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It’s been said that you are able to be up to thirty percent more productive when you have two screens for your workstation. Unfortunately, due to the fact that many people have laptops or are experiencing some sort of expense constraints, often times only one screen is available. While this may not necessarily be the same as an extra screen, some developer out there took this as an opportunity and created the Split Screen Extension for the Chrome browser:
The split screen concept is pretty simple. In the upper right corner where most extensions reside there is a little monitor icon. Click on it and you get a new tab that loads up two evenly split screens, allowing you to enter the URLs of your choice on each side. It even seems to remember the sites you’ve been to, so it is taking Chrome’s history data into account as well. Nice touch.
It might be a good idea for the developer to have an icon for the split screen tab so it can be recognized, as right now there is only a generic page that identifies the tab. It’s just a suggestion.
There isn’t much more to this extension – right-clicking on the extension icon gives you the option to disable it, uninstall and of course to open another split screen window. I can see several good uses for this extension: making comparisons, copying and pasting, reducing the amount of tabs as well as just being more productive overall by having more than one site open at the same time.
Overall, a useful extension. I recommend trying it in full screen for the best viewing experience. You can check out the Split Screen Extension for yourself right here.