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Breeze Alternatives

Breeze is described as 'gives you simple window management on Mac OS X through a concept called “window states”' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Breeze for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com and MacPaw Setapp. The best alternative is Rectangle, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Breeze are AquaSnap, BetterTouchTool, altdrag and Divvy.

Breeze alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Gesture Control Tools or Application Launchers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Breeze.
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Breeze gives you simple window management on Mac OS X through a concept called “window states”.

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

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  2. AquaSnap icon

    AquaSnap

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAquaSnap can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingBetterTouchTool supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    altdrag

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Portablealtdrag can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Divvy

    • Mac
    • Windows

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

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    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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    Preme for Windows

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Preme is a free software for Windows which lets you add cool desktop features and enhances the desktop functionality.

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    Shiftit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Shiftit without registration.
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    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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    Taekwindow

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableTaekwindow can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    KDE Mover-Sizer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightKDE Mover-Sizer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    HyperDock

    • Mac

    HyperDock adds Windows 7 like features and more to Mac OS X.

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    Discontinued

    The last version (1.7) is from January 2017, but it's still available to download.

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