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WindowFlow gives you an alternative way of switching between application windows.
Using the option-tab keyboard command you can quickly browse your list of open windows, seeing the Space the window is in and a preview of the window contents.
For many this is a quicker way of switching windows than using command-tab or Exposé.
What's New in Version 1.3.0
* New application and menu bar icons.
* Simplified application Preferences.
Outstanding once you get the hang of it!
The single most useful feature for me: I have multiple open windows of a single application quite often. For instance - I often have 5 or 6 excel windows open and need to just jump quickly back and forth between two of them (numberous times for copy/pasting). This app lets you do that with the same exact keystroke which can NOT be done in any native OSX expose feature.
In the expose shortcut, I'd have to do Cmd+~ and then to get back to the first window, Cmd+shift+~. Now I can just do Option+tab to go forward and back!
Quick note to get this to work correctly: you have to hold down Option+tab and select the first window from the pop-up list, then do the same for the second window. Once that's been done you can just quickly key-stroke Option+tab to jump back and forth between those two windows. VERY similar functionality to the windows ALT+tab which did not discriminate between windows of same app vs separate apps. Kudos and thanks to the dev!
This is a nice app to easily switch between active applications. I think the most surprising feature was that you can see the contents of windows for applications that are currently hidden. For example, you can leave a weather app open and use WindowFlow to check the current view without making it come to the front (just option-tab to it, then press Esc to close WindowFlow).
Some of the negative reviews should spend a little time looking at the excellent Preferences panel. There are thoughtful options there to auto-launch the utility at log in, and to hide the icon from the dock. You can also control what happens to the window when you're done using it. I have mine set to fade in, do its thing, then go away. I've not seen it come up when another app is quit. Thanks for a great little app.
I like to have lots of stickies (app kind not the dasboard kind) and each of them take an individual spot. If this could be fixed in the next update it would be awesome! Other than that, this app is a work of art.