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Opener open links in apps for iOS

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Key Details of Opener open links in apps

  • Opener is an app that allows you to open links from the web in apps instead.
  • Last updated on 5/12/2024
  • There have been 7 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Opener enables you to open links from the Web, email, texts, or social media in apps rather than in your slow-moving mobile browser. Opener costs $1.99.


Two ways to use: Launch Opener and add its action extension to iOS 8's share sheet. This enables you to open links directly into apps with a long press. Alternatively, copy a link from your mobile OS or from an app and then launch Opener to choose the appropriate app to open with. If the app isn't already installed on your device, initiate the download from Opener's list of supported apps.

Over 60 apps supported: Opener supports most major apps, including Twitter, Evernote, Spotify, Hulu, and Google Maps.

Adds value to iOS 9: iOS 9's deep linking technology will enable you to automatically open links in native apps without needing Opener. But you'll still need the app to open third-party apps or podcasts. For example, if you click a Twitter link, iOS 9 will open the Twitter app, but you may want to use Twitterrific or Tweetbot instead. Opener gives you the power to choose.

Great intro: An informative introduction flow walks you through the process of setting up and using Opener when you first launch the app. Return to it anytime you want a refresher.


Does not support every app: Your preferred apps must be supported by Opener for it to open links. However, Opener's rule set is open source, so if an app is not currently supported, suggest it to Opener, and the developer may add it.

iOS action extensions: If your desired app doesn't support iOS action extensions, then you can open links only by copying them, launching Opener, and choosing the app you want to open with. The extra steps may defeat Opener's purpose for you.

Bottom Line

Opener expedites the opening of links by launching them in apps rather than in your plodding mobile browser. However, Opener will be useful to you only if it supports your favorite apps and if these apps support action extensions.

What's new in version 1.13

- Minor bug fixes.

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Full Specifications

September 30, 2017
Latest update
May 12, 2024
Operating System
iOS 16.4
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Opener is an app that allows you to open links from the web in apps instead.
Opener is an app that allows you to open links from the web in apps instead. Copy a link and launch Opener to see the apps that it can be opened in, or use Opener's action extension right from other apps. Opener currently supports over 210 apps with more being added all the time. In addition to opening links in apps, Opener also supports: Opening links in any browser of your choice. Opening the Google AMP version of pages, which are significantly faster than normal web pages. "If you find yourself looking to view web links in apps often, Opener is a good timesaver that cleverly uses iOS 8 extensions to speed up the process." -- MacStories. "It's simple, handy, and makes browsing the web a lot easier." -- LifeHacker." lets you open links in their corresponding app, skipping the annoying Web view along the way." -- CNET. "As someone who spends huge chunks of my day tapping on my iPhone's screen, I skipped my Starbucks latte today and bought Opener instead." -- TechCrunch. For a complete list of supported apps visit opener. link/apps.