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Spectacle Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Spectacle for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Rectangle, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Spectacle and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Spectacle are BetterTouchTool, Magnet (Windows Manager), Divvy and Shiftit.

This page was last updated Jun 22, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

Using Spectacle you can view multiple documents side-by-side, move windows to other displays, or even focus your full...

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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.

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    It does the same job, is free and open source, love it, RIP Spectacle.

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  2. 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.



  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    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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    Most users think Divvy is a great alternative to Spectacle.

    No keyboard shortcut cycling.

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  5. 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.

    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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    Shiftit uses commands that have fewer conflicts with other applications.

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  6. Tiles

    • 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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  7. yabai started as a C99 rewrite of chunkwm, originally supposed to be its first RC version.

  8. HyperDock

    • Mac

    HyperDock adds Windows 7 like features and more to Mac OS X.

    Discontinued

    The last version (1.7) is from January 2017, but it's still available to download.

  9. Penc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Penc is a window manager app for macOS designed for use with the trackpad. It lets you use trackpad gestures along with the Command key to move, resize and snap windows to the screen.

  10. BetterSnapTool

    • Mac

    BetterSnapTool is a utility that mimics Windows 7 Aero snap, allowing you to easily manage your window positions and sizes by either dragging them to one of your screens corners or to the top, left or right side of your screen.

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