What Is a Stage Manager?


Apple recently launched a new feature in iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura known as stage manager; this article will discuss everything you need to know about stage manager. From its combability to its limitation to generally how this amazing feature works.

With Stage Manager, users most frequently used apps are automatically stacked into windows that are tied to the left side of the screen. Each of the piled window groups can be changed by users to produce unique processes. With the use of a stage Manager, users can:

  • Set up your life with a straightforward, effective view of all your obligations.
  • Instantly create and send event invitations.
  • Receive alerts when your tasks are due.
What Is a Stage Manager?


Stage Manager Combability


The stage manager app can work on all MacBooks using the macOS Ventura as well as on all Ipads models with M-series CPU such as the iPad Air 5th generation, 2021 11-inch iPad Pro, and the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Apple stated that the reason it only works on the devices with M-series CPU is because the Stage Manager app requires large internal memory, fast storage, and flexible external display I/O, all of which is present on these devices


How It Works


  • Mac

To start with Stage Manager on the Mac, head to the right corner of your menu bar to activate the control center. Next, click on the icon that shows the on/ off toggles. The next thing to do is to Select "Stage Manager" by clicking the button next to the Focus toggle. Then open apps just like you normally do from the dock. You will see the apps you recently launched as a standalone window in the forefront. It would help if you dragged open windows into active stacks or ran programs from the dock to create unique workplaces. You can switch between specified workspaces by clicking on the grouped programs on the left of the display.

  • iPad

Stage Manager makes multi-window capabilities available for time on iPads with the M1 chip, such as the fifth-generation iPad Air and the most recent iPad Pro. The latest Stage Manager system allows iPad users to run a maximum of four overlapping and resizable windows on one iPad, in contrast to prior versions of iPadOS that only allowed users to run two apps simultaneously. Additionally, iPadOS 16 supports external displays. External displays can now function as a genuine secondary monitor, and users have the option of opening an open an extra four windows on the display, providing for a total of eight open windows at once. Previously they could only be used for screen mirroring. Even better, users now can switch back and forth between windows on your iPad and on your external display. Furthermore, the keyboard model with the iPad requires that you remove the touch screen as it isn't compatible with that. Also, only the USB-C port can be connected using one line since lightning does not support one line communication.


To use Stage Manager on all supported iPad Air and iPad Pro models, swipe down your screen from the upper right corner to show the control center. After that, proceed to tap the stage manager button, which is indicated by a hollow rectangle glyph

Stage Manager Pros

  • Stage manager provides a great channel for multitasking which is less complicated and have fewer restrictions.
  • The stage manager increases system-wide visibility and accessibility of dormant windows.
  • Users can share four apps to swiftly switch between common workflows.


Stage Manager Cons

  • The default Stage Manager arrangement reduces screen space for active programs


  • In contrast to macOS, the program panes in iPadOS 16 cannot be resized indefinitely


  • The iPad's window snapping feature makes referencing foreground data more challenging.





Q: Does a stage manager help productivity a lot?

A: Yes, a stage manager helps productivity a lot. The stage manager app helps you manage your team and daily tasks. It has features like scheduling, managing your team, tracking performance, etc.

Q: What are the differences compared to DEX

A: Stage Manager does have some limitations compared to Samsung DEX—for example, there aren't as many features for managing files and folders yet—but if you're looking for something that will help you organize your workflow better, then Samsung DEX is your best option

Q: Will it be a real productivity tool?

A: Yes, the stage manager will be a real productivity tool. It's great for keeping track of all of your tasks, as well as seeing what needs to be done next daily!

Q: How does the mission control app on Mac differ from Stage Manager?

A: While Stage Manager combines apps together according to workflow or app category, Mission Control on Mac groups programs according to their respective windows. Instead of a static software start, picture Stage Manager as Mission Control with operable windows.

Conclusion:  We hope you have enjoyed this blog on what a stage manager is. We recommend the X Pro Lapdock 15.6" 4K Touch Screen to further maximize your experience when using the stage manager app on your Ipad or Mac book. This is because if there is a keyboard, your work effect can be maximized and the functional efficiency of the stage manager can be realized.  The X pro laptop dock 15.6’ 4k touch screen Huawei monitor also comes with a USB-C to USB-C Cable, which you make use of to connect your devices to this touch screen monitor.

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