How to use Windows Like Split View on Mac

MacBooks are rich in feature can help people in working more efficiently. One feature that helps users in multitasking is split-screen. And many users don’t even know that this feature is provided by Apple in its devices to easy its user’s work.

How to use Windows Like Split View on Mac
How to use Windows Like Split View on Mac

I use my Apple MacBook Pro as a primary device and do a lot of work on it. So, this small accessibility feture is too helpful. I will show how I have organized my mac for mac accessibility but for that, you have to ready it to the last.

Side by Side Split view in Split View for MacBook

It is a feature that is inbuilt MacBook and can be easily accessed (on as easy as in Windows). I will show here how easy it is to use it. Using split-screen you can add two apps to your screen without resizing and fitting them.

Also, there is a feature to resize both of the in relative way i.e. if you increase the size of one the size of other tabs.

How to use Windows Like Split View on Mac

The split view is available for all MacBooks that have macOS X EI Caption or Late. The feature has been more accessible in newer versions. But work for all, though you need to go through some deferent steps.

Enter Split View in macOS Catalina

To enter the split view screen in your Mac with macOs Catalina or later. You can use these easy steps:

  1. Open any one of the applications you want to use in split screen. And hover over the full-screen button at the top-right corner of the window. You can also click and hold the button.
  2. You will be shown a prompt their with 3 options, for
    Enter Full Screen
    Tile Window to left of Screen
    Tile Window to Right of Screen
  3. Choose any of the last two options. The window will be moved to the left/right half of the screen according to what you have selected.
  4. In the other half of the screen, you will be prompted with other apps that are open currently to be moved to the next half. Select the other one from here.

Enter Split View in Other macOS versions

Other versions of macOS also support this feature. And you can access it easily (everything in mac is handy and easily accessible), for the just follow these steps :

  1. Click and hold the full-screen button   in the upper-left corner of a window. 
  2. As you hold the button, the window shrinks and you can drag it to the left or right side of the screen.
  3. Release the button, then click a window on the other side of the screen to begin using both windows side by side.

How to Switch between two split apps

On entering the split view, you can work with both the apps side by side without any interruption by other apps. This is a full screen that cannot be overlapped by other apps.

You can choose the app you wanna work with by simply clicking on it. Menu bar of the selected app will be shown when you move the pointer to the top of the screen. And on moving it to the bottom of the screen the dock will be shown. Other window switching can be done using mission control or multi-touch gesture of macbook

How to Exit split View in Mac

Once you work is done you can switch back to normal screen by :

  1. Move the pointer to the top of the screen to reveal the window buttons.
  2. Click the full-screen button   in either window. That window exits Split View.
  3. The other window switches to a full-screen view. You can switch to the full-screen window with Mission Control, or use a Multi-Touch gesture such as swiping left or right with four fingers on your trackpad.

Now, you might have understood how to use the multi-app split view in mac. And as promised this is the time to share my way of organizing the application.

I basically use a 4 desktop organization. 3 of them for some specific apps that have fixed work to accomplish in my daily work. And on is for general apps that I use randomly to maximize my working. All these are accessed from the mission control and finger gestures. Here, are the apps that I use in each of ap

My multi-desk split window organisation..
  1. Desktop 1: For Primary task app like this time I am writing content for you. So, it will be the Techdiagnose login and some other important resource page. Both these are in Split-view. So, I won’t need to switch pages or windows.
  2. Desktop 2: For messengers that I commonly use for communication. This is also a split of two of the three apps: Messages, Whatsapp, and mail.
  3. Desktop 3: A split-view of social media browser (i use safari for that) and ToDo list.
  4. Desktop 4: Others i.e. for apps that I want to use but are not permanent like pages (word), facetime, Evernote, etc.

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