Stay Alternatives

    Stay is described as 'If you’re fastidious about keeping your windows tidy, Stay is for you. Stay ensures that your windows are always where you want them to be, even as you connect and disconnect displays' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Stay for Mac, Windows and MacPaw Setapp. The best alternative is Rectangle, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Stay are altdrag (Free, Open Source), Shiftit (Free, Open Source), Divvy (Paid) and Taekwindow (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2021

    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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    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.

      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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      • 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.


      • 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. HOW IT WORKS - Double press and hold Command Key (?
    5. Moom allows you to easily move and zoom windows to predefined areas of the screen, or to make them full-screen, using either the mouse or the keyboard.
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      Moom vs Stay opinions
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      Much better "save window layout" options. Snaps back faster and remembers window layout even if you switch tabs in a window.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      • Mac
      HyperDock adds Windows 7 like features and more to Mac OS X. Select individual application windows & tabs just by moving the mouse on a dock item, use mouse clicks to quickly open new windows and many more.
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    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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      VEEER is a lightweight window manager for your mac OSX - designed for designers & developers and built for a maximum workflow speed.
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