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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 1.6

• Finally tracked down and fixed a performance bug in BetterSnapTool (thanks to the great developers who helped me find it!)
• Fixed an issue with snap areas
• Fixed various little bugs and improved compatibility.


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Customer Reviews

a MUST-have tool

Like others, I came from Windows with several keyboard shortcuts to manage windows, but Better Snap Tool is rapidly becoming my heroin: I’m addicted to it on my Mac and I can’t use any other Macs without it! Lately with two monitors I hit two accelerators quickly: “next monitor” and “right side” or “left side" in order to move my IM apps to the MacBook Air while my main work windows are on my external monitor. I find myself adding keyboard accelerators quickly as I’ve gotten more knowledgeable about the app. Another thing: the green button on the Mac makes me crazy, but, “maximize window” in Better Snap Tool is great.

Best App Purchase Ever

In 2014, I switched from being a lifelong Windows user, and I always was current with the operating system, which means that I got comfortable with window snapping. I was disappointed that Macs didn’t have this functionality out of the box. Frustrated, I ran to Google for a solution, and I was recommended BetterSnapTool.

This application completely removed any pain caused by switching to OS X from Windows as far as window management goes. This app was a total game changer, and it was worth every penny. Great job and thank you to the developers!

Absolutely essential

Costs $5 less than Cinch and has much more functionality.

It’s practically a requirement to getting things done quickly. It can replicate Windows 7’s Snap ability, but also do so much more. Even though OS X El Capitan is going to introduce native window-snapping itself, I will still install BetterSnapTool because it is incredibly flexible.

My keyboard shortcuts are Ctrl-Alt-Command-arrow key to either maximize, snap to left or right, or center the window, very similar to Windows.

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  • $1.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6
  • Size: 1.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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