Maybe there’s a little OCD going on, but I just don’t work well with a cluttered screen of app windows scattered hither and yon (it’s a real phrase; I looked it up). Here are two good app window managers for your Mac. One free. One not so much.
Cleaning Clutter Since 1998
First on my list of workflow optimizers is an app called Window Magician. It auto resizes and repositions app windows on your Mac’s screen.
This is a great app to put windows in their place, including the Mac’s wayward Finder windows.
You control both width and height of each window, as well as positioning via X and Y screen coordinates.
You also control management for windows of specific apps, those with specific titles, or even system wide to all windows on your Mac.
Use the Window Watcher Editor to add, adjust, or remove specific actions from each app’s windows.
That gives you granular control over the look and placement of app windows while you work.
There’s a lot to like about Window Magician because it makes your onscreen work flow visually tolerable and it is loaded with useful features and functions.
It’s also 10 times the price of BetterSnapTool which also manages Mac app windows.
It doesn’t have all the features found in Window Magician, but controls are extensive and the end result is about the same– you control app window size and placement on the screen. I’ve been using the Mac since the 1990s and have always had a window manager to help me massage that little bit of OCD caused by cluttered screens and windows.