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Default App Manager Lite

Posted by Appiator in Productivity | Aug. 25, 2015 | 98 Comments

Apk file size: 3.4 MB

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Default App Manager is a simple yet very functional app to manage (set defaults, clear/reset defaults) default applications for different types of actions that Android does. Unlike other applications that allow you to manage defaults for only one-two types of categories, this app allows to you to manage for almost all the common actions.

It eliminates all the hassles and troubles of remembering defaults set for various applications such as Audio, Video, E-mail, Doc Viewer, etc. It is very handy for active Android lovers who use a wide range of applications for any particular category and keep changing them from the default Android settings.

The main features of Default App Manager Lite are:

-- Offers a list of different categories and the current default for each one.

-- Offers a wide range of categories like Audio, Audio Streaming, Browser, Camera, Calendar, Car Dock, Desk Dock, E-books (epub) ,Email, Home Launcher, Messaging(sms), PDF, Phone Dialer, Video and Video Streaming.

-- Tells you which applications can be used for a particular type of category.

-- Super cool UI for easy navigation across screens

-- Clear defaults (default application) of a particular category without having to remember which one was set as default earlier or without having to travel a long way into the Android default settings page.

-- Reduces at-least 4 user clicks and helps you set defaults from within the app itself.

-- Set default for any category right from the application.


1. To set the default application, please check the 'USE BY DEFAULT ICON' and only then select the application. Otherwise, the application WILL NOT BE set as the default one.

2. Once the default app is SET, the application will open. It might however open with some error-message like 'FILE CANNOT BE OPENED' or 'ERROR WHILE OPENING FILE'. Don't worry, the application is SET as default successfully. You can verify by clicking BACK BUTTON on that application and going back to Default App Manager.

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    Adding uninstaller functionality
    Bug fixes.

Appiator part of our Productivity and have average installs from 500000 to 1000000. Last Update Aug. 25, 2015. Google play rating is 75.0074. Current verison is 2.4. Actual size 3.4 MB.

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Ron Hochobar

Generally good, but failed to do what I needed I want to set the default Call History / Dialer / Log program when I miss a phone call (I have a custom dialer installed).. But unfortunately even this program fails to allow a default app to be set to replace the stupid "Google Call History" app.

Ricardo Sardien

Doesn't do what I need done I need to be able to type in the extension and then set a default app. Select from a set of genetic options isn't flexible enough.

Topsy Kretts

Please read Developer, please add ability to FORCE set a default. I do not want to download a launcher but want my phone dialer to launch a different contacts app instead of stock contacts app.

Joe Locker

Simple and Effective Its one of those apps that does one incredibly useful task and does so very well. Some of the UI could do with some work but otherwise Bravo!!

Robert B.

Would be nice... ...if it actually worked, will not change default browser, which is why I installed it.

Andre Mischel

app mgr does this already This didn't do what I needed. Stock app manager didn't pull up a particular video player app on the default app list. Downloaded this app hoping that it did something different. It didn't. It had the same default list as stock and no option to add to that list. Stock app manager does the same thing. Don't bother.

venkat Gurram

This app doesn't work on Cm12s 5.0.2 I installed this app and thought that this will take care of maintaining default. But nothing works.

Drix Drix

This app saves a lot of time and removes a lot of confusion When I discovered that Android and iPhone SMS messages aren't compatible, it was time to keep trying SMS messaging apps to see what interfaced with my friends on iPhone. This app makes it a lot faster to switch those apps - and easier too. Thanx for creating it.

Benjamin Verbois

Great app! I have been looking for other options besides the $10 apps in the Play Store. Now I have found a wonderful app. This app is not as good as Microsoft office but it is very close in comparison.

Thomas Woloshyn

4 1/2 stars I put 5 stars because you can't put 4 1/2, and 4 seems a little too low just because of one annoying thing. What's annoying is that when I set the dialer default, there no check mark there, and when people call me it still use the old dialer, but when I'm redirected it goes to my new one. Explain, please, and try to fix.

Ciarán O'Kelly

Please!! We need to be able to control bluetooth headset buttons. There is no good app for changing the voice dialler and music player that load when you press bluetooth buttons!

