SizeWell
SizeWell
0.8.2 beta

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SizeWell free download for Mac

SizeWell0.8.2 beta

16 November 2011

Better window resize and zoom options.

Overview

SizeWell provides users with better window resize and zoom options.

While resizing a window in Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) or Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), hold a customizable modifier key to keep width/height, aspect ratio, centered, or to pin bottom right corner. In Lion (OS X 10.7), Apple has overhauled window resizing, therefore SizeWell no longer needs to implement these advanced resizing features for Lion users. SizeWell can still displays window dimensions while resizing windows in Lion, and continues to offers many zooming features.

When zooming a window, hold a customizable modifier key to maximize to whole screen or to any half. You can also override the standard zoom behavior (without holding a modifier key) to open the SizeWell Zoom Options menu or maximize to whole screen or any half. Undo a zoom by performing the same zoom feature again before doing anything else to the windows size or position.

SizeWell Zoom Options (available as menu of Zoom button by overriding the standard zoom behavior or right-clicking the Zoom button and as submenu of Zoom item in Window menu) contains features (with shortcuts):
  • Standard Zoom (⌃⇧0)
  • Whole Screen (⌃⇧9)
  • Half Screen
    • Left Half (⌃⇧1)
    • Right Half (⌃⇧2)
    • Top Half (⌃⇧3)
    • Bottom Half (⌃⇧4)
  • Third Screen
    • All Horizontal and Vertical Thirds (⌥⇧⌘ 1 - 6)
    • All Two-Thirds (⌥⇧⌘ 7 - 0)
  • Quarter Screen
    • Top Left Quarter (⌃⇧5)
    • Top Right Quarter (⌃⇧6)
    • Bottom Left Quarter (⌃⇧7)
    • Bottom Right Quarter (⌃⇧8)
  • Resolutions
    • Includes 14 of the most popular screen resolutions.
    • Options to zoom whole window or window's content to resolutions.
  • Position
    • Center (⌃⇧`)
    • Also includes all edges and corners, with shortcuts.
  • Screens
    • Next Screen (⌃⇧=)
    • Previous Screen (⌃⇧-)
Includes SizeWell Installer to make installation nice and simple.
After installation, SizeWell will even offer to eject the install disk and trash its disk image file.
Installation and cleanup, all in under 5 clicks!

Functionality demo video available on SizeWell Website.

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What's new in SizeWell

Version 0.8.2 beta:

SizeWell SIMBL Plugin:
  • Added: Options to zoom whole window or window's content to resolutions in SizeWell Zoom Options menu.
  • Added: New resolution (HD 720 - 1280 x 720) to SizeWell Zoom Options menu.
  • Added: Shortcuts for all window positioning options in SizeWell Zoom Options menu.
  • Added: Window's content height to dimensions when resizing or zooming.
  • Improved: Support for recent versions of iTunes.
  • Improved: Support for TotalFinder.
  • Fixed: Conflicts with Adobe Photoshop's "Save for Web" window and a few other windows in Adobe apps.
  • Fixed: Conflicts with the main menu in Netbeans. SizeWell will no longer load into Java apps like Netbeans.
  • Fixed: Issues with Popovers in Lion.
  • Fixed: Other minor bugs.
  • Known Issues: SIMBL does not load into TextEdit or Preview in Lion, therefore SizeWell cannot currently support them.
SizeWell System Preferences Pane:
  • Changed: Zooming pane is now the default view in Lion.
  • Fixed: Various minor bugs.
SizeWell Loader:
  • Improved: Now loads SizeWell SIMBL Plugin into running apps more efficiently, just like SIMBL Agent.
SizeWell Installer:
  • Fixed: Various minor bugs.

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How would you rate SizeWell app?

12 Reviews of SizeWell

Fishscale
20 December 2009
Version: 0.6

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seems nice, too many updates though for it's 1 day sitting here on mu. Sit back, do more testing, ask for feature requests and performance reports from your users so that you can update it every week instead of every day. Nice start though.
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PorkPieHat
27 October 2011
Version: 0.8.1 beta
Suddenly SizeWell is crashing constantly, taking down TextEdit and other apps along with it, for some reason. Had to turn it off. However, I assume that SizeWell’s new problems are caused by SIMBL’s infirmity (which now frequently causes other SIMBL-reliant apps to crash too), or perhaps an incompatibility with Mac OS 10.7.2.
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Sw-tester
12 July 2011
Version: 0.8.1 beta
seems to cause Photoshop CS5.5 Save for web not to work. disabling SizeWell allows photoshop to work correctly. dev - any idea when this will be fixed?
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Kristijonas
27 March 2010
Version: 0.7 beta 1
Thank you for SizeWell, it will save years of time for many users. I'm just wondering if it can work with TotalFinder (SIMBL plugin) together? As I have installed TotalFinder, SizeWell had stopped to work on Finder.
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evilinstone
23 March 2010
Version: 0.7 beta 1
Look interesting. Please add ability to move window to another monitor with keyboard shortcuts. Thanks!
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Neewee
15 February 2010
Version: 0.7 beta 1
Works great. One problem (and have already submitted bug report via developer website, but Picodom you seem to monitor this board too) - on computer restart SizeWell doesn't apply to Finder windows (presumably because Finder loads first, and then SizeWell). A manual Finder Relaunch works though. I don't know if there is any way around this - I guess SizeWell would have to load before Finder does to automatically work on computer restart. It's just a minor niggle, but it would be nice to avoid having to manually relaunch Finder on computer restart. I'm running Snow Leopard (10.6) on a 13" MBP.
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Macsolu
24 December 2009
Version: 0.6.5
-- This does not work on/with Finder windows. I hope the developer can add this capability. Mac OS X 10.5.8
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Bpm
21 December 2009
Version: 0.6
love it! although it will take a while for me to remember the hotkeys x)
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Jetfiredx
21 December 2009
Version: 0.6
Running fine on 2007 MacBook Pro with 10.6.2. Latest SIMBL and installed to /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins. Really nice to have some new resizing options. I don't really think it is a problem when a dev addresses issues by releasing a couple updates in a few days. Better that in my opinion than never releasing a fix again. One thing I'd like to see added is the ability to resize windows from any edge or corner preferably without holding a hotkey. I think that would give Mac users most of the same kind of window control found on Windows and Linux desktop environments. (And... maybe change the window maximizing behavior ala Right Zoom. That would save me one item running at startup. ^_^) Thank you for this tool!
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Schmye-Bubbula
20 December 2009
Version: 0.6
- Installed v0.6 in: ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/SizeWell.bundle - Already had SIMBL 0.8.2 for my Leopard 10.5.8 here: /Library/InputManagers/SIMBL/SIMBL.bundle - Quit Finder and relaunched. Resizing a window with any of the command key combinations doesn't produce the desired results; just resizes the window normally. Suggestions?
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Fishscale
20 December 2009
Version: 0.6
seems nice, too many updates though for it's 1 day sitting here on mu. Sit back, do more testing, ask for feature requests and performance reports from your users so that you can update it every week instead of every day. Nice start though.
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Flash1296
19 December 2009
Version: 0.5
Now that installation instructions are given, I can review the product. It works as described. The 3rd listed function - "Hold down the shift key when zooming a window to actually maximize it." is the most useful to me. I like it.
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Flash1296
19 December 2009
Version: 0.5
And just how does one install this bundle ?
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