How to use Split View on Mac

Did you know that Mac has a Split View option similar to the iPad? I just recently discovered that it does. It is a useful feature that allows you to work with multiple apps or documents simultaneously in split screen mode. It helps you stay focused by displaying the apps or documents side-by-side. To use Split View, follow these steps:

  1. Click and hold on the green maximize button in the top-left corner of an application window.
  2. Choose “Tile Window to Left/Right of Screen” from the options.
  3. Select the side to send the initial app/document to.
  4. You'll be prompted to choose another app or window to fill the opposite side of the screen from the expose view.
  5. Launch directly into Split View mode.
  6. You can adjust the size of each Split View section by dragging the vertical line separating the two split windows.

Split View is particularly beneficial for tasks like comparing documents, taking notes while browsing the web or watching a video, and referencing information from one app while working in another. I’ve been using split view for years with Moom not knowing that it’s a built-in-feature of macOS.

First Published to Medium – July 21, 2023

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