Current state of affairs on iPad multitasking

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mad Mac Maniac, May 11, 2017.

  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    What is your overall thoughts on iPad multitasking. I just recently got an iPad Pro (from an iPad mini 2) so I've only recently started to experience it. I was really expecting to hate it and/or feel it's really wonky, mostly because I feel like that's the general sense of things. But honestly I find myself surprisingly satisfied with it. I agree that there is room for improvement, but my iPad Pro w/ Smart Keyboard is actually a really functional device for my needs. I've been traveling with it, and it's far more suited for my needs than my MacBook Air (which I intentionally left at home). Side note: I still believe that the current (outdated) MBA sold by Apple is the best Mac purchase for the typical consumer.
  2. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    There are threads outlining what people would like to see going forward. Most of them are on the software side.
  3. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    My main issues with iOS multitasking is that it's iPad-exclusive and so many apps still don't support it.
  4. jeremiah256 macrumors 65816


    Aug 2, 2008
    Southern California
    If you haven't already, learn and use the keyboard shortcuts. Even on a non-Pro iPad, they make the experience and multi-tasking, much nicer.
  5. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2011
    The iPad Pro is a beast hardware wise. It has been a while that the iPad family is limited by its OS, not by its horsepower.
  6. Kostas3000 macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2016
    New York
    four finger swipe to change the app. This thing changed my multitasking experience on ipad
  7. sdz macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2014
    I would appreciate it when they allowed apps to run in background for a longer period of time
  8. FeliApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2015
    I rarely multitask or use split screen. I am therefore satisfied with the current state of iPad Multitasking. It's decent enough.
  9. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    Multitasking is great on all iPads, but I think with the Pros (12.9" and 10.5"), they have almost twice the width of pixels so they could be adapted to show the full size iPad/iPad mini scale app on the left, and a customized view on the right. Right now they are both customized, but changing it would mean you could have any app open on the left. There is also the issue of sides, I would like to see a 1:2 split on the left. I also think the 12.9" should be capable of 3 applications, although that would get messy with resizing. The last thing is drag and drop - to be able to do this with things such as images would be great.
  10. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Maybe I'm a tradionalist but I prefer a laptop over an iPad for almost all tasks. I am forcing myself to use my 12.9 iPad Pro right with my 15 rMBP right next to me. Currently sitting in my recliner watching Game 7.
  11. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    Even when my laptop was faster at things than my iPad, the iPad was way more fun to use so I would choose it over my laptop.

    Currently, the only thing I prefer doing on my MacBook is taking notes for school. It's so much better for having two Evernote windows side by side and switching back and forth between different pages with multiple side by side apps. Before I went back to school, I'd go weeks at a time before using my MacBook Pro.
  12. DaniJoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2015
    i think its really handy. i use it to split screen reference images while drawing or have a timer and my workouts up.

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