Manage application permissions
Are you afraid of the many permissions that are required by a simple application? Fortunately, with Android Marshmallow, this is no longer a problem since it is possible for each application to select and deny permissions in order to keep control, even after downloading. This novelty is a powerful tool to give more importance to our private life.
While waiting for the update, know that it is already possible with Android Lollipop to possess the functionality. To do this, you must have a root smartphone and install the excellent XPrivacy application that offers the same application permissions management.
(ROOT) X Privacy Installer
Chrome Custom Tabs
Until Android 6.0 Marshmallow, by clicking on a link in an application – such as a link sent to WhatsApp or an email – it automatically opened in your default browser. This was not necessarily very practical because it made load the entire browser.
Chrome Custom Tabs is a new feature of Marshmallow created to improve the performance of applications where it is necessary to open a web page. It saves resources and energy.
Meanwhile, it is possible to install on Android Lollipop the Link Bubble app that does exactly the same thing. All this without root permissions or complicated procedures!
Link Bubble does not work like Chrome Custom Tabs but the result is the same. Instead of opening a dedicated window, the link will be loaded in the background and will appear as a floating bubble on the screen. When the page loads in the background, you can continue using the first application instead of wasting time. Once the page is fully loaded, the bubble will perform an animation to warn you.
Still in the field of navigation, here is another smart feature of Android Marshmallow: Smart Link. If we click on a link to a particular application, such as a link to Twitter arriving via email, it will open directly in the application (in this case the Twitter application) instead of the default browser or message who asks us with which application we want to open the link.
But rest assured, on older versions of Android, it is already possible to have the same functionality with TapPath, an application with which you can open a link in three different ways.
TapPath Browser Helper
Support for the fingerprint reader
With Android Marshmallow, support for fingerprint readers is integrated. In this way, the sensor can also be used for multiple functions built into the applications, such as paying without having to write a password.
In some new Samsung phones, it is already possible to pay using fingerprints, thanks to PayPal and FIDO technology. To enable this option, you must go to Settings> Fingerprints> Pay with PayPal. If your device does not have a fingerprint reader, you can turn your camera into a fingerprint scanner to unlock the smartphone with ICE Unlock.
ICE Unlock Fingerprint Scanner
The built-in task manager in Android has been revised and improved with version 6.0. The interface is easier to use with the disappearance of the sections and a new option has been added to allow you to explore the use that is made of the live memory by an application.
Since the first version of Android, the Play Store is filled with apps to make your life easier, and I'm not just talking about task killer apps. Here are a few :