iPhone and iPad are mostly a screen with a single app at a time. The Mac is a screen with the option to clutter it up and cover it completely with open application windows. Since multi-tasking really isn’t all that useful, how can Mac users make better use of their screen with so many visible apps?
The Non-religious Tuck
Tuck is a new way to manage app windows. New way? Yes. Most Mac app window managers move windows to various locations on the screen; halves split down the middle, halves split horizontally, even down to quadrants.
Tuck actually tucks the app window to the side of the Mac’s screen– but out of sight. Move the Mac’s onscreen pointer to that same location and the app window pops out into view.
That’s it. Tuck couldn’t be much simpler to use, either. Install it. Select an app window, then use Tuck to designate the screen edge where you want the window docked. The app window then disappears, out of sight, yet instantly available.
Here’s the only caveat with Tuck.
It’s experimental software; a beta version of sorts. That means it’s free but also might have a few problems here and there, so caveat emptor applies. Alright, with that being said, Tuck has worked well for me to date.
What it gives is a Mac screen with half a dozen apps and their respective windows open, but with an uncluttered screen. The only other issue I’ve run into is trying to remember where I tucked a specific app on the edge of the Mac’s screen.