What apps support Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s multi-window feature?

by: Bams SadewoOctober 16, 2012

One of the niftiest features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is its ability to run two apps side-by-side at the same time. While not everyone has been lucky enough to see the feature on their device from the get go, a firmware update has been pushed out by Samsung to enable it. For those who are wondering just which apps support the multi-window feature, here’s a list that members of XDA-Developers have compiled.

The thread starter, Lennyuk, has divided the list into Samsung Apps, Google Apps, and third-party apps. Here are the tested apps:

Samsung Apps

  • ChatON
  • E-mail
  • Gallery
  • Internet
  • Messaging
  • S Note
  • Video Player

Google Apps

  • Chrome
  • Gmail
  • Google Maps
  • Google Talk
  • YouTube

Third-party Apps

  • Facebook
  • Official Twitter app
  • Polaris Viewer

And as for a quick tip, make sure you use Samsung keyboard when you activate the multi-window feature if you don’t want the keyboard to block the bottom screen.

If you’ve been using other apps that support the multi-window feature on Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 10.1, and even the upcoming Japanese variant of the Galaxy S3, that are not listed up there yet, feel free to complete the list by dropping your comments below.

  • justin

    Any ideas when this jellybean update is coming to the galaxy note 10.1?

    • Sinepa

      I heard end of october

  • corymcnutt

    I hope TweetCaster works with it.

    • It doesn’t. :o( Sadly, my most used apps don’t support it.

  • If you use alternative launchers (Nova, Apex, Go etc), can you still use the multiwindow function and/or S-pen shortcuts?

    • arjun basu

      i use go launcher and i do get multiwindow

  • Abdullah Naji

    Galaxy Note 2 = Best phone ever.

  • crd3000

    Mercury Messenger (3.5) appears to support the ‘Multi-Window’ feature on my Galaxy Note 2, I opened it alongside Twitter, although I have not tested it rigorously!

  • Only the Samsung apps are showing up on my dock. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to how I can get the Google and compatible 3rd party apps to appear? It’s a Verizon version of the Note 2 running Android 4.1.1.

    • having same problem. i got MyScript Calculator to work

  • johnnny

    Fx file explorer works with multi windows

  • Jon

    I know Firefox Aurora also supports Multi-Window

  • Phillip

    Moon+ Reader is supported.

  • MIchael Ziegler

    EZ PDF Reader works now as well

  • Mohd Shafiz Omar

    Nothing happened when I try too use multi window…may I know more specific details

  • arjun basu

    now mx player claims to support but in reality it doesnt bcoz it encroaches the other app playing alongside

  • samsunghaspotential

    Well thats just pathetic. .

  • igi

    Unified Remote -Full version supports it

  • Poomanchu

    MX Player Works as well!!!!

  • Timothy Lee Rayner

    Anyone know how easy this is for developers to implement this feature? Been planning to ask one of my app publishers for multi window support. My Laridian pocket Bible would be an awesome combination with s-note.