Ayrton De CraeneCode @ Clearbit

What's the best window manager for Mac?

I'm a neat freak and would like to keep my workspace organised, so I'm looking for the best window manager available for Mac (MacOS / Mac OS X). This can be both a free or a paid app.
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    Magnet for Mac

    Keep your workspace organized

    Honestly, I don't think there is a "best", but this one is pretty awesome, affordable, and usually ranks in the Top 5 Top Paid apps on the App Store. I use it and it's combo of using either keyboard shortcuts and/or grid system is great.
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    Magnet for Mac is really easy to use. Be on the look out for times when they have the app on sale for $1. It is definitely worth it.
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    Spectacle

    Move and resize windows with ease on Mac.

    Korbin HEngineering @ Product Hunt / AngelList · Written
    I like Spectacle because of the hotkeys - super efficient, free.
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    Free, easy to use, great shortcuts
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    Shane KEngineer, Runner, Coffee Drinker · Written
    I was a Moom user for a long time. Then I found this - its free and the keyboard shortcuts are awesome!
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    Moom

    Indispensable window management for Macs

    Joseph ThomasJoseph Thomas, Standard Quality · Written
    I love Moom because my hands never have to leave the keyboard
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  4. 14
    Swish

    The missing gesture layer for macOS.

    Christian RenningerMinimalist, highly opinionated. · Edited
    Christian Renninger made this product
    Check this out if you're a trackpad user! Swish uses swipe gestures for window snapping instead of dragging or keyboard shortcuts. It includes a 2×2 and 2×3 grid, custom offsets and support for spaces & multi-monitor setups.
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    Maxim K.Mac app loverboy · Written
    This is pretty darn close to perfect for what I always wanted with a gesture / controller app. • Dock icon and window titlebar gestures are top dollar good (just wish I could customize them). • Multi-layer gestures is a very smart solution, love it • Ability to add modifiers to actions is very good to have • BUILT IN PINCH TO ZOOM AUTO-FIXER WHATTTTTT?!?!?!? 🤤✨
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    Timothy TeiberGerman engineering student · Written
    Changed the way I use my Macbook! Unbelievably usefull app that I don't want to miss in the future. Using gestures to manage my windows has saved me at least 1/4 of time! Thanks a lot, can't recommend it enough 😍
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    BetterTouchTool

    Free OS X app to configure custom gestures for your trackpad

    Charles HanMaker of Sketchcase and Ketchup.today · Written
    This is one of the few software that I actually paid for when I was a student. It's "Magnet for Mac" on steroids. I use shortcuts like a ⌘+option+, to put a window on left half of the screen, ⌘+option+. for right half, ⌘+option+control+, to move a window to the left desktop, and etc. You can customize anything, and even make macros.
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    mark!Sr. Digital Marketing Manager, Red Bull · Written
    My entire life is hot-keyed through this app, it's an absolute game changer.
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  6. I used to use Spectacle, but it recently lost support, so I switched to Rectangle and it's free, open source, and does a great job!
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  7. I started using this with Setapp and have stuck with it. Love the customization options!
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    Pavlo PedenkoProduct Manager @ Setapp.com. · Written
    You can check Mosaic which is available free for a month as a part of Setapp subscription.
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    BetterSnapTool

    Manage your window positions and size from your keyboard

    petestaplesPresident, Blue Clover Devices · Written
    Simple, low-cost. Most of our team uses it.
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  9. Andreas BackxCo-founder Lunchbreak · Written
    Great pick for the hardcore users that are looking for something that's usually only available on Linux, but now on MacOS.
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    LayAuto

    Automated window management for Mac ✨

    Jason RadosProduct Manager at N26 · Written
    Remembers and restores layouts! I have one setup for work and it launches all the relevant apps and places them perfectly.
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    This is totally underrated.
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  11. This was the first app I looked for and actually paid for when I moved over from a PC to a Mac. Been using it ever since. That's 5 years and counting! It just works.
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    Keyboard Maestro

    Conduct your Mac like a pro

    Arun5Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Keyboard Maestro is a robust and feature-packed app for Mac and can serve as a great tool for enhanced Mac experience. I am not sure if you will find this as a good window manager though.
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    Cinch

    Window management at its simplest

    Igor DebaturCo-founder and CEO of Uploadcare · Written
    Just works, it copies Windows 10 window stretching UX and does it really well
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    Divvy

    Simple Mac window management

    Aizat FaizFounder at Deep Thought · Written
    I've been using this for years. Works on both Mac and Windows. I like the modal that allows me to select how I want the window organized.
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  15. Main features of the software: 1. Split screen on Mac into multiple sizes and positions by 7 preset window locations 2. Draw the desired size and location for a window by grid 3. Use the keyboard shortcuts to quickly control your window positions 4. Support most apps and keep update all the time 5. Work on a great stability and performance
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    Slate

    Window management application

    Arthur ChafonovSoftware developer · Written
    Programmable with simple configuration options, free and open source.
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  17. Viktor LesykUnique experience wizard. · Written
    Small useful utility, which mimics Windows behavior of changing windows sizes when mouse hit left/top/right sides of the desktop; also supports keyboard shortcuts.
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    WorkspacePro

    Launch a bunch of macOS apps just with 1 shortcut or click!

    OrxanSoftware developer · Written
    Orxan made this product
    WorkspacePro allows to launch a bunch of apps at the same time and You define in which screen position and size will be apps' windows.
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  19. Split Screen Ultimate is the most comprehensive app to manage windows on your Mac. With window snapping and keyboard shortcuts, you can quickly split windows and boost your productivity.
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  20. Easy to use and intuitive. Pretty much the regular window dragging controls but when incorporated with a button push or two, you fully utilize your screen's realestate easily. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYpGo_g0n88
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