My Mac’s screen is as littered and cluttered as they come, too, despite trying out a dozen Desktop and app window screen organizers. The problem is I can’t stick to an app that helps reduce the onscreen clutter– they’re extra effort. Until Cinch. Yes, this window manager is a cinch to use (pun intended).
Use Cinch to setup up hot zones on the edges of your Mac’s screen. Then, grab an open app’s window and drag it to a hot zone and drop it. The window gets docked to the hot zone.
End result? No more window clutter.
Cinching an app window to the right or left edges of the Mac’s screen will automatically resize the window to fill half the screen.
Cinch a window to the top of the Mac’s screen, above the Menubar, and the app window opens to fullscreen mode. Grab a window and move it away from the Cinch hot zone and it restores itself to the original size and dimensions.
No more window clutter. No more messy screen. Oh, and split screen, too.
That takes care of app windows that get spread all over the screen, but there are other solutions that work much the same way including the popular Magnet and an old favorite called Split Screen (guess what it does?).
Wait. Doesn’t Apple build in a fullscreen and split screen option into macOS Sierra? The problem with Apple’s solution is choice and flexibility. The fullscreen mode can be useful and help reduce distractions, but it’s also not so easy to manage and set up and doesn’t work on every Mac app or utility. For those of us will much larger screens, being able to put app windows into a corner can be a godsend. Cinch works. So does Magnet. Fullscreen and split screen, not so much.