Alternatives to NiftyWindows for all platforms with any license

  • WinSplit Revolution icon

    WinSplit Revolution

    WinSplit Revolution is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them to make the best use of your desktop real estate.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 11.04, released on April 12, 2011, can be still downloaded from Download.com
  • AquaSnap icon

    AquaSnap

    Too many windows on your screen? Stop wasting your productivity. AquaSnap brings new easy and efficient ways to manage multiple applications.

    Free Personal Windows

  • RBTray icon

    RBTray

    Allows almost any program to be minimized to the system tray by right clicking its minimize button.

    Open Source Windows

  • Preme for Windows icon

    Preme for Windows

    Preme is a free software for Windows which lets you add cool desktop features and enhances the desktop functionality. Key features: # Touch the corners of your desktop to push shortcut key or open any file or hide an active...

    Free Windows

  • GridMove icon

    GridMove

    GridMove - A window management tool that can quickly arrange your windows into desktop grids. GridMove is a program that aims at making windows management easier. It helps you with this task by defining a visual grid on your desktop...

    Free Personal Windows

  • TaskSpace icon

    TaskSpace

    TaskSpace is a simple Windows application intended to group ANY applications in a single window(task space) to provide fast and easy access to multiple applications simultaneously(no Alt+Tab switching and/or searching for a program in...

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

  • Winroll icon

    Winroll

    WinRoll easily manages multiple open windows. Make a window roll into its title bar, send it to the back or make it stay on top. Minimize, maximize or close all visible windows, including minimizing to the tray area. Make a...

    Open Source Windows

  • allSnap icon

    allSnap

    allSnap is a small system tray app that makes all top level windows automatically align like they do in programs such as Winamp or Photoshop. Note: only works up to Windows 7 at this time (and it is in beta).

    Free Windows

  • Ghoster icon

    Ghoster

    Dims all windows except the active one. Features: - Place a transparent image across the screen. - Highly configurable.

    Free Windows

  • Chameleon Window Manager icon

    Chameleon Window Manager

    Chameleon Window Manager will allow you to control the windows of your programs using customizable buttons added to the title bars of the windows (Always on Top, Minimize to Tray, Minimize to Caption, Specify Transparency, Position...

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

  • reSizer icon

    reSizer

    reSizer is a system utility that enables keyboard shortcuts to focus, move, resize and change other window properties in a fast and intuitive way without even touching the mouse. Features: Keyboard shortcuts for moving and...

    Free Windows

  • ShellEnhancer icon

    ShellEnhancer

    NuonSoft ShellEnhancer is a powerfull utility designed to enhance the default shell of Windows. Learn more about ShellEnhancer.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 3.0.0.91, was released on December 2006, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Pitaschio

    Pitaschio is a freeware which makes it convenient to use Microsoft Windows. Pitaschio includes a large number of useful functions mainly related to mouse operation and window management. This is a essential tool to use windows...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.26, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks.
  • WinNumpad Position icon

    WinNumpad Position

    WinNumpad Positioner is a lightweight and snappy Windows management tool that repositions Windows using simple Windows Key + Numpad combinations.

    Free Windows

  • KDE Mover-Sizer icon

    KDE Mover-Sizer

    A lightweight program enabling KDE-style alt-click moving and resizing for Windows XP, 7, 2000, 2003, Windows Server, and Vista. Use it for a day, YOU WILL NOT REMOVE IT!!

    Free Windows

  • FreeSnap icon

    FreeSnap

    Ever try to size a window so it just touches the edge of the screen? It’s tedious (at least for me). FreeSnap allows you to instantly resize any window edge to the corresponding screen edge. Want that window to touch the right edge...

    Free Windows

  • DeskAngel icon

    DeskAngel

    DeskAngel is an enhancement tool for Windows desktop. It is simple, portable and totally free. It contains following features: System Features: - Lock windows. System provided a hotkey win+l. - Turn off monitor. Default hotkey...

    Free Windows

  • PyGrid

    PyGrid is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them to make the best use of your desktop real estate. It's easy to configure and supports multiple monitors.

    Open Source Linux

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  • Gridy icon

    Gridy

    Gridy adds an invisible grid to Windows, so that any window you move or resize is snapped to it. Snapping is enabled with mouse drag or keyboard a...

    Free Windows

  • QuickTile

    A lightweight utility for allowing you to quickly snap windows to a tiling grid under your existing Linux window manager. Can be triggered via keyboard shortcuts, the command line, or D-Bus calls.

    Open Source Linux

  • Aero Shake icon

    Aero Shake

    Aero Shake is a new feature for windows 7. It allows you to minimize and restore the windows that are open in your desktop. This awesome and practical trick allows you to focus in the windows that you have chosen. One click at the top...

    Open Source Windows

  • Shock Caption icon

    Shock Caption

    Make Windows in caption bar size and recover again. Version 1.5 available. Version 1.1 download is compromised.

    Free Windows

  • Optimal Layout icon

    Optimal Layout

    Optimal Layout is a powerful Mac OS X application for managing your applications windows. Optimal Layout gives you keyboard shortcuts to instantly organize your windows and simple ways to layout windows with your mouse.

    Commercial Mac

  • Splitview icon

    Splitview

    SplitView enables dual monitor usage with Remote Desktop and widescreen monitors. SplitView also lets you take full advantage of your widescreen or high resolution monitor by enabling you to work with multiple applications at the...

    Commercial Windows

  • Desklayer icon

    Desklayer

    Desklayer is a windows manager that provides to arrange windows on the desktop in various types of layout. Desklayer allows you to move windows across all positions of the layout and arrange the windows size and the layout arrangement...

    Open Source Windows

  • WinMover icon

    WinMover

    WinMover is an application for moving windows more comfortable with the the mouse in Microsoft Windows®. It is fully customizable and can mimic the behaviour of many window managers for UNIX and Linux. If you for example hold...

    Free Windows

    • Warning From website: "Warning! WinMover will cause any application to freeze under some conditions." See http://www.eliasae.se/winmover/download/
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    winlayout

    WinLayout is a program with keyboard hotkeys to move, resize, and snap windows all around the desktop area.

    Free Windows

  • VirtualScreenMaximizer icon

    VirtualScreenMaximizer

    Small utility that maximizes user's windows over the entire virtual screen area (that is, all monitors). It registers configurable hotkeys and runs in the traybar.

    Free Windows

  • ZoneSize icon

    ZoneSize

    Define zones that autosize windows dropped on them. Features: - Hold a window over a zone for .5 sec to autosize it. - Doubleclick the tray icon to center the active window.

    Free Windows

  • WinWarden icon

    WinWarden

    Automatically control how to display a window. Features: - Move, maximize, minimize, restore, enable, disable, hide, show, ontop, bottom, alwaysontop, clip, transparent, transparent color, move relative to another window, stick to...

    Free Windows

  • TransOther icon

    TransOther

    Make all windows but the active one transparent. Features: - User defined transparency level. - Can ignore always ontop windows. - Won't make parent windows transparent while children is active.

    Free Windows

  • MinimOther icon

    MinimOther

    Endlessly minimizes all windows except the active one.

    Free Windows

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