Alternatives to Optimal Layout for all platforms with any license

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  • BetterTouchTool icon

    BetterTouchTool

    BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse (1 & 2), Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad (1 & 2) and also Mouse Gestures for normal mice. It also allows you to...

    Commercial macOS

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    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
  • Spectacle icon

    Spectacle

    Using Spectacle you can view multiple documents side-by-side, move windows to other displays, or even focus your full attention to a single task.

    Open Source Mac

  • 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

  • Divvy icon

    Divvy

    Divvy is an entirely new way of managing your workspace. It allows you to quickly and efficiently "divvy up" your screen into exact portions. With Divvy, it is as simple as calling up the interface, clicking and dragging....

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    AutoSizer

    AutoSizer automatically resizes programs for you, keeping them at a specific size or keeping them maximized. One popular use is to keep Internet Explorer maximized when you go on the web. It works with most software programs, and...

    Free Windows

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    Shiftit

    ShiftIt is an application for OSX that allows you to quickly manipulate window position and size using keyboard shortcuts. It intends to become a full featured window organizer for OSX. It is a complete rewrite of the original ShiftIt...

    Open Source macOS

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    Actual Window Manager

    Actual Window Manager is 13 tools in 1. You can add new buttons to any windows title bar, add transparency effect to any window, minimize any window to tray or to any edge of the desktop, automatically close annoying windows and...

    Commercial 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

  • Moom icon

    Moom

    Moom allows you to easily move and zoom windows to predefined areas of the screen, or to make them full-screen, using either the mouse or the keyboard. When used via the mouse, all you need to do is hover over the green resize...

    Commercial Mac

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    DM2

    DM2 provides several Windows enhancements that may help in every-day work. One of the nicest and most popular features of DM2 is minimizing windows to floating icons® (unique feature!) freeing both task bar and tray bar space....

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Last update 2007-03-05
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    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

  • MaxTo icon

    MaxTo

    MaxTo is a small Windows program that divides your monitors into regions. When you maximize a window, it will no longer fit the entire screen, but only the region it was maximized into. Your windows are neatly organized into the grid...

    Commercial Windows

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    eXtra Buttons

    eXtra Buttons lets you add up to 10 additional buttons to the title bar of each window, which allow you to minimize the window to the tray, keep it on-top, send it to the background, adjust the window's transparency and more....

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued Social networks not updated in years.
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    WindowGrid

    WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid. WindowGrid gives functionality to the normally useless right mouse button when moving a window. Doing...

    Free Windows

  • KWin

    KWin is a window manager for the X Window System, and is in the process of becoming a Wayland compositor. It is an integral part, and the default window manager of the Plasma Workspaces, but it can also be used on its own or with...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • 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

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    SizeUp

    SizeUp allows you to quickly position a window to fill exactly half the screen (splitscreen), a quarter of the screen (quadrant), full screen, or centered via the menu bar or configurable system-wide shortcuts (hotkeys). Similar to...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • TaskLayout icon

    TaskLayout

    TaskLayout is a small portable Windows utility which allow saving/restoring of desktop layout(a set of specified apps/windows with corresponding position on screen) in a single click.

    Freemium Windows

  • Windownaut icon

    Windownaut

    Windownaut is versatile window management app that let's you define keyboard shortcuts and active areas on your screen to resize an position the windows on your desktop.

    Commercial Mac

  • PowerMenu icon

    PowerMenu

    PowerMenu is a small application that some extra menu items to the windows control menu in addition to the standard "Close", "Maximize", etc options. The extra menus are: Priority, Always On Top, Transparency and...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • WindowSpace icon

    WindowSpace

    WindowSpace is a powerful desktop enhancement utility for large monitors, widescreens and multi-monitor systems. Once installed, it allows you to manipulate windows in many new amazing ways – snap windows to the screen edges and other...

    Commercial Windows

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    Amethyst

    Amethyst is a tiling window manager for Mac similar to the xmonad tiling window manager popular on Linux. Amethyst is written in Objective-C and has configurable shortcuts, multi-monitor support, multiple layouts, and the option to...

    Open Source Mac

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    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

  • Minime icon

    Minime

    Minime is a tool that allows you to minimize applications to the system tray using a simple hotkey. What makes this tool somewhat unique is that it keeps your system tray clean by minimizing all applications into a single tray icon. ...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2013-04-10. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/minime-tool/
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    Slate

    Slate is a window management application similar to Divvy and SizeUp (except better and free!). Originally written to replace them due to some limitations in how each work, it attempts to overcome them by simply being extremely...

    Open Source Mac

  • SmartSystemMenu

    SmartSystemMenu extends system menu of all windows in the system. It appends next custom items to menu: * Information. Shows a dialog with information of the current window and process: the window handle, the window caption, the...

    Open Source Windows

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    NiftyWindows

    Welcome to NiftyWindows! This free tool provides many helpful features for an easier handling of your Windows (c) operating system. It does not need any complex installation nor does it read or save any information on your system...

    Free Windows

  • WindowTidy icon

    WindowTidy

    Arrange your application windows using nothing but drag and drop! There are no hot-keys to remember or menus to click, just drag and drop a window onto Layout Icon and it will instantly snap to that layout. The behaviour and...

    Commercial Mac

  • Cinch icon

    Cinch

    Cinch is Aero Snap for Macs- it offers simple, mouse-driven window management by defining the left, right, and top edges of your screen as hot zones. Cinching to the left or right edges of the screen will resize the window to fill...

    Commercial Mac

  • TrayIt! icon

    TrayIt!

    TrayIt! - minimize to the system icon tray any program (Outlook Express, Notepad, Word, Internet Explorer, Sunbird, Thunderbird, Opera, OpenOffice etc.) and get more room in the Taskbar!

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.6.5.5, released on June 2008, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

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