Beta means beta for a reason. Not that it’s untried or untested. Beta apps are usually both, but they’re not finished. That said, if necessity is the mother of invention, then it’s OK to try a solution, even if it’s unfinished, for an annoying problem. What problem? The Mac’s screen gets very cluttered after you launch half a dozen apps that are normally kept open and running.
How can the clutter be reduced?
Snap App Windows Into Shape
Mac users can choose from nearly a dozen apps that promise to end screen clutter, usually by locking an app’s window into a corner of the screen, and resizing the window so it’s easier to manage.
That’s what Windownaut does.
This is a rather elegant solution to both resize and move windows to reduce their clutter on your Mac’s screen. Using Windownaut, all you have to do is drag a window to the edge of the screen and it automatically snaps into place, and resizes to one of eight different sizes you control.
Speaking of control, take a look at the fistful of controls you get in Windownaut’s Preferences.
The window layout controls give you fine tuning to place windows where you want; even within pixels of the Mac’s screen edge.
Hotkeys make it easy to move and resize windows without leaving the keyboard, though the mouse pointer needs to be pointing at the window you want to move.
Plus, you control which hotkeys to use to place app windows in specific locations. My memory isn’t so good that I can remember all those keystroke combinations but the trackpad works, too.
This is a sweet and simple app (it’s easy to ignore all the preference settings and simply drag and drop windows to get them where you want them) that works smoothly, effortlessly, and is oh-so-close to ready for primetime, but worth a try.
Screen clutter is annoying and this app helps to reduce the mess.