Cinch
Cinch 1.1.2
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Simple, mouse-driven window management.   Shareware ($7.00)
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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
What's New
Version 1.1.2:
  • IMPROVED: OS X 10.9 compatibility.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5.8 or later



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BillJones2623 reviewed on 16 Aug 2013
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.
[Version 1.1.1]


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+3

hiresiri reviewed on 18 Nov 2012
Great tool
[Version 1.1]


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Jpwgibson commented on 14 Nov 2012
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.
[Version 1.1]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 14 Nov 2012
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!
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BigJohnson reviewed on 13 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 1.1]

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BigJohnson replied on 13 Oct 2012
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.
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Irradiated Software (developer) replied on 15 Oct 2012
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.
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Vinkri reviewed on 20 Jan 2012
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...
[Version 1.0.6]

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Rallypacific replied on 17 Feb 2012
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.
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Cowicide replied on 28 Apr 2012
Rallypacific, I haven't had that problem, I the window resizes before spaces is triggered.
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rambothecat reviewed on 02 Dec 2011
Great application but there are free ones available.
I stick to betterTouchTool
[Version 1.0.6]

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Trashie replied on 16 Jan 2012
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.
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Cindi168 commented on 16 Aug 2011
great software! however, it still doesn't work correctly when there's a 2nd monitor...
[Version 1.0.6]

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Irradiated Software (developer) replied on 18 Aug 2011
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.
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Cindi168 replied on 21 Aug 2011
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.
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+25

Yavari reviewed on 28 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 1.0.4]


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cstephen87 reviewed on 09 Apr 2011
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!
[Version 1.0.4]

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Kihoalu replied on 29 Dec 2013
vice versa. Cinch came first. win 7 swiped the function.
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Cowicide reviewed on 22 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 1.0.4]


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kaviaz had trouble on 23 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 1.1.1]



Richardh29 rated on 05 Jan 2014

[Version 1.1.2]



+70

hugelshofer rated on 04 May 2013

[Version 1.1.1]



Caleb Hund rated on 08 Nov 2012

[Version 1.1]



Constafj rated on 04 Aug 2012

[Version 1.1]



+5

Aaron-T. rated on 14 Jun 2012

[Version 1.0.6]



Caleb Hund rated on 05 Dec 2011

[Version 1.0.6]



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Xalbas rated on 21 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0.6]



Bremsy rated on 16 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0.6]



aznmike123 rated on 12 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0.6]



Computerzoo rated on 25 Jul 2011

[Version 1.0.4]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:14 Oct 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $7.00
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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.

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.


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