BetterSnapTool allows you to easily manage your window positions and sizes by either dragging them to one of the screen's corners or to the top, left or right side of the screen. This enables you to easily maximize your windows, position them side by side or even resize them to quarters of the screen.
If you need even more than those standard snap areas, BetterSnapTool now allows you to create your own, custom snap areas anywhere on your display. These can resize & move windows to any possible position.
More features included are:
• support for multiple monitors
• customizable keyboard shortcuts to trigger any snap area
• lots of design customization options
• always accessible pop up menu showing all possible snap sizes / positions
• move or resize the window below the cursor while holding customizable modifier keys.
• select what happens when double-clicking a window's titlebar
• select what happens when right-clicking any of the red/orange/green window buttons of any window
BetterSnapTool is very customizable and will change the way you work with your Mac!
BetterSnapTool works with almost every application, only some apps with non-standard windows can't be supported.
Bugfixes & performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
If you can think of a way to position or resize a window, BetterSnapTool probably offers it: Drag a window to an edge or corner of your screen; use keyboard shortcuts; assign special actions to the red, yellow, and green buttons at the top of windows; and much more. (Our favorite? Move or resize a window by simply holding modifier keys and moving the pointer—no clicking or dragging required!)
One of the greatest apps ever
I think this is one of the best apps that you can get for just a few dollars. For my use, BetterSnapTool is invisible and just works in the background to perform actions when I use certain modifyer keys and keyboard shortcuts. Once you've set it up, it feels like it's just native OS behavior. (And if I were to use Snap Areas, I can customize the look of them which is nice.) This app is incredibly useful for me for both software development and day-to-day use. Besides being able to place windows exactly where I want them with a simple keyboard shortcut (or Drag Areas which I don't use), this app has a couple other features that are actually the most valuable to me: moving and resizing windows by simply holding modifyer key(s) and placing the cursor over any part of the window, whether the window is active or not. This is incredibly helpful when wanting to move or resize windows that are behind other windows. It's actually become my default way to move or resize my windows. (Meaning, I don't use the window's top bar for moving or its corners for resizing because it's less efficient and I'm out of the habit now. I assigned holding [fn] to move and [fn] [^ ctrl] to resize.)
Powerful Snap Area feature
The standout feature from this app is the ability to create your own snap area. The snap area can be set up as a universal snap area that applies to all applications or for a specification application. I created a specific snap area for OmniFocus because the default 50% snap area is too small to display all the information that I need. The snap area prompt can be customized to your liking. You can set the size, color, text prompt, visual prompt. I use a 22 inch monitor, but if I have a bigger monitor I will create more snap areas to optimize my desktop space.
I tried out Moom and it was nice as well, but I think the grid system is a distraction. The grid system can be turned off, so it is not a big issue. Moom has a cool feature to save your windows layout. For example, you can set up a “work” layout with 3 windows for your most used apps. You take a break and opened email or browser and now your windows is disorganized. You can quickly return to “work” layout immediately by pressing a quick short cut or a menu button.
Both apps are great but I love BetterSnap’s customization options.
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- 4 MB
- Requires macOS 10.12 or later.
- Age Rating
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