similar things, but don't want to commit to one app for opening a file type with the 'Always' option, but don't always want to click 'Just once' for the 80% of times you use your favourite app. Fully customisable to have your interface work with you.

Vzw Care

Great solution to a dumb problem on Samsung phones Samsung makes you choose a default app for everything even if you don't want to. Just set this app as default for everything and Android works as it's supposed to again. Dev is super responsive with questions and very helpful. Awesome work

Michael Rebar

Great app! A simple app that does exactly what it needs to do. A real time saver for a power user like me! The developer is also very responsive and quick to fix any issues you have.

Ane Mailname

Tytyty! I beta tested this app, fantastic! I like a selection when I'm doing anything on my tablet, I don't like to have to choose on the normal tasks. Love that this let's you set your usual app, but gives you the option to pick another.

Michael Rudy

Great app! Android has really fooled around with the picker menu for awhile now. Great to have an option that works the way this function should act.

Steve J

Amazing Great app which fixes Google's crappy app picker. Couldn't imagine going without it, and it's one of the first apps I install on a new device. Dev is also responsive and has done a good job keeping it working. I'm so pleased with and dependent on this app I donated to the dev (had to email him to find out how) and I'd recommend others do the same if you can to show your support and appreciation for his work.

Channing Hayden III

Very useful! This is one of those apps that seems so intuitive that it makes you wonder why it's not included in stock Android. Developer responds quickly. Excellent work!

Salim Hanna

Restored my sanity! Thank you for providing this solution, Samsung has taken the option away with the Android 6 update on my note 4 to "open once" or "always" and this app has restored my sanity.

Tim Francisco

Fantastic app This app is fantastic and a must have for Marshmallow 6. Why Google will not allow you choose which app to open a file anymore is beyond my understanding. Bad choice Google.

Lisa S

Better Open With = way better than expected & than stock! Fixes what should have been left alone with Android os updates. Works great, gives us back our freedom to choose, select default whenever we want. Good job!

Adam Hymel

Wish it worked on everything. Thank You for this app! Why would google remove the "just once" and "always" ability when choosing apps for certain actions?

Ananda Babu Jaladanki

Need to improve I have already sent feedback for to implement feature. Otherwise this will be a 5 star rating app.

Paul Quinn

Works great. It's a nice middle ground between setting an "ALWAYS open with" and "Just Once." I especially like the fact that I can hide some of the open-with choices so I am not even presented with them. For example, I rarely use the "Last Pass browser" so I just hid it from the options I get when I click a link. I like that it will automatically open the preferred choice after so many seconds. Very responsive developer as well.

Ahmad Sam

Need to select an icon from installed icon packs as an image. When selecting an image, show icon packs to select one of icons as an image. (Not available in your suggestions.)

Ed Grossheim

Solution to Android 6.0 being your Mother You are a child confused by app choice control according to Android 6.0, you need a mother and they have elected themselves to be yours. This app, thank you developer, sends your mother packing.

nycnt tr

Stupid google and samsung Thanks to programmer. samsung and google are always working to kill nice things.

jon sharkey

Awesome! As Android becomes more like ios we have take a few steps back. This app helps me because it does what 5.1 used to but better. I don't understand why Google is messing up things that don't need to be changed. This is why I will always love Android because of great developers like this who create apps that are needed. Thanks


Great app! This app fixes what Samsung screwed up! If you don't want a default browser forced on you because some handle videos etc. better than others get this app! You'll be able to choose the best browser for each type of link task. Thank you!

Spare Runner

as good as it gets extremely useful. so much so that it should have been baked in to begin with. the devs are superb with communication and keeping the app running smooth. it's one of the first I install

Esmail B

Would it be possible to extend this functionality for sharing? I.e., right now when I'm in my twitter app (twicca) and I want to share a tweet and select e-mail, it sticks. I want the options to use different apps for sharing, perhaps e-mail one time, then via SMS, etc.. I was hoping this would do it, but I don't seem to be able to get this to work. It seems to be geared toward file types.

Crispin Hazell

Excellent app!!! This is an excellent application for using, DEFAULT APPS, without having to go back to, settings/default applications. I updated my phone and now to use an application, I have to go all the way back to settings /applications. With this app you just click on for example 'videos" and a screen pops up on which video application you would prefer to use. You don't have to keep going back to settings to choose a default application to use the player of your liking. Excellent app. If you have the problem that I

Joe Murphy

A Marshmallow Lifesaver I just updated to Marshmallow and the Open with... menu is missing the 'Just once' capability. You can reset your default applications but they will auto default again the next time you click on a link. It's horrible. This app has given me back my much needed multiple choice whenever I click on links in my emails. My only issues I have with this app is the inability 2 turn the countdown off, and when in grid view it would b nice 2 scroll across a single line grid 4 app options rather than create more rows

Ted Curran

Really enjoying this It seems like I have many apps that do the same thing, and my own quirky preferences for when I want to use each app. Better Open With lets me set a default, but also have backups available, which is rye best of all worlds.

