Side by Side (with Dropbox support)
By Guoqiang Lei
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"The possibilities are endless here... How handy and convenient is that!" -- theipadfan.com
"It is so simple yet awesome! I love how easy it is to open up more windows and adjust the size of each. I could see myself using this a ton!" -- ipadforums.net
The best multitasking app for high productivity people. Now with Dropbox support.
Side by Side is a multiple-window reader/browser with offline reading and note taking capabilities. It turns the iPad into multiple resizable reading devices working in parallel.
You can browse webpages, download files, read documents, or take notes on each split screen.
When reading something on the iPad, e.g. a webpage or a PDF document, you might often need some handy tools on the side, e.g. a dictionary, a notepad, your email inbox, your facebook updates, an IM tool to chat with your friends, or a youtube video with your favorite background music. This app provides you plenty of possible ways to organize your beautiful iPad screen.
There are a lot more you can do with Side by Side. You can open a web-based game side by side and play together with your friend. You can also open two similar documents side by side to read and compare.
The start page in the bookmark list provides links to lots of interesting websites (e.g. games, tools) that nicely fit the split touch screen. It is frequently updated.
When you want to focus on one side, you still can cover the full iPad screen with one of the panels.
* Web browsing
* Note taking
* File downloading
* File viewing (HTML, images, PDF, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
* Notes sharing via email
* Adding bookmarks for webpages
* Adding bookmarks in files (since V1.1)
* File sharing via email or between apps (since V1.1)
* Search notes, bookmarks and filenames (since V1.1)
* Reformat webpages into a text only page (since V1.1)
* One tap file/webpage downloading mode (since V1.2)
* Add star to favorite files (since V1.2)
* A special technology to display many websites in the best way to fit the smaller windows (since V1.2.2)
* Touch gestures for changing layout and swapping windows (since V2.0)
* Sync files and notes through Dropbox (since V3.0)
* Extract pictures from webpages (since V3.0)
* Capture screen shot for a window (since V3.1)
What's New in Version 3.2
• Smoother animation
• Optimized website rendering so they look better on a side window
• Minor bug fixes
This is the ONLY program that does this
WHY don't more programs offer this arrangement? Every program I see apart from this one limits it to 2 screens, where I find the ability to have 4 very useful.
I have a power point on a 25% size portion, a text notes screen on another 25% portion, and then my pdf reading assignment on 50% and I can see them all clearly and quickly move from each one.
THe only thing I wish they had was a more robust note-taking feature, how about some simple multi-level bullets and maybe bold or underline?
PLEASE ADD THIS, even as a premium-pay feature and I will add it undoubtedly.
Actually really great!
First off, I'd like to establish that this IS NOT an app to open multiple apps at once. Apple's operating doesn't support that. What it does do, is open several web pages at once, and next to each other. If you're like me, multitasking on the internet is the way to go. But the reason I gave this 5 stars is because of what it did for my biology class. Our school uses Canvas, and viewing markup comments to a PDF document is a pain from any other browser. This browser actually makes it really easy to do, which is awesome.
Excellent app! Just the way this kind of an app is supposed to work given the limitations by apple for true side by side multitasking. The best option was the dragging the "S" and drag screens around! Do not ever change the basic layout of this app. Its perfect this way!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jan 06, 2013
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 2.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Guoqiang Lei
- © 2010 Bao Lei
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.