Mac apps scatter windows here and there on the screen which creates undue visual clutter. How can you tame the mess? Here are two elegant, useful Mac apps that put app windows where they belong.
SizeUp And Breeze
SizeUp is the more feature laden of these two app window managers. It breaks the Mac’s screen into halves, quadrants, or even centered, and gives you hot keys to move the windows from the keyboard.
If you can’t remember the keyboard hotkey combos, no problem. SizeUp also works from the Mac’s Menubar.
Click the Menubar icon, select a location, and whichever app windows if frontmost automatically gets parked as needed.
SizeUp lets you control the spacing margins for the screen edges, too, so app windows don’t need to be parked tightly at the screen’s edge.
Screens can be parked by half (split screen– left, right, up, or down), by quarter screen (upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right), as well as center or fullscreen.
It even works on Macs with multiple displays.
A few dollars less gets you Breeze, a window manager that’s actually easier to use than SizeUp.
Breeze uses a ‘window state’ approach for each app window. Select the app window. Click on the Menubar icon, and select Save State As… Breeze saves the window’s position.
Snapping app windows into place can be done by using the keyboard shortcuts or the Menubar menus.
One thing I like about Breeze is the option to rescue a window that’s out of place or has been moved and may not be visible. Rescue Window is an aptly named feature.
SizeUp uses a video to give you details on how to manage app windows, while Breeze has a detailed PDF tutorial.