7 apps that make multitasking on Android a breeze

7 apps that make multitasking on Android a breeze
Argue all you want, Android is pretty great for multitasking. No, we don't think it beats iOS or Windows by a wide margin. What we want to say is that the recent apps menu is still a very convenient way of flying between different apps on a moment's notice. The more RAM your device has, the merrier! Additionally, Android tablets and phablets usually come with the option of running apps side by side, or in floating windows, which further reinforces the feeling of a desktop experiences. It's not quite the same, of course, but for basic everyday tasks, it sure goes a long way. With all this in mind, here's a bunch of apps we can use to augment and customize the Android multitasking experience. Give any of these a go, and thank their hard-working developers if you find yourself more productive than usual!

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34 Comments

1. zyxxyz

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Unfortunately, iPhone will never have any of these

5. gaming64 unregistered

Unfortunately, we don't need any of these.

7. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

that's what people in general used to say about front facing cameras, led flashlight, waterproof... also what old iOS users used to say about: Notification Bar, Widgets, Quick Shortcuts, Folders... and many other software features borrowed from others...

10. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

iPhone fans on tech sites always make me lol. Like Mustang owners on Ferrari sites.

31. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

but still...mustang is better thn iPhone...its usefull n powerfull

16. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

@gaming64 yeah right apple user don't need it like having big screen. When the time comes they have it you'll say wow very usefull app.

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

you say you wont need these, but the moment apple put it in iOS update, u'll feel really happy right? lol

24. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Yeah most iPhone users are unproductive people.

6. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

They will "invent" these for the iPhone 9

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

maybe next time when their iOS can manage really do "multitask" and not stingy enough to put more than 1GB RAM in $1000 phone, lol

8. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

They will get this feature eventually, i remember reading something about it being on the next ipad pro.

20. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Wait. They are doing a research programme on how to copy paste multitasking from Android to iOS. Just like the time period they took for apple watch. Now a days apple is busy copying s6 edge tech and is planning to avoid their home button and shift it to a screen on both sides. iNNOVATIONS OF APplE !!

29. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Does anyone proofread these articles? Was wondering why I couldn't find SlideControl. Turns out that's not the name of the app. The app is Sidecontrol!

30. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Pretty half@ssed job Luis D

2. waddup121 unregistered

Perhaps never will..or maybe iOS X.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

This is an example what I just keep loving about my post-jailbroken-iPhone era; making my device work/look as I please is extremely simple and readily available on the Google Play store.

4. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Get a tablet, especially Samsung(not the low-end one) and you could get the best mustitasking experience without those third party apps.

34. DarkVader777

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 10, 2016

After the tablet from Samsung who can provide up to four windows the Sam s6 and s7 line leader here.

9. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

The tiny apps have Xperia phones too,not only Note and LG phablets

13. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Don't bother telling that to PhoneArena. Deaf ears about Sony, or blind eyes... They even ignore those important features in "deep" reviews... See the comparison between the Z3 Compact vs iPhone 6 to know what I mean... Besides ignoring many connectivity differences they also put tons of screenshots os iOS8 which is fairly simple in features and fail to show the amount of goodies on the Xperia UI.

14. thariq

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

You right, simply I can say "PA loves iPhone", Oh! no I can say even better "PA hate Xperia".

17. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

@buccob that's right their hatred towards Sony shows here in these site. Every Sony article there's always the negative approach to it. Can't blame them. They loved samsung and apple so much.

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Lazy swipe is annoying....

22. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Your double post is annoying.

15. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Link Bubble is awesome :]

23. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Multi Window is the best way to multi task IMO.

25. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Double posted. Sorry

26. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

While I agree... And it's actually a feature i wanted Sony to copy, in my Z3 Compact multi window is actually a bit clumsier than floating apps/widgets due to the smallish screen... I have already found great multitasking uses to small apps with the browser, calculator, Whatsapp, Walkman, currency converter, units converter, language translator and system monitor (cpu, ram, battery temp) being the most used...

27. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

"Now we're not saying android is better then iOS or Windows" - simply cause you don't want to ruffle feathers.even if it is the obvious TRUTH. FACT

28. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Switchr does not support Lollipop.

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