Apple doesn’t provide any kind of app window management in OS X, either. Both the small screen and many open apps and windows combine to create a gaggle of clutter on the screen. Here’s a way to bring it all under control.
Mincey folk have long massaged our OCD gene by advocating proper app window management on the Mac. A cluttered desktop is not a friend of productivity. Enter the BetterSnapTool, which manages window positions and sizes and snaps them to sides or corners of the Mac’s screen.
BetterSnapTool is rather simple to setup and use. It snaps app windows into place, either on a grid, or a custom position you choose. Click on the app in the Mac’s Menubar, select a position, and the open window snaps into place. You can also drag an app window into a locked position.
Under the hood, BetterSnapTool supports a variety of options. Open Preference, set General Settings for locations, or click Customizations and put app windows where you want them to dock.
This clever utility costs less than a few bucks but is good for Mac novice and power user thanks to a bunch of easily setup keyboard shortcuts.
And, it works well on Macs with multiple displays. I’ve not used an app window management utility that’s easier to use. Considering the nominal price tag, BetterSnapTool is highly recommended. Save your money if you only use one Mac app at a time, but if your Mac’s screen gets cluttered and app windows are hidden or parked willy nilly, this is the way to add some control to the chaos.