Window Tidy

Developer: Light Pillar Software Ltd

Current Version: 2.1.5

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 14.1 MB - Download


How many times have you had to keep switching between documents when you wished you could just see them all at the same time? For example, composing an email whilst referencing information on a spreadsheet and a PDF? The process of dragging and resizing these windows manually is very fiddly and time consuming. And then when you're done, you've got to move them all back! Step in Window Tidy.

Window Tidy lets you quickly and easily arrange your application windows on your Desktop onto a customisable grid using nothing but drag and drop! When you want to reposition a window, there are no hot-keys to remember or menus to click, you simply drag and drop the window onto customisable pop-up Layout Icon and it will instantly snap to that layout. It also works seamlessly over multiple monitors too!

You can create any number of layouts, each with it's own grid size, so in just a few seconds you can take control of your Desktop and get working more efficiently.

## Main Features ##

- Intuitive interface seamlessly integrates with OS X
- Layouts can be added, removed and customised
- Specify the look and position of the pop-up Layout Icons
- Configure the Option Key to either show / hide the Layout Icons whilst dragging
- Independent grid size for each layout
- Elegant multiple monitor support
- Menu option to move the active window to the current screen
- Quick Layout option for applying a new layout without adding it to the list
- Bonus feature allows windows to be captured to the pasteboard just by dragging them onto a layout
- Assign keyboard shortcuts to individual layouts for when using a mouse is not convenient

## Quick Layout ##

If you want to apply a different layout to a window, but don't intend to use it regularly you can apply a Quick Layout. This can be triggered from the Window Tidy menu or using a global hotkey. When triggered a window appears allowing you to quickly drag the grid area you want the active window to occupy, and when you release the mouse button the layout is applied.

## Multiple Monitor Support ##

When you drag a window onto another screen, the Layout Icons move to the new screen. When you drop the window on a Layout Icon the window is moved into position on the screen containing the layouts. Windows can be moved onto a new monitor and have a layout applied in one simple drag and drop movement.

If you have worked with multiple screens you may have found that occasionally windows get lost, perhaps because the screen they are on is currently switched off. We have provided a function to move the active window to the current screen to help you retrieve these lost windows.

Please note, Window Tidy is an assistive application and requires the system accessibility setting "Enable access for assistive devices" to be turned on. Window Tidy checks this setting and shows novice users how to adjust it if required.


Release Notes:

- Fix for crash experienced by customers on older OS versions (pre 10.11)
- Fix for menu icon in dark mode


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1.2
Review by Johns.touch

Tried many of these type of programs…. - Still loving this software!!! I use a program called Ubar which is a dock replacement app. Window management software doesn’t recognize that uBar is there. So windows get made too large. It was so easy to work around this with this software. A big reason I love Window Tidy is because it is so easy to customize the default windows. Apple couldn’t have designed this any better than this. I wish I could give it more stars. It is that good!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1.5
Review by ZachDoster

Perfect for Macs - I always found Mac’s to be a bit tedious when trying to size windows without using the fullscreen feature which I don’t like. This app is great for getting around that.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1.5
Review by eholw

Couldn’t function without it! - As someone who works at a job that constantly needs to have two windows open side-by-side, this app is a life-saver. It saves me so much time!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1.5
Review by Wrobertdavis

Most intuitive window manager for the mac - Apple tried to improve window handling in El Capitan operating system. They succeeded technically and failed miserably on intuitive operation. Window Tidy is intuitive and more flexible. I use it all the time. I am impressed how the author has kept it working smoothly through each operating system upgrade. I began using it with Mavericks and now run El Capitan public beta with Parallels/Windows 10. Window Tidy works without a hitch. Update: we are now running sierra and it keeps getting better and better. I especially like the feature to assign a window format to a hotkey. I frequently have to use screen zoom (Apple OS feature) because of my aging eyes. When I compose a message in Apple Mail, I use a hotkey to size the window, then use the apple hot key to zoom it larger to get the perfect view with larger fonts for writing an email.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1.5
Review by Happier & Luckier

One of the most simple apps you can’t live without - I honestly can’t recall how long I’ve been using Window Tidy - perhaps 2 years. What I can say is that whenever I start usign a new app this is one of the first apps I install. The fact that it activates immediatly upon moving a window makes is better than other similiar resizing apps out there. It’s simple and once you start using it, you’ll see how the few seconds you save throughout the day moving windows really add up to increased productivity.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1.5
Review by NetDetect

Love it! - I missed being able to do this in Windows (not enough to go back though haha). I have it installed on both of my Macs which have different size screens. It is great to be able to set up different size window “quick layouts” to each Mac.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people