Hide items from Android's Share listing with Andmade Share

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 9, 2014
Apps, Google Android

Google has built sharing functionality right into the Android operating system. It is up to each individual app whether it uses the default sharing functionality, a custom one, or none at all.

If you have installed a lot of apps on your device, you may have noticed that the share listing becomes quite crowded and that it may take a while to find the application or service that you want to share the information with.

Andmade Share is a free application for Android that helps you manage the listing by adding options to it to remove apps and services from it.

That's not the only feature, but more about that later.

Note that it requires no special privileges.

When you first start the app you are asked if you want to watch the tutorial. If this is your first time using it, it is recommended to do so as it explains the initial setup of it on the Android device.

andmade share interface android

Basically, what you need to do, is to invoke the native share feature once. You are asked which app you want to use for that, and need to select Andmade Share here so that the app is used whenever you want to share contents (provided that an app does not use its own sharing functionality).

Once that is out of the way, you may want to open the preferences of the application to select apps that you want to hide from the share menu.

android optimized share menu

Once you have made that selection, only the apps that you have not selected are still shown. If you compare the share menu on the first screenshot with the one on the second, you will notice that all share options fit on the same page on the second so that apps and services can be selected right away and without hassle.

Another interesting feature that Andmade Share makes available is the reordering of apps. You can long tap on an app or service in the share menu and drag it to another location to reorder the listing. This way you can move the most important share options to the top, so that they can be accessed easily.

That's still not all there is to it. You can share contents to multiple apps or services as well. Just tap on check boxes in the share menu to select all services you want to share with before you select the share button.

The author has created a pro version of the application that improves it in several ways. It adds a grouping feature for example so that you can share contents to a group of apps by selecting the created group. Other features include fast sharing to Twitter, Facebook or email, and the option to share even if no Internet connection is available. The information will be shared once it becomes available again.


Andmade Share is a godsend for Android users who use the share functionality a lot and have quite a few apps installed that have been added to the list of share services. It is easy to use and not obtrusive at all, as it requires no extra permissions to work correctly.

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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments (https://www.ghacks.net/chatgpt-gets-schooled-by-princeton-university/#comments). Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If ghacks.net intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this Friend.tech as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/08/23/what-is-friend-tech/] and it appears there but as well here at [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/07/08/how-to-follow-everyone-on-threads/]

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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