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Every time you move a content from one app to the other, compare data side by side or multitask in any other way, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process clean and simple.
In one drag to the edge, you size a window into half of your screen. And by dragging windows to the corners, you snap them into quarters. Slide them to the bottom edge of your display to create thirds. Taking advantage of such arrangements eliminates app switching and greatly enhances workspace efficiency.
Magnet supports keyboard shortcuts as well, for every command it has to offer. There is that little icon sitting in the Menu Bar where you can find a predefined set or create yours.
・Left/Right/Top/Bottom Halves of the screen supported
・Left/Center/Right Thirds of the screen supported
・Left Two Thirds & Right Two Thirds of the screen supported
・Fullscreen & all four Quarters of the screen supported
・Activated by dragging (optional)
・Activated by keyboard shortcuts (customizable)
・Operated via Menu Bar icon
・Runs both on Retina and regular displays
・Up to six external displays supported
・Built to run on all macOS versions since 10.9 Mavericks
・macOS 10.12 Sierra optimized
What's New in Version 2.1.0
・Left/Center/Right Thirds of the screen are now supported – Drag a window to the bottom edge of your screen to create third. You can also use default keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+D/F/G or create yours.
・Left Two Thirds & Right Two Thirds of the screen are now supported – Drag a window to the bottom edge of your screen and slide on it to create two thirds. You can also use default keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+E/T or create yours.
・Adobe Creative Cloud apps are now supported (since 2017 version).
・macOS 10.12 Sierra performance and stability is improved.
・Backward compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks is fixed.
One of the apps I use the most on my mac! I initially got it to have multiple documents that I was working on at once organized side-by-side, especially since Word for Mac circa 2011 didn’t have the arrange windows function that the Microsoft version did. However, Magnet blows that function out of the water!!! You can use it for *any* app you have open and can arrange your windows in 16 different ways (not just the horizontal split arrangement of Word for Mac)! The only thing better would probably be native app window management straight from Apple, but who knows if we’ll see that anytime soon, so Magnet is the way to go!
I’ve already used it 100 times since the last (Feb 2017) update and way more than that if you count starting from the previous versions (I’ve had the app about 2-3 years), so if you’re someone that often works with multiple windows at once on one small screen (i.e., you don’t have multiple monitors), you can’t go wrong with paying the 99 cents for this awesome app!
Full disclosure: I’ve never written an App Store review, but when Magnet asked me to write one after my 100th use since the last update, I had to do it, since it’s such a handy app!
Like Windows, but so much better. Seriously. Wow.
Switching over from a Windows computer and learning to use my new Mac, within the first hour of working, I went to snap a window to go into split screen and when nothing worked, I figured I was doing something wrong. To my dismay, I learned that the OS either doesn’t have the function or a very poor variation of it. I looked around and decided to actually spend $0.99 on an app, which I practically refuse to do. After downloading it, WOW. Seriously. This app is worth so much more than $0.99. After using it, I would easily pay $20 or more dollars for it since it is so nice. If I want any sort of combination of split screen, I just grab a window and pull it to a specific position on the screen. You can also use keyboard commands, which would be even more functional, but thats not my style. But really. If you’re reading this to see if it is the right app for this function or if its actually worth paying your own real money, yes. It is. I don’t write reviews, but I had to give some love to this app because it really is a life-saver if you want to work productively at all.
simple, nimble and almost perfect
Magnet made my transition from Windows quite a lot easier, given that Macs do not have proper native window management. I’ll say this: Windows 10 window management is just the best (period). But magnet comes to the rescue to give you a little bit of what you left behind. I like the shortcuts, the drag and resize window management. Overall, great. A few suggestions: give the user the ability to create custom layouts or overwrite existing ones with custom layouts in place of built-in ones. And, 2 of the greatest things about the Windows window management are the ability to move the bar between the windows thus resizing 2 windows at the same time (move the center border left making the right window larger and the left window smaller). And… when you drag one window left it asks you whawt you want on the right. Great job and keep improving this and thank you!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Feb 14, 2017
- Version: 2.1.0
- Size: 1.8 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Pavel Kozarek
- ©  Tomáš Znamenáček, Pavel Kozárek, Michal Sedlák
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor