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  1. SirEagle

    SirEagle Well-Known Member

    Can you add apps to use in Multi Window mode?

  2. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    No. Only certain apps work. Part of Samsung advertised apps being disappointing.
  3. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Well-Known Member

    if youre rooted you can add any app to it
  4. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Well-Known Member

  5. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

  6. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. SirEagle

    SirEagle Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    Beyond that, there's no reason that most people would want to use the apps together that they do allow to be used.
  9. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

  10. itsallgood

    itsallgood Well-Known Member

    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.)
  11. Nick The Great

    Nick The Great Well-Known Member

    Just like most of the Sammy features :rolleyes:

    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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  12. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    First thing I did with my s3 was get rid of samsungs bloat. :D:thumbup:

    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.
  13. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    I've said the same thing in this forum many times (although I do use Smart Stay).
  14. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. cjreyes666

    cjreyes666 Well-Known Member

  16. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member

    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 ..
  17. SirEagle

    SirEagle Well-Known Member

    Is that list posted anywhere you can view without registering on the site?
  18. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member

    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 ...


    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.

    For a user guide on the Multi Window feature, scroll to the bottom of this post.

    Multi Window Compatible Apps
    Arranged by Google Play categories.

    Books & Reference

    And Bible
    Bible (thanks rmrm1314)
    Cantonese Phonic
    ColorDict Dictionary+Wikipedia (thanks Beihuang Li)
    Faithlife Study Bible
    Kindle (VZW Note 2 only)
    Moon+ Reader (thanks MrMLK)
    MySword Bible
    Pathfinder Open Reference (thanks rmrm1314)
    Police Scanner Code Find Free
    Sun Moon Cal
    Verbum Catholic Study Bible
    Vyrso: Christian Ebooks
    Watchtower Online Library App (thanks rmrm1314)


    DW Contacts & Phone & Dialer (thanks cdf3)
    OfficeSuite Pro 7 (PDF & HD)
    TouchDown HD (thanks Benji)
    vcCalendar (thanks rmrm1314)
    VCOrganizer Tab+ (thanks rmrm1314)


    YKComics Free (thanks mc_gusto)


    AIVC (Alice) (thanks rmrm1314)
    ALPHA (thanks rmrm1314)
    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
    DashCommand (thanks rmrm1314)
    Dolphin Browser
    eBuddy Messenger (thanks rmrm1314)
    Falcon Pro (for Twitter) (thanks MrMLK)
    Floating Browser Flux! (thanks Josphe72)
    Fortwit (thanks rmrm1314)
    Free bVNC - Secure VNC Viewer
    Handcent SMS
    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)
    WeChat (thanks rmrm1314)
    WhatsApp Messenger (thanks Skhulile)
    Yes Disturb Me
    YKbrowser Alpha (thanks rmrm1314)


    ezPDF CLEAR PDF Player Trial (thanks rmrm1314)
    I Know My Animals - Free (thanks rmrm1314)
    Interval Recognition-Ear Train
    MobileMath: Glossary (thanks rmrm1314)
    Naver Dictionary
    Safari Animals for Kids - Free (thanks rmrm1314)


    3579 TV Thai
    Andro Lotto AU (thanks mc_gusto)
    Andro Lotto IE (thanks mc_gusto)
    Andro Lotto IT (thanks mc_gusto)
    Andro Lotto UK (thanks mc_gusto)
    BERRY Pro (thanks rmrm1314)
    BRIGADE Pro (thanks rmrm1314)
    Dice Utility - free (thanks rmrm1314)
    KCCO Pro (thanks mhenne4)
    Lego Mini Figure Identifier + (thanks mc_gusto)
    Pick 3 Wheel (Legacy version) (thanks rmrm1314)
    Pop Scoop! (thanks rmrm1314)
    Star Wars Lego Guide


    AccountBook 2012 (thanks rmrm1314)
    All Currency Converter (thanks rmrm1314)
    anMoney Budget & Finance (thanks Benji)
    Bank Loan EMI Calculator (thanks rmrm1314)
    Big Dog Rewards (thanks rmrm1314)
    Cash Droid (thanks rmrm1314)
    Dollar Exchange Rate BCCR
    InvestControl (thanks rmrm1314)
    Money Manager Ex for Android (thanks rmrm1314)
    T2Expense - Money Manager (thanks rmrm1314)


    Beer Logo Quiz
    DroidFish Chess (thanks MrMLK)
    Freecell Solitaire (thanks rmrm1314)
    Golf (Turbo) Solitaire (thanks rmrm1314)
    Poker Odds Calculator (thanks rmrm1314)
    Pyramid Solitaire (thanks rmrm1314)
    Solitaire (thanks rmrm1314)
    Solitaire Free Pack (thanks rmrm1314)
    Solitaire MegaPack (thanks MrMLK)
    Spider Solitaire (Web rules) (thanks rmrm1314)
    Sudoku Vision (thanks rmrm1314)
    Tic Tac Toe [Puzzle] (thanks rmrm1314)

    Health & Fitness

    BLE Heart Rate Monitor (S4 only)


    Beginners Tech (thanks rmrm1314)
    Diaro - personal diary (thanks rmrm1314)
    ImperiHome (thanks rmrm1314)
    MPS-Demo (thanks rmrm1314)
    RetroActive - Personal Diary (thanks RichardClark)
    Shurtalk (thanks rmrm1314)
    Today's Scripture

    Media & Video

    Bierdappje (thanks rmrm1314)
    BSPlayer FREE
    DicePlayer (thanks rmrm1314)
    GoodPlayer for Android
    GPlayer (Super Video Floating) (thanks rmrm1314)
    LocalTV (thanks rmrm1314)
    MX Player
    Photo Slides (Photo Frame) (thanks rmrm1314)
    PlayTube Free (iTube) (thanks rmrm1314)
    Podcast Addict (thanks rmrm1314)
    SRFpods (thanks rmrm1314)
    Super Video, Floating & Popup (thanks Josphe72)
    tinyCam Monitor FREE (thanks Sh3ngLong)
    TWiT On Demand (Lite) (thanks mc_gusto)
    VeMuv Movies & Shows (thanks rmrm1314)
    Yatse, the XBMC Remote (thanks rmrm1314)

    Music & Audio

    Acrylic Style (Beta)
    Chalisa Sangrah
    Drum Machine
    Goldenplec (thanks rmrm1314)
    GoneMAD Music Player (Trial) (thanks mc_gusto)
    Music Visualizer (thanks rmrm1314)
    Poweramp Music Player (thanks gldnbear)
    SmartMusicPlayer v2.1,Lyrics
    Ultimate Guns

    News & Magazines

    AndroidDoes (thanks rmrm1314) (thanks mc_gusto)
    Deer Reader (thanks Josphe72)
    gReader (Google Reader | RSS) (thanks MrMLK)
    Newspy - News Filter (thanks rmrm1314)
    PCI Concursos
    reddit is fun (thanks MrMLK)
    Reddit News Free (thanks rmrm1314)
    Taptu - DJ Your News (thanks MrMLK)
    TM iReader (thanks mc_gusto)


    Black Bear Blanc (thanks Josphe72)
    iOS 7 Live Wallpaper (thanks rmrm1314)
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  19. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Well-Known Member

    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.
  21. GrouchoM

    GrouchoM Well-Known Member

    Dolphin on top, Greader on bottom.


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  22. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Well-Known Member

    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.
  23. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Well-Known Member

    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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