Cinch
Cinch
1.2.4

4.6

Cinch free download for Mac

Cinch1.2.4

20 July 2020

Simple, mouse-driven window management.

Overview

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.

If you prefer a keyboard-centric approach to window management, you might also take a look at our other products SizeUp or TwoUp. Use Cinch together with either SizeUp or TwoUp to cover both your mouse and keyboard needs.

What's new in Cinch

Version 1.2.4:
Improved:
  • Compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • Tweaks to preferences.

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34 Reviews of Cinch

5
Moccaboi
27 March 2019
Version: 1.2.3

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Great app to get organized on your desk. Very intuitive 'n easy 2 manipulate. Thxs!
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5
Moccaboi
27 March 2019
Version: 1.2.3
Great app to get organized on your desk. Very intuitive 'n easy 2 manipulate. Thxs!
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5
Robio
09 May 2017
Version: 1.2.3
*Exponentially* better than the native macOS Split View in every way. More intuitive (especially for getting in/out of snapped-into-place views). Doesn't force you into Full Screen mode (so you can still CMD+~ to switch between several windows in the same app, unlike macOS Split View which cripples that functionality). This is a perfect example of how it's become up to other developers to make macOS "just work" anymore, since Apple keeps making Macs harder to use.
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5
Caput-Draconis
23 December 2015
Version: 1.2.1
Using it for a year now and it does the trick, nothing to complain (only steam doesn't work).
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Cowicide
12 February 2015
Version: 1.2
No longer works with Quick Look windows on latest Mavericks 10.9.5. What a bummer. It was a nice, quick way to maximize the Quick Look windows to almost full screen without having to hit the built-in full screen button within Quick Look and lose access to flipping through multiple media in a folder with the arrow keys seamlessly. Hope developer can fix this. One of the only reasons I use Cinch was for this purpose.
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4.5
BillJones2623
16 August 2013
Version: 1.1.1
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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kaviaz
23 July 2013
Version: 1.1.1
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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4.5
hiresiri
19 November 2012
Version: 1.1
Great tool
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Jpwgibson
14 November 2012
Version: 1.1
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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3
Big Johnson
14 October 2012
Version: 1.1
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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5
Vinkri
21 January 2012
Version: 1.0.6
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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4.5
rambothecat
03 December 2011
Version: 1.0.6
Great application but there are free ones available. I stick to betterTouchTool
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Cindi168
16 August 2011
Version: 1.0.6
great software! however, it still doesn't work correctly when there's a 2nd monitor...
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4.5
Yavari
29 July 2011
Version: 1.0.4
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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5
cstephen87
09 April 2011
Version: 1.0.4
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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5
Cowicide
22 January 2011
Version: 1.0.4
Here's to offset my screwup earlier. Plus, even though I do want Cinch to allow user specified exclusions still, it was NOT cinch's fault that angry birds went haywire. It was another app called Warp that doesn't have user-specified app exclusions.
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1.5
Cowicide
21 January 2011
Version: 1.0.4
Once again, really, really wish you could exclude apps yourself instead of relying on the dev for everything. Lot's of other apps I use allow for this including some free ones. Why not this app I paid for? For example, would really like to exclude Angry Birds but I can't and it hinders gameplay. So I have to completely shut down Cinch when I play. Which sucks when others play it on my computer, because I have to sit there and shut down Cinch or show them how. Dude... let us exclude apps ourselves too!!!
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5
Yuriy-Georgiev
07 September 2010
Version: 1.0.4
I'm really satisfied from this software. It's also very useful on wide screens. Congratulations to the developer.
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Trashie
04 September 2010
Version: 1.0.4
I find all of these pointless on my MacBook Pro I just use spaces and mouse gesture to activate it. As for on my MacPro a 30" screen I find it quicker just to position windows myself. YMMV. These are all cool but I never seem to use them. I hate auto snapping my windows and as for divvy and a little grid it is just as quick to resize the window yourself. Maybe I am using them wrong...I find it slows me down not speed me up. I suppose these are love or hate things.
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4
No-One
08 August 2010
Version: 1.0.4
I actually really love this app. The first time I saw that Windows 7 could do this I always wished I could use this feature on my mac. However, in order for me to be willing to pay for this app (which I will be doing) I need one thing fixed. Whenever I snap two windows side-by-side they seem to overlap just a little bit. This gets sort of annoying when it disrupts the view of the other window. Fix this problem, and I will pay for this app hands down. Nice job.
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Austinpowers61
07 August 2010
Version: 1.0.4
I had been running this handy little utility in "demo" mode for a few months, to see if this was something I would really use, or just a novelty. I can happily report that the novelty has worn off, and this has become an indispensable piece of my software arsenal. It just works, and I find that I use it most every day. The developer is responsive and helpful, and the pricing is quite reasonable. I was happy to purchase a license.
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Cowicide
25 May 2010
Version: 1.0.4
Wish like other apps you could make your own excluded apps, etc. for Cinch
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star-affinity
20 May 2010
Version: 1.0.4
