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 260 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.
- Previewing links from a variety of popular services using 3D Touch.
- 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 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
Opener 1.8.1 refines the app's use of context menus a bit.
Opener 1.8 is built for iOS 13!
- Full support for dark mode and new iOS 13 style.
- Support for iOS 13's new contextual long press menus. This enables content previews via long press on iPad!
- Supports animated GIF previews for links from GIPHY, Imgur, and Gfycat. Long press to see GIFs play inline!
- Supports home screen quick actions on iPad.
- Improved hardware keyboard support.
- As always, bug fixes and performance improvements.
If you like using Opener we'd love to hear about it! Please leave us a quick review on the App Store.
Ratings and Reviews
This app has been incredibly useful for opening web links in apps, especially when I want to use an unofficial app as opposed to the often terrible first-party version. For example, I use Tweetbot rather than the official Twitter client and was unable to open links directly in Tweetbot until I started using Opener. Even after Twitter’s disastrous API changes last summer, Tweetbot is still head and shoulders above the official app, and I found it annoying that I couldn’t just open links there.
The functionality Opener provides is really something that Apple should have included in iOS itself, but in the meantime, I’ll keep using and recommending Opener.
Great for launching apps for certain links
I really like being able to easily open Twitter links in Tweetbot, Reddit links in Apollo, and so forth.
The only thing missing is being able to easily pick from a list of browsers the same way you can pick other apps. Opener makes you choose a browser as default. To select another browser, you have to tap on the current default browser, tap on the browser you want, and then tap on it again. This will open a URL in the selected browser, but it’ll also set it as default. It’s not ideal, but no app is perfect.
🥇AMAZING APP & SERVICE SUPPORT
THEY ADDED MUSI SUPPORT! I can't say enough positive things about the quality of customer service and support offered by this apps developer Tim.
Tim not only promptly responded to my email asking for the app Musi to be added as an option in Opener but even after informing me that my request would not function if added because of an issue on Musi's side. He still went above and beyond by getting in contact with the other developers until he was able to make my request happen. If that's not awesome developer support I don't know what is.
- Timothy Johnsen
- 2 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2015-2019 Tim Johnsen
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.