Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do something. Every now and then I run into a Mac utility that does something that’s actually useful, and which has good intent, but accomplishes it an odd way.
Take WindowMizer for the Mac. This interesting utility helps to reduce screen clutter; that mess of app windows which hide other app windows. How? By rolling up the app’s window as if it were a window shade.
Just double-click and the entire app’s window rolls up to a little bar at the top (not at all unlike a real roll-up window shade).
Take a look.
See? All those app window tops were once full fledged windows taking up screen real estate. Double-click the title bar and the app window rolls up to reveal whatever is behind the app.
How do you get the window to open back up to reveal the app inside? Double-click the title bar again, and the app window rolls down. This is all well and good if your Mac’s screen is clutter with open apps and windows because it helps unclutter the screen.
Of course, if you have too many open apps that need to be rolled up you may end up with a screen full of app windows which have been rolled up, and that creates an entirely new category of clutter.
There’s a neat little window shade sound effect when the window rolls up or expands again. And, of course, there are global keyboard shortcuts to roll up or expand a window. WindowMizer takes a unique approach to keeping your Mac’s screen less cluttered, though it creates a bit of clutter itself.