This article covers a simple way to launch 2 apps directly in split-screen mode. The split-screen mode is first introduced in Android Nougat back in 2016. The main motive behind the split-screen mode is to improve multitasking on Android. But since the launch, the split-screen mode in Android hasn’t changed much. It takes a few seconds to open two apps in the split-screen mode.
To open apps in split-screen, first, you have to open each app one by one and then you can choose the split-screen option. And, with the introduction of gestural navigation, it becomes even more complicated. But, if you use split-screen, here is a solution for you.
Split Screen Launcher is a free open source Android app that lets you create split-screen apps shortcuts to easily launch any 2 selected apps in split mode. It adds the shortcut to the home screen so you can quickly launch your favorite apps in the split-screen with a single tap. Let’s see how it’s done.
How to Launch 2 Apps Directly in Split-Screen Mode?
Split Screen Launcher app is available on the Play Store. Install this app to your phone to create split-screen shortcuts. When you open this app, it welcomes you with an introductory page with a button to create a shortcut.
The “Create Shorcut” button opens a menu where you can select the apps which you want to open in the split-screen. Simply select the top app and bottom app for the split-screen. Not all apps support split-screen so make sure the apps you choose do support split-screen. Once you select the apps, it shows their icons for shortcut along with an option to name the shortcut. It also gives you a button to swap the top and bottom app. Once all done, click the Save button to create the shortcut and it’ll be automatically added to the home screen.
After creating the split-screen apps shortcut, you can quickly launch the respective apps in the split-screen mode. Similarly, you can create as many split-screen apps combinations as you want and add the shortcuts to the home screen.
Split Screen Launcher is a handy little app that makes launching app in split-screen a breeze on Android. By creating split-screen shortcuts, you no longer have to go through the complex and comparatively long stock process of launching split-screen. You can quickly launch selected apps in the split-screen mode.