Developer: Many Tricks
Current Version: 3.2.8
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Download Size: 3.9 MB - Download
Moom allows you to easily move and zoom windows—on one display, or to another display—using either the mouse or the keyboard. Moom lets you...
• Hover over the green button and choose from five preset size/location options in a pop-up palette
• Use a grid to 'draw' a window's desired size and location
• Define custom controls to move and zoom, move to other display, center, resize, and more
• Chain custom controls together to execute complex window management tasks
• Save window layouts to easily recreate a desired window arrangement at any time
• Automatically activate saved window layouts on changes in monitor layout, as in when you disconnect from your work display and then open your laptop at home
• Use keyboard mode to do all of this, and more, without ever touching a mouse
Once you've tried Mooming your windows, you'll never go back to simply moving and zooming them again.
• Fixed a bug relating to Moom's palette position when the green zoom button was near the right/bottom screen edge.
• Fixed a bug related to double-clicking the center button in the custom resize action.
Most Helpful Reviews
Why is Apple giving Developers Such a hard time? - Moom is THE BEST! I have tried a bunch of window placement applications, and Moom simply just works. Having said that, buying from the MAS is becoming more and more difficult, as developers are literally “boxed” in by “Sandboxing” rules, disallowing them to add features that one would get if one purchased direct. I see the MAS going by the wayside if this continues. It’s unfortunate really. I recommend this app whole heartedly, but if you want to receive future updates for your applications, start buying direct or you will not. This goes not just for Moom but for all apps, because after doing some research, I have found that most of my apps are in fact, outdated compared to the version if I had bought direct. Back to Moom, well, it has a bit of a learning curve, but the developer has great video tutorial support on the website, so once you set it up just the way you like it, it works like a dream. The developer is responsive and very good, and has other apps that are well built. I give this a ten star rating. Get it, you will not be dissapointed!
Hex layout MUST GO - First, I have LOVED this app for years and it is one of the 1st things I install on my machine or anyone else’s that I customize for them. Second, DO NOT break something that was working perfectly before. The hex grid instead of the square grid is needlessly complicated and senselessly hard to parse. Thankfully I use this app mostly using keyboard shortcuts because otherwise I would have instantly deleted the app after this change. Please don’t mess with my workflow if you can’t offer obvious improvements by doing so. Stylistic choices are just that and are generally not worth the turmoil. By the way, this is the first app review I have EVER written - that is how much I HATE this change.
More Reviews for Current Version
Not liking all the changes - Overall, this is a useful app. However, the latest update changed the manual layout tool to a slanting hex grid which is much harder to use. Can’t easily visualize my needs. Since I rely on this tool a lot, I’ve found using it to be a bit confusing. Would love to toggle back to the original square grid, which represents the layout of the screen accurately. The hex layout seems needlessly creative and not purposeful.
The first thing I install on any new machine - I love Moom and install it on every Mac I use. This is the best tool for positioning windows on your screen. I find it a great tool to recommend to people switching from Windows -- it can smooth their transition from one platform to the other. It's a shame the UI for drawing window sizes had to switch, but I assume this is due to a recent challenge from a patent troll. Hopefully fairness and prior art will prevail and the squares will return.
Squares are better than hexagons for slicing up screen space - The UI change from a square grid to hexagons makes using the app more difficult to size windows on a grid. My screen is a square. Windows are square. Grids are square. Why do I have to interperate hexagons to divide my screen up? It’s a bizzarre choice of UI. Please change it back to squares.
Most useful window arranging/resizing app I’ve found - Moom is the most flexible, powerful, easy-to-use window management app I’ve found. It allows keyboard controls, mouse controls, and window snapping, so you can activate resizing whether your hands are on the keyboard, the mouse, or in the middle of dragging. The hexagon grid is necessary thanks to patent trolls, and once I got used to it, it was fine. Highly recommend Moom!
Always there and totaly simple to understand and use - I bought this a while back and I use it all the time on multiple Macs. I have bought some more powerful apps that do what Moon does and more but I keep coming back and using Moom because it is so simple and window sizing is something that needs to be done with little thought. Hard to beat the real thing.