Flexiglass
Flexiglass
1.7.1

3.8

Flexiglass free download for Mac

Flexiglass1.7.1

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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27 Reviews of Flexiglass

5
julia555sara
27 April 2016
Version: 1.6.1

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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1
connocmindspin
27 August 2020
Version: 1.7.1
Constantly crashes. I really love the app as it makes all the snap to top/side "windows" features just work. Unfortunately, this always crashes. Often needing to force kill and restart the app multiple times a day. It's pretty worthless without actually being able to run.
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Neal
06 April 2020
Version: 1.7.1
I appreciate "Input Monitoring" is a new Security & Privacy category. But what, precisely, does Flexiglass do with the data input it "monitors" (= captures...?). All keystrokes in ANY app...that's the nightmare stuff of Keystroke Logging Apps formerly and widely regarded as Malware I have never ever seen an app request or require let alone granted this degree of "Privacy" invasion. I believe a fuller account of what Flexiglass monitors and how it is securely flushed from VM, RAM without hours and hours of "monitored input" being compressed to a few Kb's and sent to an insecure server in a nanosecond?
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5
Memphisbird
22 June 2017
Version: 1.6.1
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!
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Scott-C-H-
29 January 2017
Version: 1.6.1
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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0.5
Paganel
13 December 2016
Version: 1.6.1
constantly falling
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5
julia555sara
27 April 2016
Version: 1.6.1
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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2
TheBloke
28 November 2015
Version: 1.6.1
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.
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ylluminate
03 February 2015
Version: 1.6
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.
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5
Iliketrash
19 February 2014
Version: 1.5.4
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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1
TheSocalEskimo
26 November 2012
Version: 1.5.2
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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Mark-Lee
01 July 2012
Version: 1.5.2
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?
(4)
Iliketrash
27 March 2012
Version: 1.5.2
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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Revco
28 February 2012
Version: 1.5.2
Not Shareware. App Store only. $7.99 US = $7.42 AUD. On the Australian App Store for $8.49 AUD. Nice software but I really don't like the App Store.
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Trashie
16 January 2012
Version: 1.5.1
Good app does some nice missing features but the memory use of this app seems to be very high....
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Vyselegend
15 December 2011
Version: 1.5.1
Your app is very functional, useful, practical, and helpful. Unlike the eye candy confusing mess that mostly is the app Moom.
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4
Nerdnase
08 December 2011
Version: 1.5.1
I use it every day and especially like the features for two screen setups. Works well. (I have to turn it off when using Photoshop because it interferes with cloning key shortcut).
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4
Surfspirit
29 August 2011
Version: 1.3.1
Too much CPU and RAM!!!
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3
enigma2k
14 August 2011
Version: 1.3
I really like the app but it suffers from stability issues under Lion and I would really love to have the option to bring windows to the front while moving/resizing like it is possible with Zooom2. I really don't get why such a basic feature is not already implemented...
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4
anonymous-dragonfly-1924
27 July 2011
Version: 1.3
Best option for Lion right now when it comes to emulating the window management features of X11. Only down side is it seems to slow my cursor down when I'm moving windows.
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5
Stig77
08 July 2011
Version: 1.2
Doesn't Better Touch Tool do all this (and a lot more)?
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0.5
Ronl
04 July 2011
Version: 1.2
Tech support is unresponsive. Before I purchased this software they were very responsive, but now that I purchased it emails to them on June 13th (i.e. 3 weeks ago) have went unanswered. Nothing... not even a 'we'll get back to you on it.' I have multiple problems using dual monitors and they appear to be either in denial or simply unable to fix the problems. I would not recommend any developer that does not provide reasonably quick responses.
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Shmk
03 July 2011
Version: 1.2
I am getting this error running rampant in the console Flexiglass[4069] [AXHelper] error: copyElementAtPosition: AXUIElementCopyElementAtPosition(165.0:571.0) returns kAXErrorCannotComplete.
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Kohoutek
14 June 2011
Version: 1.2
On 10.5.8, tried to install trial version of 1.2, but it won't open. Exception occurs. Here's the error: Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000 Crashed Thread: 0 Dyld Error Message: unknown required load command 0x80000022 Would like to at least try the software, thanks.
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4.5
Magosilvan
02 June 2011
Version: 1.2
Great little App in continuous evolution. No crashes on my Macs neither under Leopard nor Snow Leopard.
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3.5
Randy-Crawford
23 May 2011
Version: 1.0.6
This app is really great except that it crashes frequently (quite frequently) on my computer. I have the feeling it is because I have multiple monitors. It seems to crash most often when I move/resize a window to a monitor other than the main one. It kills zooom2. It's not much trouble to relaunch it, but I hope to see the crashing fixed.
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5
Jeff-Wholeman
21 May 2011
Version: 1.0.5
Great app but why MAS version still on 1.00????
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5
Ronl
11 May 2011
Version: 1.0.2
Seems excellent so far (testing) and it has rave reviews at the app store. Just needs windows that have been 'snapped' to an edge to resize to their original sizes when moved away from their 'snapped' positions (i.e monitor edges).
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$9.99

3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

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