Breeze
Breeze
1.5.11

4.4

Breeze free download for Mac

Breeze1.5.11

19 August 2019

Simple window manager.

Overview

Breeze gives you simple window management on Mac OS X through a concept called "window states".

When you save a window state, Breeze remembers the relative size and position of the focused window.

At any point, you can apply that state (size and position) like a template to any other focused window.

Breeze comes with some handy default window states for Fullscreen and Splitscreen Left or Right.

What's new in Breeze

Version 1.6 (1.5.11):

Note: The downloadable demo is version 1.5.11; the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 1.6.

  • Fix for "corrupt" warning and failure to run after Nov 11, 2015

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How would you rate Breeze app?

23 Reviews of Breeze

5
JetsSetter
01 August 2010
Version: 1.5.2

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Breeze: a fresh look at the windows in Mac OS X. Breeze is located in the menu bar and allows you to resize any active window using keyboard shortcuts. But unlike other utilities Breeze does not limit us presets or grid, and allows you to remember the window position and assign shortcut. You specify hotkey to any of the windows in the independence of the active program. Breeze works with any screen resolution and has positioned the window regardless of the display user. The program has a simple interface that allows you to easily add a new status window, assign a shortcut, and view the saved position of the icons in the menu bar. Function "Rescue Window" resets the state of any window and brings it to the center of the screen. Thanks to developers for an interesting product! Best Regards Vitaly!
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F.Lagnab
25 September 2019
Version: 1.5.11
Breeze is invaluable, but the update schedule (if it exists) is obscure. See comments below by artie505 . . . If you're looking for the latest version of Breeze, see the dev's directory, here: http://autumnapps.com/downloads/ As I write, the latest version # is 1.6, which installs & seems to run on OSX 10.10.5 just fine (haven't tried it on macOS).
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ylluminate
19 August 2019
Version: 1.5.11
How does this compare with Stay (https://cordlessdog.com/stay/)? Stay has been a huge help, but sometimes a bit quirky. It would be interesting to know if this really compares.
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RJC.NJNYC
26 January 2019
Version: 1.5.12
Although it says that v1.5.12 is the latest version as of 1-25-19, you get v1.5.11. I now have v1.5.13 via link from artie505 below. What is the Dev's problem?
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artie505
30 September 2018
Version: 1.5.11
PLEASE NOTE: THERE'S A SECRET VERSION OF BREEZE - v 1.5.13 - AVAILABLE ON THE DEV'S WEBSITE THAT IS 64 BIT!!!
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macus
22 April 2018
Version: 1.5.11
I love this app, but it is being flagged as 32 bit only. I wrote to the author regarding whether a 64 bit update is in the works, but never got a response.
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3
Remi
11 July 2016
Version: 1.5.11
I love this App. I use every Day. But! This is one and only 32Bit App on my OSX. And no Updates. This is not cool.
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5
artie505
02 June 2015
Version: 1.5.11
One of my FAVORITE apps...enables me to customize my windows as and where I want them...no muss, no fuss, no bother! Many thanks to Daniel for a great job.
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3.5
LeMerlot
28 November 2014
Version: 1.5.11
Breeze is exactly what I'm looking for… BUT: It seems not to work with multiple displays which is a deal breaker for me. If this would work I'd buy it immediately – and give 5 stars.
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5
Foulger
21 October 2014
Version: 1.5.11
Best thing since sliced bread. Since Yosemite when my MacPro E2008 feeding a Radeon HD7950 and Samsung HD 28" monitor wakes up from screensaver, windows revert to a generic shape. Breeze sorts that out in an instant Simple app. simple keypress and no more hassel. Live long and prosper.
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5
DanielF7951
26 July 2014
Version: 1.5.10
This is precisely the application I needed to fix up the precise positioning of windows. As you all know, from time to time, windows decide to wander around the desktop(s) whether on the main computer or on the additional displays I use. I don't know about you but I spend far too much time moving windows where I need them to be. Simple and perfect application. Ready to act at the touch of a couple of keys. Well done Daniel and thank you for making my day today. Daniel.
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4.5
Cowicide
06 June 2013
Version: 1.5.7
I'm now updating my review with a higher score since I screwed up and didn't read the Help file enough to see how to change the shortcuts.
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2.5
Cowicide
31 January 2013
Version: 1.5.7
Breeze is great, but suffers a huge flaw where you can't turn off or change the keyboard shortcuts or simply disable it for certain applications. Currently, Breeze conflicts with a keyboard shortcut I use in Windows 7 in Parallels and it makes the Parallels Window go full screen and screw up my work. AFIAK, there's no way to disable Breeze for Parallels so there's no longer a conflict. This lack of options is a glaring omission from an otherwise great product.
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SickTeddyBear
11 July 2012
Version: 1.5.6
FYI, free for a limited time via StackSocial: https://stacksocial.com/sales/breeze-for-mac-freebie
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4.5
j-rankin-cp
08 July 2012
Version: 1.5.6
I can't believe I haven't mentioned what a fantastic window management system this really is. I know it's brilliant mostly because I've never bothered to look for an alternative yet. There's only one thing I'm not too keen on and it's mostly to do with me memorising a whole bunch of keyboard shortcuts. So what I do, is I tend to have no more than a handful of window positions layered over each other, and because I also have HyperDock it allows me to hover over what's underneath, so to speak. A thought has just occurred to me. How hard would it be for a software developer to be able to prosecute an action through a snippet rather than a keyboard shortcut?
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4
Cowicide
24 June 2012
Version: 1.5.6
