Moom
Moom
3.2.16

4.8

Moom free download for Mac

Moom

3.2.16
16 October 2019

Versatile window manager.

Overview

Moom allows you to move and zoom windows - using either the mouse or the keyboard - to predefined locations and sizes, or to full screen mode.

When used via the mouse, all you need to do is hover over a green resize button, and Moom's interface appears. When used via the keyboard, press your defined shortcut, and the Moom keyboard bezel appears; you can then move windows using the arrow keys and modifier keys.

Moom can be run as a traditional application, a menu bar application, or a completely faceless background application.

What's new in Moom

Version 3.2.16:
  • Moom now functions properly when using an iPad in macOS Catalina via Sidecar

39 Moom Reviews

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Noivad
02 November 2013

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Usually I am not a fan of very simple Apps, but this one was a long time coming. I didn’t think having the ability to click to place windows precisely without overlapping wouldn’t be worth the price, but after the trial, I realized that the time savings alone would pay itself off in a matter of months. As a power user that focuses on true productivity gains, this app has made it to my recommended apps list for the increased speed of windows placement, along with Alfred, DefaultFolderX, Hazel, Fantastical, 1Password, TotalFinder and others that are among the first to be installed on a new machine. The amount of customization users can do is great, and the stability is rock solid. I can only think of one more thing this niche program could do to be better: add workflow sets to attach to program window sets (kind of like the terminal can). So in features I give it 4.5 Stars (the rating on MU seems to be jumpy and stick). Bottom line is, it is worth it to me and other people who like tidy screens & increased efficiency. Since it is free to try, don’t just take my word for it: try it yourself. If you do not find it invaluable in saving time that would otherwise be spent positioning windows, then just delete it, and hopefully Hazel will clean up any old prefs it left behind.
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Version 3.1
Rjmorita
02 September 2019
It works in Catalina now.
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Version 3.2.15
Eric•Woehler
27 November 2018
Unable to get working under garbage security sh**e Mojave. So many layers of 'control' and restrictions on my computer that I can no longer use many apps without endless troubleshooting/problem solving. MB Pro 2018 rapidly becoming paperweight instead of useful laptop. 5 stars for Moom, 0 for Mojave
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Version 3.2.13
1 answer(s)
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
31 January 2019
Eric, you may want to contact Many Tricks (if you haven't already). I've been using Moom for a few years now and had no problems with Moom, even when beta testing Mojave.
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SALAMA Youssef
11 November 2018
I tested Moom on my Macbook Pro 13 mid-2012 ... during all the test the Moom application was fast and I did not notice any heavy process or Ram. Moom is a must-have window manager on the Mac. Despite the recent patent troll forcing the developer to resort to a tentative workaround, it is still the only window manager that gives me an option to precisely define each resizing option. Other similar apps might do a lot of what Moom does, but a small number of the additional features that only Moom offers matter a lot in my workflow, and for that, I'm more than happy to pay for MULTIPLE licenses to support this developer. The overall benefit of the app and the quality of the app far overweighs the recent unfortunate patent trolling. Keep up with good works! The design is really great ... I highly recommend Moom for Mac OSx users and I give 5 star to this application
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Version 3.2.13
Megavolt17
18 July 2018
Tried Magnet, Flexiglass, etc. and finally settled on this app. I did not think I'd use the custom settings, and within an hour had 8 custom settings set up. Easy to use (just play with it or read the help file) and to configure. There are other similar apps that perhaps have more power (and cost more), but I could not figure out how to take advantage of their added features. Moom is quite easy to set up as you wish.
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Version 3.2.11
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Megavolt17
Megavolt17
19 July 2018
BTW works fine on OS 10.14 (Mojave) beta
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theo-langstrumpf
21 February 2018
Nice App) I like it
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Version 3.2.10
Scott-C-H-
04 July 2017
Moom is a must-have window manager on the Mac. Despite the recent patent troll forcing the developer to resort to a tentative workaround, it is still the only window manager that gives me an option to precisely define each resizing option. Other similar apps might do a lot of what Moom does, but a small number of the additional features that only Moom offers matter a lot in my workflow, and for that, I'm more than happy to pay for MULTIPLE licenses to support this developer. The overall benefit of the app and the quality of the app far overweighs the recent unfortunate patent trolling. Keep up with good works!
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Version 3.2.8
Johnnyr
29 May 2017
Great app but it's a shame that they had to redesign the grid thingy. I don't fancy the new hexagon style at all, but I understand it had to be done because of crappy patent troll.
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Version 3.2.8
Dan-D
16 May 2017
I loved this app, but the new hexgrid is the most annoying and confusing way to display the size and position of a window! How is this more natural?!? Hexagon shapes for square windows on a square display? And how does such an odd shape shorten the travel distance of the mouse? Still a nice app (if you are using only the keyboard shortcuts) but this hexagon design decision shocked me! I am so disappointed (and still perplexed), this used to be a great app and my favourite window manager!
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Version 3.2.8
6 answer(s)
hmurchison
hmurchison
16 May 2017
It's because of a patent troll that owns the representation of a grid necessitating the change. A comment would have been more beneficial than slamming them with a 2-star rating without understanding the backstory.
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snozdop
snozdop
16 May 2017
You're perplexed, yet you chose to give a low star-rating here to punish an otherwise very highly-rated app, without bothering to investigate the reasons why?

