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New Floating Touch app brings Chat Heads-like experience to your settings

Chat Heads has inspired quite a few floating notification apps, but Floating Touch is different. Instead of notifications, it focuses instead on quick settings. Read on to learn more!
July 9, 2013
Floating Touch

Let’s not beat around the bush here, Facebook Home was an awful idea. Who really wants a full-time Facebook experience? Not very many people we’d wager. Not everything about Facebook Home is horrible, however. In fact, Facebook’s “Chat Head” notifications have proven popular enough to see several unofficial spin offs including the Floating Notifications app and Paranoid Android’s HALO feature.

Now comes something that takes the idea of a floating icon a step further, the Floating Touch app. This unique app isn’t another message and notification program, instead it is a floating system tool that is somewhat reminiscent of Acer’s Ring.

Basically you get a floating touch button that you can move around anywhere on the homescreen or even in any open apps. If you are bothered by the idea of a spot on the screen that is always in the way, you’ll be happy to know you can long press on the spot to hide it within the notification bar.

Okay, so what exactly does the floating button do? Clicking on it reveals a ‘wheel’ of sorts that offers quick system settings, memory cleaning, a button to lock the screen, and a home button.

All the features mentioned above come in the free version of the app, but it’s also worth noting that there is a Pro upgrade that sets you back just $2.00 but but adds quite a few additional customization features.

These features include changing the color of the wheel, adding new folders and icons to the wheel, and much more. There are also some special features that will only work with rooted devices.

What do you think, could you see yourself using a floating ‘quick settings’ button or not?