Ayrton De Craene
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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14 recommended
  1. 49
    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.
    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.
    • Peter Mahoney
      Peter MahoneyFounder and CEO of Plannuh

      I love this product - the *only* thing I liked about Windows was the ability to snap my windows in to place on my desktop. Magnet adds the one feature I wanted for my Mac from Windows and super-sizes it - especially with multiple monitor support.

  2. 33

    Move and resize windows with ease on Mac.

    Korbin H
    Korbin HEngineering @ Product Hunt / AngelList · Written
    I like Spectacle because of the hotkeys - super efficient, free.
    Free, easy to use, great shortcuts
    Shane K
    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!
    • I like this tool. It's simple, free and doesn't get in your way. You just set the hotkeys you want to use and manage your windows with comfort. It's also open source: https://github.com/eczarny/spectacle

    • James Holcomb
      James HolcombCyclist and software developer

      A great window sizing and placement manager for macOS.

  3. 15

    Indispensable window management for Macs

    Joseph Thomas
    Joseph ThomasJoseph Thomas, Standard Quality · Written
    I love Moom because my hands never have to leave the keyboard
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  4. 6

    Free OS X app to configure custom gestures for your trackpad

    Charles Han
    Charles HanFounder of TinyFollow · 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.
    mark!Sr. Social Media Manager, Red Bull · Written
    My entire life is hot-keyed through this app, it's an absolute game changer.
  5. I started using this with Setapp and have stuck with it. Love the customization options!
    Pavlo Pedenko
    Pavlo PedenkoProduct Manager @ Setapp.com. · Written
    You can check Mosaic which is available free for a month as a part of Setapp subscription.
  6. 5

    Manage your window positions and size from your keyboard

    petestaplesPresident, Blue Clover Devices · Written
    Simple, low-cost. Most of our team uses it.
    • Justin Plagis
      Justin PlagisMarketing Automation

      Great tool to effectively re-size your windows. Should be something standard on IOS, but this tool fixes it well.

  7. Andreas Backx
    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 2
    Keyboard Maestro

    Conduct your Mac like a pro

    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness 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.
    • Lets you do anything with your Mac. Automate all the things! Script apps that don't have scripting support (by replaying macros containing keypresses, mouse movements, clicks, whatever), have your Mac react to USB events, date/time, your input, device keys, external triggers, sleep/wake events, filesystem triggers, etc.

      I use it heavily for a few years by now, it's one of my essential apps. New versions are usually insta-buys — when I read that v7 was released, I bought it without test-driving it first. Same thing happened a year or two later with v8. It's worth every single penny.

    • Patrick Loonstra
      Patrick LoonstraDesigner at patrickloonstra.nl

      It does repeating boring tasks for me. And also some fun logging stuff.

  10. 2

    Window management at its simplest

    Igor Debatur
    Igor DebaturCo-founder and CEO of Uploadcare · Written
    Just works, it copies Windows 10 window stretching UX and does it really well
  11. 2

    Automated window management for Mac ✨

    Remembers and restores layouts! I have one setup for work and it launches all the relevant apps and places them perfectly.
    This is totally underrated.
  12. 1
    Split Screen Ultimate

    Easiest way to resize and manage windows on your Mac.

    With keyboard shortcuts, you can quickly split windows and enhance your productivity.
  13. 1

    Simple Mac window management

    Aizat Faiz
    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.
  14. 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