Flexiglass
Flexiglass
1.7.1

3.9

Flexiglass free download for Mac

Flexiglass

1.7.1
27 February 2019

Window manager.

Overview

Flexiglass enables some of the missing features in OS X window management and offers an extremely convenient way to move, resize, maximize, and close windows on a Mac with a mouse, trackpad and keyboard.

  • Move and Resize: Usually, when you want to move or resize a window on a Mac you are limited by its title bar or lower-right corner. Flexiglass enables more comfortable window management. To quickly move or resize the active window just place the mouse cursor over it, press definable key and start dragging windows with left or right mouse button.
  • Quick Layouts: If you used to work with more than one window at a time Flexiglass will help you to arrange windows on your screen any way you like. Just move a window to the right, left or top, and it will automatically resize and move itself to fill the half of the screen or full screen.
  • Quick Layout Shortcuts: User-defined shortcuts allow users to move windows to the right, left, top and bottom halves of the screen or to maximize them to full screen and back to original size.
  • Multitouch Trackpad and Mouse: You can use finger gestures on your macbook trackpad or Magic trackpad to move and resize. Flexiglass is able to save different settings for a trackpad and a mouse and automatically change them when you plug or unplug devices.
  • Double-click to Zoom: Double-click on window title bar is the easiest way to expand it to full screen.
  • Real Zoom and Real Close: You can change the default behavior of standard Mac OS X buttons. Right-click on the green Zoom button will maximize a window to full screen. Right-click on Close window button will quit the whole application.

What's new in Flexiglass

Version 1.7.1:
  • Fix for Quick Layouts in Chrome

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julia555sara
27 April 2016

Most helpful

Like Flexiglass because it allowed me to personalize my keyboard. It's very convenient for me as I use my mac for work a lot, so the app just helped me to save my time. By the way, my friends also like it^^
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Version 1.6.1
Memphisbird
22 June 2017
I have been a longtime user of Zooom, but it doesn’t work with some apps any longer (Opera browser, for one), and it’s no longer being supported. ​There are a number of window organizers available for Mac, but I don't want to just move my window to a corner or to the top or to the bottom. I want the complete flexibility of using a key or keys and moving my mouse over the window to resize or move, just like I could do in Zooom. Flexiglass does exactly that. It does more than that, actually, but that was the selling point for me. I downloaded the demo from their website (yes, a demo, almost unheard of anymore) in the morning and bought the app in the evening. I didn't need the 15-day demo period to know I was going to buy it. It works perfectly with all the apps I use every day and all the browsers I use. I did have a problem with the app not accepting my license key, though, and I sent an email to the support address. I got a response in NINE MINUTES! Good to go!
Like (2)
Version 1.6.1
1 answer(s)
Nulana
Nulana
08 June 2019
Thanks! Flexiglass is still supported. We have released an update in October 2018 and March 2019.
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Scott-C-H-
29 January 2017
Here goes another "system enhancement utility" gone abandonware, just like TotalFinder, TotalSpace, Zooom2, Optimal Layout, FinderPop, to name a few. Looking at their blog, Remotix is the only app they care about at this point. I’ve paid for a lot of Mac utility software like this only to end up seeing them become an abandonware. This is why I have decided to never pay for and install “system enhancement utilities" like this on my Mac. It is a matter of time before the developer finds it either impossible or not worth the trouble to maintain it. Apple updates the OS, and this type of utility is almost guaranteed to break in some way. It is more challenging and tricky to fix because this kind of utilities needs to address far more variables than a typical stand alone application minding its own business within its boundary. Here is how it always turns out; You buy a piece of software like this thinking you can miraculously improve the user experiences. Then, you start spending more time tinkering and troubleshooting as you use it more. Soon, you become a volunteer beta tester for the developer while you also become unnecessarily attached to its novel, optional functionality. After a while, you stop seeing updates and bug fixes, and then you painfully realize that the developers of the utility abandoned it for one reason or another. You will be left with a lot of frustration as a result of your novel setup ripped apart only because some developers no longer felt like doing anything with it. I'm sick and tired of this classic pattern with indie developers and wasting my time and money in the process. I found that, in the long run, these “system enhancements” added more complexity, frustration and “needs” to tinker with, and that just one troubleshooting session would erase any little bits of time I might have saved by using this type of utility. I found that I was much better off just making good use of all the default features on my Mac and eliminate the “needs” to use this type of “enhancement” all together. Any small gains in user experience are not worth the massive trade-off of depending on this type of utilities.
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Version 1.6.1
1 answer(s)
Nulana
Nulana
08 June 2019
We are sorry you feel that way. Yes, we've been very busy developing Remotix. But we have released several updates to Flexiglass as well.
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Paganel
13 December 2016
constantly falling
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Version 1.6.1
1 answer(s)
Nulana
Nulana
09 June 2019
In case of app failure could you please drop us a line at support@nulana.com?
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julia555sara
27 April 2016
Like Flexiglass because it allowed me to personalize my keyboard. It's very convenient for me as I use my mac for work a lot, so the app just helped me to save my time. By the way, my friends also like it^^
Like (5)
Version 1.6.1
1 answer(s)
Nulana
Nulana
09 June 2019
Thanks!
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TheBloke
28 November 2015
I used this for a couple of years at my last company, and I liked it because it was the only app I knew of that let me add actions to the window title buttons (red/yellow/green) - like maximise/close app. I've now come back to using Mac and installed Flexiglass trial, expecting to purchase it for myself. But then I discovered BetterSnapTool, which does more than Flexiglass for 1/5 the price ($1.99) I'm afraid that Flexiglass is completely eclipsed by BetterSnaptool, which has literally every feature that Flexiglass has as well as many more, at a much lower price. There's simply no reason to buy Flexiglass right now with its current feature set. Also, I must say I find Flexiglass' constant Trial reminders to be highly annoying. I know I'm on a trial, you don't need to remind me randomly several times a day, popping up a window distracting me from what I am doing! If you insist on trial reminders, at least make them Notifications so I don't get new windows stealing focus all the time. I do feel bad saying an app is completely pointless, so here are some suggestions for things Flexiglass could add that would make it worth considering in future: 1. Multiple window tiling: the ability to select two or more windows, and have them tiled on screen, either horizontal or vertical. Eg two or three windows = halves/thirds; four windows = quarters in each corner, etc. Ideally, with automatic re-size - if I resize one window, the other window(s) dynamically resizes as well (like Windows 10 has.) 2. Snapped-together windows ('magnetic'): join two or more windows, such that when I move window A, window B is moved together with it.
Like (2)
Version 1.6.1
1 answer(s)
TheBloke
TheBloke
28 November 2015
Actually I just realised that BetterTouchTool also provides the ability to remap the window title buttons (red/yellow/green) - and this tool is completely free.

