Optimal Layout
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Move, resize, and reorganize windows.   Shareware ($14.00)
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Optimal Layout (formerly WindowFlow Pro) makes organizing your application windows a breeze:
  • Keyboard commands allow you to smoothly move and resize windows that snap into alignment.
  • Window tiling instantly reorganizes a messy group of overlapping windows to optimally fill your screen.
  • Window switching that lists all your open app windows, even those that are minimized or in another space and shows you a preview of the window.
Tile windows to make the most of your screen space
  • Tile shortcuts are pre-defined layouts which Optimal Layout
What's New
Version 2.2.28: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Optimal Layout User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+9

Danlfsmith reviewed on 02 Mar 2014
Very handy program that I've been using since it was called WindowFlow. The way I explain it to others is that with stock OS X, command-tab will tab between open applications. With OptimalLayout, option-tab will tab between all open windows among the open applications. Very useful when working with multiple programs with multiple open windows at once.
[Version 2.2.24]


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+4

+14
Ashkenaz commented on 07 Apr 2012
The developer should be commended for not compelling the user to purchase via the App Store. This tipped the balance for me.
[Version 2.2.2]


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+155
Sgginc commented on 06 Aug 2011
Link is for v2.2.
Go to developer’s site for v2.2.2.

Thanks ... Ken
[Version 2.2.2]

1 Reply

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+1
Most Advantageous (developer) replied on 07 Aug 2011
Thanks Ken, I've updated the link so it will download the latest version.
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+2

Trevorml reviewed on 28 Jun 2011
Great app...

but after having to rebuild a HD I have to reinstall OL2 but the link for the license is no longer active :(

cheers from Oz
Trevor
[Version 2.1.0]

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Most Advantageous (developer) replied on 28 Jun 2011
Hi, use Optimal Layout's "Send Feedback" button in Preferences to get in contact and I'll send you out a fresh license.
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+2
Trevorml replied on 29 Jun 2011
Thanks heaps MostAdv...

most appreciated your SUPER SPEEDY!!!! assistance...

keep up the really great work... this is a great tool...

cheers T
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+2

+605

Fishscale reviewed on 17 Jun 2011
I have owned OL since it's first release. The app is extremely flexible, lightweight, and powerful. I have tried many other window switching apps and none compare feature or price wise to OL. Now with tab support it is even more flexible. Layout options can be customized to your liking as can a plethora of hotkeys.

I don't think anyone here will argue that OL isn't a great app, but what makes it so spectacular is the active development and openness of it's dev. Whenever I have a request, I can drop an email and I soon receive a reply and sooner rather than later the feature request is implemented! I could go on all day listing off the great features of OL but try it out for yourself.

Great app + Great dev = Many happy customers!

Thank you for listening to our requests and making the best window switching app even better! I can't say enough positive remarks about this app, it truly is amazing in many regards.

Oh yeah, you can try it before you buy it!! I told you the dev was a good guy. ;)
[Version 2.1.0]


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+1

NaderK reviewed on 17 Jun 2011
just keeps getting better & better
[Version 2.1.0]


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+17
Nmege commented on 02 Jun 2011
Great app, a must. But for some reason, it doesn't show if you search for it in the MacUpdate search box. I found this page because i had saved it on Evernote.
[Version 2.0.2]


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+1

+1

hechy reviewed on 31 May 2011
Easily the best window switcher for mac!

I'm a mac newbie and really missed the windows window switcher :)

Only drawback is the ram consumption.
[Version 2.0.2]

1 Reply

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+1
Most Advantageous (developer) replied on 31 May 2011
Hi, thanks for the review!

You can reduce RAM consumption by making the preview smaller, or even completely disabling the preview in preferences.
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+9
Martinbb commented on 24 May 2011
Note to MacUpdate: the price on this page appears to be incorrect. On the developer's site it is given as $14. On the App Store it is $13.99.
[Version 2.0.2]


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+4

+17

Kantorde reviewed on 28 Apr 2011
This tool is something like a "5-tool player" window manager, mover and app switcher.
This app replaced a whole bunch of apps on my Mac and become instantly inevitable for me.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Eat_A_Peach rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 2.2.26]



tgilfix rated on 25 Jun 2011

[Version 2.1.0]



+28

Izdale rated on 18 Jun 2011

[Version 2.1.0]



+90

Beige rated on 29 Jan 2011

[Version 1.2.3]



+1

Macdamien1 rated on 03 Jan 2011

[Version 1.1]


Downloads:15,844
Version Downloads:140
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:18 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $14.00
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Optimal Layout (formerly WindowFlow Pro) makes organizing your application windows a breeze:
  • Keyboard commands allow you to smoothly move and resize windows that snap into alignment.
  • Window tiling instantly reorganizes a messy group of overlapping windows to optimally fill your screen.
  • Window switching that lists all your open app windows, even those that are minimized or in another space and shows you a preview of the window.
Tile windows to make the most of your screen space
  • Tile shortcuts are pre-defined layouts which Optimal Layout can organize your windows into. Example layouts are shown on the right.
  • They are easy to use, just select the windows in Optimal Layout, then press the numbers 1-5 to apply a tile layout.
  • If you've got multiple displays you can also indicate which display the windows should tile to.
  • More tile shortcuts are available and they aren't limited to 3 or 4 windows.
Designed With You In Mind
  • Ideal for developers, designers and power users who work from multiple windows.
  • Keyboard junkies will love being able to keep their hands where they are most productive.
  • Optimized for Macs with large or multiple displays.
  • Operates seamlessly in the background, only becoming visible when needed.
  • Highly customizable: re-define the keyboard shortcuts and Optimal Layout's behavior.


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