More multitasking? Overskreen for Android
Multitasking on Android isn’t too bad. On 3.0+ versions of the software you get a nifty multitasking button on your status bar that allows you to view recently opened applications and quickly jump back and forth between them. Sounds good enough on what current versions of Android allow, but what if you could do more than just switch back and forth? What if you could have multiple things open at the same time? On your same screen nonetheless.
While we don’t exactly have that capability at the moment, Android developers are in fact working on it. Today we’re reviewing Overskreen, an application that is starting to bridge the gap between “accepted” multitasking and true multitasking.
Overskreen, developed by MBFG gives you a windowed web browser. By windowed I mean a mini browser that you can view on your screen while doing anything else. The browser legitimately places a window of the application on your home screen; you can move it around, interact with it, minimize, maximize. Everything. It even plays flash video. It opens as an overlay over any application you have running, even on your home screen. You can even have multiple windows open at the same time.
You can check out Overskreen at the Google Play Store (sounds weird when you say it =/) by clicking le link below. Oh yeah it’s $1.49 =/ Should have mentioned that eh?