It is not often we write it, but a feature of Windows is we are actually in Mac OS: The ability to automatically adjust the size and position the window on the screen just by dragging the window to the different corners of the Mac OS.
Mac OS has some smart features to work on multiple desktops. For example, Mission Control which – preferably with hot corners – make it easy to quickly move windows between desktops. We can also work with two windows next to each other in full-screen mode. But any function to which the Windows drag windows to one of the edges to enlarge a window, or to make the window as big as half the screen, we can miss sometimes.
However, the problem is bigger than we can turn to the Mac App Store. There we find the applet magnet, and it is a really good solution to the problem of windows in Mac OS. With magnet, we can adjust the size of the window just by dragging them to different edges and corners of the screen.
If we draw a window to the left or right side and release window becomes adapted to half the screen, perfectly adapted to add an equally large window next door. Or we can instead draw two windows to two of the corners and create two quarters windows.
A must for multi-task machine
There are a variety of window combinations to test themselves forward with, and the magnet makes it very easy to organize a workspace that fits the task. Maybe we want a browser on one side and two Finder windows on the other, or perhaps three thirds-large windows from three different programs.
Do we not drag windows here and there we also find Solenoid up in the menu bar, from which we can determine where and how the window should be placed on the screen. There, we also see all the different combinations of colors supported by the program. In the settings we can choose to ignore certain programs.
We can also check the Magnet with keyboard shortcuts – one command per window size. There will be a lot of keyboard shortcuts, but at least a few favorites we can probably learn to remember.
A small but of us appreciated detail is that the windows return to their previous size when we pull away from the place the magnet has given them.
invaluable and invisible
Magnetic makes of course the greatest benefit we often work with many windows next to each other. It is verging on the invaluable when we drag files between applications, compare data in different documents or just want to have a lot of information up on the screen at once.
All this is done very easily and smoothly, moreover, the program is virtually invisible . All we see of it is a small icon in the menu bar, and the gray squares that mark where the window ends when we drag it to any edge of the screen.