So I think it's safe to say that even BTT does all that Flexiglass does, for nothing, and then BST for $2 does it even better.
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ylluminate
03 February 2015
To be fair, I'd like to make a remark before I rate this. This app is probably the cleanest / easiest app of its type at the moment. I quite like it when compared to Moom and such (Moom is really neat, but disappointingly overly complicated in a couple areas). One thing I would very much like to see, for us multi-monitor / head users with large displays is a grid system to allow easier control over areas of the screen. Such a large granularity adjustment for 27 and 30 inch monitors leaves much to be desired. I frequently have an additional column or row in the mix aside from the traditional four quadrants.
Like (3)
Version 1.6
2 answer(s)
Nulana
Nulana
08 February 2015
Thanks. The grid system is in development now but we can't make any promises on how quickly it will be implemented.
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ylluminate
ylluminate
13 October 2015
Still looking forward to this @Nulana!
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Iliketrash
19 February 2014
See my comments below. This is one of those can't-do-without programs. It quicky becomes second nature and resizing and moving windows the "old" way is just too much work. Nice job.
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Version 1.5.4
TheSocalEskimo
26 November 2012
I love this product, I really do. Absolutely superb features, ease of use, customizing options. But this product seemed like it was causing a lot of problems. The biggest thing was that it would not let my mac mini restart. It would go to the white screen as with the loading circle to shut down but never get any further than that till I would have to hard shut down my computer. Another thing that it would affect would be that sometimes I could not open my preferences pane accept by restarting(hard shut down) of my computer. And I don't know if it's related to flexi glass but now some of my usb ports on my computer are not even working even though I uninstalled flexi glass... Not happy here. I really really really want this to work, I used to use mondo mouse till I upgraded to Mountain Lion as it was not supported, and had to find alternatives like flexiglass. Still looking for one. I really really want to like this product and would, but it just causes too many serious problems. Also if anyone was wondering. Even though I upgraded to mountain lion, I have not had any of these problems after Mountain lion upgrade until installing flexiglass. Uninstalling flexiglass has fixed all the problems accept for my usb ports which makes me believe that that was not caused by it, but everything else without a doubt was. I deeply regret not being able to recommend this product and because of these problems I can't give the value or overall rating anything but the lowest score since it is not worth the consequences. I hope that you guys can fix some of these issues in the future.
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Version 1.5.2
Mark-Lee
01 July 2012
I have everything turned off in the app (move, resize, layouts), but whenever I move my mouse cursor, the app spikes to 3% of CPU usage. Whaaaa?
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Version 1.5.2
Iliketrash
27 March 2012
Still waiting for a fix for the bug where this program misinterprets trackpad readings during window drags, making the window move much faster than expected. Otherwise, this program is potentially the most efficient with regard to CPU and RAM usage of its competitors. The best of the breed was Zooom2 but it doesn't work correctly when resizing windows on Lion.
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Version 1.5.2
3 answer(s)
Nulana
Nulana
05 April 2012
Thanks, we are working on it.
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Iliketrash
Iliketrash
15 May 2012
Well, it seems that selecting the Mouse setting rather than Multitouch Trackpad is a workaround. What i missed before I paid for this is that the window resizing is not four-quadrant, meaning that windows can't be expanded to the left or top. I hope this gets fixed real soon.
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Iliketrash
Iliketrash
19 February 2014
I just saw my comment about "window resizing is not four-quadrant," from a couple years ago. Not sure what I was seeing then but I've used this program hundreds of times a day since then. Window resizing is left half, right half, top half, bottom half, quarter-screen (top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right), full screen, and centering. I might be forgetting something here. Also the ability to drag or arbitrarily resize any window without bothering to hit the toolbar or the 1-2 pixel invisible region at the edge of a window is sublime. This is a five-mouse program.
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$9.99

3.9

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  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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