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The Google + social network is not for everyone, but those use use it will find the Android app to be best in class. It displays the news feed in an attractive layout the has updates sliding in and out as you swipe down the screen.
It can handle all functions of Google +, including video hangouts which are especially nice on the large screen of the Note 2.
Multi-view on the Note 2
Samsung greatly increased the usefulness of the Note line with the introduction of multi-view. This allows opening two apps at the same time that display side-by-side on the big screen.
Not all apps are multi-view compatible, but the ones shows in the following collection work well with this feature. The slides to come demonstrate how I use multi-view to great effect, including which apps I typically use together on the display.
Multi-view works equally well in both portrait and landscape orientation, but I find the latter to be my preferred method.
Using Tweetings with the Browser
I use Twitter a lot and find it a useful tool for researching breaking news. This news is often given with web links to more information, and this is where multi-view is very useful.
I open the browser in the left half of the screen and Tweetings on the right. This lets me swipe down the Twitter timeline in Tweetings. When I hit a news item of interest I tap the link in the tweet.
This opens up in the browser on the left without leaving Tweetings. If the article in the browser is indeed interesting, I simply slide the border in the middle of the two apps to make the browser window bigger. I can slide the border at will, returning to an equally split screen when I return to Tweetings.