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Sidefari lets you use two browser windows side-by-side on your iPad

While the new Slide Over and Split View multitasking views that came with iOS 9 can be useful, one thing you can't do is use two Safari windows side-by-side, and now Sidefari aims to fix that. Using a Safari View Controller, Sidefari enables this capability in a limited, though still workable, fashion.

With Sidefari, you open links pasted from your iPad's Clipboard in the app's Safari View Controller. Open up the Slide Over window or Split View, and you can view two webpages at the same time. You can also use the Sidefari's action extension to send your current link to the app without needing to copy and paste. You can also easily view your browsing history in Sidefari, which can be disabled or deleted.

Sidefari is available for download from the App Store now.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

10 Comments
  • This could be really useful at times. I'd download it but it's not usable in my suddenly dated iPad Air 1. :( Sent from the iMore App
  • Yeah, that does suck. I kind of wish the first Air had the RAM to do this. Sent from the iMore App
  • Oh it can. Mins still on iOS 8.4 jailbroken and it can do this with no lag. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • It's a shame Apple wouldn't have made this possible by default.
  • This is just a secondary browser. Just use Chrome and save the money.
  • And how exactly would you view two Chrome windows side by side on an iPad since you can only run the app once?
  • You wouldn't. You'd use safari and chrome together... Sent from the iMore App
  • Or you could just get a Surface where this has been built-in since their RT tablets you stupid fools and stop acting like Apple has a superior OS. LOL
  • Some people are not disillusioned to believe Apple is always better. I agree the surface is superior, but have an iPad for the reason that I like how it works seamlessly with my iPhone and Mac. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Sent from the iMore App
  • Now now children play nice Sent from the iMore App