Before we take a look at the three new iPhone apps, let us quickly list out the usage scenarios that make them attractive. If you have these applications, your multitasking ability will significantly improve.
- Users can chat on social media while reading novels. This is possible via a floating window
- You can quickly call major apps to search anywhere on the smartphone
- When taking a picture, you can pin the exact time
The above are all basic operations on Android smartphones. However, if you switch to an iPhone without jailbreaking, you will not be able to do these. Nevertheless, these apps will enable iPhone users to complete the above operations. It is important to note that these are Chinese applications. Thus, it may not be relevant to some readers.
New iPhone apps for multitasking
1. Magic Picture in Picture
The principle of this app is actually not complex. It is to make these data into video format so that based on the iOS video picture-in-picture function, they can be placed on the top of the screen. Whether it is PDF, TXT, pictures, videos, or web pages, you can do this.
For example, if you want to read a novel, you can send the novel.txt to the WeChat transfer assistant, and then save it in the file app of the iPhone. At this time, we can open the artifact picture-in-picture and import the novel.txt.
After importing, click “Show Picture-in-Picture” in the App, and we realize the scene of browsing the novel above any App.
In addition, if you want to refer to a few sentences on a web page, you may have to switch back and forth between the two apps. However, with this app, you can pin this web page, or take a screenshot of the web page and pin the picture, so that you can refer to it while typing.
However, due to system limitations, this app still has some shortcomings. For example, the novel does not have a bookmark function. You should probably remember the number of pages when you see it. Furthermore, you will need to use the progress bar to turn the pages next time you read it. Also, the webpage is suspended and cannot be interacted with. You cannot click, turn pages, etc. The app is not free, it costs 8 yuan, and only supports iOS 15.
Another App: OneSearch has a very simple function, allowing you to quickly invoke the search function of each App from anywhere on your phone. For example, it’s the 618 sales event and you need to purchase some items. You can directly search for the items after clicking on “Share”
Before, we had to note the product then go back to the desktop and open Taobao. Then search for the product. However, with OneSearch, the operation is much easier. Simply scroll down in the pop-up share menu, find and click “Search for Apps in OneSearch”.
Then you can see a bunch of App lists. At this point, click “Taobao”, and the phone will jump to the Taobao App and automatically search for the word you selected. Isn’t it much more convenient?. In addition to Taobao, it also supports more than 20 commonly used apps, which can basically meet daily needs. How to use it depends on personal habits.
For example, if you encounter a place you haven’t heard of before, after selecting the text, you can call the map app. When you come across a movie you haven’t seen, call Douban. It may not make much difference to use this app once or twice, but it will definitely save a lot of time after using it for a long time.
Furthermore, OneSearch supports the search for products with a screenshot. So, if you find a product you love but there is no link for it, simply grab a screenshot. With the iOS 15 text recognition feature, we can select text on the screenshot and call the share menu.
With this method, whether it is an app or a game, even a picture, as long as there is text, you can quickly search. The app currently only supports iOS 15 because of the “recognition text” function of iOS15. However, the developers are currently working on its support for iOS 14.
After downloading the app, you may not find the option “Search for Apps in OneSearch” in the share menu. This may require you to click “Edit Actions” at the bottom of the share menu, then find OneSearch and open it. If you still can’t find OneSearch, don’t panic, wait a few hours and it will appear automatically. If you can’t wait, restarting the phone will probably solve it.
This app has just been around for a few days and is currently free, not sure if it will charge in the future. Interested friends can install the app by searching for it on the Apple App Store.
3. Floating window – iPhone apps
This app, called the floating window, also uses the picture-in-picture function, which allows you to suspend the time on the top of the screen.
Presumably, everyone uses the iPhone to buy things, and they all click to buy when they find that the time is up. But if we use the floating window app, we only need to click to start. You will find that the time is pinned to the top of the screen. Believe me, this suspension time will give your brain an early action, which will definitely be faster than when you “find out that the time is up, and then click to buy”.
In addition to suspension time, the App also supports suspension screen refresh rate, traffic monitoring, and memory/FPS. With this app, iPhone users can do a lot of things on Android smartphones. The App is currently free to download. You can install and try it if you need it.
Like we said earlier, these iPhone apps are for Chinese users for now. They will help iPhone users in China to have access to many features that Android users are enjoying. Furthermore, it is important that these apps are from the same developer, Shichao.