Arrange
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Control position and size of application windows.   Demo ($8.99)
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Arrange is the best solution to control position and size of applications' windows.

Features:
  • Zone resize, resizes windows according to place where they are dragged. There are two modes, one with 4 zones and one with 8 zones. The former lets user to maximise, half size and center windows, the latter also provides options to make windows one quarter size of the display.
  • Predefined options, provides on screen menu with 16 predefined sizes and positions, activated through menu bar icon or hot key.
  • Free form tool, provides on screen menu with
What's New
Version 3.0:

Note: This is a paid update for everyone who purchased Arrange before 01.01.2012. Use this link to get an update coupon or a new license key.

New features:

  • Multi windows tool
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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Arrange User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(3)
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+26

Tachy0n reviewed on 12 Mar 2014
The flexibility this provides is excellent compared to some of the other competitors.
[Version 3.0]


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Itistoday reviewed on 23 Dec 2013
Others I tried: Arranger, BetterSnapTool (actually didn't try it, cause it wouldn't let me; trial expired immediately), Cinch, and Spectacle.

I also intentionally did not try others that I looked at based on their descriptions (missing features).

This wins.

Why?

- Mouse control resizing via dragging. Works. Supports up to two modes (4 size types, or 8 size types).

- Keyboard control. Shortcuts.

- Mouse drawing on a grid.

It does everything the others do, it does things they don't do, and it does it better. And it does it for $8.99. Perfectly reasonable price. Next step is to buy a license for myself.

Therefore, it won my heart (and mind). :-)
[Version 3.0]


burypromote

+52
dachkater commented on 22 Oct 2013
No longer works in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The Accessibility API apparently has been changed.
[Version 3.0]

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burypromote

+52
dachkater replied on 22 Oct 2013
Correction: after some more research, looks like the option to enable Assistive Devices has been moved. It is now under System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility and is enabled per application. Once switched on for Arrange, everything seems to work!
burypromote

+235
Maclover1.1 replied on 23 Oct 2013
Thanks ! :0)
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AshBP replied on 28 Feb 2014
Thanks, this worked! It was fine with Mavericks until I moved it to a different folder the other day. Opened privacy>accessibility setting and it was clicked off after moving Arrange to a folder . *Note, Arrange doesn't play nicely when put in a folder in Applications folder (most apps are ok) - only hot keys work...

If dev is reading - Can you add this info to the documentation page on the product site, and maybe in the description on MacUpdate page above, at least until Arrange is programed to open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility instead of what it opens now.

Definitely superior, and I always test ALL similar apps ;-)
burypromote
+1

+110

June8 reviewed on 20 Feb 2013
Best in its class, never had any problem. Thanks to the developer.
[Version 3.0]


burypromote

+235
Maclover1.1 commented on 20 Feb 2013
I guess this is a paid upgrade.. I updated automatically and my SN is not recognized.. Thanks to Time Machine I reverted to 2.1. I use this a lot.. but it's not like this new version adds anything I want to pay for again plus it's totally unclear to me if there even is an upgrade policy or if one is expected to pay full price again?
[Version 3.0]

1 Reply

burypromote

+235
Maclover1.1 replied on 28 Feb 2013
Ok, clearer now.. Other topic: old clean black icon was a zillion times better and more pro-looking, this little kiddie window looks very childish to me ;0) Now if I were a new customer I'd feel Flexiglass to be more pro.. Icons go a long way in perception.. I think..
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BigJohnson reviewed on 13 Oct 2012
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 2.1]

2 Replies

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Trifle (developer) replied on 20 Feb 2013
Thank you for your review. Arrange is intended to align windows not to keep them in certain places or on top of others. For example if someone wants to keep two windows side by side to work with two documents Arrange is the tool he/she can use. But in your case you have to find other solution.
burypromote

+26
Tachy0n replied on 11 Mar 2014
If you want to remember their positions, have a look at Stay, and if you want them to float on top then check out Afloat but it needs a special build for Mavericks
burypromote
+1

+1

conrad5 reviewed on 02 Aug 2012
Great app, fulfils all my requirements.
[Version 2.1]


burypromote
+1

+2

jonna_takala reviewed on 25 Jul 2012
I have tested a few windows manager and for me this one is the best. I
especially like multi monitor support since I have two monitor setup.
Price is really nice, you buy one application and get four different
ways to operate windows.
[Version 2.0.1]


burypromote
+1

+2

wolfram_fuchs reviewed on 19 Jul 2012
I have to use both Mac and Windows PC and despite I prefer OSX to
Windows 7 in almost every aspect I always missed snap resize feature.
But now my pain is over thanks to Arrange application. It gives me all
I need and even more so situation has flipped and I miss Arrange
features on my PC machine. It is must have for everyone who ever
experienced snap resize.
[Version 2.0.1]


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+196
GeoProf commented on 28 Jun 2012
I like Arrange, but I refuse to reward its jackass developer by buying it. He’s so thin-skinned that he takes compliments as insults. Worse, he attacks anyone who says anything even remotely negative about his app. If he ever learns how to be human in the business and online contexts, I’ll reconsider. But until then, I’m buying Cinch.
[Version 2.0.1]

1 Reply

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Trifle (developer) replied on 13 Jul 2012
Can you be so kind and show me where I answered to anybody the way you have described. You realize that I'm not a native English speaker and maybe not all nuances of language are noticable for me. Regards
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cstephen87 rated on 04 Apr 2011

[Version 1.3.2]



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Runty rated on 24 Feb 2011

[Version 1.3.2]



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Mimiwan2 rated on 06 Feb 2011

[Version 1.3.2]



dpeete rated on 24 Jan 2011

[Version 1.3.2]



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Dawido rated on 31 Dec 2010

[Version 1.3]


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Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Demo
Date:20 Feb 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $8.99
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Arrange is the best solution to control position and size of applications' windows.

Features:
  • Zone resize, resizes windows according to place where they are dragged. There are two modes, one with 4 zones and one with 8 zones. The former lets user to maximise, half size and center windows, the latter also provides options to make windows one quarter size of the display.
  • Predefined options, provides on screen menu with 16 predefined sizes and positions, activated through menu bar icon or hot key.
  • Free form tool, provides on screen menu with rectangles representing displays, reposition and resize is done by drawing frame inside them, size and position is snapped to grid. Activated through menu bar icon or hot key.
  • Multi windows tool, lets user manage from 2 to 5 windows at the same time, provides on screen menu to select windows' layout, subsequent selection of the same layout changes windows' order. Invoked through menu bar icon or hot key.
  • Hot keys, give access to all reposition and resize options through keyboard.
  • Every option has multi display support.
  • Hot keys and appearance can be changed in preferences.

Functionality of five applications in one, for price of one.


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