Link Bubble review – The link optimiser


Link Bubble

Reading in today’s modern information heavy society can be difficult and full of links. Links to pictures, links to articles, links to apps… the list is almost endless. One developer fights against information overload and time-wasting with Link Bubble, the link optimizer.

Link Bubble review:

One of the ‘perils’ of going through your Twitter timeline can be finding interesting articles to read. But how do you deal with those? Read them there and then, clicking on the link which will either launch your default browser, or, in some apps, the in-built browser? Do you click the link, let it load in your default browser and then return to your twitter app to finish reading your timeline? Or use a service like Read It Later or Pocket and (if you’re anything like me, forget about them)?

Link BubbleLink Bubble’s opened page (just next to the Now Novel tweet)

Chris Lacy, developer of Action Launcher, probably had this problem, so he decided to make a new app to bridge the gap. That’s where Link Bubble comes in. Now, when you click on a link in your Twitter timeline, you can choose to have it open in Link Bubble which will open the link in, you guessed it, a bubble on the side of the screen, allowing you to keep reading your Twitter timeline.


Link Bubble


Link Bubble’s browser page. Fully functional as any mobile browser.

When you’re finished, you can tap on the bubble to read the article. Once you’ve finished, you can either close it by holding the icon and drag it down to the bottom of the screen, you can share it to your favourite service like Read It Later or Pocket (or any predefined app in the settings) by dragging it to the left, or choose to share it to any other service by dragging it to the right. You can also use Link Bubble’s ‘flick physics’ to make these actions seem more natural and to save time.

Link Bubble

Once finished, flick down to close, left to save to Instapaper or right to share with other apps.

Another great feature that Link Bubble incorporates is that if you click on a proprietary link (such as an Instagram,Twitter, Facebook or Google link), Link Bubble will launch the correct relevant app, rather than opening a browser window first, then redirecting you to the correct app. This also saves time, which is what Link Bubble is all about.

Link Bubble

LInk Bubble’s settings page allow you to set lot’s of good settings.

Link Bubble is available as both an ad free, free app (allowing for one bubble open at a time only) or as a pro version for £2.99 ($4.93/€3.57) on the Google Play Store.