iPad Slide Over: Most useful apps?

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  1. TheLondonFella Suspended

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    So coming from an iPad 4, I am only now getting used to some of the newer iOS features which I can take advantage of on my iPad Pro.

    I find that Calendar & Mail works great. Also, Google Translate is superb in Slide Over! Sadly, "the" Dictionary app doesn't appear to support it.

    Anyway, I can see this being a really useful feature which will make workflow even more fluid on iPad.

    Which apps do you most use in Slide Over? Also, why are they so "handy" in your opinion?

    Maybe this feature will introduce me to some new apps, which I hadn't previously considered ...
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    I just realised that Tubex (the best YouTube client, in my opinion) works with it.

    This is really handy as I can Slide Over, select a video to play, then have it play PIP!

    I then Slide Away(c) and carry on with my business!

    Loving this ...
     
  2. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    It won't apply to everyone, but for me personally I use Notes and Pages quite a bit. When I'm writing reviews and I've been getting the wife's opinion, she jots things down in Notes then I can have them side by side to transcribe it. Stupidly simple but I find it useful.
     
  3. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    For PiP, you don't have to slide over. Just open the app like you normally did and play the video. Then press Home button and the
    video will become PiP.

    There is an app that will let you use Safari side-by-side. I just can't remember the name. You may want to check it out.
     
  4. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    I think its Sidefari.
     
  5. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    Thanks, Matrix.

    However, what I meant was that I don't have to leave the app I'm using when I used Slide Over in the way I described.

    I could be researching some new ab routines in Safari, then Slide Over & search for a video in Tubex, play it & select PIP then slide the side panel away.

    Therefore, the whole time I have not been taken away from the Safari content at all.

    Know what I mean?

    I believe this is one step closer to true multitasking.

    Never knew about the Home Button tip, though.

    Thanks for that ...
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    Brilliant.

    Notes & Reminders are two of my most used apps (mostly gym related).

    Cheers ;).
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    Is there a way to closes an app, once you've finished using it in Slide Over?

    I mean apart for the regular way?

    Can they be closed from Slide Over itself?

    They all seem to remain open, which will drain resources ...
     
  6. Wando64 macrumors 6502

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    I wish Skype for business was available as a side app. The annoying think is that normal Skype is.
     
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    I was disappointed to find the music app doesn't support slide over.
     
  8. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    I use LeechTunes for SlideOver, I really don't understand why Apple doesn't allow SlideOver for the iPad.

    Even if they don't give us SlideOver, give us a MiniPlayer or something to multitask with Apple Music.
     
  9. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    • Omnifocus
    • Reeder
    • Simplenote
    • Drafts
    • Workflow
    • Clock
    • Tally
    • Sidefari
    • Grafio
    • Find Friends
    • Interact
    • Terminology (a nice dictionary/thesaurus app)

    Those are the ones I've used in the last few days I believe :)
     
  10. ron7624 Contributor

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    ...I keep forgetting about slide over. Never use it, but I should :rolleyes:
     
  11. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Just close them as normal by sliding it back towards the side of the screen. Don't worry about apps remaining open in the background, the way iOS handles that sort of thing they're not draining much of anything, many apps aren't even active at all sort of like a hibernation state.
     
  12. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    I like Sticky Notes I just writes down hand written Notes and Side by side my Reasearch or webbrowser as I take notes or tune into a Live Video of my class or professor.

    This use to be done with a Laptop and a Pen and Paper. Now it's all on 1 device

    10 years from now There will be No need for Laptops or Pen and Paper and it's already started in my Generation what a difference 1 week makes.
     
  13. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    So you're new to Slide Over & such, as well?

    What iPad are you coming from?

    You have the new 9.7" Pro, right?
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    Thanks for the response.

    However, I thought they'd be draining RAM?
     
  14. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Not really, iOS is really good at shuffling it's available memory around as it needs it. Yes by force closing an app you're going to instantly free up some memory but all you're really doing is getting to it before iOS does.

    I used to be the same, I'd force close everything as soon as I'd finished with it. But I monitor the RAM usage a lot during my app development and over the past few years I've got to the point where I'm happy to just let iOS make the decisions.
     
  15. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Tweetbot or Twitter. Almost always have that open on the side. Let's me keep up with current events :)
     
  16. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    Cheers, Blou :).
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    Aaaahhhh .. Twitter (the official app) works?!

    Nice one.
     
  17. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    There is something else I use a fair bit, but it's not available. Does make me wonder when Apple is going to get their finger out and do something like this, only better than I can of course :D



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  18. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Oh yes! I recommend Tweetbot because it auto reloads and pins new tweets to the top. With Twitter you need to pull to refresh. Tweetbot also has a dark mode which makes it easier on the eyes.

    Come on Twitter, fix this!
     
  19. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    Show off ;)!

    That's on the larger Pro, right?
     
  20. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Aye, couldn't resist that screen. I tried, I really did but I only lasted a couple of months before giving in.
     

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