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

What’s New

Version 1.7.7

This update fixes an issue causing Opener to not be able to open .webloc and .url files through the share sheet.

In the last update:
- Improved handling for some types of news links.
- Fixed an issue causing app launches via x-callback-url to quickly have their values overwritten by handoff.

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

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Dotemacs ,

Great app

Simple and effective. Highly recommended! Would pay for it!

A feature request: it would be nice to be able to choose/set your favourite/preferred apps for opening links in advance, within settings. Because currently you have to try to open the link, get promoted to open it in multiple apps, and only set it then. Which you can forget, because at that point in time you'd be more interested in just opening the link instead of setting the preferences.

Tigerbluemusic ,

Must have utility

Excellent enhancement to the iOS experience. This is functionality which should really be part of iOS but in the meantime, this app is a godsend for people who want to choose alternatives to default apps or use links which open in the browser instead of the app.

RazerM ,

Must Have Extension

Can’t believe I never found this sooner. So much of my typical iOS usage is finding web links in different apps and now I’m able to effortlessly open them in my preferred app. Great for opening Wikipedia pages in Wikipanion, or Reddit links in Apollo!


Timothy Johnsen
2.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015-2019 Tim Johnsen


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