Oscar Jurado

Great This is EXACTLY what I needed. Not being able to keep certain defaults cleared is one of the stupidest things android has done. Thanks for fixing it :)


Works perfectly Yeah thanks for the fix and sorry google kept giving me errors when I tried to edit my comment.

Daniel Bohlen

I haven't used this for very long, so I will update if anything changes, but so far it did exactly what it was supposed to do. Since marshmallow ruined the way you pick a default app and didn't give you an option to pick whether you wanted to only open an app once or always, this fixed it. The interface looks good too. I was about ready to roll back to lollipop due to this insane change marshmallow forced on us. Who in their right mind at google thought this was a good idea?

Laurent Myles

Very good Is it possible to add some file type?

Dave Piehl

Keep your options open This is a great app that allows you to decide which app to use when you open different types of files and links. You're not stuck with making one default choice. Very flexible!

Suzette Rheeder

Thank you for saving my phone from being smashed Thank you this is a fantastic app and saved my life after the marshmallow update that took the "just once" / "always" option away. Nearly smashed my phone against the wall!

Chris quevas

A must have on my Galaxy s7 edge Simple and works great. Thank You!

Hasan Hameed

Best app picker on the market It really does what it says. This app saved me for copying links and pasting them in different browser everytime. It also gives me the ability to open some files like videos in whats in different video player everytime instead of opening them from the players everytime.

Michael Tobias

App is AWESOME! My Galaxy S6 would automatically pick the 1st App I chose as my default App. But now, with Better Open With, the choice is once again mine to switch apps as I see fit. I love it. Thank you for fixing this huge aggression.

Mark Morris

Saved me having to roll back to Lollipop With my diary I sometimes need to open a link with maps or my satnav app. With Marshmallow you only get to chose one app and that's it. Massively boneheaded change to make, thankfully this app reverses that stupidity.

Maria Aguirre

Has potential Liked what I've seen, but not working with a most essential app (attachments for text messages, for example - the only reason I wanted to try it!). If this is added then def 5 stars.

Jen W

Thank you! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can't say it enough! I was getting SO frustrated since Marshmallow update on Note5 and the need to clear defaults constantly. After clearing defaults one last time, your app has brought productivity and efficiency back to my device and I'm recommending to friends. Keep up the great work!

Discount Moose

Great for Marshmallow You can't choose "just once" when choosing a default app with marshmallow (which was one of my favorite features) and this app allows you to do that again. I'd rate it 5 stars if you could choose to not have a timer. If there is a way to disable the timer and I'm just too dumb to find it, then tell me so I can give this app it's otherwise much deserved 5 stars!

Veeraragavan N

Any reason why BOW shouldn't or couldn't follow system auto-rotate? Hate giving such a great & well thought out app 4 stars considering the amount of careful thought & attention that you seem to have put in barring auto-rotate. Please make it follow the system setting. Also a "Zero" value for timer which disables it would be extraordinary. A premium/donate button would be nice.

David Morrison

Exactly what I was looking for I was disappointed that Marshmallow did away with "open with" "only once". This app brings it back with more features.

Blah Blah

Fixes what Samsung or Google ruined Restores the ability to choose a different app to perform tasks like the phone had before its last update.

Vince McNeil

This app is a lifesaver I thoroughly enjoy the functions of this application, but there is one function that if it were also able to included in the app, I'd love it even more. Any other app's "share" function is the one place I require this app's intervention to prevent myself from eternally having to share content through the same means. Is this a possible future workaround?


Am I missing somthing? Installed app. Changed default browser. Opened shortcut to website. Old browser pops up.

Keith Merryman

doesn't work on sgs7 MM. For http links it says no intents found.

Rob Blandford

This is now the first app I install since Marshmallow came out.

Mark Jones

One missing option. I can't seem to select this when choosing one app from inside another. For example choosing a gallery app from inside C Locker

Jake Shapter

So much better than default system 10/10 would open apps again

Jeroen van Warmerdam

Great app! Custom URL support (regex) would be super.

dr.nilanjan bhattacharjee

plz remove the countdown timer.

Nias Kamarudheen

Well done. It's a solution for android 6.0 users.

Works great! Keep up the good work!

Micah Gabbard

Great app Great job sir keep it up


Excellent Very easy to use!

Angus Whitehouse

Doesnt pic up media apps Can understand having to us this no Samsung has removed the once only open option to always. But this app foes not pic yp vide apps. So when trying to stream a video with one of the most popular vid apps MX PLAYER you can2. It also doesnt add my VR players to list. This is the only reason I got this app. Dam you and dam Samsung.

