Developer: Andreas Hegenberg
Current Version: 1.7
Last Updated: 8 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!
• Optimizations to make BetterSnapTool work well with the new macOS 10.12 Sierra
• Added missing "two thirds" option (scroll down in the keyboard tab)
• Various little bugfixes
• Thank you all for supporting BetterSnapTool for so long!
Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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
More Reviews for Current Version
Remarkable Window Management App - For those looking at both, let me say I find this app far more useful than “Magnets” which largely just mimics screen orginazation tools already built in to macOS. Side by side and full screen views are easy to do by default. It’ll allow things like quarters, but that’s not a view I find terribly useful. BetterSnapTool on the other hand goes way above and beyond what the OS can do. From things like centering windows or having them take up ⅓, ½, or ⅔ of the screen on right or left (all with easily customizable keyboard shortcuts or window dragging) to compeltely customizable window arangments. Not simply snapping mind you, but exactly specified layouts. Simply the go-to app if you’re looking to manage your application, document, and finder windows beyond what macOS will do by default.
Surprisingly Helpful - The developer has an instructional video showing how to use this app. Very helpful. It took less than two mintues for me to understand it, using the video. Once implementing a couple of drop zones that trigger a window layout, I quickly discovered that this tool saves a lot of time and energy. Less time manually resizing and coordinating finder and app windows is required as a result of this app. No software conflicts either. I also implemented an “extra” feature that comes included. I set up double clicking on the title bar to move the selected window to a specific area with a specific size. This gets me out of trouble when certain apps don’t play well with Mac Os and don’t properly switch out of full screen mode or won’t resize between screens easily. It’s also a quick way to get things out of the way. I make use of all trackpad gestures, and in any ways, this makes Mac Os a breeze. However, the addition of this app adds another level of convenience and organization. Impressive and convenient. Very happy with the purchase.
Doens’t work, zero response for support. - Running OS 10.9.5 I’ve tried numerous time to download. I’ve gone through all the blog emails, read and followed directions for all those helps. Alas no luck. I contacted developer 3 times but no response. Now I am going to try and get my money back. I can afford the 3€ this cost me but this kind of transaction makes me angry. It feels like thievery to me. I’ll try to post an update with the outcome to all of this time waste.
Its like a new computer!! - I grew up with DOS ->Microsoft -> Windows where this technology was available around 30 years ago. Upon retiring I bought an IMac thinking that it would work seamlessly with my various IOS products. That was major misconception on my part, but I liked my IMAC overall and it became my desktop replacement. I did however, find the poor windows management extremely frustrating and was determined to switch back to Microsoft on my next purchase. Today an advertisement for another screen management tool got me curious enough to go to the App Store where I found BetterSnapTool. It worked immediately and allows me to have several apps open and at my fingertips. It will be a huge timesaver and has re-kindled my previously waning passion for computers and more specifically for Apple. Why this is is an add-on bewilders me, but for now I am very happy with my "new" computer.
Great except for one thing... - I use this app every day and rely on it heavily for desktop organization. When it works as expected, it’s awesome, but there is one bug that is incredibly frustrating. At work I use 2 external monitors and have snap areas set up on each of them, along with a couple on the actual MBP screen. Every couple of months or so, ALL of the snap areas seem to get deleted, except for the ones on the native screen. I then have to go through the process of setting the snap areas back up on both of my external monitors. I’m not sure what is causing this, but it would be great to get it fixed.