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Cinch gives you simple, mouse-driven window management by defining the left, right, and top edges of your screen as 'hot zones'. Drag a window until the mouse cursor enters one of these zones then drop the window to have it cinch into place. Cinching to the left or right edges of the screen will resize the window to fill exactly half the screen, allowing you to easily compare two windows side-by-side (splitscreen). Cinching to the top edge of the screen will resize the window to fill the entire screen (fullscreen). Dragging a window away from its cinched position will restore the window to its original size.

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What's New

Version 1.1.2:
  • IMPROVED: OS X 10.9 compatibility.

Requirements

OS X 10.5.8 or later

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BillJones2623 Member IconReview+1
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I have used Cinch for a few months. It works on either monitor, but I haven't tried to keep something else over a cinched window. It's not a Win7 screen manager, but it is very helpful in OSX.

I'd rather not try to do detailed evaluations.. come on, this is a nice little tool to make my day easer. It works.

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Version 1.1.1
kaviaz Member IconComment+1
kaviaz
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I used cinch with Quiztones, that developer tell me he'll inform you when using Cinch, Quiztones crushes while manipulate. But after both apps upgrade, it still crushes.

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Version 1.1.1
hiresiri Member IconReview+4
hiresiri
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Great tool

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Version 1.1
Jpwgibson Member IconComment+56
Jpwgibson
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I'm a bit uncertain about the pricing. Under "Buy" it is listed as $62 originally, now marked down to $14.99. However, under "Information" the price is given as $7. One reviewer claims to have paid $0.99 for it. This is quite a discrepancy.

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Version 1.1
MacUpdate---Ryan
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We're currently offering a mini bundle for $14.99 that Cinch is included in. $62 is the total combined value of the applications in the bundle, with Cinch regularly going for $7. I know that labeling is a bit confusing, and we are working to make it a bit more clear!

BigJohnson Member IconReview+170
BigJohnson
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Disappointed.

I must be missing something:

Tried Arrange briefly and expected my windows to stay where I put them and stay on TOP. Mainly wanted it for keeping Quicktime Player on top so I could watch video while doing other things, but it doesn't stay there. With VLC I can float the window on top, but not QTP.

What's the point of arranging a window to a certain position if it's going to disappear when I switch apps? When I return to a window to work, I want it fullscreen, not 1/8 screen or some other miniscule size. If QTP or maybe Thunderbird would stay on top in a corner while I was working, fine, but since I must return to each one to see them, why would I want them minimized? I don't want to read my email or work with Pages or any other app in a tiny window, that's why I bought a 17" MacBook Pro - so I'd have more real estate.

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Version 1.1
BigJohnson
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OOPS - I meant I used Cinch briefly.

I left the same review for Arrange because it has the same "flaw." I want my cinched windows on TOP.

Irradiated Software (Developer)
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This is not really a flaw in Cinch, it's simply how windows behave in OS X.

Apple does not provide a way for developers to manipulate the window levels of other apps. There is an app, Afloat, which allows you to force windows to float, but it does so by injecting code into the running process. This is sometimes known as a "haxxie", which can destabilize your system if done improperly.

Vinkri Member IconReview+102
Vinkri
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I was using Divvy for windows management. But 99% of the time, I just need to work with 2 windows at the same time, so a basic split of the screen is mainly what I need.
Cinch was on sale for $0.99: I tried it and quit Divvy immediately: Cinch is faster and good for my needs most of the time.
$7 is a bit expensive for the basic features it offers, but it's not a big price either: for the same amount, you could have a small lunch at McDonald's. But Cinch will last much longer...

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Version 1.0.6
Rallypacific
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But what about Spaces? Doesn't the window you want to Cinch in place actually just jump to the adjacent Space? I would really want to know this before considering Cinch.

Cowicide
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Rallypacific, I haven't had that problem, I the window resizes before spaces is triggered.

rambothecat Member IconReview+3
rambothecat
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Great application but there are free ones available.
I stick to betterTouchTool

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Version 1.0.6
Trashie
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better touch tool is a lot bigger a bit cumbersome...and not very stable...this is simple and easy and very stable...but yeah you can get this for free in a few apps out there...so yeah maybe they should make this one free and upgrade fee for its big brother size up which offers the more paid feature set.

Cindi168 Member IconComment+18
Cindi168
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great software! however, it still doesn't work correctly when there's a 2nd monitor...

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Version 1.0.6
Irradiated Software (Developer)
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Hey Cindi,

Cinch does work with multiple monitors, are you just referring to how it can be difficult to cinch on the edge between monitors? I have a tip on the Cinch website (http://www.irradiatedsoftware.com/cinch/) on how to work around this.

Cindi168
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no, i have a second monitor which i used more often , when i drag a window to the edge that's next to my other monitor (my macbook), sometimes it will resize the window to half size, and sometimes it will resize it to 3/4 of the size.

Yavari Member IconReview+45
Yavari
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A great tool! I've had Cinch installed on my MacBook Pro for the past nine months or so, and it's been an invaluable tool in managing my windows. It's one of the features that Microsoft got right in Windows 7, and it's good to see it brought to the Mac via this tool.

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Version 1.0.4
cstephen87 Member IconReview+29
cstephen87
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The creator of this app also makes the well-known "SizeUp" Window Manger which, when used together with Cinch, turns your Mac into a power-window-switcher within itself. This specific app, "Cinch" makes Snow Leopard similar to the standard Windows 7 with window snapping.

Very nice, very easy to use and great price!

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Version 1.0.4
Kihoalu
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vice versa. Cinch came first. win 7 swiped the function.

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Version 1.1.2
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Version 1.1.1
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Version 1.1
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Version 1.1
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Version 1.0.6
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Version 1.0.6
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Version 1.0.6
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Version 1.0.6
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Version 1.0.6
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Version 1.0.4
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Downloads 117,306
Version Downloads 12,999
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 14 Oct 2013
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $7.00
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