Fresh from the dev who made opening links a little less painful with Link Bubble and home screens even more productive with Action Launcher, developer Chris Lacy has just unleashed TapPath — giving us even more power over the links we tap.

Here's the gist: Once TapPath is active, you have three ways of routing links. Tap once to open in, say, Chrome. (Which happens to be set as the single-tap default). Tap twice on a link to open in another app. (I've got mine set to Hangouts for easier sharing.) And tap three times to open the selector and route the link to any of your available apps.

It takes just a little getting used to — you might need to adjust the tap delay in the (nicely Material Design) settings — but TapPath quickly emerges as a fast and easy way to share links just about anywhere. It's absolutely worth the 99 cents and a few minutes of your time.

 

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TapPath makes gives even greater flexibility for opening links in Android

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Yea I like this a lot. Definitely cool for browsing through articles and saving links to read for later or sharing.

I'm sure I'll pick this up as I have with the rest of Chris's apps. They're always very innovative but I have to say, to me it feels like it should be a feature of Link Bubble as LB routes links already. I know that devs need to earn a crust and I'm happy to pay but maybe this could have been a paid plugin or something. That being said I suppose its useful as a standalone app in its own right. I guess I just like to keep my app installs down.

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I somewhat agree, it would be nice if this functionality was built into Link Bubble. That being said, I had no issue throwing down a buck for this app.

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Awesome app and an automatic buy from a great dev! Works really well in conjunction with link bubble and action launcher when using the chrome shutter!

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Damn, didn't even think of that, I'll have to re-download Action Launcher.

Sweet profile picture by the way, there are too many years till Pac Rim 2.

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Me: Chris Lacy made a new app? I don't know what it is or what it does yet but take my money now Chris, just take it.