Moom
Moom 3.1
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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
Version 3.1:

New Features:
  • When configuring resize controls, window dimensions can now be specified as percentages, relative to the available screen space.
  • Menu items now show application icons for window snapshots.
  • Added a new AppleScript command, tell application "Moom" to list of snapshots.
  • Reworded configuration messages for OS X 10.9 Mavericks users.
Bug Fixes and Improvements:
  • Snap-to-edges highlight now appears even when highlighting is disabled.
  • Fixed constantly-shrinking grid bug on rotated external displays.
  • Worked around an issue where saved window layouts weren't properly handling Terminal windows.
  • Resolved an issue with Tweetbot for Mac when restoring windows.
  • Removed "Snapshot doesn't apply" alert unless snapshot was automatically applied.
Version 3.1:

New Features:
  • When configuring resize controls, window dimensions can now be specified as percentages, relative to the available screen space.
  • Menu items now show application icons for window snapshots.
  • Added a new AppleScript command, tell application "Moom" to list of snapshots.
  • Reworded configuration messages for OS X 10.9 more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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    +1
Moom User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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+1

+95

Noivad reviewed on 02 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 3.1]


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+2

+290

Cgc reviewed on 14 Nov 2012
Long-time Moom user and it's spoiled me. Hotkeys make auto moving, centering, and resizing a snap. Brings order to my windows. Great app, highly recommend.
[Version 3.0.1]


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+1

+1

Kentpublic reviewed on 24 Jul 2012
I've been using Moom now for 6 months on Snow Leopard. For other reasons, I did a wipe and fresh installation of Snow Leopard about 1 month ago. In the last week, I've noticed the WindowServer process consuming 95% CPU. At first, I thought it was Parallels, but I have recently ruled that out. I removed all my "Login Items" and the problem went away. I systematically started adding each "Login Item" back and Moom turned out to be the culprit. When I turn Moom off (and reboot), CPU usage goes down to 5% for the WindowServer. When I turn Moom back on, CPU usage goes to 60% immediately and 95% within 5 minutes. I love Moom, but I can't use my computer when it's spinning its wheels on the WindowServer process.
[Version 3.0]


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+6
Larryb16 commented on 02 Jul 2012
Why does the price for Moom state $5 in several places on the MacUpdate page, but when I attempt to buy its $10?
[Version 3.0]

1 Reply

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+1

+45
MacUpdate-Nick replied on 03 Jul 2012
Larryb16,

It appears as though we had an incorrect price listed. The actual price is indeed $10, as per the developer's website. The listing is now updated to reflect this. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and I apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks.
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+2

+108

Vitu reviewed on 10 Jun 2012
Cinch & SizeUp on steroids plus a lot of customization, solid performance and tight OS X integration for $5?!
[Version 3.0]

2 Replies

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+1
Kihoalu replied on 29 Dec 2013
I’m ambivalent about that.

The demo has 100 activations,
successful, or not - which makes me feel like I have to rush to figure this out & get comfortable with it to see if I like it. In no time 25 of those disappeared as I started to test it.

Simple fact is that something like this, especially if you already use another variant - should be obvious & I’m surprised to find that Moom is not.

Donperrault is dead-on: it needs to be triggered from something like the title bar. Aiming for the maximize button, especially when using a pen & tablet - is too small a target for something that is supposed to be readily accessible.

There is also the free “grid” from DevonTechnologies, & “Tuck.”

Don’t give me a tool to make my life easier - but then make it harder to use than it needs to be.
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+108
Vitu replied on 02 Jan 2014
Moom is pretty obvious to me, and I rarely resort to the mouse for window resizing/moving. But even for mouse-centric users this app has quite a few tricks, easily encompassing some look-alike-throw-me-99¢ apps.

You do need to spend some time setting it up for your workflow and if in need, you can always resort to its excellent help file.

I believe that what Donperrault is talking about is something OS 9 had (impossible, so far, to implement on OS X without hacks) but I understand it might be frustrating to try and hit those traffic light on a iDevice remotely.

Regarding the demo limitations, I'd recommend you contact the developer and try to work something out. It's worth trying :)
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+1

+398
Donperreault commented on 29 Apr 2012
Would love for Moom to add the feature to minimize to TitleBar.
[Version 2.4.1]

3 Replies

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+1

+65
Neartheredrocks replied on 08 Jun 2012
That has my vote, too!
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+2

+604
Fishscale replied on 08 Jun 2012
They would increase sales by at least 10 fold with this feature. I think it is too difficult to implement though requiring hacks like unsanity's windowshade x and the only app to have it working on lion deskovery. I'd buy it if they had it. Deskovery ruined the feature with too many animations.
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+1
Kihoalu replied on 29 Dec 2013
Excellent point.

