Window Tidy
Window Tidy
2.1.5

4.8

Window Tidy free download for Mac

Window Tidy

2.1.5
17 February 2017

Manage windows with ease.

Overview

Note: As from January 2017, Window Tidy has been officially retired to make way for a next-generation version called Mosaic. Window Tidy will still receive support for the forseable future with critical updates and bug fixes only.

Window Tidy lets you take control of all your applications. How many times have you had to keep switching between documents when you wished you could just see them all at the same time? The process of dragging and resizing these windows manually is very fiddly and time consuming. And then when you're done, you've got to move them all back!

Features
  • Take Control of your Desktop - Arrange your application windows using nothing but drag-and-drop! There are no hot-keys to remember or menus to click, just drag-anddrop a window onto layout icon and it will instantly snap to that layout.
  • Highly Customizable - The behavior and appearance of Window Tidy are highly customizable to streamline your individual workflow. You can create any number of layouts, each with its own grid size.
  • Quick Layout - If you want to apply a custom layout to a window you can use Quick Layout to quickly drag the grid area you want the active window to occupy, and when you release the mouse button, the layout is applied.
  • Multiple Monitors - Windows can be moved onto a new monitor and have a layout applied in one simple drag-and-drop movement. If a window is lost on another screen, one click will send it immediately to the current screen.
  • Configure the Option key ⌥ to either show / hide the layout icons whilst dragging
  • Assign keyboard shortcuts for individual layouts
  • Intuitive interface seamlessly integrates with OSX
  • Layouts can be added, removed and customized
  • Specify the look and position of the pop-up layout icons
  • Quick Layout option for applying a new layout without adding it to the list
  • Independent grid size for each layout
  • Elegant multiple monitor support
  • Take a screenshot of any window
  • Menu option to move the active window to the current screen

What's new in Window Tidy

Version 2.1.5:

Please Note! All support and updates ceased at the end of January 2018.

  • Fix for crash experienced by customers on older OS versions (pre-OS X 10.11)
  • Fix for menu icon in dark mode

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13 Window Tidy Reviews

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Wts
13 March 2016

Most helpful

Dear MacUpdate: According to the developers web site http://www.lightpillar.com/window-tidy.html the application is now at version 2..1.2 and requires Mac OS 10.9. Now I;m not sure why i have a paid subscription with MacUpdate when the information MacUpdate can not be relied upon.
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Version 2.0.2
Djsteve
20 January 2017
2.1.x of Window Tidy is an excellent window organizing and docking app, which is what my star rating is based on. HOWEVER, the developer has just transitioned the app to a new version and name ("Mosaic") which appears to include a monthly subscription fee. I say "appears" because nowhere on their website, their literature, etc. are any details on cost or subscription prices shown. There are only links to download a free 7 day trial, within which the user still cannot get any additional information without signing in with a user account (I refuse to). Why are they hiding the costs of this new version???
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Version 2.1.4
1 answer(s)
sjk
sjk
03 February 2017
> Why are they hiding the costs of this new version???

It's here now:

http://www.lightpillar.com/mosaic-versions.html
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ld92lleo2lp
16 December 2016
Best of all apps of such type
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Version 2.1.2
RogerKatz
11 July 2016
version 2.1.3 is available at the Mac App Store, while version 2.1.2 is available both here (at MacUpdate), as well as at the developer's site.
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Version 2.1.2
Wts
13 March 2016
Dear MacUpdate: According to the developers web site http://www.lightpillar.com/window-tidy.html the application is now at version 2..1.2 and requires Mac OS 10.9. Now I;m not sure why i have a paid subscription with MacUpdate when the information MacUpdate can not be relied upon.
Like (3)
Version 2.0.2
Sergesouszero
29 June 2015
Easy to use.. No hassle with hotkeys. Exactly what I was looking for. Great app.
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Version 2.0.2
bryanwillis1
26 December 2014
No trial? Arrange works pretty flawlessly with Yosemite as well as all previous versions. Why would I pay for this app over that without even getting the opportunity to try it??
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Version 2.01
1 answer(s)
Light Pillar
Light Pillar
26 May 2015
For anyone interested, we have now made free trials available: http://lightpillar.com/window-tidy.html
Like (3)
Widber
27 November 2012
Today is WindowTidy v.1.3 gratis. On the first look it is an excellent program.
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Version 1.2
2 answer(s)
Widber
Widber
27 November 2012
Version 1.3 does exist since Nov. 8th 2012
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
28 November 2012
Mine just updated to 1.3 last night.
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ronoho
03 February 2012
Great app, use it very frequently! Unfortunally since I updated to Lion 10.7.3 Window Tidy crashes silently in the background and needs to quit and started again. Hope this will be fixed soon, since this is one of my most frequently used apps! Keep up the good work!
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Version 1.1
Drumshanbo
21 December 2011
i really like this app. I've tried most of the window-resizing apps and this one just fits my style. i use my macbook a lot for school and have to fit word documents and powerpoints on a single screen often. it's very cumbersome having to drag windows around with a small trackpad. the drag-and-drop option is amazingly efficient. the only thing I'd like to have added is the option to change the background of the re-size screens within the app. for example, i wanted the screens to be a solid grey. i had to find a wallpaper that matched what i wanted, download it, set it as my wallpaper, change it within the app, and then remove and replace it with my old wallpaper. not a huge problem but a lot more steps than needed, i feel. it's a shame there aren't any demos available currently. it's really something that needs to be experienced to see if it fits. it sounds like the dev is working on that so hang tight and give it a try.
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Version 1.1
2 answer(s)
Drumshanbo
Drumshanbo
02 January 2012
just discovered the option to drag an image into the app to set as the background. but again, i think a built in solid color choice option would be really helpful and save a few steps.
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Drumshanbo
Drumshanbo
07 January 2012
window tidy is on sale in the app store for $.99 saturday jan 7, 2012, through sunday jan 8, 2012. wish i had waited to buy it :-/. oh well.
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21 December 2011
i really like this app. I've tried most of the window-resizing apps and this one just fits my style. i use my macbook for school and have to re-size word documents and powerpoints to fit my screen often. it's cumbersome to have to drag the window around on a small trackpad, so the drag-and-drop option here is very convenient. the only thing i would like added is an option to pick solid colors for the re-size windows within the app. i wanted a grey screen and had to find a wallpaper with the color i wanted, download it, set it as my screen, assign it in the app, and then remove and replace it with my old wallpaper. not a huge deal, but a bit more work than i wanted to do. it's a shame that there is no demo, as i find these types of apps need to be experienced in order to decide if it's right for the buyer. for me it's perfect.
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Version 1.1