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yabai is described as 'started as a C99 rewrite of chunkwm, originally supposed to be its first RC version' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to yabai for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, BSD, Windows and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Rectangle, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like yabai are i3, AquaSnap, Openbox and awesome.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

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

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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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  2. i3 is a dynamic tiling window manager with clean, readable and documented code, featuring extended Xinerama support, usage of libxcb instead of xlib and several improvements over wmii.

    i3 with VIM, git, MPlayer, i3bar


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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.

    Dock window to sides or corners
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    Openbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support.

    Discontinued

    No actively developed anymore. Last commit was in 2015.

    BlackWhite theme by lyrae @ box-look.org
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    awesome

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license.

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    Sway

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Sway is a tiling Wayland compositor and a drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager for X11. It works with your existing i3 configuration and supports most of i3's features, plus a few extras.

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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.

    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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    Xmonad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell. In a normal WM, you spend half your time aligning and searching for windows. xmonad makes work easier, by automating this.

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    dwm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle and floating layouts. All of the layouts can be applied dynamically, optimising the environment for the application in use and the task performed.

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  10. 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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