Tag Archive: multiwindow

Multi-Window on phones is the best Android feature you’re probably not using

Lately I’ve found myself trying to do more in a shorter time, which means employing tools my phone already offers — like Multi-Window.

At the end of 2017, I promised that I would spend less time on my phone, since I wanted to reclaim some of that often-wasted time for other things, like reading or spending more time with actual humans. But I need to use a phone — and often many phones — for work, so picking it  [Read More…]

Here’s a neat Chrome + multi-window trick you probably didn’t know about

It’s easy to open links in the opposite window, or juggle Chrome tabs between both viewports.

Android 7.0‘s multi-window feature is great, letting you split your display between two full screen apps. But it comes with a few caveats, including the fact that you generally can’t run different instances of the same app in both windows.

Google Chrome, however, is smart enough to juggle tabs between windows, letting you view different pages in each half of the  [Read More…]

Android 7.0: Multi-window for everyone

Android 7.0’s three multi-window modes can make sure you never miss a Pokemon — even when you have other things that need doing.

Android Nougat’s biggest user-facing feature has to be the new native multi-window support. The concept isn’t new. Samsung’s been doing it for a while, Microsoft is changing the way they do it for smaller devices and even Apple is doing it on tablets. Now it’s Google’s turn.

It’s not an entirely new concept  [Read More…]

How to use multi-window mode on Samsung Galaxy S7

How do I use multi-window mode on Samsung Galaxy S7?

Although Android N will be bringing a split-screen functionality to all Android phones in the future, Samsung’s Galaxy series of phones have been able to use multi-window mode for years now. This multi-tasking feature is extremely useful for people who are tired of moving back and forth between apps.

How to enable multi-window mode on Galaxy S7 How to enable multi-window mode in from Recent menu  [Read More…]

Multi-Window in the Android N Dev Preview is amazing on the Pixel C

It’s everything you imagined it could be and more.

We saw hints of multi-window support coming to Android when it was hidden deep in the Marshmallow Developer Preview last year. When Google announced the Pixel C, we thought for sure multi-window support would be made available due to odd (for displays anyway 1√2 aspect ratio of the tablet. (You know, just like a piece of paper.) For months now, anyone with an Android tablet that wasn’t  [Read More…]

AC editors’ apps of the week: Stack, Galactic Nemesis, MultiWindow Toggle and more

Our weekly app picks

It’s Appday Sunday and that means we’re back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we  [Read More…]

Multi-window support could soon be coming to Android


One of the best features that has been on the Samsung Galaxy Note series for a while is the ability to put apps into a window, allowing you to view multiple apps at once. This is otherwise known as “multi-window” support. It seems with the latest code commit of AOSP after the announcement of Android 5.1 yesterday, there is a line of  [Read More…]

Get the Samsung-like MultiWindow Sidebar on any Android device [APK Download]


One of the better features of Samsung’s TouchWiz is the ability to house regularly accessed apps in a sidebar that recesses at the side of the screen at the touch of a button. Samsung also allow multiple windows to be stacked allowing two different apps to be viewed or worked on at the same time.

The guys over at XDA have created an APK that  [Read More…]

Chrome Beta update lets you ‘undo’ a closed tab, adds support for some multi-window devices

Quickly re-open that tab you accidentally closed while reading

Those of you on the beta track of Chrome on Android will be receiving an update today with a small, but useful, set of features. First up is the ability to “undo” an accidental tab closure — something that we’re all used to being able to do on desktop browsers. Next is improvements to the video player, letting your phone or tablet make use of HTML5 full-screen  [Read More…]