It’s the latter that has give cause to some Mac window management grief. Why? Apps. Rather, too many apps. All these new apps, including the free ones from Apple, are the cause for much of the screen clutter on my Macs. App windows are everywhere. Here’s how to tame them.
Not Fullscreen Savvy
As much as I would like to love using fullscreen mode on every Mac app and then gracefully using Command-Tab to switch between them, that’s not a reflection of the real world. Yet.
Many Mac apps look positively horrid in fullscreen. Other utilities and tools don’t even have a fullscreen mode (that’s a good thing, too).
So, most Mac users handle all the open windows the old fashioned way. We click a window, grab it, and drag it out of the way or back in view. Is there a better way?
Enter BetterSnapTool, three words which make up one title which describes what it does. It’s a Mac tool which snaps windows into place all tidy and neat.
Grab an app’s window from the top or side and drag it to the screen’s top or corners. The app’s window stays there. While that’s handy and fast, where the windows stay can be customized, and so can the size of the app’s window.
I’d like to go into more detail, but that’s really just about it. Grab an app window, move it to a corner or side, and it stays there, resized to fit giving you one of six options to store an app, still visible, but neatly tucked away from the messy screen.
Customization options are built in and ready to use, including use of multiple Mac displays, hidden Docks, and keyboard shortcuts for Mac power users to move and resize windows. In the end, what you get is an organized screen where every app stays open and usable but tucked away to avoid more screen clutter.
BetterSnapTool costs just a couple of dollars and gets a few thousand five star reviews on the Mac App Store. Don’t worry about a trial version. If you need a bit more organization to unclutter a messy Mac screen, it’s worth the few bucks. The learning curve is practically zilch.