Multi-Note and Note Switcher

Multi-Note lets you open and work on two notes simultaneously in either horizontal or vertical view. With the Note Switcher, you can switch between notes quickly.

Ideas for Using Multi-Note

  • Highlight terms in a textbook and summarize concepts in another note.
  • Keep a meeting's agenda in view while taking minutes in a separate note.
  • Plan a vacation by writing a packing list while looking at your trip itinerary.
  • Use a blank note as a scratch pad while working on a class assignment.
  • Make a note of frequently used drawings that you can drag into other notes at any time.

Opening Multi-Note


  1. Open a note.
  2. Swipe from the left side of the screen to open the Note Switcher.
  3. Tap the button_options.png icon located on the right side of a note title.
  4. Tap "Open On Right" or "Open On Bottom".

Alternatively, drag and drop a note from the Note Switcher into the note editing area.

Note: In Left-handed mode, the Note Switcher opens from the right side of the screen. 


  1. Open a new note.
  2. Right-click on a second note and select "Open in a New Window."

Switching Notes and Orientation (iPad only)

Once in Multi-Note, the layout can be adjusted.

  1. Open the Note Switcher.
  2. Tap the button_options.png icon on one of the notes in use.
  3. Select "Switch Notes" for the notes to swap places. 
  4. Select "Switch Orientation" to move between a left-right or top-bottom view. 

Closing Multi-Note (iPad only)

  1. Open the Note Switcher.
  2. Tap the note you want to close.
  3. Tap "Close".

Alternatively, drag the handle between the two notes to one side of the screen.