We have been playing around with the third Beta released of the El Capitan Mac OSX update and while not a lot is different, Apple has definitely upped its game when it comes to minor improvements and bringing some much needed stability to OSX. Despite that, there are a few new features that have been added to the release such as enhancements to Safari (pinned sites) and Mail (delete mails) as well as the new gestures, enhanced spotlight search and Spaces bar which are fun and interesting to try out. However, the one feature that we really were pretty kicked on about was the Split View that has come to Mac OSX El Capitan.
No more do you have to continuously use the three finger gesture to toggle between two applications in case you need constant referrals, as you can run two apps simultaneously without an issue. We have seen Surface tablets bring this feature and several high end Android tablets with 10 inch and above display like the Tab S by Samsung, too deploy it. It is really handy way of multi tasking and no wonder even the iPads have got it now in iOS 9. So, if you are already running the Public Beta of OSX El Capitan or the full release, if you are reading the article after that, here is how you can easily run two application in split view.
It is worth noting that not all the applications currently support split view and only the application with the green expansion button do that for now. obviously more applications will be added to the list as the time goes on.
First Way: The first way of doing it is, if you long press the green expansion button, you will see the left son on the screen will turn blue. You can pick the window and move it to the right flank as well where it will turn blue. Now the application, which is not maximised and is running on the same background will show up as the suggested app to be used in split view. Simply click on the application and you will have a split view of the applications and in Mission Control too, you will see split view being confirmed as it would replace the desktop name.
Second Way: The second way of doing it is, if you have two applications running in full screen mode, you simply do into the Mission Control by clicking on F3 and pick one desktop with the full screen app and put in on top of the second full screen application. You can also then go on to change the percentage of screen space that two applications will take and it does not necessarily have to be at 50-50 by simply dragging the borders.
This is how you use Split view on Macs. Do note, you will need Mac OSX El Capitan running on your system to be able to do this.