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Old August 16th, 2013, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you add apps to use in Multi Window mode?

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Old August 16th, 2013, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No. Only certain apps work. Part of Samsung advertised apps being disappointing.
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if youre rooted you can add any app to it
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bjbinc.multiwindowmanager
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Sorry for my incorrect answer. I'd asked this same question only about a month and a half ago, and no one pointed out that software.
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Thanks guys. It's really stupid to have a good feature like Multi Window and not be able to use it with any app from the factory. Thankfully I'm rooted.
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Thanks guys. It's really stupid to have a good feature like Multi Window and not be able to use it with any app from the factory. Thankfully I'm rooted.
Beyond that, there's no reason that most people would want to use the apps together that they do allow to be used.
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This requires being rooted.

That means the Samsung feature remains useless to me, and probably most people with Verizon.
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What you can do is ask the developer to add multi-windows to the apps you would like to use. Handcent just releases a new update with this feature. (Works great.)
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This requires being rooted.

That means the Samsung feature remains useless to me, and probably most people with Verizon.
Just like most of the Sammy features

Don't get me wrong, I love the phone, but I don't use most of the advertised things. Smart Stay, Smart Scroll, Air View,
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First thing I did with my s3 was get rid of samsungs bloat.


There's actually a really good reason as to why you can't add apps to the multiwindow pane, and its probably got a lot to do with Google not wanting them to.


At any rate, the stock apps you can use it with are pretty worthless.
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Just like most of the Sammy features

Don't get me wrong, I love the phone, but I don't use most of the advertised things. Smart Stay, Smart Scroll, Air View,
I've said the same thing in this forum many times (although I do use Smart Stay).
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That Samsung MWM app seems pretty neat, but I think it'd be a lot more useful on a tablet (large screen) than a phone.
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That Samsung MWM app seems pretty neat, but I think it'd be a lot more useful on a tablet (large screen) than a phone.
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No. Only certain apps work. Part of Samsung advertised apps being disappointing.
There are actually many many apps compatible with multi-window that are not Samsung apps. Another forum has a great, updated list here. Several of those are very useful to me.

That said, it is up to the developer to get his/her app compatible, and there are many that are not there ..
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There are actually many many apps compatible with multi-window that are not Samsung apps. Another forum has a great, updated list here. Several of those are very useful to me.

That said, it is up to the developer to get his/her app compatible, and there are many that are not there ..
Is that list posted anywhere you can view without registering on the site?
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Is that list posted anywhere you can view without registering on the site?
Here is the post from the other forum as of now. Best to just register to see it updated. The post has links to each app as well ...

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This is a list of apps which are compatible with the Samsung Multi Window feature for non-rooted devices & non-modified apps. Please help make this list as complete as possible. If you know of any apps that aren't on the list, post them (preferably with links) & they'll be added. This is not the place to request an app be given compatibility. It's best to go into Google Play & request it there by leaving a review &/or using the email link the developer provides. This list thread is provided as a courtesy & absolutely no guarantees are inferred in any way.

Below the compatible apps list is another list of apps that can further make use of the Multi Window feature. They likely won't show in your Multi Window panel.

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OfficeSuite Pro 7 (PDF & HD)
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AIVC (Alice) (thanks rmrm1314)
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AndChat (Free) (thanks rmrm1314)
Android IRC - Internet Chat
aRDP Free: Secure RDP Client (thanks mc_gusto)
aSPICE Pro Secure SPICE Client (thanks rmrm1314)
Boat Browser
bVNC Free - Secure VNC Viewer (thanks serdo)
Chrome Browser
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Dolphin Browser
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Falcon Pro (for Twitter) (thanks MrMLK)
Floating Browser Flux! (thanks Josphe72)
Fortwit (thanks rmrm1314)
Free bVNC - Secure VNC Viewer
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Handcent SMS
Hangouts
K-@ Mail - email evolved (thanks rmrm1314)
Kaiten Mail (Free) (thanks Benji)
KakaoTalk: Free Calls & Text
Manish Messenger
Mercury Messenger (Free) (thanks rmrm1314)
Naked Browser (thanks rmrm1314)
NetDroid (thanks rmrm1314)
Puffin Web Browser (thanks gldnbear)
ScribMaster draw and paint (thanks rmrm1314)
Speed Dial Lite
Text Me! Free Texting & Call (thanks rmrm1314)
Torque Pro (OBD 2 & Car) (thanks mhenne4)
Video Chat by FriendCaller (thanks rmrm1314)
Walkie Talkie PTT Lite (thanks rmrm1314)
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WhatsApp Messenger (thanks Skhulile)
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YKbrowser Alpha (thanks rmrm1314)

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ezPDF CLEAR PDF Player Trial (thanks rmrm1314)
I Know My Animals - Free (thanks rmrm1314)
Interval Recognition-Ear Train
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KCCO Pro (thanks mhenne4)
Lego Mini Figure Identifier + (thanks mc_gusto)
Pick 3 Wheel (Legacy version) (thanks rmrm1314)
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Star Wars Lego Guide

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AccountBook 2012 (thanks rmrm1314)
All Currency Converter (thanks rmrm1314)
anMoney Budget & Finance (thanks Benji)
Bank Loan EMI Calculator (thanks rmrm1314)
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Today's Scripture

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Floor Plan Creator (thanks rmrm1314)
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GPS Notes (thanks mc_gusto)
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IP Cam Viewer Pro (thanks planoman)
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OlMail Reader and Exporter (thanks rmrm1314)
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Quill (thanks _X_)
Remote Keyboard (thanks rmrm1314)
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Smart Notes (thanks rmrm1314)
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Solid Explorer (thanks MrMLK)
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Zoum Tasks
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Social

