Keeping up with business when you’re on the go all day long can be a real struggle. There’s no time to pull out the laptop, and traditional smartphones don’t always give you the screen real estate you need to work comfortably and efficiently.
That’s why switching to foldables like Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold4 can be a real game changer for your mobile productivity.
Introduced at Samsung’s recent Unpacked event, the newest foldable is made for the way busy entrepreneurs and business owners work today — on-the-go, in the office, between meetings and in tune with your team every step of the way.
Galaxy Z Fold4 unfolds to reveal a 7.6-inch, tablet-like display, giving you nearly twice the screen real estate of a typical smartphone. It’s also packed with helpful tools and thoughtful features that make it easy to maximize the expansive display — and, in turn, your workday. Here are the top ways to put Galaxy Z Fold4 to work for you.
1. Launch apps side by side
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold4 makes multi-tasking easy with Multi-Active Windows and personalized app pairings in the Edge Panel. Now, it’s even easier to split your screen, simply by swiping from left to right with two fingers to open a second window. Check your calendar while emailing, or message someone while reviewing a PowerPoint presentation. Work is so much easier when you don’t have to toggle back and forth between apps.
When you’re ready to go back into full screen on one app, swipe the app that you want to close from the center of the display to the edge, as if you’re physically closing a sliding window.
2. Drag and drop
Galaxy Z Fold4 doesn’t just change how you view work; it also changes how you do work. With two windows open, you can drag and drop images and text between apps just like you do on your PC. This functionality can be a big time-saver when you’re building a presentation or editing a Word doc. It’s also great if you need to copy text or a URL into an email or message.
3. Toggle from the taskbar
Speaking of PC similarities, the Galaxy Z Fold series had adde new PC-like features with each release. Galaxy Z Fold4 brings the addition of a smart new taskbar at the bottom of the screen. While you’re working in an app, the taskbar remains visible so you can launch or switch to another app at any time. It’s yet another way to take advantage of the larger screen and Multi-Active Windows.
You can customize your taskbar with your most used apps (again, just like you would on your PC). This allows you to dedicate the Edge Panel to apps and app pairings that you use frequently, but not as often as those in the taskbar.
4. Work in Microsoft Office
Galaxy Z Fold4 is preloaded with the complete Microsoft Office mobile suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. With the expansive display, you don’t get the standard smartphone experience where menus are condensed. Office is optimized for the expanded foldable display and gives you a user experience much closer to the PC version. View a full spreadsheet in Excel. Add comments and redlines to the right of the document in Word. Create and arrange slides in PowerPoint. It’s a mobile Office experience that allows you to work efficiently on the go like you never thought possible.
5. Open a second browser in a snap
Galaxy Z Fold4 has all sorts of shortcuts that you’ll discover as you get familiar with the device. One of those shortcuts leverages the drag-and-drop functionality to simplify web browsing. Now you can browse more freely by launching a second browser window in one motion. When you see a link you want to open, drag that link to the edge of your screen to double up your browser. It’s that easy — perfect for comparing prices or researching information from multiple sources.
6. Take notes with S Pen
S Pen compatibility was possibly the most noteworthy feature added to 2021’s Galaxy Z Fold3, and the S Pen continues to be a favorite add-on among business users of Galaxy Z Fold4. Unleash the power of the S Pen by using it to take notes and instantly convert your handwriting to text. Plus, annotate PDFs and tap into the Air Command menu for shortcuts. The S Pen also adds precision to your everyday use of Galaxy Z Fold4 as you navigate apps and move your windows.
7. Videoconference hands-free
Halfway between smartphone mode and tablet mode, an entirely new experience awaits. It’s called Flex Mode, where Galaxy Z Fold4 stands on its own. There are several ways to use Flex Mode productively, but hands-free videoconferencing truly creates a new mobile experience.
Hand-talkers, rejoice. You can chat with your hands free to move as the Galaxy Z Fold4 sits on your desk — and don’t be afraid to take video calls anywhere, knowing you can set the device on any flat surface in Flex Mode, for a clear mind and clear camera. Better yet, use the optional S Pen to take notes during the call.
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8. Host a whiteboard session
While elevating your productivity, the Galaxy Z Fold4 also enhances your collaborative abilities. This is especially true when video chatting in Microsoft Teams or Google Duo. Let’s say you’re explaining a challenge and want everyone to be able to visualize it. In just a couple of taps, you can share your screen, jump into Samsung Notes and use your S Pen to sketch ideas and jot down notes while everyone follows along in real time. Welcome to whiteboarding for the hybrid workplace.
9. Handwrite emails
Tapping away on the keyboard of any mobile device can be cumbersome, but the Galaxy Z Fold4 flips that script with the S Pen. In Outlook or Gmail, you can scrawl an email with the S Pen and have it instantly convert your handwriting to text. There’s something refreshing about the pen-on-paper feeling, a welcome reprieve from thumb typing.
10. Power a desktop experience with DeX
Sometimes you need a full desktop experience to get the job done. With Galaxy Z Fold4, you have exactly that, thanks to Samsung DeX.
Get ready to travel lighter and work smarter. Connect your Galaxy Z Fold4 wirelessly to a monitor or TV, pair a keyboard and mouse and get to work in an intuitive PC-like environment. Whether you’re finalizing a sales contract or presenting a pitch to clients, you can do it all from your Galaxy Z Fold4 with DeX.
See more. Do more. Worry less. Efficiently manage your business on one flexible device — and take your productivity to the next level.