The users of smartphones seem to use multiple apps at a time. They would love to use more than one app in split screens. This feature was first introduced in Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 phones that contained MultiWindow Flashbar. Many customers have tried to create this feature in other phones. At last, XDA-Developers senior member zst123 has created MultiWindow Sidebar that enables the users to quickly access the selected number of apps from the vertical sidebar. You could also view more than one app in split view using the modules of Xposed framework.

You may have a gander at the picture on the right of the screenshot below. It shows the MultiWindow feature. The apps to be launched appear on the left side of the screen that comprise fully customizable vertical bar carrying shortcuts for plenty of apps. You may also notice the miniscule tab at the top right corner of this bar that basically acts for toggling MultiWindow bar On and Off. The best thing is that you can easily open it over any other foreground app. You can easily move back and forth between different apps in a flash.

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Using MultiWindow sidebar is extremely simple. You need to go to its Settings screen after installation. You need to select the ‘App Launcher Mode’, and choose the mode type of your choice. When you choose the default mode, you can simply launch the apps by tapping them without any involvement of Xposed modules. The only disadvantage of using the normal mode is that you cannot use split screen mode with it that works with either XHaloFloatingWindow Xposed modules or XMultiWindow. This app also seems to have different modes for the users running ParanoidAndroid ROMs on their device.

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You can easily start the app automatically every time your phone restarts by enabling the feature of “Start on Boot”. To enable the MultiWindow sidebar itself, you need to select the ‘Toggle Service”.

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You can also add the shortcuts of the apps that you access more often than not. This function can be easily performed by using “Select Apps” than brings up the list of installed applications on your device that you can easily add to the sidebar for your ease of access.

In short, MultiWindow Sidebar can greatly improve your multitasking experience on smartphones.

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  The users of smartphones seem to use multiple apps at a time. They would love to use more than one app in split screens. This feature was first introduced in Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 phones that contained MultiWindow Flashbar. Many customers have tried to create this feature...