Open Source BetterSnapTool Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to BetterSnapTool is Rectangle, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to BetterSnapTool and nine of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to BetterSnapTool are Shiftit (Free, Open Source), altdrag (Free, Open Source), Taekwindow (Free, Open Source) and Penc (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

    1. Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts. Rectangle is a window management app based on Spectacle, written in Apple Swift.
    2. 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.

      Discontinued

      This project is looking for a new maintainer. Until that transition is completed, there will likely not be further development on this project.from https://github.com/fikovnik/ShiftIt/blob/master/README.md

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      Most users think Shiftit is a great alternative to BetterSnapTool.


    3. 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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      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Penc is a window manager app for macOS designed for use with the trackpad. It lets you use trackpad gestures along with the Command key to move, resize and snap windows to the screen. HOW IT WORKS - Double press and hold Command Key (?


    4. 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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    5. Autumn is a full customizable window manager for Mac with a built-in IDE for coders to configure everything with JavaScript or TypeScript.

      Discontinued

      The company Sephware announced in March 2019 that Autumn was made open source. Now the project is on GitHub, but it seems abandoned. Last version, 1.0.7, released on March 27, 2019, can be still downloaded from GitHub

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    6. Easy Move+Resize is based on behavior found in many X11/Linux window managers, adding easy modifier key + mouse drag move and resize to OS X.
    7. MacOS toolbar utility application that makes window management easier. Currently, application supports fullscreen, halves, and conversation to normal size. Use either keyboard shortcuts or drag&drop window to top/left/right of your screen.
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