Contexts Alternatives

    Contexts is described as 'Switch between application windows effortlessly – with a click, a quick gesture, keyboard shortcuts or search; no matter how many of them you have open; even on multiple spaces & multiple displays' and is a Window Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Contexts for Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Compiz, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Contexts are Hyperswitch (Free), Witch (Paid), VistaSwitcher (Free) and Mission Control (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 2, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Compiz is a compositing manager adding fancy effects to your windows, from drop shadows to awesome desktop effects like the Desktop Cube or the Expo view.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      HyperSwitch provides a compelling alternative to HyperDock for keyboard junkies. What's New Version 0.2.365-dev: Fix an issue that could delay activations after long idle periods.

    1. Witch lets you access all of your windows by pressing a shortcut and choosing from a clearly arranged list of window titles.
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    2. VistaSwitcher is an elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows OS.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.5, released in May 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    3. Mission Control, formerly Exposé, is a feature of the OS X operating system.

    4. Command-Tab Plus Is a Powerful and Customizable macOS App’s and Windows SwitcherCommand-Tab Plus is designed to help you switch between apps and windows in a faster and more convenient way. A great alternative for Mac App’s switcher.
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    5. Alternative application for Windows' native task switcher (Alt + Tab).
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      Fast and simple app switcher for Mac.
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    6. Launch apps by holding down spacebar while pressing a key.
    7. Find and activate windows without leaving the keyboard. Faster than alt-tab.
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