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of them fit my day-to-day needs.
With Slide Aside, you can push one of three apps to the side by swiping to the left with three fingers. Swipe to the right to find those hidden apps slide out like a drawer. You then pick the one you want to work with. Unlike Qslide, it worked with all the apps I tried.
Neither tool is as elegant as working with multiple windows on traditional computers, but they begin to address one of my chief complaints with tablets the inability to juggle multiple programs needed to get something done. Samsung is also starting to build multitasking tools in its Android tablets, and those running Windows 8.1 have the ability to run up to four apps side by side. I'm glad LG is adding some new approaches to the pool.
These multitasking and phone-pairing tools aren't enough on their own, though, to justify the LG's $350 price tag. Although it's cheaper than the new $399 iPad Mini, Apple still has the old Mini, without the high-resolution screen, for $299. If you prefer Android, 7-inch (17.5-centimeter) high-resolution tablets from Google and Amazon are good deals at $229. But if you need 8 inches and Android, the G Pad is the one to consider.