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Every time you want to copy content from one app to the other, compare files side by side or multitask in any other way, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process clean and simple. In just one drag to the edge, you snap any window into left, right, top or bottom half of your screen. And by dragging windows to the corners, you snap them into quarters. Taking advantage of such arrangements eliminates app switching and greatly enhances workspace efficiency.
Even nice, edge-to-edge fullscreen is just the matter of a single drag to the top of the screen. And if dragging doesn’t float your boat, Magnet supports keyboard shortcuts for every command it has to offer. We’ve got a little icon sitting in the Menu bar where you can find predefined shortcuts, or create ones that fit your needs.
In a nutshell:
・Left/Right/Top/Bottom halves of the screen supported
・Fullscreen & all four quarters of the screen supported
・Activated by dragging, customizable keyboard shortcuts or via Menu bar
・Runs both on Retina and regular displays
・Up to six external displays supported
・Built to run on all OS X versions since 10.6 Snow Leopard
・OS X 10.10 Yosemite optimized
What's New in Version 1.7
・ All reported bugs fixed
・ OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility improved
・ Keyboard shortcuts improved
・ Next/Previous Display commands added
・ Menu icons added
・ Multi-monitor handling improved
・ Yosemite Dark Mode supported
・ App name simplified
・ App icon redesigned
・ Menu bar icon redesigned
I find Magnet essential in letting me manage windows using both keyboard shortcuts and mousing gestures. It's very useful for both my 11” Air standalone, when I’m mostly making windows full screen, or when using a large external monitor, in which I’m tiling select windows to fit the big screen.
i’ve gotten so used to Magnet that I’ve installed it on my familiy machines also - I found myself hitting the keyboard shortcuts and getting frustrated with the lack of action.
FINALLY - one thing I wished Mac had - UPDATED
This is just what I need! You can set the hotkeys to be ignored for certain applications too! The one thing that MS Windows did that I wish I had on my Mac and now I can't say that anymore. Love it! Thank you.
With the new update it took something great, and made it better. Multi-Monitor support and a new fresh UI. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have it. Love it.
Just right for me
I just wanted a good utility that would allow me to drag windows to sides (or corners) of the screen to arranged them temporarily in a way I could see all the windows. When done I wanted to drag the window back to where it was and have it resize automatically to what it was before. This does the trick, and has some good visual cues along the way. Thanks.