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    Spectacle Alternatives

    Spectacle is described as 'No longer updated Mac utility to view documents side-by-side and move them between displays' and is a popular Window Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Spectacle for Mac, Windows, and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is Rectangle, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Spectacle are AquaSnap (Freemium), WindowGrid (Free), BetterTouchTool (Paid) and Magnet (Windows Manager) (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 15, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    No longer updated Mac utility to view documents side-by-side and move them between displays.
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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.
      Rectangle vs Spectacle opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It does the same job, is free and open source, love it, RIP Spectacle.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    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. 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.

    4. 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.
    5. 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.

    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. 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.

      Divvy vs Spectacle opinions
      Most users think Divvy is a great alternative to Spectacle.
      No keyboard shortcut cycling.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    8. Preme is a free software for Windows which lets you add cool desktop features and enhances the desktop functionality.
    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

      Shiftit vs Spectacle opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Shiftit uses commands that have fewer conflicts with other applications.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      • 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.
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