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Five useful App Pairs for your Galaxy Note 8

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Last updated: November 18th, 2017 at 14:41 UTC+02:00

Galaxy Note owners have long been able to take advantage of the phablet’s large screen real estate to open two apps side-by-side. Samsung made the process of launching two apps simultaneously easier with the Galaxy Note 8. The new flagship has a feature called App Pair. Users can easily create pairings that will always launch two apps side-by-side with just one tap.

We’ve made a list of five useful App Pairs for the Galaxy Note 8. This list is by no means exhaustive, and you can create your own pairings to get the most out of the feature. Before we talk about our suggestions, let’s take a look at how you can create App Pairs on the Galaxy Note 8.

How to create an App Pair on Galaxy Note 8

Before you can take advantage of this feature, you need to know how to create an App Pair. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Apps Edge panel on any screen by swiping the Edge panel to the left (or to the right if you have the Edge panel located on the left of the display).

Step 2: Tap the + sign on one of the empty slots. If all slots are already assigned to shortcuts, you can press and hold one of the existing shortcuts and delete it.

Step 3: Now, hit the Create App Pair option at the top right of the screen.

Step 4: Select two apps from the list (you only need to tap once on each app). The first app will appear at the top and the second at the bottom when these apps are opened in split-screen view.

Step 5: Tap on Done to save the app pair. Repeat the above steps to add more app pairs.

Five useful App Pairs for the Galaxy Note 8

The pairings that have been created can be accessed by opening the Edge panel and going to the Apps Edge screen. Now, let’s take a look at five App Pairs that we think would be handy.

Camera + Gallery

This is a no-brainer. This app pair will launch the Camera and Gallery apps side-by-side, enabling you to capture and manage your photos simultaneously. It makes life easier as you don’t have to deal with minimizing and relaunching apps.

Waze + Spotify

For those of you who like to stream music in the car, this pairing enables you to keep an eye on traffic information with Waze while streaming your favorite tunes from the world’s most popular music streaming service. Waze can also be replaced with Google Maps, while Spotify can be replaced by your favorite music streaming app.

Message + WhatsApp

Have to juggle between text messages and WhatsApp? This pairing will prevent you from going crazy because you won’t have to switch back and forth between these apps. Also works with any other instant messaging app.

Phone + Email

This is a great pairing for those who really like to be productive on the move. You won’t have to worry about catching up on emails no matter how long the phone call goes on. We just don’t mean the standard email app here – you can also use Gmail or any other email client.

Google Translate + Google Maps

Find yourself lost in a new city? Use this app pairing to find your way back and even ask for help from the locals along the way.


What are some of your favorite App Pairs on Galaxy Note 8? Do share with us in the comments below.

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