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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    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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  2. 35
    Spectacle

    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.
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    Free, easy to use, great shortcuts
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    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!
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  3. 15
    Moom

    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. 7
    BetterTouchTool

    Free OS X app to configure custom gestures for your trackpad

    Charles Han
    Charles HanFounder of Ketchup.today and Sketchcase · 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!
    mark!Sr. Social Media Manager, Red Bull · Written
    My entire life is hot-keyed through this app, it's an absolute game changer.
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  5. I started using this with Setapp and have stuck with it. Love the customization options!
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    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.
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  6. 5
    BetterSnapTool

    Manage your window positions and size from your keyboard

    petestaples
    petestaplesPresident, Blue Clover Devices · Written
    Simple, low-cost. Most of our team uses it.
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  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.
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  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.
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    Keyboard Maestro

    Conduct your Mac like a pro

    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya5Happiness 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 Debatur
    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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    LayAuto

    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.
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    This is totally underrated.
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    Divvy

    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.
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    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.
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    Slate

    Window management application

    Arthur Chafonov
    Arthur ChafonovSoftware developer · Written
    Programmable with simple configuration options, free and open source.
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  15. 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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