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Google Docs, Sheets and Slides get iPad split-view in overdue update


Google is finally bringing a huge missing feature to its productivity apps for the iPad. The company rolled out new versions of Docs, Sheets and Slides with split-view support.

The feature was first introduced by Apple as part of iOS 9 over a year ago, and works with both iPad Pro models, along with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4. Split-view makes it possible to use two apps at once. You can let them share the screen 50/50 or resize them for a 70/30 split.

That’s particularly useful in an app like Google Docs where you might be writing something while checking the internet for research, or in Sheets if you need to enter data from another source into a new spreadsheet. The Docs update also lets you insert images and page breaks. All three apps received some unnamed bug fixes as well.

The apps should all update automatically, or you can grab the latest versions of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides via the source links below.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...