Not so great for managing multiple apps, each with multiple windows. Most Mac users I know scatter app windows all over the screen. What Mac OS X needs is a simple app that helps organize those windows.
SizeWell is a free app that turns chaos into order for Macs running Leopard, Snow Leopard, and adds nice features to Lion.
Lion Is Almost The King Of Windows
The vast majority of Macs on the road today are using Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Mac OS X Lion.
All versions suffer from similar window clutter problems, but Lion handles it best with a full screen mode.
For everyone else, window clutter can be solved with one of a few Mac apps that automatically resize and position windows.
Are you a brave soul? SizeWell does wonders on Leopard and Snow Leopard-equippped Macs, and offers handy zoom functionality in Lion.
While messy screen clutter and displaced windows can be done away with by SizeWell, there’s a learning curve. Look at all the keyboard commands you’ll need to remember for resizing and zooming windows.
Even Mac OS X Lion gets the zoom options (though, to be fair, zooming isn’t exactly difficult, no matter which Mac OS you’re using).
Click on either image for a larger, pop-up version to get a closer view of what you need to do to learn to use SizeWell.
A keystroke combo brings SizeWell front and center with resizing and location options ready to go.
I like this app because it’s priced right and I prefer to keep apps on my Mac screen in specific locations.
That’s what OCD is all about, right?
But there are some problems with SizeWell. First, it’s beta software. Normally, I wouldn’t bother with beta, but this one works well and is useful.
Second, functionality is limited in Mac OS X Lion (zooming and dimensions) which has a built-in full screen mode already.
So, it’s an interesting utility app that’s worth a look, but probably won’t be a long term relationship unless it comes up with a more compelling reason for being.