Resizing a Mac’s app window so multiple apps fit on the screen is mostly a combination of child’s play (it’s easy) and trial and error (it takes effort to get the screen’s positioned just right). Here’s an app that can split your Mac’s screen in half. It’s called Split Screen.
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As much as all Mac notebooks have wide screens these days, they don’t have as much screen real estate and I would like, so when I’m in the office I’m on a big screen iMac.
Apple’s popular desktop Mac is perfect for a split screen. The manual method of grabbing an app window by the edges and repositioning takes a bit of effort.
Using Split Screen requires no effort. All it does is resize app windows to fit exactly half of the Mac’s screen, left and right. It’s like having two screens in portrait mode.
That split screen personality in Split Screen means you can have two documents perfectly positioned side-by-side. Or, two website pages side-by-side. Or, a graphics app window side-by-side with another app window.
Split Screen is smart enough to know where to stop the bottom of an app window– at the Dock. Move the Dock to the side of the Mac’s screen, and Split Screen stops the splitting there.
OS X Yosemite users will have an extra hoop to jump through when installing Split Screen (that pesky Accessibility setting strikes again), but otherwise it couldn’t be much easier to use.
Split Screen lives in the Mac’s Menubar. Select an app window, then click Split Screen in the Menubar and select where you want the app window to be placed. This works great with Safari windows which remembers the location upon restart.
Most Mac apps work well with Split Screen, except for those few which don’t work in fullscreen mode, or which are not designed to have a large screen or to be resized. I’ve used Split Screen for a few years, so it’s mature and dependable.
The video demos on the developer’s website should give you a good idea of Split Screen’s value. Unfortunately, there’s no try-before-you-buy option.