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Windownaut is a lightweight and robust window resizer, mover and more that aims to have a very small footprint. It allows you to easily resize, move and add a variety of new control options to almost all app windows.


  • Window quadrant/corner-aware resizing.
  • Eight edge rapid window snapping. Simply drag window to an edge and it will resize into one of eight sizes.
  • Keyboard and menu bar icon shortcuts for window layouts including a rapid "Cycle layouts" option and "Move to next screen".
  • Move and resize windows from anywhere on the window and without more...

What's New

Version 1.2.6:
  • [FIX] Window shortcut move/resize disable/sticky issue.


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Maudlin Member IconReview+9

I bought this for the move and resize functions. Unfortunately, these freeze every few minutes and can only be brought back to life by quitting and restarting Windownaut. I can't be doing this every 10-15 minutes throughout the day . The problem occurs with both Mavericks and Snow Leopard. I've emailed the developer for suggestions, but had no response after 3 weeks. I've now bought Zooom2 which costs more - but works, unlike this product.

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Version 1.2.6
Aargl Member IconComment+354

The last post on the dev's blog being from april 2012, I fear it's another abandonware... :-/

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Version 1.2.6
jamessezhi Member IconReview+0

Love this application!!

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Version 1.2.6
Aargl Member IconReview+354

Wow! This little thing does so much! It does more than Cinch and Divvy together for 1/4 of the price!
Shortcuts for moving windows to specific positions or even the next Space.
(and to answer Mmueck: BTT doesn't seem to do the same things, BetterSnapTool looks more adequate but is not free and only available through Apple Store ;-)

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Version 1.2.6
Mmueck Member IconComment+180

I haven't tried this software, but I would like to say that a lot of these features are already in BetterTouchTool. BTT also does a lot more neat things with your trackpad and magic mouse, and it's also free :-).

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Version 1.2
f.rol_orange.fr1926 Member IconComment+31

Hi, excuse me, the 5 stars rating in my review, was for "Shiftit" and not for "Windownaut".
For me, Windownaute is overpriced, when i see what i can do with Shiftit for FREE. I had to write a comment, and not a review.
A problem of language for me !
F Rol (France)

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Version 1.2

Shiftit appears to be a dead app!

f.rol_orange.fr1926 Member IconReview+31

Hi, I tried "Windownaut". Nothing really new in this app. Since years, I use "Shiftit", a great FREE app. very easy to use, doing the same work, without any crash. A simple clic in the menu bar, done !
My Mac OS X SL works very fine with this app.
Have a look at :
F Rol (France)

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Version 1.2

alas today that link ends at a parked domain on hostmonster, with no information whatsoever about "shiftit".


Late to the party, I realize, but this app can still be found. Here is one location:


Looks like there are google code and github forks for it too.

RavenNevermore Member IconComment+1321

This is a cool idea, but what I didn't like about it is I was looking for someone that would snap the window to the upper left cover, but leave it the same size. This snaps the window to half the screen, which is smaller than I want.

What I wanted this for was to snap Safari back to the upper left when it starts creeping.

But still a nifty little app.

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Version 1.1
Binary Bakery (Developer)

Thanks for your comment.

The option you request sounds compelling and we may be able to implement it in a future version. Please contact us via email (support (AT) binarybakery.com) to discuss/test implementation further.



Have to agree ... this is precisely what I want too.

I tend to "pin" my apps the the upper left hand corner, leaving enough room to the right to see a column of icons on my desktop. Then I cycle thru windows as needed.

Be great if Windownaut would facilitate this.

iPoopStore Member IconComment+134

The only feature I would be interested in was the minimize-in-place feature Windowshade X has. But no such feature in Windownaut. Sorry, I'm old fashioned and like stacking my window title-bars instead of open windows everywhere.

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Version 0.965
Binary Bakery (Developer)

Thanks for your comment. I'm in fact investigating the possibility of window shading or a similar paradigm (that doesn't depend on system hacks) with Windownaut.

E101 Member IconReview+24

Next to TotalFinder the most useful addition to Mac OS X in the last years, bringing a great feature of other OSes to the Mac Desktop.

Detailed and understandable settings. Nice developer, emailed me today about a fixed issue I reported some time back.

I use it every day for more than a month without any serious issues, both issue fixed with version 0.9. No doubt that I will pay for it if it has a reasonable price tag.

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Version 0.90
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Version 0.97
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Downloads 3,653
Version Downloads 890
License Shareware
Date 15 Jun 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $4.99
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