Have you ever been reading an important e-mail, studying some notes, or playing a game, when a call interrupts you? Wouldn't it be nice if you could quickly dismiss the call without putting your current activity in the background? That's exactly what Call PopOut does for you.
Instead of interrupting, Call Pop Out puts the incoming call in a tiny bubble, the same way Facebook uses Chat Heads for new messages. Ready to give it a look? Let's get to it:
Step 1: Download a copy of Call PopOut for your Android device. The app runs on Android 2.2 and up.
(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)
Step 2: After installing, you'll want to open the app and adjust the settings to your liking.
You can choose to mute calls by tapping the bubble, decide which apps (or all) will have their alerts displayed in the bubble, as well as the size and position of the bubble. Most of the features are available in the free version, save for minor things like the ability to put the bubble up top or make it smaller.
Left: the call bubble before you press it. Right: the menu that appears when pressing on the call bubble.