There’s a growing problem brought about by the growing number of applications we have floating around the Mac’s screen. Screen clutter. App windows overlaid on even more app windows is the new norm, whether we have a MacBook or a giant iMac screen. Fixing that problem is a cinch.
Control App Window Clutter
The old fashioned way to manage where an app’s windows would be placed required manual intervention. Grab the window, move it where it would be fit. Repeat ad nauseam.
That was then and this is now. Today, we have an app for almost everything including the old fashioned screen clutter.
Add Cinch to your Mac and let it do the work of resizing app windows and making sure they stay put.
Cinch create hot zones on the screen. Use either the mouse or trackpad to move a screen to a zone, and then it will cinch into place.
Depending on where you move the app’s window will determine the window’s resize.
Cinch can resize a window to half the screen (which makes it simple to compare two windows– I use it for the Finder).
Drag a Cinched window away from the edge of the screen, and Cinch restores the window to the original size.
I really like what Cinch does. It’s app window manage made intuitive and effective.
Changing from a set and cinched window to what a window was before it was cinched is a simple drag of the window.
What Cinch is missing are keyboard shortcuts so there’s no need to leave the keyboard to cinch a window to a hot zone.
However, Cinch has an extra cost brother app called SizeUp which also resizes app windows and has both keyboard shortcuts and Menubar access.
To be fair, SizeUp is more complex and aimed primarily at more experienced, keyboard-centric Mac users, while Cinch is about as simple as window management can get.
The problem is this. Once you try Cinch you start to like the idea of app window management, but you have to pay extra to get the added functionality in SizeUp.