Swish

The missing gesture layer for macOS.

#3 Product of the WeekJune 03, 2019
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A gesture layer and window manager for the trackpad power user.
Control windows and applications right from your trackpad with intuitive two-finger swipe, pinch, tap, and hold gestures. Always be in control with live tooltips and haptic feedback.
Reviews
  • Pros: 

    great features, small footprint, haptic feedback

    Cons: 

    Not sure yet.

    Hoping you don't get Sherlocked.

    ad3k has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Very Responsive and works really well Once you get used to it, its hard to look back.

    Cons: 

    None so far. (Impact on battery needs to be tested)

    Love this app. It solves the problem of window management in Mac.

    Amil Asokan has used this product for one day.
Discussion
Hey there! I love using the trackpad on my MacBook Pro and always wondered why its excellent gesture recognition does not extend to controlling windows and apps. Also, dragging-based window managers suck on a multi-monitor setup. So after graduating, I spontaneously decided to learn Swift and make this idea reality. You will most likely need a short time to get familiar with Swish's gesture system, especially for advanced features like pausing gestures, chaining from dock and screen switching, but after that, 'swishing' becomes second nature and you won't be able to live without it. There are a lot of details to discover. The documentation for Swish is its preferences window, so read thoroughly! This launch turned out to be sliiiiightly stressful as I wanted to get Swish out before WWDC on Monday and I had to rethink some core components after realizing that apps using the Accessibility API cannot be published to the App Store anymore. Oops. There is a 7 day trial period, after that Swish is 5€/$/£ for a limited time. Swish is notarized by Apple, so it's ready for the latest Mojave update (10.14.5). Let me know if you need help enabling system permissions! I really hope you like it and although I call myself 'highly opinionated', I am always open to suggestions, so bring 'em on!
@chrfyi Really nice work, Christian. I'm a heavy Alfred and keyboard shortcut user so this could be the missing piece for me! Who do you see this product being for? I'm always amazed that people don't know about the native gestures that are already available to them.
@iammarcthomas I'm glad you like it! It's mostly aimed at trackpad power user, "casual" MacBook users seem a bit overwhelmed at first. Everyone loves the swipe down to minimize gesture though. Most of the gestures also work on Magic Mice, although it feels a bit clumsy to me — maybe because I'm not used to working with a mouse anymore.
Why didn't apple think of this? 🤔
Looks great and appears to be more intuitive than the others I've seen. Really like how you utilise the top bar, rather than just the "Expand" button
Really love this app. I see that it uses native Apple's "natural scrolling" touchpad setting. Would be perfect if you could implement not "natural" gestures because every gesture now is upside-down :D
@thebezzo Will be included in the next update, either by automatic detection or a switch in the settings!
@chrfyi Great to hear! Can't wait for it :D