Why Apple doesn’t make app windows sticky is an age old question. But if Mac app Windows behaved, what would happen to the third party Mac window management industry? Until Apple figures out how to fix loose windows, there’s always the utility that acts like a window magnet.
Window Magnet, Cleverly Named
It wouldn’t take much to satisfy our craving for Mac uniformity and uniform organization. As it is now, app windows on the Mac’s screen are often scattered willy nilly, hither and yon, a veritable mess ‘o pixels.
Discerning Mac users know the value of an organized screen, and go to great lengths to place app windows in the correct position, equidistant between other windows.
Or, you could just add Window Magnet (I told you it was cleverly named) to your Mac and let this 99-cent wonder do the deed and herd wayward pixels.
Once installed, Window Magnet makes it easy to organize open app windows. Drag any window into the left, right, top, bottom halves, or any quarter of the Mac’s screen and it stays stuck there like a blonde on Fox News.
Forget using Apple’s little built-in green button in the top left corner of every window. It never does what we want it to do anyway. Drag an app window to the top and it’s instantly fullscreen.
Drag an app window away from its locked position and it instantly reverts to the shape it had before. You know, like Kirstie Alley.
To help you get started, there’s a useful Menubar assistant which walks you through the process needed to bring control over those wayward and scattered app windows.
And, yes Virginia, Window Magnet plays nice-nice with Macs that sprout additional windows, and it’s smart enough to know keyboard shortcuts are the cat’s meow among bona fide Mac power users.
Seriously, this useful utility is less than a buck, which makes it more valuable to you than fear and paranoia is to a Tea Party member.