How to split screen on Mac into two or more spaces [Video tutorial]

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Question: how many apps do you have open right now? Chances are, it’s more than one. Wouldn’t it be great if you could boost your productivity with a cool split-screen feature on Mac? Well, the good news is: you can! And here’s how.

Jump to:

  • 00:00 Why you need to split screen on Mac
  • 00:28 How to split screen on Mac with in-built tool
  • 00:55 How to swap tiled windows in macOS Monterrey
  • 01:15 The limitations of in-built macOS split screen tools
  • 01:36 How to customize your split-screen layout with Mosaic
  • 02:32 For three or four split screens, why not try Swish?
  • 02:58 How can you get these apps for free?
  • 3:28 Bonus app: Workspaces for organizing apps on your screen

What is it about?

In this video, we’re exploring the many split-screen options on Mac – as well as weighing up their pros and cons.

Mac’s native split screen tool, for instance, is super easy to use – we’ll show you how – and, if you have macOS Monterrey or later, can even let you swap your tiled windows. But there are two big problems: you can only split your screen into two, and the feature doesn’t support all apps.

That’s why we’re delving into some other cool split-screen options. We start with Mosaic, a near-limitless window-managing app, and explain how to organize your split-screen layout any way you’d like.

If you’re looking for a split-screen app that doubles up as a game-changing trackpad controller, why not check out Swish? Swish offers multiple split screen options, as well as a bunch of other trackpad customizations you’ll never tire of playing around with.

See how these apps can streamline your workflow over at Setapp. And if you’d like further details on splitting your screen, take a look at our article on How to split screen on Mac.

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