Developer: Andreas Hegenberg

Current Version: 1.8

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 1.7 MB - Download


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!


Release Notes:

- Improvements for macOS High Sierra
- Big performance improvements, especially on retina screens
- Various bugfixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0
Review by Musiconherarms

Can’t live without - There was a time when Windows came out with this “innovative” product that allowed users to “snap” windows and open/view two programs at once. I was immediately upset that I hadn’t yet found an Apple solution for this problem (I’m ADD, it’s a huge problem). Then, I found out about this program and my computer usage changed completely. I’m a student in college, a Literature major, and having this app allows me to be able to type up my papers as well as cross-reference the articles I’m using to base my papers on. Now, I don’t need to flip between windows to double check. I also love this for when I am tutoring and pretty much everything else I do. I’m addicted to this app, literally, and whenever I have to use someone elses computer, I constantly find myself trying to “snap” windows on theirs and it’s so upsetting when it doesn’t work lol. Seriously! I recommend this app to EVERYONE I know, and when people see me use it, they are always amazed and ask how they can get it, too. It’s fantastic and so worth any cost. I love love love it and could never do without it.

Found helpful by 16 out of 21 people
Version 1.5
Review by theantiadvertiser

MIssing the target with one of the most important apps - It doesn’t work with the adobe suite. if you’re a creative type. this is useless

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.8
Review by .....iK

Ex-Windows User? Buy this. Tried Magnet, Like BetterSnapTool More - The Short Version: Tried several MacOS windows management tools and like BetterSnapTool the best. The Long Version: Having been a die-hard Windows user for decades, a Win10 crash, unrecoverable backup image and resulting lost data tipped the scales for me and shortly thereafter I bought my first MacBook. Although there are aspects of MS Win which I still like - like native windows snapping - I am delighted to have discovered what all the fuss is about over Apple and it’s products. However, I found the native support for window control in MacOS VERY irritating…until I discovered BetterSnapTool. Actually, I believe BetterSnapTool is the first Mac app I purchased and have used it for years. I like the customizable features, keystroke shortcuts, intuitive and seamless function which makes using OS windows a delight now. A few months back I saw that Magnet had promotional pricing, so I bought it to see how well it worked. It is similar in function but was glitchy in some aspects. For example, when it came to snapping windows full-screen, for some reason Magnet would signal the MacOS Mission Control feature. So annoying! Tried to figure it out in Settings, but gave up, uninstalled, then reconfigured BetterSnapTool to be my windows manager again. If you’re familiar with MS Windows and are looking for better MacOS windows management and control, get BetterSnapTool and don’t look back!!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.8
Review by real_dexbot

Doesn’t work anymore - I got a new Mac which came with High Sierra preinstalled. Better Snap Tool flat out won’t work. It’ll recognize the gesture, draw the window border of where it will snap to, then just return the window to its previous size half-way off-screen.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.8
Review by cd17822

Broken - I love this app but ever since updating to 1.8 it has not worked properly. The spaces sometimes float over windows for no apparent reason, some of my snap windows are missing, and the maximize shortcut no longer works. I have not changed my os (still Sierra). LOVE this app when it works though!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.8
Review by johnnyblaz

What happened? - I have a 2012 Macbook Pro, fully loaded - I wun a 32” HDMI external monitor and a 27” Thunderbolt. With High Sierra, this app has totally stopped working. I updated the app, and now the screens flicker when I try to use “areas”. Disabling and deleting the areas also does not allow the app to work with any stability. I have now deleted and disabled this app. Thats a shame, as previous versions relly helped my productivity.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.8
Review by tabaks

Great app, could be excellent - This all does what it claims to do just fine. However, to make a great app excellent, one thing comes to my mind. Please, add the support to remember particular window layout and restore it by dropping that window onto a particular snap area. I mean, unique one-on-one relationship that would trigger remembering and re-laying out exact columns, their widths and visibility of them. That would be EXCELLENT!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people