All I know is that I’m #6, and there were plenty other kids smaller than me. How do people with a dozen children keep everything organized?
My parents didn’t have a Mac or iCal or Address Book. Me? I have three curtain climber rug rats and they have managed to eliminate almost all vestiges of my once highly prized obsessive-compulsive disorder traits. All.
But not gone or forgotten.
The Mac App For OCD Lovers
Every now and then, when the children are sleeping (you gotta love mashed potatoes and thick slices of turkey from the near Typtophan section of the local food market), I get twitches of OCD.
When that happens me and my Mac hook up and I go on a neatness freak streak. It’s rather cathartic, you know?
One Mac app that soothes my restless OCD gene is Window Magnet. If you care about order, or neatness, or rules, even the least little bit, you need Window Magnet.
What it does is like salve for the restless OCD soul. Take a loose Mac app window and have it snap into place on the right or left or up or down section of your Mac’s screen.
Presto changeo! Instant window orderliness. Notice the little blue glow areas on the Mac screen? App windows snap into place.
Window Magnet works like a snap. Really. A snap. Drag and snap any app window into place on your Mac’s screen.
Open windows will fit into all four corners, top and bottom, and left and right sections. Forget the Mac’s little green window zoom button. Drag a window to the top of the Mac’s screen and it becomes full screen.
Preferences gives you keyboard shortcuts so you don’t have to use the mouse or trackpad to position windows. You create your own keyboard shortcuts.
Or, select from the pop down menu in the Mac’s Menubar.
Now, here’s something else that’s really cool.
Any window that has snapped into place can be unsnapped just by dragging it away from the edge.
Even better, the window then snaps back to the size and location it was before you stuffed into a corner and told it to behave, or else.
Window Magnet works on external displays, too. The pop down Menubar Assistant is just a click away. That’s all the good news. What’s the bad news?
Some app windows don’t play nice nice with Window Magnet (Adobe, I’m looking at you!).