Which app can I use 2 display 2 word documents side by side on iOS8?

Yusay

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I need 2 display 2 word documents on my iPad mini 1. Which app can do this?
If an app can display another format, possibly PDF, I can easily convert the documents to PDF.
Thanks.
 

pacorob

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I think this app called File Notes can but i'm not sure. It seems it can show a Word or PDF file on one side and you can enter notes on the other side (but maybe not another Word file) within the same app. It's free (with in-app purchase for removing the ads) so you could try, i will also try tonight on my iPad mini2. Let me know also when you have news or found another app which can do this.
 

pacorob

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I got an app, Side by Side which can display 2 word documents side by side.
That one looks nice. I will also try that one out.

File Notes does not have a feature to show multiple Word/PDF documents i discovered yesterday night.

I did found another great app called Easy Annotate which is free but I decided to do the in-app purchase of 4,99 dollar and can now get my documents side by side directly from my Dropbox or Google Drive and the ads are removed. I really like it alot.
 
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pacorob

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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 Doal 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).

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 - is missing cloud storage support

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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