By Andreas Hegenberg
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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.
To be even more productive you can also set custom keyboard shortcuts in order to move and resize your windows.
Because there are so many positions available, BetterSnapTool can also pop up an overview menu from which you can select the one position you want.
You can also customize what happens after right-clicking on one of the buttons on the top left of a window.
More features included are:
• move or resize the window below the cursor while holding customizable modifier keys.
• select what happens when double-clicking a windows titlebar
BetterSnapTool is very customizable and will change the way you work with your Mac!
It supports multiple monitors, hidden docks etc..
You can change the design of the preview overlays and even set application specific snapping sizes!
BetterSnapTool works with almost every application, only some apps with non-standard windows can't be supported.
I'm always open for new ideas, so don't hesitate and ask!
What's New in Version 1.5
- Added support for the new OS X version
A Much Better Snap Tool
I’ve tried many others and finally found the one that meets my needs! With a multi-monitor setup, BetterSnapTool delivers. It remembers window preferences on any monitor, any number of monitors (I have 5) and allows you to define custom snap areas. BTW… It is all about the Snap Areas. The instructions might look a little busy, but once you try setting one up, it really is a snap. Also, in the preferences for Snap Areas you can define shortcuts. So to sum it up you have complete control over the hotspots (Snap Areas) that you would drag a window to, you have complete, arbitrary control over window position, set keyboard shortcuts for anything and you can customize the heck out of it. Personally I set transparency to all of the Snap Areas (I know where they are) and it removes screen clutter. But I like the fact that I have the option to color them neon Green with giant text labels if I prefer. Moreover, each SnapArea can be independently customized. Highly Recommended.
*One note, while I do highly endorse setting your own snap areas… I did find one little glitch with the default snap to left/right setting. If you go with the default settings, I noticed that on occasion I would throw a window to the right only to find it snap to the left. If you Uncheck the “snap to” checkboxes on the general settings tab and make your own hotspots, this issue dissapears.
A lifesaver I can’t live without
I transitioned from Windows to Mac last year and the most obnoxious thing about the transition was the lack of the ability to snap windows. I didn’t realize how necessary this feature was in my everyday computer use until I switched to Mac. I went in search of a snapping app and BetterSnapTool was exactly what I wanted and for a fair price. This app is perfect and a real time-saver. It’s easy to use and settings are also a breeze to change. As a frequent Windows user, I had swapped my Control and Command keys so I could more easily switch between the operating systems without getting thrown off by the keyboards. As a result, the shortcuts I set to snap windows left and right are Control left arrow and Control right arrow. I also frequently use the quarter snapping when I don’t have my second monitor and need to be looking at 3 or 4 windows at once. I’ve also changed my settings so that right clicking the close window button completely quits the application. I’ve recommended this great little app to everyone and I will also recommend it to you! Give it a try!
Ugly icon. Ugly snap boxes. One of the greatest apps ever.
Yes, I give this amazing app 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 while insulting it at the same time. That’s because I don’t have to see the app and its bad taste and I still get the full beauty of its power. This is absolutely the best app you can get for under $2.
The primary icon is ugly and so is the menu bar icon. The interface is bad and the default snap areas are terrible. But this app is incredibly useful and so helpful for web development as well as day-to-day use. I think it has the features Apple should bake into the default OS X builds. Besides being able to place windows exactly where I want them with a simple keyboard shortcut, this app has other hidden goodies like moving and resizing windows without putting the cursor on the corner of the screen to resize or on the top window bar to move it. This is incredibly helpful when wanting to move or resize windows that are not the active window and may be behind other windows. The cursor just has to be over a part of the window and you can move or resize it.
Thank you for this awesome app!