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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.

Took a long time to get to like it

I brought this sometime ago, tried it and didn’t like it. I left it and then came back to it and tried again and realised what I’d been missing.

I’d recently upgraded (if thats the word) to Yosemite and hated the changes to the maximise button. I wanted the older maverick functionality, so I thought I’d try this tool again. I put more time into understanding it (20 mins as opposed to two mins), and its great. I really was a fool not to persevere. I can quarter size window, half size them, full size them, move them between monitors (I have three for development).

It is a little complex, it is a little confusing getting it all working, but its really worth it and is still worth five stars. There’s lots more to go into on it and I haven’t tried that but very happy with it and if you have a multiple monitor setup, absoutely essential in my eyes now. Makes moving windows around so much easier.

I note other people have issues on a trackpad, I only use it on a desktop.

Windows Users Rejoice!

Having been a long time / decades user of windows, coming to mac on my Macbook Pro Retina was a shock to the system.
Resizing windows, and general window management was a real annoyance. That was until I disovered this app!

Thank you for giving me back snap functionality and to my surprise, the extras tab allowing me to double click a windows title bar to cycle between full screen and sized!
Was using the free bettertouchtool, however a couple of quid for the standalone app was the very least I could do to thank this developer!

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  • £1.49
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 1.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

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

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