Terry Sarniak

Wonder why I wasted my time? Useless, impossible to set Flash Player as default video player, doesn't even recognize it even though I have it installed

Lee Davis

Works. I feel like an idiot because I didn't need this app. But it got me where I needed to be. I corrected my idiocy, because for some reason, I was being a real deep with my settings, and forgot how to set/reset defaults, which all I had to to was scroll down on the application settings, in settings. It pointed me back in the right direction, and we all need something to point us in the right direction from time to time. I probably won't be using this app anymore, and will probably uninstall it. Worth 5 stars.

Patti Bills

Not showing only default... I got this cuz on reboot phone sets stock keyboard to default and I want to find a way to patch this so the keyboard I prefer will be default. Keyboard aren't even listed! Goodbye..

Logan Seitz

Great Does what it says supposed to even though a cool feature would be to clear defaults right from the app with root permissions

daniel be

Used to show defaults I only wanted it to show me what the default app is, not change it. Once I find the default app I changed it myself in the settings by going to the app and clear defaults. When I open the file I select my correct app to use it the phone makes it default and it sticks.

Lacy Artemis

This is useless It doesn't do anything I can't already do with no hassle. I need to set a default program for a file that doesn't have any associated programs - something this app can't do. I also am trying to assign a default app to a file type which this programming company doesn't realize exists - in fact, only a few basic program/file types even show up to be worked with. I uninstalled, and hope to save others the waste of time.

Artyom Abramovich

Too few options..where are the rest? I have downloaded ADM to be my download manager - but there is no option in this app to set a default download manager. Please add this option - than it will be a 5 star app for me.

Nathan Lemmon

Meh I haven't noticed that this app has done a thing. I don't think my problems are worse, but that's not a very glowing endorcement. Really. I can't tell if any of the defaults I've set are actually set. Keep getting the (I believe) Touchwiz pop-ups asking which app I want to use for various tasks. The only thing that helps is to remove all apps that have similar functions. For example just keep one browser, one word processing app, one app that reads PDFs etc. etc..

Robert Lovejoy

Doesn't stick Defaults change for a few minutes, then my phone (S3) reverts to asking me what to use every time. Unfortunately for me, this doesn't work.

Rene CD

Doesn't work for all apps By accident I selected the wrong app to choose sounds/notifications, but that can't be reset with this app.

david reeve

Plz add .webm file type so I can make a movie player open it as you can't under most apps plz look into this it would make your app really useful. So thats webm = movie type open as..

jeremy harrison

Default App Manager Lite It saves me from wondering what was in Omega or Samsung minds when they wrote software which has an "Always" choice which then tells you to go to Settings which has nothjng at all that allows one to make a Default choice. Not perfect but lots better than the stock alternative (which seems to be a "Do Loop")

Christina Martin

Limited but useful It doesn't enable setting of all defaults but does list all current defaults so you can unset those that are in error. Irritated me by putting a reminder on my calendar to rate it. I took off a star for that.

Amanda LaCava

HTC Incredible 4G LTE The only reason I downloaded this was to fix my default browser and it DOESN'T work. Uninstalling.

Justin K.

Does what it's supposed to Easy interface and design. I don't see any reason to purchase the full version as this does exactly what it's supposed to do and there are no ads that I've noticed as of now.

Kraziel Shinmeiryuu

does not work removed a default app and now it wont ask for a replacement, just does nothing now

Tabicus Leticus

Fail Set winamp as my default and still my tablet uses some lesser app to play music. Won't let me replace that stupid google hangouts app, either.

Emre Burhan

Default media controls Used to set my favorite radio player as default for Audio Streaming (play/pause/next/previous controls from bluetooth). Very nicely done.

Marc Bernard Schauber

Why call log? Doesn't do much. Thankfully I use xprivacy, so wasn't troubled by the necessary permissions, but they are a privacy concern. More importantly, this app fails big time. Doesn't allow me to assign a different app to, for example, instagram. Too bad. Looks like I can't find a way to do that :(

Nicole McIntosh

Good app Does exactly what is described and is very easy to use. It isn't recognizing the calendar app I use though. I would love to see more categories added eventually but I'm quite happy with this app.

Beatrice Rigby

Convenient Default App Manager works very well at designating the preferred app for particular functions.

Najwan Sholi

Didn't help Was told this might help with defaults not registering using Nova launcher on the S3. Unfortunately it didn't. Will uninstall. Might give it another shot once rooted, assuming rooting doesn't solve the problem.

Lord Childe

Cannot set default. For audio, video, photo ..."Complete action using'... simply opens a chosen app, and that's it. Doesn't set as default.

