The split-screen display mode (Split View) is one of the coolest productivity features on the iPad. When you open two applications (or, on iPadOS 13, two instances of the same application) at the same time, you gain speed and ease to handle two activities at the same time – such as having a reference text on one side and an open note on the other making notes about the content.
Users could argue that the iPhone does not lend itself to the same role, due to the much smaller screen, but the truth is that, in some cases, a way Split View for the Apple smartphone would also be very useful – especially on models with larger panels, like the iPhone 11 Pro Max. And that’s exactly what the folks at Tech Blood imagined.
In a concept video for the future iOS 14, the channel designers put their imagination to work and came up with a solution for Split View on the iPhone that I personally found very pleasant. The idea is to dock secondary, floating, which can be evoked by sliding your finger from the right edge of the screen; in it, just hold and drag the second application you want to open, positioning it wherever you want.
As with the iPad, you can adjust the size of each window simply by dragging the black bar that separates the two applications. There is also full interaction between the two open apps – you can, for example, drag images, files or links between them to make your job easier. When finished, just drag the black bar up or down and dismiss one of the applications.
The concept brings other interesting ideas. One of them is the renovation of the multitasking screen, which would bring, on the right, instances of apps open on other devices so you can get back to work on any device instantly. At the bottom, Spotlight would allow you to search between your devices.
In addition, staff Tech Blood thought of less intrusive solutions for the incoming calls and the Crab – in both cases, the windows would occupy only the bottom half of the screen, overlapping the displayed content, instead of taking over the entire interface.
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via Cult of Mac