Spectacle
Spectacle
1.2

4.6

Spectacle free download for Mac

Spectacle1.2

27 December 2016

Organize your windows without using a mouse.

Overview

Spectacle is a simple utility that allows you to easily organize your windows without using a mouse.

Those familiar with similar apps will find Spectacle to be a simple and unobtrusive way to become more productive while using your Mac. Using Spectacle you can view multiple documents side-by-side, move windows to other displays, or even focus your full attention to a single task.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Spectacle

Version 1.2:
  • Introduces the ability to have windows moved between thirds after being moved to a corner
  • Supports symbolic links to shortcut files
  • Moves the "Launch Spectacle at login" option to a more obvious location
  • Fixes a crash on OS X 10.9
  • Fixes issues assigning various shortcuts

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How would you rate Spectacle app?

20 Reviews of Spectacle

4.5
hashier
20 March 2013
Version: 0.8.1

Most helpful

Awesome app, only features that I miss are: 1/3 2/3 split and restore defaults. Awesome app and not just free it's open source as well. Another nice to have feature would be, that I can click on the menu bar item and see all possible shortcuts + click there and execute the action like "size up" does it.
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elfbuddy96
20 November 2019
Version: 1.2
Spectacle is no longer actively maintained, but Rectangle (https://rectangleapp.com) is a more than worthy alternative.
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5
Hachepunto
03 January 2017
Version: 1.2
Simple, functional and free. Just perfect.
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4.5
cmdr-spaceraygun
10 September 2016
Version: 1.0.6
Smart and fast. My current window manager, leapfrogging several others (including Alfred window management workflows).
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5
courtney-2
07 May 2016
Version: 1.0.6
Love love love this app! I've been using it for years and have ZERO complaints. It only does a small handful of things. But it does them well. Set your own keyboard shortcuts to easily move and re-arrange apps and finder windows. I have a small 13" macbook pro, so screen space is precious. ⌃⌘← to move display to left side of screen ⌃⌘→ to move display to right side of screen ⌃⌘P top right ⌃⌘M bottom right ⌃⌘Z bottom left ⌃⌘Q top left
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applehelpwriter
13 February 2016
Version: 1.0.2
It says it's donationware, but I don't see an obvious way/place to donate from within the app itself.
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5
Designer
19 December 2015
Version: 1.0.1
Fantastic. Works perfectly. Gorgeously designed, super clean and a great icon. Thanks!
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5
Welandr
01 March 2015
Version: 0.8.8
Simple, nice Icon, perfect and for Free. THX
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Wts
29 October 2014
Version: 0.8.8
At last a window mover with a Apple drop down menu listing all the different movements that actually make sense.
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5
Khannibal
21 October 2014
Version: 0.8.6
Perfect app, really easy to use. Very stable (it never crashed). Works with 99% of the apps I use. Can't live without it. :) Thanks to the dev for his work !
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4.5
DS7545
19 June 2014
Version: 0.8.5
Just updated to spectacle 0.8.5 on os X 10.9.3. Works great! Just wish that it worked with all apps/windows (Outlook and others only with a few sizes or none at all), and that there was the ability to snap windows by dragging a window title bars to sides of screen.
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5
jwjb
19 March 2014
Version: 0.8.4
Spectacle is an awesome app that I could not possibly do without and has saved me innumerable hours in being able to quickly organize and resize all the various windows I have open on my Late 2013 27" iMac.
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4
x0x0
01 December 2013
Version: 0.8.4
I really like this app; can't hardly do without. But why in the world does it need to call home at ramdom? There's no box to tick off in the prefs to prevent it.
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5
Jazzyguy
31 October 2013
Version: 0.8.4
This version is working for me.I love it 5 Stars for sure.
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Tom-Smith
10 October 2013
Version: 0.8.2
Unfortunately buggy. Won't, for instance, operate on pdfs open in recent Adobe Reader versions. It has one function not present in SizeUp, which is bug free: the ability to re-size windows from the keyboard, so I keep it around for just that.
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4.5
hashier
20 March 2013
Version: 0.8.1
Awesome app, only features that I miss are: 1/3 2/3 split and restore defaults. Awesome app and not just free it's open source as well. Another nice to have feature would be, that I can click on the menu bar item and see all possible shortcuts + click there and execute the action like "size up" does it.
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1
Ilyeah
07 February 2013
Version: 0.8
can't start at 10.6.8
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4
mantral
07 February 2013
Version: 0.8
could be the best, but crashes every time i try to display preferences.... (ML 10.8.2)
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5
pluswn
29 January 2013
Version: 0.7
It just simply works.
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4.5
GreenVomit8
26 October 2012
Version: 0.7
Best app of this type that I reviewed. There are about 10 of them. Handles all of my needs with simplicity. Latest release now can split screens up into thirds. Awesome!
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5
Jazzyguy
18 October 2012
Version: 0.6.10
I like it. It sits in the menu and is very convenient to use.
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