Bryan Sullo

Limited Info Available I was trying to figure out why clicking links from Facebook App often asks me to select a default app (even though I have many times). I couldn't find anything about links launched from a particular app by using this app.

Ben Berkowitz

Handy Works. Only drawback is that some of the choices I would think would show up as a choice don't. Probably no fault of the dev, though.

Linda Harrell

Very useful I like this app because it keeps all my other apps organized and consistent in being my default. Every time I download something new it always wants to be the default for that category but the app won't change unless I choose. It changed. Very happy with this product and have recommended it to others as a help tool.

Norman Smith

A "Must Have" App I simply can't do without this utility. I only wish it supported more file types.

M. Sazzadul Hoque

Sometimes it doesn't work. But sometimes it really helps. I wish it would be updated.

Kenneth Malonson

SMS Tried setting a third party SMS as the default and didn't work. - Slide Messaging Pro Update: Sometimes it works and most times it doesn't. Resets after restarting phone.

bazker bazker

Must have!!!

Пользователь Google

HTC one s It doesn't work!

Пользователь Google

Add dark theme, please Add dark theme, please

John Jackson

It is okay for most common file extensions but it does not have an option for 7z, djvu files. I am trying to prevent builtin pdf reader automatically open 7z files (no defaults set for that app).

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)

Rese Rush

Looks nice, but. Main reason I wanted this is even after root of note 4 and custom ROM, I am not able to change the default camera. I've set it to Google camera and the actions to quickly access camera still bring up the stock crappy Sammy camera. Dang, had high hopes.

William Alford

Simple and straight forward. Works really well. The ads in the app are well placed and does not bother the user. Very nice on the ad display. Thank you for not having it annoy users.

Ivan Shim

Selected my default launcher After trying many apps and following faulty instructions, i came across this app and it does the job to set my default launcher. I'll set other default apps and update this review.

Sandy York

Doesn't "stick" Great when it works but seems like I have to go in and re-set defaults every couple days.

Daniel Kowalski

Nope Requires sensitive permissions, and does not work (chrome still opens pdf documents in drive pdf viewer despite changed default pdf viewer to mupdf)


Just an OK app Does not let me choose between all the apps installed. It only gives certain options. For example. For messaging I prefer to use the app called trillion. But it will not show up to choose as an option in this app.

Marius Elvenwood

Updated rating, everything works Finally changed my default music player thanks to Default App Light. Awesome.

Halil Şen

Well it has some categories but not nor 7zip Nevertheless, this is a backward approach. A better way would be getting the list of actions which has a default app and showing those (so that we can change it)...

Katherine Schwering

K. Schwering Didn't work at all for me. Would not remove my default email or let set a new one

Mai Tang

Please keep updating! Finally, it has been updated after many years! I loved it!

Michael Morocco

Great app I use this app to set my defaults to get rid of the annoying pop-up that always occurs when I'm following links

John Choi

Full page ad for every default..... This app used to be pretty good. Once you set the default app, it's done. Now, when an app updates, you have to reset the default app again and the full page ad gets very annoying.

Seppo Enarvi

Couldn't figure out how to use it. I didn't find the 'USE BY DEFAULT ICON'. Also displays annoying ads.

Somasundar Menon

Thought it will clear the live launcher Live launcher and hola completely cannot be removed by this app

Michal Vomacka

Unreliable, settings get saved for some categories only After updates some 2 months back the app is no longer working. Saving a default action for eg. browsing does nothing. One is asked to select the default browser every time a URL is opened. The in app advertisements cause extreme delays. Waste of time, uninstalling.

marc krigel

Not defined by extension I wanted to clear the app defined as default by extension, (for instance) mp4. The closest I could come was "Videos"... Which didn't do the trick.

Hoshou Neko

Does the job, but randomly crashes Nice friendly UI, fast and reliable. I have some rare random crashes, but it doesn't affect the default apps.

Vash Ericks

Works exactly the way I need it to, with a clean ui to boot. Ads haven't been annoying thus far.

Kian Hua Ong

Cannot choose default app When I choose web browsing category, it shows chrome is the default and uc browser, but selecting uc browser does nothing, so is selecting default tab. And this app is incredibly slow, and keeps crashing.


Does not work with CyanogenMod latest

Serge V.

Why ? This app does not provide any additional functionality, over stock defaults manager.