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Tweetings for Twitter
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LadyArse (thanks rmrm1314)
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Republik Of Mancunia (thanks rmrm1314)
Spurs Web (thanks rmrm1314)
Stags Mobile (thanks rmrm1314)

Tools

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Boardies Password Manager (thanks mc_gusto)
ByteDownloaderFree (ADS) (thanks rmrm1314)
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Calculator JB (thanks mc_gusto)
Calculator Plus Free
ConvertIt! Unit Converter (thanks rmrm1314)
Corrupt Image Finder (thanks rmrm1314)
CPU-Z (thanks rmrm1314)
CyanogenMod Calculator (thanks rmrm1314)
Flashlight (thanks rmrm1314)
Habit Browser
Image Editor- New
Light Flow Lite - LED Control (thanks mc_gusto)
Loader Droid download manager (thanks mc_gusto)
Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info (thanks rmrm1314)
Mensa Bielefeld
MultiWindow Calculator (thanks rmrm1314)
MyScript Calculator
NetMon - Radio Network Monitor
Ovo timer (thanks rmrm1314)
Pass2Phone (thanks rmrm1314)
Periscope
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S3Anywhere (Amazon S3 cloud) (thanks rmrm1314)
SHome
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Simply Convert Units (thanks mc_gusto)
SmartCover Lock
Split Browser Trial (thanks Rellskie)
Super Manager 3.0 (thanks rmrm1314)
SystemPanelLite Task Manager (thanks Josphe72)
T-money Balance Check (NFC) (thanks rmrm1314)
TEST Alliance App - BETA (thanks mc_gusto)
Timer (thanks rmrm1314)
Total Commander
Unified Remote
Unit Converter (thanks rmrm1314)
WiFi AutoConnect (thanks rmrm1314)
WiFi Direct Friends (thanks rmrm1314)
博弘报价 (pricing app) (thanks rmrm1314)

Transportation

CamSam PLUS
Dunedin Bus Timetable
KVB Monitor (thanks rmrm1314)
STM Montevideo

Travel & Local

Blitzer.de PLUS
Find My Way Back (thanks mc_gusto)
Go-Taxi - get a taxi cab easy! (thanks rmrm1314)
GPS Status & Toolbox (thanks imarek3)
Hong Kong Ferry HD
Locus Map Free (thanks rmrm1314)
Maps
OsmAnd Maps & Navigation (thanks rmrm1314)
ZIP Switzerland
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Multi Window Miscellaneous Apps

Bluetooth Launcher (thanks mc_gusto)
LectureVideos (thanks rmrm1314)
Multi Window Shortcuts (Note 10.1 only) (thanks rmrm1314)
PDFView (thanks rmrm1314)
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Multi Window User Guide
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Turn On Multi Window

There are 2 ways to completely turn on (or off) this feature. 1) Go into your Notification Tray > tap the Multi Window toggle (lit = on, unlit = off). 2) Tap Menu > Settings > Display > put a check in the Multi-window box to turn on (or uncheck to turn off).

Activate, Edit & Adjust Multi Window

To activate (or deactivate) Multi Window, touch & hold Back. A light blue tab &/or the Multi Window panel will appear (or disappear).

To edit the Multi Window panel to show only the applications you want, with the panel visible, touch the Edit button, then drag & drop apps from the panel to the screen or vice versa. When finished, touch Done. To change the order of the apps within the panel, drag & drop them where you want them. This may be done with or without the Edit button being activated.

To adjust the placement of the Multi Window panel, with the panel visible, touch & hold the tab & drag it to any edge of the screen you like. To adjust the placement of the Multi Window tab, with the panel closed, touch & hold the tab & slide it to the position you like.

Use Multi Window

To start Multi Window, touch an app from the Multi Window panel. This opens the first app in the Multi Window screen. Touch & drag another app to the top or bottom of the Multi Window screen to add the second app. The viewable area of each app may be adjusted by dragging the separator bar between the 2 apps. Touch the separator bar to activate the icons to Swap the windows or make one of the apps Full Screen .
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There are actually many many apps compatible with multi-window that are not Samsung apps. Another forum has a great, updated list here. Several of those are very useful to me..
I didn't say only Samsung apps worked in multi-window. What I was trying to say is that multi-window is another Samsung advertised feature that is disappointing.

I also didn't say that none of the apps that work with multi-window are useful. I said I have no use to use two of the apps that will multi-window at the same time. For example, I'd like to use Navigation and a music player at the same time in a car. I can't. That's what makes the feature useless.

The feature is completely useless to me, but even reading press reports and seeing advertising there was no way for me to know that prior to buying.
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Can someone who has multi-window mode working flawlessly please post a screenshot of 2 (preferably non-Samsung) apps running side-by-side on his/her S4? TIA.
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Thanks. I wonder why I can't get Dolphin to split for me. I installed Multi Window Manager and have root on my phone. I have Dolphin Browser and Color Note, as 2 apps that are "Enabled". There are several in the Enabled Packaged section and all of the apps names have "(Native)" at the end. The vast majority of my apps are in the Disabled Packages section. I haven't changed the enabled/disabled part yet, just mentioning what the defaults are.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 04:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Ahh, I feel so silly. As the late Steve Jobs would say, I was doing it wrong. This tip shows you how to use MW mode. (If no tip appears, search for "Using Multi Window" in that search box.) I'm now able to see Color Note and Dolphin on the same screen. That said, as I said in a previous post, I don't see myself using this often due to the screen's small 5" screen to view more than 1 app at once. But it's good to know about this feature, and since my phone is rooted, good to know I can put some other apps on that left side.
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