Power users switch from one open app window to another using the keyboard. Command-Tab does the trick and has for a few decades. Of course, power users also have plenty of open app windows, which means cycling again and again and again. There are better ways.
Switch With Witch
Some of us switch from one app to another the old fashioned way. Remove hands from keyboard, grab mouse or select the trackpad, move the onscreen pointer to the Dock icon and click; Repeat as needed. It’s time honored and it works but it’s clumsy at best.
Enter Witch, the new way to switch from one app to another. Command-Tab works because it’s easy to remember and use, but quickly becomes cumbersome with too many open apps, even if you cycle through the apps using the keyboard.
Witch is different. It features a pop-up panel which displays all the open app windows, including app windows open in other Spaces or Desktops, so they’re easily selected. See?
Press the keyboard shortcut and the pop-up window displays the apps, will also display a thumbnail image of the open app’s window so you can see what’s what.
Even minimized app windows can be viewed in preview mode, and every window can be viewed and selected without moving your hands off the keyboard; no trackpad, no mouse. App windows can be closed from within Witch so you don’t have to switch to them first.
Witch can be customized, too, using a number of installed theme presets that range from big and bold to dark to subtle in design. Witch also has a range of capabilities that runs from simple to complex, depending upon your needs and experiences. For example, Witch can use the Command-Tab keys so there’s nothing new to learn.
And, you can enable keyboard shortcuts for everything or a use built-in triggers to manage app windows without switching to the app. In fact, Witch options, though simple to use upon installation, are also granular in nature, giving more controls to every aspect; perfect for Mac power users. And whatever appearance changes you make can be saved and used again.
That makes Witch more usable for average Mac users, but worthwhile for experienced users who know the value of keeping your fingers on the keyboard, and away from trackpad or mouse.