Jeff Lin

Doesn't quite seem to work Setting a default music player doesn't seem to do anything. The wrong player always keeps coming up. The app can also choose to play loud obnoxious ads by surprise and I couldn't scramble fast enough to get rid of it in the workplace.

Jim Zisson

Works for me. Dead simple to use with Note 5, lollipop 5.1.

Jonathan Williams

Sets defaults For some reason in lollipop I had to set my default browser every time I opened a link! This happened with other file types. This app solved that problem. Just kidding; it did nothing.

Richard Langendoerfer

App Manager Works very well.. Love it!

Dan Kelly

Very useful Now that Samsung has taken away power from the user on the Galaxy S6, this app brings back a little of that.

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

Ray Exum II

Was my favorite. :-( Too many adds everytime I choose a default app.

Alexander Mehler

Didnt work to replace the calendar on xperia z3 compact.

Jeff Giardini

I'm disappointed. I only got it to try to keep those stupid keyboard notifications from showing up every time I type but it doesn't seem to have the keyboard as one of the options. I imagine that's on the paid version. I'll be uninstalling, thanks

Jean-Pierre Soso

Spotify issue Cannot make Spotify default music player :-/

Ankur Yadav

Works as said. Thanks to the developer

Michael Stenger

Very nice. I just might have to upgrade to Pro. The basic version did exactly what I needed, and I can only imagine how much better the Pro version is. EASY to use as well. Great menus and straight forward screens to accomplish what you are trying to do. Thx

Nestor Chan

Too much ad Ad us fine but it block every settings u do, delete

Alastair Rogers

This app is the only way I've found to stop email links opening by default in the awful Android browser embedded in my Lenovo Yoga 8 tablet. They now open in Chrome, which is what I want. I'll be delighted if the app continues to work reliably.

Tony Roc

Does not work Does not work on Xiaomi Mi4i. No response when selecting a default app. Anyway, just found out that this setting can be done via system preferences.

Nathan Middleton III

The app performs as advertised. And it has lots of ads, too.

Frank Quintanilla

The worst If I could give it a zero I would, and lf the creator was here I'd throw my phone at set person

xXx Geek

It had potential... BUT ? I have been using for over a year and was hoping for for improvement before supporting Development. Uninstalled and trying a new one that is amazing... I will keep an eye on this for any changes ?

rick g

Crap first time i open it force closes will not work.

Yubina Tamashi

Love it mostly Only issue is that dolphin browser 11.5.10 cannot be selected as default audio streaming app as previous versions did support this I would appreciate a bug fix to resupport dolphin browser as default audio streaming app I have an lg stylo 2 with android 6.0.1 for Boost Mobile

Geenek Carter

Seems incredible but i didn't find any application that let me choose Tweetings or Falcon as default for posting tweets from newsreaders. This one fails too.

Gaming Chap

Quick and easy Just a few taps and you can change the default application. This was a hassle in android 6.0. No more apparently. Thanks!

Gordon Giddings

Permissions include CONTACTS Be wary that this app can read ALL your contacts by default. Breach of privacy for sure. Either disable that permission or more likely uninstall or do not install. App cannot be trusted regardless of how many have installed it.

Steve Bryant

Crashes a lot This app errors out every time I try to change a default, but it would allow me to make the change. That was before the 7.0 nougat update. Now it crashes and locks up.

Shaikh Hammad

Didn't worked Hated it. It isn't working. No such thing appears as "Always" or "Just Once".?

Kenneth Irabor

I wish there's another way I can give 10stars Thanks to this app. What I found so difficult it made it so easy for me

Lord Bazil Barrington

Unable to change default app Tried to stop Kindle from being default for PDF, but this app doesn't change anything, still get Kindle opening the file!

DefaultApp.MGR. My LG-L9 JB 4.1 upgrade benefitted by DAM! Xclentavo!!!6/2016-After i got lollypop 5.1.1. APP. Won't set anything? Developer Email "FAILED PERMANENTLY" from Gmail. ???

Alaister Copland

Won't set default browser. After using this app successfully for many months, now it won't allow me to set the default browser, perhaps because the webpage it attempts to open appears not to exist.

Blocky Tube

Great app I get rid away of sb game hacker and i remove root i hate root it can destroy my tablet great app great app great app

thaheem bloch

Crashing App is crashing i dnt know why it stop working with an error on screen app not working..

Ashley Funnell

No Spotify Unable to select Spotify as default app! That's the whole reason I installed it!

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