Hover Browser is an awesome (cheaper) alternative to Link Bubble


Hover Browser screen shots

In case you missed it, we featured Link Bubble as one of our favorite applications for the month of March. We loved the popup browser functionality that allowed us to load up a webpage in the background — then view it — while staying inside the app we were already viewing. The only downside to Link Bubble would be it’s “premium” $5 price tag. A little steep for some, it kept us from impulse buying the app on a whim.

If you were looking for something close to what you’d find on the value menu, Hover Browser might be right your alley. It works in much the same was as Link Bubble (pop up web browser that loads in the background) but Hover Browser is only $1.

Keep in mind that while you get that basic popup functionality, Hover Browser doesn’t mimic “Chatheads” behavior like Link Bubble does. Instead, pressing on the upper right corner will close the app, there’s a pin button to minimize the browser to the side of your display, and other options. Performance-wise, Hover Browser’s scrolling is also pretty choppy and nowhere near as fluid as Link Bubble. The app is still very early, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed the developer can address performance issues in a future update.

Overall, we thought Hover Browser made a great, cheaper alternative to Link Bubble, and generally got the job done. For those needing a quick and easy way to view multiple web pages, without being taken out of your app, Hover Browser could be for you. You can find Hover Browser for $1 via the Play Store link below.

Download on Google Play: Hover Browser

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. You had me at Munn.

  2. Link bubble is easily worth $5. Don’t cheap out

  3. Link bubble is worth the five dollars and only because the developer is on top of his game when it comes to updating apps and fixing bugs. Sure I can find other apps that mimic the functionality but will the developer be as proactive and as passionate about making sure that his app is the absolute best when it comes to user experience?

  4. We can’t complain about freemium models and apps inflated with ads if this is our attitude towards $5 apps; we should be supporting hardworking and talented developers.

    Edit: Chris Lacy did apply for patents, so hopefully he can stop copycat developers like these.

  5. Why is this a big deal when Android lets you flick between running apps?

  6. i have link bubble for free…i can see why its appealing but i think its actually a little annoying…id never pay 5 bucks for it should be like at most a 2.99 app

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