Magnet

Developer: CrowdCafé

Current Version: 2.1.0

Last Updated: 7 months ago

Download Size: 1.8 MB - Download

Description:

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Every time you move a content from one app to the other, compare data side by side or multitask in any other way, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process clean and simple.

In one drag to the edge, you size a window into half of your screen. And by dragging windows to the corners, you snap them into quarters. Slide them to the bottom edge of your display to create thirds. Taking advantage of such arrangements eliminates app switching and greatly enhances workspace efficiency.

Magnet supports keyboard shortcuts as well, for every command it has to offer. There is that little icon sitting in the Menu Bar where you can find a predefined set or create yours.

Features:

・Left/Right/Top/Bottom Halves of the screen supported
・Left/Center/Right Thirds of the screen supported
・Left Two Thirds & Right Two Thirds of the screen supported
・Fullscreen & all four Quarters of the screen supported
・Activated by dragging (optional)
・Activated by keyboard shortcuts (customizable)
・Operated via Menu Bar icon
・Runs both on Retina and regular displays
・Up to six external displays supported
・Built to run on all macOS versions since 10.9 Mavericks
・macOS 10.12 Sierra optimized

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Release Notes:

・Left/Center/Right Thirds of the screen are now supported – Drag a window to the bottom edge of your screen to create third. You can also use default keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+D/F/G or create yours.
・Left Two Thirds & Right Two Thirds of the screen are now supported – Drag a window to the bottom edge of your screen and slide on it to create two thirds. You can also use default keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+E/T or create yours.
・Adobe Creative Cloud apps are now supported (since 2017 version).
・macOS 10.12 Sierra performance and stability is improved.
・Backward compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks is fixed.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.8
Review by hoffrat1

So simple, powerful, intuitive, quick, unintrusive. Replicates only good windows 7 feature ever made - I have been forced to use windows 7 at work for some time now. the windows snap to feature that magnet replicates was the only really, really, good idea to come out of the windows operating system during at that time. Magnet replicates this feature beautifully. Far simpler, and more powerful that apples split screen solution in OSX El Capitan. It couldnt be easier or more flexible that it is in this iteration. For those who feel informatiom is power, and feel more powerful when they can see all the info they want at a given time from more than one window, this program is a must! Some reviewers have mentioned the need for further power features, like auto arranging of many windows. I can see how this could be useful in some very specific use cases, but I’m not sure there can be as elegant solution for that as what magnet is trying to do. Good luck meeting that need Magnet team, but If anyone can do it, I think it’s you, because this app is nearlty perfect as it is.

Found helpful by 12 out of 13 people
1/5
Version 1.7
Review by 413girl

Not Impressive, not intuitive - First of all, there is no info about this app once you buy it. Second, if you resize the windows and move them where you want them using your trackpad, (without this app) it easily allows you to jump back and forth without an issue. The problem is that most windows really need to be full size in order to be productive. This app doesn’t help at all. It shirnks and moves apps. Somthing you can already do quite easily. What can you accomplish with a tiny square? Most things disapear when a page is shrunk. So in order to actually use them, you have to stretch the screen, which renders this app useless. I wanted to enjoy this app based on the reviews, but either everyone that reviewed it was paid to, or no one thought to just resize their own windows. There is nothing intuitive going on with it. It doesn’t just magically know that when several windows are open at once that you’d like them to be organized. You type 3 command keys at the same time, and your apps move, yet you still have to resize them. That’s why the display pics for the app have a blue and white graphic of a computer, rather than actual screen shot. If they used actual pics, you’d notice half the apps are missing because they aren’t usable at such a tiny size. And then you wouldn’t spend $1.99. It completely defeats the purpose of saving time. What a scam.

Found helpful by 20 out of 75 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 2.1.0
Review by Cristianqerg

simple, nimble and almost perfect - Magnet made my transition from Windows quite a lot easier, given that Macs do not have proper native window management. I’ll say this: Windows 10 window management is just the best (period). But magnet comes to the rescue to give you a little bit of what you left behind. I like the shortcuts, the drag and resize window management. Overall, great. A few suggestions: give the user the ability to create custom layouts or overwrite existing ones with custom layouts in place of built-in ones. And, 2 of the greatest things about the Windows window management are the ability to move the bar between the windows thus resizing 2 windows at the same time (move the center border left making the right window larger and the left window smaller). And… when you drag one window left it asks you whawt you want on the right. Great job and keep improving this and thank you!

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
5/5
Version 2.1.0
Review by giardinosegreto

So useful! - One of the apps I use the most on my mac! I initially got it to have multiple documents that I was working on at once organized side-by-side, especially since Word for Mac circa 2011 didn’t have the arrange windows function that the Microsoft version did. However, Magnet blows that function out of the water!!! You can use it for *any* app you have open and can arrange your windows in 16 different ways (not just the horizontal split arrangement of Word for Mac)! The only thing better would probably be native app window management straight from Apple, but who knows if we’ll see that anytime soon, so Magnet is the way to go! I’ve already used it 100 times since the last (Feb 2017) update and way more than that if you count starting from the previous versions (I’ve had the app about 2-3 years), so if you’re someone that often works with multiple windows at once on one small screen (i.e., you don’t have multiple monitors), you can’t go wrong with paying the 99 cents for this awesome app! Full disclosure: I’ve never written an App Store review, but when Magnet asked me to write one after my 100th use since the last update, I had to do it, since it’s such a handy app!

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
5/5
Version 2.1.0
Review by garrettmd

Who would have thought... - ... that this simple, little idea was so flipping great. Until I baught this little gem, I used mutliple applications and several windows in each and stumbled trying to move from one to another, tweaking allignment so I could easily copy and past or read a pdf and type notes. Constant fidgiting with details, distractions, frustrations, etc. Now, I just bop one window to the left third, another to the right two thirds... or each one of three to a third... or... get the idea. They line up perfectly, cover one another just as I want when I move from app to app. Beautiful. One simple thing done very well. Thanks.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
5/5
Version 2.1.0
Review by The Charlie Brown

The best at what it does - There are a lot of software apps out there that do the exact same thing, but you will encounter the occasional bug. Or maybe window-resizing used to be snappy and is no longer. I feel that this app does what it says it does, does it well, and is consistently bug-free. - Resizing windows is always snappy (so far) - The developers seem to be updating the app quite often, so I’m not worried about the app becoming unusable after a few software updates

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
5/5
Version 2.1.0
Review by PhoneItIn

More useful then I thought - Been using Mac since the original Mac 128 days. Over that time I’ve have occassionally used a window arrangement tool, but it would usually be for a short phase, as there would either be a system conflict, too unweildy to use, or worked out to be not any faster then resizing a window or two manually. Magnet hits the sweet spot of easy and fast to use, and is quickly becoming a normal process within my workflow.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
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