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    AeroSnap Alternatives

    AeroSnap is described as 'offers the snap feature of Windows 7 on Windows XP and Vista. It is a simple application that allows you to resize, arrange or maximize your desktop windows with just dragndrop' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to AeroSnap for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and The best alternative is AquaSnap, which is free. Other great apps like AeroSnap are WindowGrid, BetterTouchTool, Divvy and Shiftit.

    AeroSnap is mainly a Window Manager but alternatives to it may also be Desktop Environments. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AeroSnap.
    This page was last updated Oct 17, 2019
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    AeroSnap offers the snap feature of Windows 7 on Windows XP and Vista. It is a simple application that allows you to...
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    1. Aquasnap is a powerful window manager that helps you arrange and organize multiple applications on your desktop with minimum effort. It allows you to achieve maximum multitasking, especially if you own a high-resolution monitor or a multi-monitor setup.
    2. WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid.


      No updates since 2016, bug reports on maintainers' BitBucket page go unresponded to.

    3. 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.
    4. Divvy is an entirely new way of managing your workspace. It allows you to quickly and efficiently "divvy up" your screen into exact portions.


      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 1.5.2, released in August 2019, can be still downloaded and bought from the official website and from the Appstore.

    5. 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.


      This project is looking for a new maintainer. Until that transition is completed, there will likely not be further development on this project.from

    6. GridMove - A window management tool that can quickly arrange your windows into desktop grids.
    7. 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.
    8. 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 you have defined when they are maximized.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as tiling layouts where windows are arranged to use the entire screen without overlapping.


      The last commit on this software is ten years ago and the GNOME desktop has moved on. Notably, it is now difficult to replace the default window manager in GNOME.

    9. 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 other desktop environments.
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