Last Updated: Aug 31,2013
Can you add apps to use in Multi Window mode?
No. Only certain apps work. Part of Samsung advertised apps being disappointing.
if youre rooted you can add any app to it
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.
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.
This requires being rooted.
That means the Samsung feature remains useless to me, and probably most people with Verizon.
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.)
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,
First thing I did with my s3 was get rid of samsungs bloat. :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.
I've said the same thing in this forum many times (although I do use Smart Stay).
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.
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?
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
Bible (thanks rmrm1314)
ColorDict Dictionary+Wikipedia (thanks Beihuang Li)
Faithlife Study Bible
Kindle (VZW Note 2 only)
Moon+ Reader (thanks MrMLK)
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)
bVNC Free - Secure VNC Viewer (thanks serdo)
DashCommand (thanks rmrm1314)
eBuddy Messenger (thanks rmrm1314)
Falcon Pro (for Twitter) (thanks MrMLK)
Floating Browser Flux! (thanks Josphe72)
Fortwit (thanks rmrm1314)
Free bVNC - Secure VNC Viewer
K-@ Mail - email evolved (thanks rmrm1314)
Kaiten Mail (Free) (thanks Benji)
KakaoTalk: Free Calls & Text
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)
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)
Media & Video
Bierdappje (thanks rmrm1314)
DicePlayer (thanks rmrm1314)
GoodPlayer for Android
GPlayer (Super Video Floating) (thanks rmrm1314)
LocalTV (thanks rmrm1314)
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)
Goldenplec (thanks rmrm1314)
GoneMAD Music Player (Trial) (thanks mc_gusto)
Music Visualizer (thanks rmrm1314)
Poweramp Music Player (thanks gldnbear)
News & Magazines
AndroidDoes (thanks rmrm1314)
AndroidWorld.it (thanks mc_gusto)
Deer Reader (thanks Josphe72)
gReader (Google Reader | RSS) (thanks MrMLK)
Newspy - News Filter (thanks rmrm1314)
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)
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.
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.
Dolphin on top, Greader on bottom.
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.
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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