Breeze
Breeze 1.5.10
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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
Version 1.5.10:
  • Added icon previews of window states to the menu.
  • Added more default window states (Thirdscreen, Quarterscreen).
    Note: Only new users will see these states.
  • Updated Help.
  • Fixed a crasher.
  • Various little changes and bug fixes.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5.8 or later



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Breeze User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Cowicide reviewed on 05 Jun 2013
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.
[Version 1.5.7]

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Autumn-Apps replied on 07 Jun 2013
I appreciate the updated review, though I feel Breeze has failed in it's simplicity if you have to read the manual for something as common as editing your saved window states.

A better solution would be putting a little pencil button next to every window state, clearly indicating how to edit it.
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Cowicide reviewed on 31 Jan 2013
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.
[Version 1.5.7]

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Autumn-Apps replied on 05 Jun 2013
You can change keyboard shortcuts in Breeze by holding the Option key down when you select a saved window state from the Breeze menu. I admit it's a bit hidden, but fully explained in the Help.

As for excluding apps, you are correct, there's currently no way to do that, though I agree it would be a good idea.
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Negritude commented on 11 Jul 2012
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[Version 1.5.6]


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Macrankin reviewed on 08 Jul 2012
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?
[Version 1.5.6]


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Cowicide reviewed on 24 Jun 2012
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.
[Version 1.5.6]

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Cowicide replied on 30 Jun 2012
Ugh... this doesn't seem to work with Dreamweaver CS6, then again even DW CS6's own workspaces have issues so it might just be Adobe's fault, I dunno.
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Cowicide replied on 02 Oct 2012
I should note that it is, indeed, the fault of Adobe, not Breeze for this issue.
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Bobembry reviewed on 30 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 1.5.5]


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T-Rex commented on 02 Sep 2011
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...
[Version 1.5.5]


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Jonathan Marshall reviewed on 19 Mar 2011
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.
[Version 1.5.3]

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Wts replied on 16 Jun 2011
Awsome when working with browser windows. I usually have 3 browser windows running because i am not a fan of using tabs in browser windows.
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trungpt reviewed on 14 Jan 2011
- 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.
[Version 1.5.3]


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Bik0z reviewed on 12 Aug 2010
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).
[Version 1.5.3]

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Bik0z commented on 12 Aug 2010
Hi all,

I have just discovered that because Breeze is resolution independent, changing the height of the Dock is also taken into account and is not an issue at all.This is simply brilliant!
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accountclosed had trouble on 26 Jun 2010
"Run at startup" menu option doesn't work for me (10.6.3 on a Macbook Pro Intel Core i5); have to add the app manually under Accounts in System Prefs. Menu bar icon should be larger and less generic. Could stand a Preferences option. Still, a clean, minimalist look and well thought out workflow make for good potential here.
[Version 1.5.2]

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Autumn Apps (developer) replied on 04 Jul 2010
Breeze must be installed in the Applications folder for "start at login" to work. This is a limitation that we hope to fix in the next version. I agree, the menu bar item needs to be re-designed, it's on the list.
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accountclosed replied on 11 Jul 2010
Having to add the app manually to login items is the problem, not a solution. The menu item provides an option to "Run Breeze at Startup" that doesn't work. It should be eliminated or fixed.

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hugelshofer rated on 04 May 2013

[Version 1.5.7]



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xieme rated on 27 Aug 2011

[Version 1.5.5]



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Diego-BR rated on 26 Dec 2010

[Version 1.5.3]


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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.


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