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Manico Alternatives

Manico is described as 'fast application switcher for Mac that lets you access apps by simply holding the Option key and pressing the target number' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Manico for Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Compiz, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Manico are Contexts, Witch, Hyperswitch and Alt-Tab Terminator.

This page was last updated Jul 14, 2021
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac

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  1. Compiz

    • 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.

  2. Contexts

    • Mac

    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.

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  3. Witch

    • Mac

    Witch lets you access all of your windows by pressing a shortcut and choosing from a clearly arranged list of window titles.

  4. Hyperswitch

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    HyperSwitch provides a compelling alternative to HyperDock for keyboard junkies.

  5. Alt-Tab Terminator

    • Windows

    Alt-Tab Terminator is a powerful task management utility for Windows. It replaces the Alt-Tab with a box that shows a list of all tasks, their names and preview snapshots, and enables to take actions on them. It is the successor to VistaSwitcher.

  6. VistaSwitcher

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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    The program is no longer updated.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.

  7. Mission Control

    • Mac

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

  8. AltTabAlternative

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Alternative application for Windows' native task switcher (Alt + Tab).

  9. Command-Tab Plus

    • Mac

    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.

  10. SpaceLauncher

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    With SpaceLauncher for macOS, you can launch or switch to an app by pressing a pre-defined key while holding down spacebar.

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