What is BetterSnapTool? BetterSnapTool is a productivity app for Mac that allows users to easily manage window positions and sizes by dragging them to one of the screen's corners or sides. It also allows users to create custom snap areas and set custom keyboard shortcuts. The app is highly customizable and supports multiple monitors and hidden docks. BetterSnapTool works with almost every application, except for some apps with non-standard windows.
1. 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.
2. This enables you to easily maximize your windows, position them side by side or even resize them to quarters of the screen.
3. 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.
4. To be even more productive you can also set custom keyboard shortcuts in order to move and resize your windows.
5. 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.
6. • move or resize the window below the cursor while holding customizable modifier keys.
7. BetterSnapTool works with almost every application, only some apps with non-standard windows can't be supported.
8. You can also customize what should happen after right-clicking one of the buttons on the top left of a window.
Download and Install BetterSnapTool - PC
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you
The Biggest Missing Feature of PC
Being a long time Windows user that also does a considerable amount of work in Windows, it was blatantly obvious how much of a handicap not having snaps was for Windows OS. I began to despise working on my Windows anytime I needed to do any kind of multi-software tasks and really don’t like the the Spaces/Mission Control feature that separates applications into different windows.
The BetterSnapTool has been the perfect solution for incorporating Windows-like snaps into Windows OS and has many additional features that really make it nice for customizing the location(s) off application windows. It does not have the same multi-step snapping features that Windows Snaps have (e.g. you can’t hold a modifier and hit the arrow kyes twice to have a window occupy two differnt spaces like you can in Windows). However, I have not found this to be a limitation at all. You simply set various window positions to unique key combinations of modifiers for each position on the screen. Once you train your fingers, the integration is completely seamless.
Overall, this is the single best app I have ever purchased for actually improving productivity in PC.
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 Windows 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 Windows Os a breeze. However, the addition of this app adds another level of convenience and organization. Impressive and convenient. Very happy with the purchase.
Ex-Windows User? Buy this. Tried Magnet, Like BetterSnapTool More
The Short Version:
Tried several PC 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 Pc. 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 Microsoft and it’s products.
However, I found the native support for window control in PC VERY irritating…until I discovered BetterSnapTool. Actually, I believe BetterSnapTool is the first Windows 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 PC 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 PC windows management and control, get BetterSnapTool and don’t look back!!
Much better than PC window docking and split implementation
Without this app, I’d be very frustrated—having come from long-time use of Windows. This is one feature which Windows handles so much better than PC: in a far more intuitive way and isn’t constantly forcing you to reach for the mouse or trackpad. And this app brings all that ease-of-use (and more) to the PC environment. Even though PC has support for snapping/docking windows and split-view, the implementation is quite lame: 1) no easy way to do it from the keyboard; 2) doesn’t work AT ALL unless you have thing set for each display to be treated as a separate space. (What?! I’ve got three displays and use 5 spaces and you want me to try to track 15 separate spaces just so I can reasonably snap and split views? No thanks: I prefer 5 spaces, each with the complete set of displays.) Anyway, this app doesn’t suffer from those shortcomings.
One of my most-used apps since switching to the Windows.
Powerful Snap Area feature
The standout feature from this app is the ability to create your own snap area. The snap area can be set up as a universal snap area that applies to all applications or for a specification application. I created a specific snap area for OmniFocus because the default 50% snap area is too small to display all the information that I need. The snap area prompt can be customized to your liking. You can set the size, color, text prompt, visual prompt. I use a 22 inch monitor, but if I have a bigger monitor I will create more snap areas to optimize my desktop space.
I tried out Moom and it was nice as well, but I think the grid system is a distraction. The grid system can be turned off, so it is not a big issue. Moom has a cool feature to save your windows layout. For example, you can set up a “work” layout with 3 windows for your most used apps. You take a break and opened email or browser and now your windows is disorganized. You can quickly return to “work” layout immediately by pressing a quick short cut or a menu button.
Both apps are great but I love BetterSnap’s customization options.
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