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Screens gives you a way to launch other Android apps in split-screen mode

A new app called Screens allows Android users to create shortcuts so they can launch two apps together in split-screen mode.

Published onJanuary 2, 2017

The idea of running two apps at once in split-screen mode is one that is still slowly finding an audience. Especially with the growing use of large screen smartphones and its included support with Android Nougat. However, a developer called Keep Away From Fire has come up with a nifty app called Screens that makes the process of launching two apps in split-screen mode much easier.

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Screens allows you to pick two apps on your phone or tablet that you want to combine together in split-screen mode. The app then creates a shortcut that can be tapped so that both apps are automatically set up for split-screen action.

So if you, for example, wanted to combine Slack with Microsoft Word for Android at once to get some document collaboration done with co-workers, Screens would allow that to happen.

While Screens is freely available to download on the Google Play Store, the developer has also released the source code for the app on GitHub as well for app creators to work with. If you have already downloaded Screens, do you think it could be useful, or is this something that is not needed yet for Android apps? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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