Written by CrowdCafé
Latest Version: 2.4.5
Rated 5/5 By 64,483 People
What does Magnet do? 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. Do the same on your ultra-wide monitor and arrange windows into sixths. 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.
・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
・Any Sixth-combination supported on ultra-wide screens
・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
・Vertical screens supported
・Built to run on all macOS versions since 10.9 Mavericks
・macOS 10.14 Mojave optimized
Download and Install Magnet
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
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Every good thing you’ve heard about Magnet is true!
Apple has done very well to declare Magnet an Invaluable Utility and list it in its grouping of best “Get Productive” apps - it’s a tiny little program that gives Finder and program windows on the Mac the “Snap” feature that Microsoft Windows has had for quite a while now. With Magnet you can effortlessly resize windows to fill any half of the screen (horizontal or vertical), quarter of the screen, 1/3 or 2/3 of the screen (vertically), or fill just the center or the entirety of the screen by dragging the window to the appropriate area at the edge of the screen or by hitting the associated key combo (all of which you can easily define). If that sounds complicated, it’s not - you’ll get used to it in seconds and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Think of it as the window-tiling feature in Microsoft Excel for the Mac…but for *everything*. Magnet makes it easy to compare lists, use screen space effectively and efficiently, present data consistently and attractively…you’ll find a use for it, and you’ll love it.
Magnet has become one of those absolutely essential programs that I immediately miss when I use a Mac that doesn’t have it running. It’s entirely worthy of its ludicrously high Customer Ratings; if you have the slightest inclination toward buying it, I heartily encourage you to do so.
Why this functionality is not written into OSX is beyond me. The feature this application provides is nearly mandatory and invaluable to anyone who uses the GUI with the trakpad/mouse to multitask. If you do not use the GUI, but rely on your keyboard it is useful, but not nearly so much.
Others complain about the quirky nature of this application, and it does have a few. If you grab the wrong part of the title bar the application does not do what it is supposed to, however, once you learn where it wants you to grab the title bars it works every time without fail, at least for me. Also when told to put some applications on half-screen, right side orientation Magnet will get the orientation right, but fill more than half the screen. This causes overlap in the windows, and if you are using this application to multitask it can sometimes defeat the purpose. It has not caused me problems though, and i still find Magnet to be very, very useful.
Overall i would caution anyone experiencing its quirks to be patient and use trial and error to figure out how the application wants you to use it. Once you do that it will save you a lot of time and effort.
It only half-works...
I’ve had continuous problems with this app since installing it. When using the menu on the top bar, apps reliably are resized to whichever part of the screen I choose. However, dragging an app to an edge of the screen to have it automatically resized only works sometimes. It’s so inconsistent. I’ve had Firefox open in more than one window and one of the windows would get picked up at the screen edge just fine, but then the other one wouldn’t. I’ve had apps that I’ve tried to resize by pulling them to the edge of the screen and it didn’t work over and over again, then the app just got chucked onto the next Desktop over rather than actually resize in the right way. It’s very frustrating! I’ve found myself resizing apps manually which really defeats the purpose of having this app. But, sometimes, it’s just less of a struggle. I’m sending a message to the support. Maybe they’ll be able to fix this. Update: I contacted support and nobody even bothered to respond to me. I waited a while so I certainly gave them enough of a chance to respond. I even offered to help them track down the issue. I consider this a real deal-breaker for developers not to care enough to respond to a paying customer. Considering this and the issues I’ve had with this app, I do not recommend it. If you do decide to get it, understand that there’s obviously no guarantee that it’ll work, or that you’ll get any support whatsoever if you encounter issues.
Like Windows, but so much better. Seriously. Wow.
Switching over from a Windows computer and learning to use my new Mac, within the first hour of working, I went to snap a window to go into split screen and when nothing worked, I figured I was doing something wrong. To my dismay, I learned that the OS either doesn’t have the function or a very poor variation of it. I looked around and decided to actually spend $0.99 on an app, which I practically refuse to do. After downloading it, WOW. Seriously. This app is worth so much more than $0.99. After using it, I would easily pay $20 or more dollars for it since it is so nice. If I want any sort of combination of split screen, I just grab a window and pull it to a specific position on the screen. You can also use keyboard commands, which would be even more functional, but thats not my style. But really. If you’re reading this to see if it is the right app for this function or if its actually worth paying your own real money, yes. It is. I don’t write reviews, but I had to give some love to this app because it really is a life-saver if you want to work productively at all.