Android allows you to choose a default app for a particular action. For instance, you might want to use Swype as your preferred text input method, jetAudio as your chosen music playing app, or MiHome as your default homescreen replacement app. This is a good option to have, but once used, your Android requires the defaults for that particular action to be cleared before any other alternative from that category can be availed. This can become quite a hassle. If you’re looking to manually set default actions for a specific action or category (say camera, messaging or audio files) on your device, then Default App Manager could prove to be the exact solution you’re after. Using Default App Manager, you can easily wipe existing default settings/actions for a specific app category on your device and set new default settings for it. Or simply, you can specify default action for a particular app category as you wish.
Once you are done with installation, just launch the app on your device. Default App Manager’s homescreen displays all the various app categories (including Dialer, PDF, Messaging, Video, Camera, Email, Video Streaming & more) and the current (default) app setting for each. To clear/set the default app for each category, tap on the relevant (manage) icon next to it’s name. This leads you another screen that displays a list of all the apps that support a chosen category along with the buttons to clear and/or set default settings as required.
If you wish to clear default app settings for a selected category, tap on the Clear Defaults button on this screen. This leads you to the app’s info screen. Navigate your way to the Clear Defaults button under Launch by default and tap on said button to reset the existing settings. Go back to the desired category screen in Default App Manager, tap on Set Defaults and select a (new) preferred app for that particular category. Setting default action for unspecified categories is even easier. Just tap on the settings (manage) button of the desired category, hit the Set Defaults button and pick an app of your choice.
Default App Manager is available in the Android Market absolutely free of cost, and can be downloaded via the download link provided below.
For step-by-step instructions about installing and using Default App Manager, check out the video tutorial (as seen on the app’s Market page) provided below.
Download Default App Manager for Android