Contexts
Contexts
3.7.1

3.9

Contexts free download for Mac

Contexts

3.7.1
08 May 2018

Fast window switcher.

Overview

Contexts is a radically faster and simpler window switcher. It gives you 4 ways to switch windows:

  1. Switch with one click to any window: An auto-hiding sidebar shows your windows organized in groups. To switch to a window just click its title in the list. It is as simple as that.
  2. Switch with one keystroke to 9 windows and with two keystrokes to any window: This is super fast. Each window gets a window number based on its position in the list. To switch to a window just press Option+window-number. It you are a keyboard person you will love it.
  3. Cycle through recently used windows: Command+Tab switcher fails if your applications have multiple windows. With Option+Tab Contexts lets you cycle through individual windows and switch to any of them directly.
  4. Switch with search to any window: Invoke panel with keyboard shortcut and type a few characters from the application name or window title to filter the list using fuzzy matching. Press enter to bring selected window forward.

What's new in Contexts

Version 3.7.1:
  • Command-Tab switcher has been updated to list windows in order they were last active instead of the order they are on the Desktop. This effects the ordering in two cases:
    • If you use the Dock or the macOS Command-Tab app switcher to activate apps, in case an app has multiple windows on the current Space, they will no longer all move to the top of the list; only the active window of the app will.
    • Windows which are set to always show above other windows will no longer always remain at the top of the list but will move down as other windows become active.
  • When Command-Tab switcher is activated, the second item is initially selected. However, if apps without windows or minimized windows are set to show at the bottom of the list, and the currently active app either does not have open windows or they are all minimized, the first item in the list is the most recent active window and will be initially selected instead.

6 Contexts Reviews

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Arie15
28 June 2016

Most helpful

I have been using version 3, downloaded from the site and it really has been the best window switcher I've ever used. I've used Witch for a while and Hyperswitch as well, as I'm a keyboard-productivity fanatic. But neither suited my needs because they would not show certain app windows.

Then at one particular moment, an issue started that froze Contexts when switching fast. Luckily the developer has been working hard to get to the bottom of it: the 'end of trail period' message was interfering with the panel when switching really fast and this was causing the freeze.
This is really the most positive and fast experience I've ever had with a developer to help out and improve his app.
Moreover, he has promised additional interesting features coming up, it is nice to know the app is actively being developed since Apple does not sit still either.
Like
Version 2.2.0
Townsfolk
29 June 2018
Geez. The app looks promising on the cover; though the developer is not responsive at all--the contact form is only there for show. The current version kills 'Finder.app' when you press 'q' when prompt with the overlaying application window, which is not the expected result at all (macOS UI does not even allow it).

This kind of apps goes vaporized very easily. STAY AWAY.
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Version 3.7.1
Bfulop
11 April 2018
Essential. It's one of those apps that I don't want to use my Mac without. I have set up shortcuts to each app I use frequently. I know longer need one gigantic IDE for my work (I'm a developer), but can effortlessly switch between smaller, more focused apps (via Contexts app).
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Version 3.6.2
LeMerlot
04 March 2018
Fast, pretty and resource-friendly.
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Version 3.5.2
Lvdoc
06 February 2017
I've been waiting for these newest features, particularly the "exclude" feature. I bought this today. The developer has always promptly replied to my emails and seems very open to requests and feedback. This is a very nice program.
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Version 2.8.1
acss21acss
09 July 2016
Great replacement for system app switcher. Contexts allows you to switch between different windows of same app and search windows by name. Using number to quick switch is also a great feature!
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Version 2.3
Arie15
28 June 2016
I have been using version 3, downloaded from the site and it really has been the best window switcher I've ever used. I've used Witch for a while and Hyperswitch as well, as I'm a keyboard-productivity fanatic. But neither suited my needs because they would not show certain app windows.

Then at one particular moment, an issue started that froze Contexts when switching fast. Luckily the developer has been working hard to get to the bottom of it: the 'end of trail period' message was interfering with the panel when switching really fast and this was causing the freeze.
This is really the most positive and fast experience I've ever had with a developer to help out and improve his app.
Moreover, he has promised additional interesting features coming up, it is nice to know the app is actively being developed since Apple does not sit still either.
Like
Version 2.2.0
$9.99

3.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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