AppGrid Alternatives

    AppGrid is described as 'Handle windows, from the comfort of your home row' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to AppGrid for Mac and Windows. The best alternative is altdrag, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AppGrid are Divvy (Paid), Taekwindow (Free, Open Source), HyperDock (Paid) and KDE Mover-Sizer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2020

    1. AltDrag allows you to move and resize windows much easier. When you have it running you can simply hold down the Alt key and then use your mouse to drag any window, and it doesn't matter where in the window you click.
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    2. Divvy is an entirely new way of managing your workspace. It allows you to quickly and efficiently "divvy up" your screen into exact portions.

      Discontinued

      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.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Taekwindow is a simple, lightweight and free Windows program that allows you to move and resize windows by dragging them with the Alt key, similar to many X11 window managers.
      • Mac
      HyperDock adds Windows 7 like features and more to Mac OS X. Select individual application windows & tabs just by moving the mouse on a dock item, use mouse clicks to quickly open new windows and many more.
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    3. KDE Mover-Sizer is a lightweight program enabling KDE-style alt-click moving and resizing for Windows XP, 7, 2000, 2003, Windows Server, and Vista. It is a background application that emulates the behaviour of KDE, which is a rather good Linux desktop environment.
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    4. Sometimes a lot of deskop clutter can hide a window (eg, open file, programs, files-explorer, dialogs) Move a window without activating it. Alt+LClick (and hold) to drag the target window into view.
    5. ActiveDock - Alternative Dock for macOS, Apple Dock replacement Customizable Dock for macOS, Application Launcher,Window Manager/Window Switcher, Star Menu for Mac… Problem: Apple Dock is the command center for your Mac.
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    6. Tuck is a handy menu bar application that allows you to quickly and simply clear multi-window clutter by hiding windows under your screen edges. Safari, Finder, Pages, it doesn't matter, Tuck will work its magic to help wrangle your windows into place.
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      • Mac
      MaxSnap is a powerful window manager which lets you: - Move, arrange, and resize windows with menu-bar icon or keyboard shortcuts - Option/Alt-Drag - move and resize windows without using the windows' title bar - Quickly move windows using multi-touch gestures
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    7. 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).
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