WindowMizer
WindowMizer
5.0.6

3.1

WindowMizer free download for Mac

WindowMizer

5.0.6
24 June 2019

Roll-up windows like a windowshade.

Overview

WindowMizer is an application that will "roll-up" your windows like a windowshade. It quickly collapses a window leaving only the title bar visible. This allows you to see what's behind the front window without losing your place or focus. Simply double-click on the title bar of a window and it will roll-up like a window-shade. The window is now out of the way yet easily accessible. Double-click again and the window restores to its original size and position.

Window-shaded windows provide quick, intuative access to all of your windows because windows stay where you put them and you can see all your windows at once. Stop digging through your windows trying to find the one your looking for. Reduce screen clutter and maintain an organized desktop when working with a multitude of windows and limited screen space.

What's new in WindowMizer

Version 5.0.6:

Note: Version 5 is a PAID upgrade from version 4.x

  • Fixed: Several issues caused by the New Floating window feature.
  • Fixed: Speed issue introduced with WindowMizer 5.0.5.
  • Added: Thumbnail and Transparent windows can now be floated.
  • Added: Advanced preference setting related to floating windows.
  • Updated: Localizations.

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drwebmail
26 June 2014

Most helpful

Phenomenal Utility. Does it's job fantastically well. Stable. Doesnt adversely effect your system in any way. I personally find it essential and now that I use it I cannot imagine using my mac without it. Huge productivity gain. Support this utility and the developer. This is quality software, far better than the competition (which I have tested) and well worth the price. I bought 2 licenses so I can use it on 4 machines.
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Version 3.4
ricksphoenixr
10 October 2019
WindowMizer appears to be stone dead. Since 2016, Chris has been on top of a LOT––and communicative. He's LITERALLY disappeared, and has been so since Jan. 2019. October now. Time for someone to call the cops, seriously. I had his address at one point, but lost it. He needs a welfare check guys–I'm in OR and can't do much from here.
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Version 5.0.6
Derekcurrie
26 August 2019
WARNING: The RGB World website has, by all appearances, been HACKED. I've attempted to contact them twice by two different methods and nothing has changed.

1) There is no longer any Help of any kind, apart from the meagre FAQ. All documentation has been removed and replaced with BAD ADS, most specifically for MacKeeper, a very ill omen indeed. (I'll skip the details of why).

2) Their Forum is stagnant. Nothing has been posted there, or rather nothing has been *able* to have been posted there since June! I've tried.

Summary: BEWARE their website. I have no idea if this affects their purchasing system, but it makes me worry that money sent is going to whomever hacked the place.

If the developer is reading this: You have major problems to clean up. Your reputation is on the line.
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Version 5.0.6
3 answer(s)
Awado
Awado
27 August 2019
Cannot see any of the ads you mention or any other sign of being hacked there. Ads from MacKeeper usually come from a infected Mac/browser on the visitor side. Did you check your system?
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Version 5.0.6
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
28 August 2019
Sorry Awado, but you didn't look very hard. There is a variety of ads that have replaced the Help, including MacKeeper. Everything I stated remains as I stated it. I check every day. And no, this has nothing to do with my Mac. Relevant pages: (1) WindowMizer Help Book, aka the 'Help' page for WindowMizer: https://www.rgbworld.com/helpbook (2) The stagnant since June RGB World Forum: https://www.rgbworld.com/forums/ - - It is impossible to post anything at all to the forums. Try it. - - In future, please don't waste my time if you're not willing to do your own actual research to verify mine.
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Version 5.0.6
ricksphoenixr
ricksphoenixr
10 October 2019
Derekcurrie––you're absolutely right there's a problem, but this whacky website, business, and personal behavior isn't part of Chris' genetic code. I batted emails back and forth over the years with him, and WindowMizer is his baby. Something's wrong, and it ain't his reputation. I can't get any response from him via any medium.
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Version 5.0.6
Graphic-Mac
17 June 2019
First off, this app is $24.95 OR $8 per year subscription. Second, the app is still buggy and doesn't operate as clean & easily as the old "Haxie" or the original feature did. For those wondering what's changed in the latest updates: Version 5.0.5 Sun, 16 June 2019 20:08:24 -0500 Fixed issue with Event Tap port. Fixed compatibility with FreeChat and WhatsApp. Fixed compatibility with Adobe After Effects and Premier. Added: Floating window options (global & app-specific). Version 5.0.4 Sun, 09 June 2019 01:37:12 -0500 Hardened runtime for macOS 10.14.5. Notarized by Apple notary service. Rewrite distribution script to auto-notarize. Updated: Japanese localization. Prepare for discontinuation of DevMateKit. Added: Microsoft AppCenter frameworks to start replacement of DevMateKit.
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Version 5.0.5
1 answer(s)
Lesoth0
Lesoth0
24 June 2019
To be fair to Chris, he's been ironing out loads of the bugs in the past month, with the 4 updates, so give the guy his due.

The programming of OSX has changed a LOT since Unsanity's days, and they didn't have the balls to stick around and update anything after Snow Leopard, so no point comparing to those vaporware peddlers (that I'd certainly invested in and they took all our money).

