Sidefari allows you to view two Safari tabs side-by-side using Split View


With iOS 9, Apple finally introduced Split-View multitasking features for the iPad. However, there is a major gripe with how Apple had implemented it for Safari: there is simply no way to have multiple tabs open side-by-side.

In comes Sidefari from developer Francisco Cantu. The $0.99 iPad-only app takes advantage of the Safari View Controller to make it possible to open a second webpage in Split View on your iPad. Sidefari is not meant to act as a Safari replacement. The app is too barebones to act as one: it lacks tabbed browsing, syncing, and other features that are a must-have for a browser to have in 2015.


Instead, the app works as a companion to Safari. With a webpage open in Safari, you simply need to invoke Sidefari from the Split-View menu and then proceed to type in or paste the URL that you want to visit. You can also use the Sidefari extension to send the link from Safari to the app. The app is also capable of holding up to 50 URLs in history for you, but that’s the only other feature it offers.

Sidefari works on all iPads that support the new multitasking features in iOS 9 including the iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, and the iPad mini 4.

Sidefari ($0.99$)