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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 1.5

- Bugfixes
- Added support for the new OS X version


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Customer Reviews

I love it but I can’t use it

I think that the only thing I prefer about Win7 over the Mac is this clever window snap behaviour, so when I found this tool I bought it immediately, used it and loved it. But a few days later I realised that my 2013 MacBook Pro was being really unresponsive to the touchpad, particularly for scrolling. It wasn’t something I had noticed at first, but it slowly maddened me and I wondered if my Mac was broken. Then I remembered that I had recently installed this tool. I turned it off and scrolling returned instantly to normal. Then I noticed that scrolling on my 2011 Mac Mini (with a Magic Mouse) was juddery. I turned off BetterSnapTool and the problem was instantly corrected. So I love this tool, and I want to make frequent use of it. I wish it would work for me, but it doesn’t, not even for my almost brand new MacBook Pro. I’ll wait for an update but in the meantime, it’s unusable. Sorry.

Finally a simple solution

Iv’e just dowloaded this as I was forever manually splitting my screen by dragging to safari pages into different posistions when i wasnted to work and watch Netflix or sililar at the same time.

This app has massive of features and custamasiation , some of which i found a little difficult whilst trying to add more snap box sizes and shapes.

All very good and well worth £1.50, i’m just stunned apple dont have a standard facilty like this built into thier mac’s

Exactly what I needed!

After switching from Windows to Mac, I found that I loved nearly everything about it, except the ability to automatically size windows side by side. This solves that problem. If you are like me and constantly comparting two documents and can’t easily do this while switching back and forth between windows this is what you need! Especially if you have a wide screen monitor! Absolutely love!

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  • £1.49
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: 16 October 2014
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 1.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Andreas Hegenberg

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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