Shameful.

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Dan-D
Dan-D
16 May 2017
@hmurchison & snozdop:

I do understand the backstory.
But the reason why the company had to remove the previous grid display does not make the new hexgrid any better or more user friendly or natural or whatever they say it does!

The say the new hexagon grid design is an improvement – and that's just BS, sorry! It is not, the hexgrid is annoying and confusing – hence my rating!

I rated the usability of the app – which is horrible now.

It is a shame they had to remove the old grid, but telling me the new grid is an improvement is even worse!

Why don't they say anything about the background story in the description or on the app landingpage/homepage?
Why do i have to do the research?
Why was the blog post about the patent troll story removed? (i read about it but could not find anything about the story on the developers homepage)
I heard about the story from a tech blog.

I installed the update and was shocked.
In fact, i expected the grid to be removed completely, and not replaced by such a strange design.

Again, i understand the reason and it is a sad story, but don't tell me that hexagon thing is an improvement or that is was replaced on purpose or because it is a benefit for the user. Tell the truth: "Shit, we had to remove it because a patent troll tried tu sue us!" done.

And seriously, do you think the new grid is better?
Do you really think the unique hexgrid "features more natural dragging directions, shorter mouse travel distances, and a spiffy new look"?!?

Reread my rating, it's about the usability of the hexgrid, which is IMHO horrible now, sorry! (not shameful, snozdop, just honest)
Moom is still a nice app if you use the shortcuts only, but the new grid design is a disaster. Again, IMHO. If you find the new grid feels more natural or shortens your mouse travel distance, give it a 5-star rating, it's up to you.
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snozdop
snozdop
16 May 2017
@Dan-D

Obviously we don't know why they don't reveal the reason for it. The fact that the original blog post has been deleted and nothing has been said elsewhere suggests to me that whatever agreement they came to has to be kept under wraps (for now).

No, I don't think the new grid is better, in fact I've gone back to version 3.2.6 - but it's certainly not 3 Stars worse. Functionality is the same. Just the visual appearance of the grid is different.

However, I certainly wouldn't lower my score for the whole app, based on a changed visual appearance for one feature the developer had no choice but to change

You could've just posted a comment on the developers sugar-coating of the changes, without the low-rating.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
29 May 2017
You have a SQUARE display?

Mine's a rectangle.
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Dan-D
Dan-D
02 August 2017
@Big Johnson:

As a matter of fact – YES! :)

On one of my Macs i'm using a EIZO FlexScan EV2730Q – a SQUARE display.

if you write code or do CAD it's perfect! (same horizontal size, but 78 % more space/pixels vertically) And it looks way nicer than a widescreen display in pivot/portrait mode, imho.

But square displays are not very common indeed, i understand your amazement. ;)
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WBH
19 January 2017
Really Nice & simple app ! It's a must have. It would be a five starred app for me if we could force windows to stay on the front to the others as an option to their resizing (like a-float does as a menu option).
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Version 3.2.6
Elva123
04 November 2016
Very very nice application. Things becomes extreme convenient to have the tool.
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Version 3.2.6
$10.00

4.8

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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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