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Swish Alternatives

Swish is described as 'The missing gesture layer for macOS' and is an app. There are more than 50 alternatives to Swish for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Windows S and KDE. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Swish are Rectangle, AquaSnap, BetterTouchTool and Karabiner Elements.

Swish alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Gesture Control Tools or Task Automation Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Swish.
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  • Mac

The missing gesture layer for macOS.

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  1. AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAutoHotkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingAutoHotkey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. 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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    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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  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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingBetterTouchTool supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Karabiner Elements

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Karabiner, previously called KeyRemap4MacBook, is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X. In addition to simple key remapping, it has special remapping modes like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).

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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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    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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    Multitouch

    • Mac

    Easily add more multitouch gestures to macOS, and customize what the gestures do. Multitouch is the most elegant Mac app for utilizing the power of your Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableMultitouch is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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