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Optimal Layout Alternatives

Optimal Layout is described as 'powerful Mac OS X application for managing your applications windows. Optimal Layout gives you keyboard shortcuts to instantly organize your windows and simple ways to layout windows with your mouse' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Optimal Layout for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, PortableApps.com, Windows Explorer and Linux. The best alternative is AquaSnap, which is free. Other great apps like Optimal Layout are WindowGrid, BetterTouchTool, SmartSystemMenu and altdrag.

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  1. 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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    Dock window to sides or corners
  2. WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid.

    ⚫︎ PortableWindowGrid can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightWindowGrid consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

    No updates since 2016, bug reports on maintainers' BitBucket page go unresponded to. https://bitbucket.org/joshua_wilding/windowgrid-binaries/issues?status=new&status=open

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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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  4. SmartSystemMenu extends system menu of all windows in the system. It appends next custom items to menu:

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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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    quick window
  8. Total Windows® Facelift!.

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    Tabbed Explorer feature adds tabs to vanilla system Windows Explorer (also known as File Explorer since Windows 10).
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    RBTray

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Allows almost any program to be minimized to the system tray by right clicking its minimize button.

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

    Last update is from 2015 but the project has been forked: https://github.com/benbuck/rbtray

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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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