“My iPad Air is jailbroken, and for the last week I’ve been using a new jailbreak tweak called OS Experience, which allows me to have split-screen multitasking,” Alex Heath reports for Cult of Mac. “I’ve tried using it as part of my daily workflow. And what I found was surprising.”
“Over the last week I’ve discovered to my great disappointment that split-screen multitasking on the iPad has not been helpful,” Heath reports. “If anything, it has detracted from my ability to work.”
“I like to browse my Twitter feed and surf the web at the same time on my Mac, so I thought the habit would translate well to the iPad, right? Nope. The main problem is that the iPad Air’s screen size just isn’t big enough. My eyes are good with glasses, but text was pretty difficult to read even on the Retina display. I can’t imagine trying it on the iPad mini,” Heath reports. “Split-screen multitasking is pretty much just visual trickery. I tried running Pages and Simplenote side by side with the idea that copying and pasting text would be easier. It wasn’t. It was actually more tedious, largely for the same reason I’ve already mentioned: screen real estate.”
Much more, including screenshots, in the full article here.