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    chunkwm is described as 'tiling window manager for macOS that uses a plugin architecture, successor to kwm. It represents windows as the leaves of a binary tree, and supports binary space partitioned, monocle and floating desktops' and is a Window Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to chunkwm for Mac, Windows and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Rectangle, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like chunkwm are AquaSnap (Freemium), Divvy (Paid), Shiftit (Free, Open Source) and yabai (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 18, 2020
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    chunkwm is a tiling window manager for macOS that uses a plugin architecture, successor to kwm. It represents windows as...
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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.
    2. 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.


    3. 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.

    4. 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

    5. yabai started as a C99 rewrite of chunkwm, originally supposed to be its first RC version.


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      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.
    6. 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 float certain applications.
    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.
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      Lightweight automation and productivity power-tool for OS X.
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      VEEER is a lightweight window manager for your mac OSX - designed for designers & developers and built for a maximum workflow speed.
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