I wish Breeze also had the features of Cinch or Cinch had the added features of Breeze. I'm running both at the same time and they complement each other perfectly, but I wish I could run just one to save system resources and money. What this would mean for Breeze is you could have the option of moving the window to the left to splitscreen left, etc.. It would be great to have the option to move the window to the top and having your own custom size be triggered instead of fullscreen being your only option. I use keyboard shortcuts, but I often prefer to move the window instead as well. It helps to prevent RSI if you randomize things a bit. This is by far more advanced than Cinch since Cinch isn't application specific, etc., but I also think the features of Cinch would perfectly compliment Breeze and make it a much more complete, yet still simple/streamlined window manager app.
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5
bobembry
30 October 2011
Version: 1.5.5
I have licenses for MercuryMover, Zooom2, and Breeze. I use Breeze many, many more times that the other two. I have a set of global window sizes and then one or two custom window sizes per application. The global: Safari size (room for a QuicKeys toolbar and dock on the right, Graphic size (full width with room for dock on the right, Left (half width), Right (half-width), and Centered text edit size (1/3 width). I use ⇧⌃⌥ r, l, c, t, s, g for the global shortcuts. I use option 1 or 2 for the application shortcuts. These take care of over 90 percent of my window needs.
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T-Rex
02 September 2011
Version: 1.5.5
The specific saving state is great and that is exactly what i'm looking for. Unfortunately, i have no free space anymore in my tool bar to go for Breeze (as often). Regarding this, apart from simply transferring the menu bar icon functionality to a dock icon (not really fan of this), if Breeze for its main menu could totally operate by the way of shortcuts or at least a simple pop up bezel window on demand, it would be perfect. Soon further more, the need for a status pane should arise as you locally manipulate more and more specific application windows. But this is another story...
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5
Jonathan-Marshall
20 March 2011
Version: 1.5.3
This app is awesome. It totally provides something that OS X (or Finder I guess) is missing. That stupid green button never does what you want. This app lets you specify all your favourite window sizes and map them to hot keys. They give a few samples and its easy add more. Plus app specific settings. It's only 8 bucks so how many features do people expect. I love it.
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4
trungpt
14 January 2011
Version: 1.5.3
- Doesn't work well with Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac (sometimes it works but very slow, sometimes it doesn't). I didn't try with Microsoft Office 2008. - Also, this software can be improved by adding more options such 1/2 top, 1/2 bottom or even user-defined options.
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5
Bik0z
12 August 2010
Version: 1.5.3
This application follows the KISS principle, it is really great! And its developer is very reactive, helpful (he helped me to fix a shortcut/keyboard issue...) and open to suggestions. The price is really fair (the lowest for this type of application).
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5
JetsSetter
01 August 2010
Version: 1.5.2
Breeze: a fresh look at the windows in Mac OS X. Breeze is located in the menu bar and allows you to resize any active window using keyboard shortcuts. But unlike other utilities Breeze does not limit us presets or grid, and allows you to remember the window position and assign shortcut. You specify hotkey to any of the windows in the independence of the active program. Breeze works with any screen resolution and has positioned the window regardless of the display user. The program has a simple interface that allows you to easily add a new status window, assign a shortcut, and view the saved position of the icons in the menu bar. Function "Rescue Window" resets the state of any window and brings it to the center of the screen. Thanks to developers for an interesting product! Best Regards Vitaly!
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Mlbkxbx
13 May 2010
Version: 1.5.1
The menubar icon is very small. It would probably look better if it was a bit larger (thus matching the "norm" of other menu bar icons). The font size is also smaller than the standard font size of menu items. Perhaps the developer should make these things optional? Mac users tend to like consistency... I see no configuration options, such as setting a "divider position" and perhaps margins to the screen and other windows (when using the built in splitscreen, and fullscreen actions), and for that matter, i can't seem to edit saved states at all (or update a state). I do not agree with doobiexx that 3-4 bucks is a fair price for this application. If it was a one trick pony, and i do mean that literally, like a "deep sleep this mac" button in the menu bar, then sure, 5 bucks might be allright, but his application applies a little bit of magic to almost every application on your computer. It has to deal with old (or non standard) scriptingbridge APIs (bounds doesn't work on all apps), it has to deal with windows that don't follow normal procedures, but react only when you probe the processes through "system events". It can be a real mess trying to get this kind of functionality served to you on a silver platter through custom applescript snippets. Like the "script menubar", breeze can also hide application specific states, and show only whats relevant for the frontmost application. Thats a nice touch. I'm not prepared to buy this app just yet though. With a bit more polish, and some more functionality built in, then sure, i'll buy it.
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Fishscale
13 May 2010
Version: 1.5.1
Hmm... $8 for breeze or you can have windowflow pro right now for $15. Think about it... WFP does backflips over what breeze can do. It can place windows much more intuitively let alone the organization of windows and it's multiple re-sizing moving options. Breeze is a nice app but not worth $8 when you can get windowflow pro for $15... They consume the similar amounts of resources so... I would say go with windowflow pro but if you need something like breeze which can just place named windows, i.e. safari - macupdate where you can "lock" the window's specs then look into free applescripts or spend $8 for breeze. Apps like findersize which are applescript based are similar to what "breeze" does for various windows... 10 minutes of applescript research and you can save yourself from breeze and a constantly running app. Nothing against the app but I don't see too many updates in the works (at least not publicly) and breeze was just bought from its' original developers to a company who makes no other apps so I have to think... does "autumn apps" have the skill/know-how/desire to make breeze that much better... We have to wait and see if "autumn apps'" can put out updates of magnitude. The current features were created by and bought to "breeze" from the original dev. Bit harsh but this is a $3-$4 dollar worthy app max imo.
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