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Moom allows you to move and zoom windows -- using either the mouse or the keyboard -- to predefined locations and sizes, or to full screen mode.

When used via the mouse, all you need to do is hover over a green resize button, and Moom's interface appears. When used via the keyboard, press your defined shortcut, and the Moom keyboard bezel appears; you can then move windows using the arrow keys and modifier keys.

Moom can be run as a traditional application, a menu bar application, or a completely faceless background application.

What's New

Version 3.1:

New Features:
  • When configuring resize controls, window dimensions can now be specified as percentages, relative to the available screen space.
  • Menu items now show application icons for window snapshots.
  • Added a new AppleScript command, tell application "Moom" to list of snapshots.
  • Reworded configuration messages for OS X 10.9 Mavericks more...

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Noivad Member IconReview+130
Noivad
+2

Usually I am not a fan of very simple Apps, but this one was a long time coming. I didn’t think having the ability to click to place windows precisely without overlapping wouldn’t be worth the price, but after the trial, I realized that the time savings alone would pay itself off in a matter of months.
As a power user that focuses on true productivity gains, this app has made it to my recommended apps list for the increased speed of windows placement, along with Alfred, DefaultFolderX, Hazel, Fantastical, 1Password, TotalFinder and others that are among the first to be installed on a new machine. The amount of customization users can do is great, and the stability is rock solid.

I can only think of one more thing this niche program could do to be better: add workflow sets to attach to program window sets (kind of like the terminal can). So in features I give it 4.5 Stars (the rating on MU seems to be jumpy and stick).

Bottom line is, it is worth it to me and other people who like tidy screens & increased efficiency.

Since it is free to try, don’t just take my word for it: try it yourself. If you do not find it invaluable in saving time that would otherwise be spent positioning windows, then just delete it, and hopefully Hazel will clean up any old prefs it left behind.

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Version 3.1
Cgc Member IconReview+511
Cgc
+2

Long-time Moom user and it's spoiled me. Hotkeys make auto moving, centering, and resizing a snap. Brings order to my windows. Great app, highly recommend.

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Version 3.0.1
Eric-Woehler Member IconComment+417
Eric-Woehler
+0

Am wondering if Moom is ML 10.8 compatible? Some strange window behaviours, including windows stretching way beyond normal bounds (eg window with 2 columns of files, when hover over green button, window zooms to right to expand window to accommodate 3 or sometimes 4 columns of files even though they aren't there..)
hard to describe behaviours but quirky and unpredictable would sum up my experiences under ML

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Version 3.0
Kentpublic Member IconReview+2
Kentpublic
+2

I've been using Moom now for 6 months on Snow Leopard. For other reasons, I did a wipe and fresh installation of Snow Leopard about 1 month ago. In the last week, I've noticed the WindowServer process consuming 95% CPU. At first, I thought it was Parallels, but I have recently ruled that out. I removed all my "Login Items" and the problem went away. I systematically started adding each "Login Item" back and Moom turned out to be the culprit. When I turn Moom off (and reboot), CPU usage goes down to 5% for the WindowServer. When I turn Moom back on, CPU usage goes to 60% immediately and 95% within 5 minutes. I love Moom, but I can't use my computer when it's spinning its wheels on the WindowServer process.

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Version 3.0
Larryb16 Member IconComment+6
Larryb16
+0

Why does the price for Moom state $5 in several places on the MacUpdate page, but when I attempt to buy its $10?

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Version 3.0
MacUpdate-Nick
+1

Larryb16,

It appears as though we had an incorrect price listed. The actual price is indeed $10, as per the developer's website. The listing is now updated to reflect this. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and I apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks.

Vitu Member IconReview+137
Vitu
+2

Cinch & SizeUp on steroids plus a lot of customization, solid performance and tight OS X integration for $5?!

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Version 3.0
Kihoalu
+0

I’m ambivalent about that.

The demo has 100 activations,
successful, or not - which makes me feel like I have to rush to figure this out & get comfortable with it to see if I like it. In no time 25 of those disappeared as I started to test it.

Simple fact is that something like this, especially if you already use another variant - should be obvious & I’m surprised to find that Moom is not.

