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 230 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

What's New

Version 1.4.11

This update makes many little performance improvements, which should help folks using older devices.

If you like using Opener we'd love to hear about it! Please leave us a quick review on the App Store.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Great for launching apps for certain links

David Levine

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.

STILL Have no clue...


2018 Review: One year later, I have yet to find a use for this app! All I ever get is “Open in Safari”!

2017 Review: Just tried Opener again. First problem is finding "links". Then, each time I click Opener, it says "Open in Safari" as the only available option. So, what is the point? Sorry, I just don't get it.

Previous Review: The purpose of this app or how to use it. Why not just open links in Safari? No way to contact developer to inquire, so unfortunately I must leave a negative review. Please explain in greater detail what this app is supposed to do and how it works. Then I will rate higher.

Essential iOS application for everyone


This app is an absolute must have, it handles a HUGE fundamental problem in iOS in a very clever way. If you’re using 3rd party applications (especially browsers), this should be on your device. It also has Workflow integration which is fantastic. The developer actively responds to emails, and takes pride in maintaining this. Thank you!


Timothy Johnsen
2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015-2017 Tim Johnsen


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