Magnet 2.0

Window manager for Mac

#5 Product of the MonthJanuary 2017
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Magnet keeps your workspace organized. Activated by dragging, customizable keyboard shortcuts or via menu bar, Magnet declutters your screen by snapping windows into organized tiles.

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Reviews

Lionel Dsilva
Bas Grasmayer
Artem Korotkikh
 +8 reviews
  • Adam Tervort
    Adam TervortCustomer Success Director at SpiderOak
    Pros: 

    Easy to use, great keyboard shortcuts

    Cons: 

    The snap-to settings can be a bit too aggressive

    This is one of the first apps I install on Mac. Using keyboard shortcuts to manage the size of windows is amazing, the kind of thing macOS should have natively.

    Adam Tervort has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Edvins Antonovs
Edvins Antonovs@edvins_antonovs · maker • husband • father
I've been using Spectacles for a while, what are the benefits of Magnet?
Pavel Kozarek
Pavel KozarekMaker@mostarna · CrowdCafé
@edvinsantonovs Mouse gestures, better finish and reliability.
Ahmad Awais ⚡
Ahmad Awais ⚡@mrahmadawais · 🥑 OSS Dev Advocate & WordPress Core Dev
@mostarna @edvinsantonovs Same question here, Spectacle is great and configurable by the terminal. That means automation. The link took me to the buy page, didn't see what's different. Is there a trial or a review copy? I'm not sold right now.
Chris Messina
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
New in version 2.0: ・Left/Center/Right Thirds of the screen are now supported – Drag a window to the bottom edge of your screen to create third. You can also use default keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+D/F/G or create yours. ・Left Two Thirds & Right Two Thirds of the screen are now supported – Drag a window to the bottom edge of your screen and slide on it to create two thirds. You can also use default keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+E/T or create yours. ・Adobe Creative Cloud apps are now supported (since 2017 version). ・macOS 10.12 Sierra performance and stability is improved.
Shahin
Shahin@shahinix
@chrismessina Magnet is one of the best money I've ever spent on the Mac App Store! Can't recommend it enough.
Julian Norton
Julian Norton@juliannorton · Head of User Experience @Agolo
Stephane
Stephane@stephanehaddad · Co-founder worldline.net & ippi.com - LA
The best I use. There is also an free open source one. Can't remember the name. Maybe "spectacle"
JeanBaptiste Reynaud
JeanBaptiste Reynaud@jibe_84 · Web and java developer
@stephanehaddad I'm using spectale on my mac, what are the features will make me switch to this app? if you've got the answer, thanks!
Stephane
Stephane@stephanehaddad · Co-founder worldline.net & ippi.com - LA
@jibe_84 Better finish & integration, plus advanced features to split the screen in multiple windows.
Sander Visser
Sander Visser@fishsander · Building CheckoutPage.co
@stephanehaddad @jibe_84 Can you elaborate on this? I'm a Spectacle fan for its simplicity. How would Magnet improve my workflow?
Brent Lawrence
Brent Lawrence@blawrencepdx · Founder, The Wood Box Co.
@fishsander @stephanehaddad @jibe_84 I prefer Spectacle for the keyboard shortcuts... no mention on Magnet's site of keyboard shortcuts.
Sander Visser
Sander Visser@fishsander · Building CheckoutPage.co
@blawrencepdx @stephanehaddad @jibe_84 Same. He mentions Mouse gestures, but using a mouse is overrated 👀
Ole Keding
Ole Keding@olekeding · Innovation Manager, Pilot
What's the key benefits vs. "BetterSnapTool"?
Pavel Kozarek
Pavel KozarekMaker@mostarna · CrowdCafé
@olekeding Simplicity and reliability.
Parwinder Bhagat
Parwinder Bhagat@parwinder · Software Architect @ Pampered Chef
@olekeding Im surprised this is not higher up. The amount of customization you can do with BTT is insane. I had a ton of gestures setup but I was using a different app for window management. Took me 15 minutes to do it all in BTT. Secondly, the dev for BTT is an awesome guy providing lightning fast updates.
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
Magnet + extra monitors = productivity