(pronounced "tap-oh-ZAY"), a new note-taking app by Zanther, Inc., addresses a problem a lot of iPad users probably wish they didn't have to endure: switching back and forth between two full-screen apps in order to copy and paste items. Taposé lets you split the iPad screen into two side-by-side panes. It comes with five apps that work in the dual panes: Journals, a note-taking app; Web, an integrated browser; Maps, a subset of Google Maps; Contacts, which accesses the iPad's contact list; and Calculator. You can display any two apps at once, or work with two views of the same app. Unfortunately, version 1.0 of Taposé has a beta roughness about it with too many limitations to be useful. I wouldn't rely on it for creating polished business documents.
Available in the App Store for $2.99
, Taposé was inspired by the never-released dual-screen Microsoft Courier tablet. It launched as a Kickstarter funded project
and surpassed its $10,000 goal on May 21, 2011, ending with $26,561 pledged to the project. The two-person development team reportedly
even attracted a pledge from J. Allard who led Microsoft's Courier tablet project before leaving the company. Taposé is similar to Microsoft Windows 8's snap feature, which lets two normally-full-screen Metro apps appear in two panes, but Taposé's multitasking capabilities are much more limited.