Your iPad may not be as capable as a full-blown computer, but it’s no slouch either. Just as you can juggle multiple programs on your PC, you can do the same with several apps on your iPad.
By tapping into your tablet’s multitasking features, you can view and work with two to three apps on the screen at the same time, allowing you to drag and drop text, images, links, and even files from one app to another.
Your iPad offers two different multitasking modes: Slide Over and Split View. With Slide Over, you can view two apps on the screen with one app in a narrow pane floating on top of the other. With Split View, you can display two apps on the screen in their own re-sizable panes. You can then add a third app, which resides in the floating pane.
Support for Slide Over and Split View varies by device. The iPad Pro, the iPad mini 4 and older, and the 9.7-inch iPad support both modes. The iPad Air and older iPad minis support Slide Over but not Split View.