The speed and capability of Windowmizer has increased a load over the past 2-3 years to be as close to Unsanity's WindowShade X, and Apple's original OS9 WindowShade feature.

I for one am VERY glad of its existence.
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Derekcurrie
12 June 2019
Updating to v5.0.4 from within the app resulted in it AGAIN asking for approval to run with Accessibility permissions: System Preferences/Security & Privacy/Privacy/Accessibility/WindowMizer. It was already checked ON. Unchecking it and Rechecking it only lead to repeated BOMBs of the app. Reboot, THEN set the Accessibility permissions, solved the problem.
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Version 5.0.4
ResqDogz
11 June 2019
Used to work wonderfully, but cannot "convince" 4.4.2 to run under Mojave 10.14.5: Keeps asking permission to control under privacy (system prefs), even though it's already granted!
No way I'll "upgrade" to 5... when the iteration I've already paid for is non-functional!?
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Version 5.0.4
2 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
12 June 2019
Look further down the thread for further discussion. Short version: I never had any trouble running v4.4.2 on macOS 10.14.5. But I had applied the "WindowMizer v4.4 AccessibilityPatch.app". That apparently makes all the difference. ASK the developer for it, if you can't find it on the website. I have a copy, but the developer is the distributor.
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Lesoth0
Lesoth0
24 June 2019
V5 is for Mojave. v4.4.2 has to be left in High Sierra (where it works great).

v5.06 now works great in Mojave overall too.
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Derekcurrie
21 May 2019
Please hold while I further investigate upgrade discounts available for WindowMizer 5.
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Version 5.0.3
2 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
12 June 2019
It IS possible to get a DISCOUNT for upgrading from version 4. If the discount still isn't listed on the developer website, CONTACT the developer and ask for the discount. It is for real. I got it. I used it. I now have version 5 running.
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Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
24 June 2019
So any progress on upgrade vs re-purchase? the price for 5.x has gone through the roof compared to past costs/upgrades. I *might* be interested in an upgrade from my 4.x licence but not paying USD25 (AUD$40). And I don't *ever* do subscription software!
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Annie-Walker
20 May 2019
How many times am I going to have to keep paying for this? 5, 10, 20? You fixed it so that those of us who did NOT want to update to 5.x.x, and just stay with a previous version, cannot do that. Shame on you!
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Version 5.0.3
2 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
20 May 2019
I'm sorry but I don't understand your point. I'm using version 4.4.2 successfully on macOS Mojave. I've never received a nag or even notification that version 5 was available. At this point, I'm going to ignore that version 5 exists.

Meanwhile, I've written to the developer in an attempt to sort out if there are any actual upgrade options, as opposed to being forced to buy WindowMizer from scratch all over again as standalone. THAT I find distressing.
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Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
21 May 2019
When I did the automatic update, the new version 5.xx deleted my old 4.xx

I don't have any copy of my 4.xx, not even on Time Machine, it got that too!!
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Frankp
20 May 2019
Have been using this as long as it's been around. It allows me to keep a more windows available for quick access, even on a big screen. Makes me more productive since I tend to keep a lot of windows open while I move among them.
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Version 5.0.3
GLW
18 May 2019
The RGB Website says that v5 is an $8 paid UPGRADE (essentially a repurchase, as there is no discount for those who have bought previous versions.) This is NOT TRUE. It is now a paid SUBSCRIPTION, which means that they will be after you for another $8 EVERY YEAR.! A single $8 is not unreasonable for a one-trick pony, but every year???? Not gonna happen!
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Version 5.0.2
3 answer(s)
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
20 May 2019
Under purchase options, it clearly offers a standalone, one-time purchase for $24.95.

https://www.rgbworld.com/windowmizer

The yearly license fee is another option. But you're not forced into a yearly fee if you don't want it.
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GLW
GLW
20 May 2019
Indeed there is that option, but it could turn into an even more expensive gamble. The standalone option only applies to WM 5.x versions. New versions of MacOS come out roughly every year. If WM 5 works under the new versions of MacOS for the next three years, I could save a bit of money. But what if WM bricks under MacOS 10.15? Oh, fixing that will require WM 6! Another $24.95 please. Like I said before, not gonna happen! (I fished my registered WM 4.4.2 out of Time Machine and will continue to use that for as long as it works.)
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
20 May 2019
According to all my receipts from RBG World, the developer, an "upgrade" means you buy the next version at a discount. It does NOT NOT NOT mean you have to buy WindowMizer again from scratch for standalone. IOW: I have no idea why there isn't any actual upgrade price for WindowMizer.

I've written the developer in an attempt to figure out what's going on. Seeing as I have version 4.4.2 working perfectly on macOS Mojave, I see no reason to buy WindowMizer all over again at $24.95 just to have version 5.x.

And note that I don't do software subscriptions.
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LeMerlot
09 May 2019
One of my basic Mac tools since years – it's just smart. Highly recommended !
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Version 5.0.2
$8.00

3.1

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  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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