Spectacle Alternatives for Windows

    Spectacle is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is AquaSnap, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Spectacle and 14 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Spectacle are WindowGrid (Free), altdrag (Free, Open Source), Divvy (Paid) and Preme for Windows (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 31, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid. WindowGrid gives functionality to the normally useless right mouse button when moving a window. Doing this will enable the grid snap mode.


      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. 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.
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    4. 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.

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      Divvy vs Spectacle opinions
      Most users think Divvy is a great alternative to Spectacle.
      No keyboard shortcut cycling.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    5. Preme is a free software for Windows which lets you add cool desktop features and enhances the desktop functionality.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Taekwindow is a simple, lightweight and free Windows program that allows you to move and resize windows by dragging them with the Alt key, similar to many X11 window managers.
    6. KDE Mover-Sizer is a lightweight program enabling KDE-style alt-click moving and resizing for Windows XP, 7, 2000, 2003, Windows Server, and Vista. It is a background application that emulates the behaviour of KDE, which is a rather good Linux desktop environment.
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    7. Sometimes a lot of deskop clutter can hide a window (eg, open file, programs, files-explorer, dialogs) Move a window without activating it. Alt+LClick (and hold) to drag the target window into view.
    8. reSizer is a system utility that enables keyboard shortcuts to focus, move, resize and change other window properties in a fast and intuitive way without even touching the mouse. Features: Keyboard shortcuts for moving and resizing active windows.
    9. Chameleon Window Manager will allow you to control the windows of your programs using customizable buttons added to the title bars of the windows (Always on Top, Minimize to Tray, Minimize to Caption, Specify Transparency, Position window at left/right of screen).
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