Donperrault is dead-on: it needs to be triggered from something like the title bar. Aiming for the maximize button, especially when using a pen & tablet - is too small a target for something that is supposed to be readily accessible.

There is also the free “grid” from DevonTechnologies, & “Tuck.”

Don’t give me a tool to make my life easier - but then make it harder to use than it needs to be.

Vitu
+0

Moom is pretty obvious to me, and I rarely resort to the mouse for window resizing/moving. But even for mouse-centric users this app has quite a few tricks, easily encompassing some look-alike-throw-me-99¢ apps.

You do need to spend some time setting it up for your workflow and if in need, you can always resort to its excellent help file.

I believe that what Donperrault is talking about is something OS 9 had (impossible, so far, to implement on OS X without hacks) but I understand it might be frustrating to try and hit those traffic light on a iDevice remotely.

Regarding the demo limitations, I'd recommend you contact the developer and try to work something out. It's worth trying :)

Donperreault Member IconComment+600
Donperreault
+1

Would love for Moom to add the feature to minimize to TitleBar.

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Version 2.4.1
Neartheredrocks
+1

That has my vote, too!

Fishscale
+2

They would increase sales by at least 10 fold with this feature. I think it is too difficult to implement though requiring hacks like unsanity's windowshade x and the only app to have it working on lion deskovery. I'd buy it if they had it. Deskovery ruined the feature with too many animations.

Kihoalu
+0

Excellent point.

The keyboard commands work pretty well, though.
I like “offset by x pixels” from other windows & screen edges.

Seems like I might get to like this, but 100 clicks are probably insufficient for me to make a determination over others I may already use.

Meanwhile, Cinch works well enough for me & I don’t see enough here to buy another app that does largely the same thing. Its not quite a SWITCH incentive.

If I were running on multiple monitors, I can see expanding the placement options as useful.

Neartheredrocks Member IconReview+183
Neartheredrocks
+0

I need to rearrange windows in my daily work very often and I want to have them arranged in very special ways (i. e. with a size of 1/6 of my screen, at the right bottom corner of the screen). Moom is the only application that I know allows to do that (others allow only a size of 1/4 of the screen which I don't like so much). I think Moom is great!

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Version 2.4.1
Farshidhss Member IconReview+4
Farshidhss
+3

I'm glad I only tested this app. This app has serious issues need to be addressed:
- To resize a window using keyboard I have to press a shortcut to activate moom and then I can finally use my shortcut to resize the window or move it. This is completely useless. A window manager is meant to be quick and easy to use !!
- There are several bugs if you move between several screens while the moom is activated using the keyboard shortcut. As for one the setting window won't ever show again unless i close the app and open it again.

It could be a really good app if you spend more attention to the usability.

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Version 2.3.3
Cgc
+3

I think you need to get into the prefs and configure Moom as I have a bunch of key combinations I set up to configure all kinds of window layouts and I never have to go to the menu ever. I even set the pref in Moom to never show the dock icon or menubar icon. EXCELLENT APP.

Farshidhss
+1

Sorry, I looked at all prefs and couldn't find how to get rid of the shortcut that activates moom, and if it's that hard to find such a functionality then for sure there is more work to be done for this app. But anyway luckily I found "BetterTouchTool" app and it's for sure the best I've tested so far.

Stormchild
+1

I haven't encountered any of the problems you're talking about. Can't imagine what could be faster than a keyboard shortcut. How else would you expect to activate it? Telepathy?

widomakr Member IconReview+14
widomakr
+1

This app is so simple and elegant in its UI, it defies logic. I think this functionality should have been built in by Apple but these developers have done a wonderful job!

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Version 2.3.2
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Jb510
Version 3.1
user icon+12
mwab
Version 3.1
user icon+1
John873M6646
Version 3.0.1
user icon+0
shuaiquan
Version 3.0.1
user icon+0
Oolong
Version 3.0.1
user icon+0
cantor
Version 3.0.1
user icon+37
Dan-D.
Version 3.0.1
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Ace1617
Version 3.0.1
user icon+12
mwab
Version 3.0.1
user icon+216
Blloyd
Version 3.0
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Details

Downloads 12,030
Version Downloads 1,767
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 18 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $10.00
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