AlternativeTo Logo

    Magnet (Windows Manager) Alternatives

    Magnet (Windows Manager) is described as 'Every time you want to copy content from one app to the other, compare files side by side or multitask in any other way, you need all the windows arranged accordingly. Magnet makes this process clean and simple' and is a Window Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Magnet (Windows Manager) for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows,, Windows Explorer and X11. The best alternative is DisplayFusion, which is free. Other great apps like Magnet (Windows Manager) are Rectangle (Free, Open Source), AquaSnap (Freemium), WindowGrid (Free) and Spectacle (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 14, 2021
    • Mac
    Every time you want to copy content from one app to the other, compare files side by side or multitask in any other way,...
    Learn more about Magnet (Windows Manager)

    1. DisplayFusion will make your multi-monitor life much easier. With powerful features like Multi-Monitor Taskbars, TitleBar Buttons and fully customizable Functions, DisplayFusion will make managing your multiple monitors painless.
    2. Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts. Rectangle is a window management app based on Spectacle, written in Apple Swift.
      Rectangle vs Magnet (Windows Manager) opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Rectangle is a great alternative to Magnet (Windows Manager).
      AB6hyF0 Features: Magnet. Price: $0. Also open-source.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      free and does the same thing
      Positive comment 10 months ago


    3. 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.
      AquaSnap vs Magnet (Windows Manager) opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      I could never get it to work, it would just sit on my taskbar tray but never did anything remotely similar to Magnet on OSX. As a matter of fact, the only thing it did was prompt me to buy stuff.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    4. WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid.


      No updates since 2016, bug reports on maintainers' BitBucket page go unresponded to.

    5. No longer updated Mac utility to view documents side-by-side and move them between displays.


      As of October 2019, according to the official website, the app is no longer actively maintained. See

      Spectacle vs Magnet (Windows Manager) opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Spectacle is a great alternative to Magnet (Windows Manager).
      Does what I need, very effective, customizable, very minimal UI. The only downside is the unintuitive name and bad logo.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      Easy to configure, easy to use, Very sweet. It would be great if it could support drag to edge and then snap feature.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


    6. 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.
    7. Preme is a free software for Windows which lets you add cool desktop features and enhances the desktop functionality.
    8. Divvy is an entirely new way of managing your workspace. It allows you to quickly and efficiently "divvy up" your screen into exact portions.


      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.

    9. 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.


      This project is looking for a new maintainer. Until that transition is completed, there will likely not be further development on this project.from

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Tiles is a window manager which allows you to easily reorganize windows by either dragging them to the edges of the screen, using keyboard shortcuts, or the menu bar.
      No screenshots yet
      Tiles vs Magnet (Windows Manager) opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Works more or less the same as magnet but is free!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    Showing 10 of 66 alternatives