Better Open With

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About this app

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 if you have any question, suggestion or want to contribute.

Suggest new features or vote for existing suggestions at
Updated on
May 15, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

4.65K reviews
Angel Castro Lagunes
January 24, 2024
So a tip is to set this browser as default, which is excellent, but whenever you open an in-app browser link, it opens better open with, but there is no button to redirect or anything like that. For instance, opening Reddit and clicking an ad will open that page through a web view from Better Open, but I can't select anything. Besides that, this is a good app.
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A Google user
December 6, 2018
UPDATE 12/2018: This app needs to be updated to fix support for Amazon links. When I try to open links from Amazon, it displays the Amazon app and Better Open With itself as the two options (doesn't show my browsers, Chrome and Lynket). When I select the Amazon app, it won't route the link through to it. It decides to open in my starred/default browser (Lynket). . . It would be great if there was an option to hide the timer without disabling it (it's a good function but it's ugly, lol) and if it could show icons in a grid with small text below the icons like Android 6.0+ shows them (instead of to the right like the app does now).
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May 30, 2022
This fixes the problem I have with Android 12 and link handling. The only issue I have is 2 non-browser apps show up in my browser list when choosing which app to use. But in the app's settings for browsers, those 2 apps aren't listed. I don't see a way to get them out of the list other than to uninstall them. Preferred apps will show up in the settings but not when opening links. The app seems dead too. The dev hasn't updated it in over a year. I would like to see a Material You update.
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