Air 1 run multiple programs?


Codeseven

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No only the Air 2 and Mini 4 can because they have the 2gb ram needed to do so.
Thanks, kinda thought so.

And were not talking split window multitasking or that it can but 1Gb will make them crawl but rather it just plain cannot, correct?
 

pacorob

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Can an Air 1 with iOS 9 run two programs at once?
Not two programs side by side as in Split View which is only available for iPad mini4 and iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro.
Although there are some apps in the App Store which can do multiple things (also with old iPads and even iPhones in some cases) side by side such as browse on two websites for example or notes/documents:

Internet browsers:
uSurf Universal (free) | requires iOS8 or later (also supports Apple's Slide over/Split view) | also works on iPhone Tip
Split Screen Browser (free) | requires iOS7 or later | iPad only
Split Web Browser (free) | requires iOS6 or later | also works on iPhone
Browse and Tube / Browse and Tube Free | requires iOS4.3 or later | iPad only
CoSurf (free) | requires iOS8 or later | also works on iPhone
Split (1,99 dollar) | requires iOS7 or later | also works on iPhone
Split Screen MultiTasking (free) | requires iOS8 or later | also works on iPhone
twoBrowser (free) | requires iOS6 or later | also works on iPhone
dualBrowser (free) | requires iOS7 or later | also works on iPhone
Split Screen Browser Pro (0,99 dollar) / Split Screen Browser (free) | requires iOS7 or later | iPad only
2in1 (4,99 dollar) | requires iOS6 or later | also works on iPhone
Duo Browsers (1,99 dollar) | requires iOS6 or later | iPad only

Internet browser and other features:
Split
(1,99 dollar) | requires iOS7 or later | also works on iPhone
Twistext (0,99 dollar) | requires iOS6.1 or later | also works on iPhone
Side by Side (free) | Side by Side Pro (1,99 dollar) | requires iOS5 or later | iPad only
Skipper (0,99 dollar) | requires iOS3.2 or later | iPad only
Split Pea (1,99 dollar) | requires iOS6.1 or later | iPad only - currently crashes on iPad mini2 running 9.1
PaperHelper (0,99 dollar) | requires iOS7 or later | iPad only |
Photon Flash Browser (9,99 dollar - temporary 4,99 dollar) | requires iOS5.1.1 or later | iPad only
TileBrowser (7,99 dollar) | requires iOS7.1 or later (also supports Apple's Slide over/Split view) | also works on iPhone - supports Document: iWork, Microsoft Office 97 or newer, RTF, PDF, TXT, CSV - Video: MP4, M4V, MOV Audio: MP3, M4A Images: JPG, PNG - is missing crucial cloud storage support (according to developer soon available)

Documents:
Easy Annotate (free, with in-app purchase 4,99 dollar) | requires iOS8 or later | also works on iPhone - Websites + PDF viewing and minor notes only, supports Dropbox, Google Drive (only in paid version) TIP!
Side by Side (free) | Side by Side Pro (1,99 dollar) | requires iOS5 or later | iPad only - Websites + PDF viewing only, supports Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud
Dual PDF (free) | requires iOS8.1 or later | also works on iPhone - PDF viewing only, supports Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud TIP!
Dual Documents Viewer (1,99 dollar) | requires iOS6 or later | iPad only - Italian language (only), supports PDF,DOC(X),XLS(X),TXT,EPS,PSD, only viewing top/bottom (not left/right), supports Dropbox TIP!
TileBrowser (7,99 dollar) | requires iOS7.1 or later (also supports Apple's Slide over/Split view) | also works on iPhone - supports Document: iWork, Microsoft Office 97 or newer, RTF, PDF, TXT, CSV - Video: MP4, M4V, MOV Audio: MP3, M4A Images: JPG, PNG - is missing crucial cloud storage support (according to developer soon available)

Documents with tabs only (not side by side):
hopTo (Office Cloud Editor)
(free) | requires iOS6 or later | iPad only - supports PDF,DOC(X),XLS(X),PPT(X),TXT edit/create/read, supports Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud, lacks offline saving TIP!
hopTo Work (30 day free trial) | requires iOS7 or later | iPad only - supports PDF,DOC(X),XLS(X),PPT(X),TXT edit/create/read, supports Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud
PDF Expert 5 (9,99 dollar, temporary free) | only supports PDF, support Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and other services

For an up to date list check out this wiki topic i created.
 
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Prabas

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Well, it can run two apps at once, but you need to jailbreak your device.

I don't know why it's limited to Air 2/Mini/Pro, because it runs great with 1GB RAM. I use this feature daily and I've never encountered any problems.
 

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Well, it can run two apps at once, but you need to jailbreak your device.

I don't know why it's limited to Air 2/Mini/Pro, because it runs great with 1GB RAM. I use this feature daily and I've never encountered any problems.
Good to here. I would assume there would be massive lag because of the 1GB RAM and my 6+ experience.
 

Codeseven

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Well, it can run two apps at once, but you need to jailbreak your device.

I don't know why it's limited to Air 2/Mini/Pro, because it runs great with 1GB RAM. I use this feature daily and I've never encountered any problems.
Nice, thanks.

Jailbreak. I'm gonna have to look up how to do that.
 

pacorob

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Well, it can run two apps at once, but you need to jailbreak your device.

I don't know why it's limited to Air 2/Mini/Pro, because it runs great with 1GB RAM. I use this feature daily and I've never encountered any problems.
There is that jailbreak solution but i decided to stick with the official iOS version for now and i really like some of the browser solutions and i love to use Easy Annotate for PDF/Word files showing side by side. It's still very limited in features and apps but for me it's currently enough.

If the topic starter decides to not jailbreak after all you can also go for a free version Side by Side (iPad only) with also Dropbox support.
 
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There is that jailbreak solution but i decided to stick with the official iOS version for now and i really like some of the browser solutions and i love to use Easy Annotate for PDF/Word files showing side by side. It's still very limited in features and apps but for me it's currently enough.

If the topic starter decides to not jailbreak after all you can also go for a free version Side by Side (iPad only) with also Dropbox support.
Thanks.

My iPad had already been updated to iOS 9.1 so, if I understand correctly, currently it cannot be jailbreaked.

I'l check out that Side by Side app. :)
 

pacorob

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Thanks.

My iPad had already been updated to iOS 9.1 so, if I understand correctly, currently it cannot be jailbreaked.

I'l check out that Side by Side app. :)
I looked further if there were others app and what exact features the Easy Annotate and Side by Side have and if it works as it should. Please find below the details per app which document formats they support and which cloud storage locations. I'm sending the developers of Dual PDF (to add support for and Dual Documents Viewer an e-mail today to see if they can improve their apps (e.g. English language and left/right view with Dual Documents Viewer).

Easy Annotate (free, with in-app purchase 4,99 dollar) | requires iOS8 or later | also works on iPhone - Websites + PDF viewing and minor notes only, supports Dropbox, Google Drive (only in paid version)
Side by Side (free) | Side by Side Pro (1,99 dollar) | requires iOS5 or later | iPad only - Websites + PDF viewing only, supports Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud
Dual PDF (free) | requires iOS8.1 or later | also works on iPhone - PDF viewing only, supports Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud
Dual Documents Viewer (1,99 dollar) | requires iOS6 or later | iPad only - Italian language only, supports PDF,DOC(X),XLS(X),TXT,EPS,PSD, only viewing top/bottom (not left/right), supports Dropbox
 
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