The keyboard commands work pretty well, though.
I like “offset by x pixels” from other windows & screen edges.

Seems like I might get to like this, but 100 clicks are probably insufficient for me to make a determination over others I may already use.

Meanwhile, Cinch works well enough for me & I don’t see enough here to buy another app that does largely the same thing. Its not quite a SWITCH incentive.

If I were running on multiple monitors, I can see expanding the placement options as useful.
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+65

Neartheredrocks reviewed on 24 Apr 2012
I need to rearrange windows in my daily work very often and I want to have them arranged in very special ways (i. e. with a size of 1/6 of my screen, at the right bottom corner of the screen). Moom is the only application that I know allows to do that (others allow only a size of 1/4 of the screen which I don't like so much). I think Moom is great!
[Version 2.4.1]


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-5

-5

Farshidhss reviewed on 23 Feb 2012
I'm glad I only tested this app. This app has serious issues need to be addressed:
- To resize a window using keyboard I have to press a shortcut to activate moom and then I can finally use my shortcut to resize the window or move it. This is completely useless. A window manager is meant to be quick and easy to use !!
- There are several bugs if you move between several screens while the moom is activated using the keyboard shortcut. As for one the setting window won't ever show again unless i close the app and open it again.

It could be a really good app if you spend more attention to the usability.
[Version 2.3.3]

3 Replies

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+2

+290
Cgc replied on 17 Apr 2012
I think you need to get into the prefs and configure Moom as I have a bunch of key combinations I set up to configure all kinds of window layouts and I never have to go to the menu ever. I even set the pref in Moom to never show the dock icon or menubar icon. EXCELLENT APP.
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-5
Farshidhss replied on 17 Apr 2012
Sorry, I looked at all prefs and couldn't find how to get rid of the shortcut that activates moom, and if it's that hard to find such a functionality then for sure there is more work to be done for this app. But anyway luckily I found "BetterTouchTool" app and it's for sure the best I've tested so far.
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+1

+176
Stormchild replied on 12 Jul 2012
I haven't encountered any of the problems you're talking about. Can't imagine what could be faster than a keyboard shortcut. How else would you expect to activate it? Telepathy?
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+10

widomakr reviewed on 07 Dec 2011
This app is so simple and elegant in its UI, it defies logic. I think this functionality should have been built in by Apple but these developers have done a wonderful job!
[Version 2.3.2]


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+13

Rjmorita reviewed on 14 Sep 2011
Neat program. Divvy and Right Zoom in one. I tried it and immediately purchased it.
[Version 2.3]


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+227
Eric-Woehler had trouble on 28 Jul 2012
Am wondering if Moom is ML 10.8 compatible? Some strange window behaviours, including windows stretching way beyond normal bounds (eg window with 2 columns of files, when hover over green button, window zooms to right to expand window to accommodate 3 or sometimes 4 columns of files even though they aren't there..)
hard to describe behaviours but quirky and unpredictable would sum up my experiences under ML
[Version 3.0]


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+1

-22
Clarusad had trouble on 03 Apr 2011
Since first version, ther's still a important bug with version 1.1.
After a while, windowServer process go crazy and the computer become unusable. For everything returns to normal, ther's two solutions : either trying to force Moom process out with Activity Monitor or force to reboot the computer with power button !!!

Moom promises to be a great application : very good integration, being "mac OS friendly" and with a natural use. But it won't be as long as the developer won't fix this important bug.
[Version 1.1]



+7

mwab rated on 26 Oct 2013

[Version 3.1]



+1

John873M6646 rated on 23 Aug 2013

[Version 3.0.1]



+2

RONIN427 rated on 30 Jun 2013

[Version 3.0.1]



shuaiquan rated on 11 Jun 2013

[Version 3.0.1]



Oolong rated on 05 May 2013

[Version 3.0.1]



cantor rated on 28 Apr 2013

[Version 3.0.1]



+22

Dan-D. rated on 19 Mar 2013

[Version 3.0.1]



Ace1617 rated on 02 Nov 2012

[Version 3.0.1]



+7

mwab rated on 02 Oct 2012

[Version 3.0.1]



+160

Blloyd rated on 08 Jun 2012

[Version 3.0]


Downloads:11,652
Version Downloads:1,389
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:18 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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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.


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