Magnet for Mac

Keep your workspace organized

#5 Product of the WeekMay 31, 2015

If you want to stay organized and productive, Magnet for Mac is the perfect solution! It will help you with the application switching as it makes windows into tiles on your screen. You can multitask, compare information between the apps or just keep everything nice, simple and easy.

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Peter Mahoney
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  • Peter Mahoney
    Peter MahoneyFounder and CEO of Plannuh

    Super easy to manage windows on your Mac



    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.

    Peter Mahoney has used this product for one year.
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Conrad Kramer
Conrad Kramer@conradev
There are many similar products to this one, some free and open source, and some commercial: Moom - Divvy - BetterSnapTool - Slate - SizeUp - ShiftIt - Cinch - Spectacle - Mjolnir - Each falling at a different place on the spectrum from "easy to use" to "extremely configurable". I couldn't tell where Magnet falls on this spectrum from the screenshots. I had to read the marketing copy or, really, the App Store description to figure it out, something that users sometimes don't do. I'm a fan of using actual screenshots in marketing, with annotations if necessary. Magnet seems to be taking the angle of utter simplicity, which I like. Definitely going to give it a try.
Jeff Needles
Jeff NeedlesHunterHiring@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@conradev awesome list! Thanks 😀
Ola Möller
Ola Möller@olamoller · Founder at MethodKit
@conradev Been using BetterSnapTool for a long time. Epic!
Daniel Mirolli
Daniel Mirolli@ddmirolli · Lead Sales Manager at @Signpost
@conradev BetterTouchTool is another great one I've used with functionality beyond just window snapping.
Chuck Burt
Chuck Burt@chucksense · Head of Growth, Popcart
@conradev Add Breeze to the list too:
Brent Chow
Brent ChowHiring@hellobrent · Co-Founder at Svrf
I use Moom, it uses keyboard shorcuts, drag and snap, and a nice little shortcut when hovering over the green full-screen button.
Ton@t55 · Mac'aholic
Magnet may be a great new tool, but it's hard to beat Moom. Moom does all things Magnet does and then some. Moom lets you save app windows positioned wherever you want them and restore them with a single key-combo or by selecting the option via the Menu bar. It can move and zoom windows at the same time and lets you define custom grids and layouts. Powerful stuff.
Simon Bromberg
Simon Bromberg@shimmb ·
How does this compare to Spectacle (which is what I'm using right now)? ( Guess the snapping when you drag is a nice feature. Would prefer some kind of trial or demo before buying, although it is pretty cheap.
Nicolo S
Nicolo S@coconidodev · Founder/CEO -
@shimmb For me it was mainly the more modern design and simplicity that sold me on this one, I would highly recommend it as a long time user :)
David Diamond
David Diamond@david_diam · Product designer
@shimmb I was using spectacle but bought this today, much better the way this allows you to drag windows
Samuel@degrems · /
Neat. Would like to try before I purchase though.