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 1.6.1
• Fixed an issue that caused the highlight overlay to become "sticky" in some situations.
• This is just a little bugfix update, there'll be more soon!
Most used app on my computer
It does work great right out of the box, but if you invest a few minutes to learn about everything it can do you won’t be sorry. Custom snap areas for certain programs and/or workflows, keyboard shortcuts to quickly move the window to the next monitor (& back), etc.
** Some Comments on Other Comments **
1 - Multi-monitor support is great, even when all monitors are different resolutions (e.g. 5K & 1080 etc.).
2 - JoshuaD80 claims that he can't make Chrome take up 2/3rds of his monitor with Slack on the other 1/3rd. He hasn’t watched the tutorial video because it is very easy to set this up with hotkeys and/or custom snap zones. The software doesn’t come (uselessly) pre-programmed with all the thousands of possible screen combinations that anyone could want. Just make your window the size, shape, and location you want, then create a new hotkey and custom zone to drag it to that will return it to that place. You can even limit it to only working for a particular program (e.g. Chrome, but not Safari).
Snap it like in Windows
This program has what I was looking for to make a smooth transition from windows. One of my biggest roadblocks for using mac rather than widows was the simplicity of multitaksing with windows. My concerns with Mac were, not having a maximize window option, and using the built in maximize/split view for mac just doesn’t work as well as windows aero snap.
This tool has cleared up all of my doubts. Leaving all default setting the same, the only changes I made are as follows: I removed the borders, I made a shortcut to quickly maximize windows, I clicked to make snap area show up faster. I set to start bettersnaptool when mac starts up.
The only other issue I ran into was the two finger swipe causing pages to switch when I’d try seeing a windows content during split screen. I went to trackpad settings and changed this to a three finger swipe and now I can use two fingers to move around a webpage while in split screen.
Brilliant Simple Way to Handle Windows Win7 style.
For some reason, OS X doesn’t do this natively. I run multiple monitors (3, or even 4 with airplay sometimes.) This issue is two of my monitors are linked to one desktop via hardware. When I want one app on one monitor of the two it’s like pulling teeth. The hardware “fuser” came with a utility to do something similar, but it was so clunky and odd that I just gave up on it. Enter BetterSnapTool. Beyond providing what is basically Windows 7 functionality, it goes further by allowing customized snap and landing zones. The way you define them is just very simple and thought out and I really love to see that in an app. You can also make the + green window control right clickable and have it snap to various locations! I’m in love!