Windows 7 - here we come! :) There's definitely some things for Apple to learn here.
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5
JetsSetter
03 May 2010
Version: 1.0.3
Cinch adds Mac OS X are two very convenient features. First, it is opening up the windows for exactly half of the screen. This is done by dragging the window for the header to the left or right edge of the screen. The fact that the utility you realize you will understand the characteristic dotted lines. This function is extremely useful if you have to keep two windows side by side, in turn, analyzing their contents - for example, when a reprint of the text, or when comparing the contents of files. The second function Cinch - is unfolding window to full screen as you drag to the middle of the menubar. Options consist of the entire four points: Recommend to all to put a second check by inserting autostart utility. Options Cinch - one of those that get used immediately. Thanks to the developers, not only for Cinch but for SizeUp. Best Regards Vitaly!
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sanchower
30 April 2010
Version: 1.0.3
I really like this tiny utility. Great app, I have no problems with it. Thanks
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5
Masgui
23 April 2010
Version: 1.0.3
Pros: - Easy to use - Mimmic Windows docking very well - Really stable, ignore application that would'nt be well displayed Cons: - Cannot hide icone from taskbar
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Jonser
06 April 2010
Version: 1.0.2
This version no longer re-sizes iTunes. Otherwise I use Cinch every day.
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5
JetsSetter
23 February 2010
Version: 1.0.1
Ease of working with the computer itself working environment is very important for any user. Small program Cinch will make your work with a Mac is much easier and faster. Cinch provides several new features in the interface of the operating system, allowing much easier to manage the windows on the desktop. Features Cinch: Cinch conveniently hides in the menubar and allows you to align the window, deploy the whole desktop ... Similar functionality is available to users of Windows 7, where it is called Aero Snap. Interestingly, the Cinch has appeared before the function Aero Snap. Comparison of the contents of windows: A simple comparison of the contents of multiple windows. To do this, simply grab the window title for the mouse and drag on one side: left or right. Window will take exactly half of the screen, do the same with the second window and get a convenient form of comparison of contents. Function is useful when you want to compare two windows, for example, with the documents. Clearly, the function will be useful for owners of large screens! If the window can not increase, the Cinch show corresponding sign the ban. Window to full screen: On Windows it is a common thing, but on the Mac is the complexity. However, if you need to expand the window to the entire desktop, you need to use the Cinch. Options: In the settings you can choose whether to show the program icon in the menubar, make autorun at system startup and configure auto updates. And in conclusion I say that I was satisfied with the program Cinch! Thanks to Irradiated Software for the excellent program! Sincerely Vitaly!
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4
Enanton
20 February 2010
Version: 1.0.1
Wonderful little application, worth every penny, but it doesn't play well with Adobe Illustrator or Indesign.
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5
Doug-S-
24 December 2009
Version: 1.0.1
I just grabbed this program the other day, expecting to use it for a little while and when the gimmick wore off to delete it. The problem is, it's not a gimmick. Instead it's extremely handy. Let me start by saying this program works very well and is very well thought out. It runs smoothly and it's clear what will happen with every action you take. Since it is still rather new there are features that I would like to see. Such as if I dragged a window into a corner it would only take up 1/4th of the screen. On larger displays that could easily come in handy. I don't use spaces but I would also hope they'd find a more elegant solution than skewing the screen's alignments. After using this app I already find it invaluable. Does it do anything I couldn't do myself? Not as such, no. But it does it faster and with greater ease than I can. Because of this it saves me time and even if it is a cliché time truly is money. This is also why I think $7 is a suitable price for this app. It's not so expensive that you feel you're overpaying but it's not so cheap that you feel the developer hasn't put any real time or effort into it. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a license to buy.
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5
Yazsoft
23 December 2009
Version: 1.0.1
This is a fantastic utility and is worth every penny. It's one of those things that make you smile once you get hooked on using it. Great job!
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anonymous-toucan-2739
23 December 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Great app. Pretty useless to charge at all for something so simple. I really don't think it's worth it to charge even at a cheep price. When it all comes down to it people will start questioning why buy something that resizes your windows? Others will look at it like, oh but I just drag them next to each other or use dock expose. Please reconsider the charging for this app. I'd donate but not pay. It is a nice little app though. Stinks that every windows user would say "haha you don't get that? You have to look and then pay for it?" I'm sorry but that's just how I feel about it. Thank you for the demo ver though.
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5
DFXThomas
22 December 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Cinch is a really great tool for arranging windows on your screen. Simple to use and easy to get used to! And it's only 5€ (7$) ... nothing to complain about :-) !
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5
Gordon142
22 December 2009
Version: 1.0.1
If you like the Windows 7 "snap" features, this is basically an exact copy of that. In my case, that is a good thing. This application is extremely handy, and $7 doesn't leave much to complain about.
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5
Major-Mauser
18 December 2009
Version: 1.0
Great little app adds Microsoft Windows 7 window management to the Mac. Works like a charm. But the price is a little rich for me.
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$6.99Buy Now

4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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