Clay C

Adds back much-needed functionality after Marshmallow. Much appreciated! Very well thought out. Would be nice if one could arbitrarily add an application that can handle the file but doesn't show up, essentially act as Windows' "Open With" dialogue. Would be lovely if it could somehow list and overwrite all the defaults currently in place conveniently. Really hate this Marshmallow "feature." If I didn't want multiple programs for the same file types, I wouldn't have installed them. Thanks for the new file types!

Kevin O'Donnell

Lollipop's best feature After upgrading my Note 4 to the amazing Marshmallow there was one issue, default application management! I hate that I need an app to revert back to the better way of choosing apps but it is what it is. Samsung needs to stop trying to be like Apple! There's a reason we chose Android. If you are going to limit me I might as well go with the company that makes their own hardware and software because it's better. Samsung, there is a reason I have 3 different browsers and 4 different media players!

Kareem Jeffrey

Better Open With.. . No Thanks to Samsung. After Samsung security patches app couldn't handle videos in chrome no longer. But luckily I reached out to developer to fix to the issue, within couple of days he fixed it now worked like a charm. Continue to support Giorgi in anyway, it's only app on Play Store with this function. Thanks again.

Eric Metzger

Perfect app Now that there are more and more apps for everything, what does Android do? Make it extremely tedious to choose which app you would like to use. Why is Android(not Samsung BTW) following Apple by dumbing down the UI? Anyway this app is simple, and works perfect.

Kenneth Maples

Must have on Samsung Samsung is forcing your first choice to become the default. This app gives you back much of the functionality that they stole. I hope to see ongoing updates to address additional file types as this is now a required core app for any Samsung user.

Pat Vankeer

Solved my problem with ''option always'', ''just once'' option has dissapeared on samsung marsmellow. Is there a way to have 0 second choose so start immediatly? Example word doci always use microsoft doc so no need to wait and have this timer. For other types ex pdf i sometimes use different app so want to keep 2 sec. Delay. 5 stars if that is possible

Amrit J

Revert the UI Ew, the new pop up for for selecting app looks so outdated. Its like 2010-2011 app design, please bring back the old (yet modern) ui, thanks! Not removing any star for now :)


Excellent app After the last Samsung update the open with choice disabled. It allows you to choose an app for the first time then your mobile remember you choice and set it as default app automatically. This app solve this problem an it allows you to choose any app you need to use.

Iron Spring

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on 6.01 Works sort of but needs more work. Not getting proper listing. PowerampPro is not being listed on audio players pop up. You can't select it easily for default. Default star needs to switch to a different color. Present is too close to unselected. PowerampPro is one of the most used music apps on Android. This needs correction please. Samsung player & File X-plore (another #1 file utility) show up in the selection just not PowerampPro for cloud selecting via cloud apps. Local selection works sometimes.

Derek Wade

Does what it says and does it well. I hate the new android model of forcing default applications. But this app fixes that in a very intuitive way. Kudos to the developer. I'd definitely pay for a pro version.

Jamarri Hopper

Phone savior! Don't know why Sammy forced default, but thx for this. But I have one request. Can we have an option for the old countdown look. The new animated circle is a bit distracting from the previous lol. Thanks.

nascent nascentt

Really not a fan of the redesign. Suddenly became very ugly. Amazing. Must install! This should be how it is by default on android. Anyone on marshmallow bear in mind you have to set open with as the browser default in the android settings first.

Glenn Turner

Life saver, thanks Dev! Well, sanity saver at the very least :-) Would be nice if the countdown timer was resized a bit smaller to match the pause button size, or even have a way to hide the tool bar all together and just show the app list.

Agata U.

I was looking for an app that would fix the Marshmallow glitch that pre-sets my default app when attaching image files to text messages. Unfortunately, this app doesn't have an option for that.

Mike Mauthe

Best app ever for boys that have permanently setting apps like Samsung Nothing is worse than going to open a file having to go into your settings and erase the default every time you open a different type of file.

Matthew Cioffi

Galaxy Note 4 User Fixes the major drawback of needing a default application for Android's Marshmallow operating system.

Robert Jurd

Great app So useful No thanks to Samsung...However, not liking that Better Open With seems to ignore the disabled rotation settings...

Alon Ratzon

Need an option to disable popup animation. Also, "slide right" and "slide left" won't stick, its automatically turn "slide up" on the next opening operation - need a fix.

Jerome Breguet

Need more Nice application. Need more tasks to open with this application. I am welling to pay if I can choose all applications to open within. can you add contact address book, Google News to name a few.

Ryan Plate

Does not appear in "Attach Image" dialogue in Messages Send attachment in Messages app asks for what kind of attachment. When "Image" is selected, it asks for an app. This app is not an option, so the app selected becomes the default because that part of Marshmallow sucks. Samsung Galaxy S5 with 6.0.1

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