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Amethyst is a tiling window manager similar to xmonad. It was originally written as an alternative to fjolnir's awesome xnomad but written in pure Objective-C. It's expanded to include some more features like Spaces support not reliant on fragile private APIs. Amethyst is free and open source under the MIT license.

Note: Amethyst must be given permissions to use the accessibility APIs under the Privacy tab of the Security & Privacy preferences pane. There is a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts that are available on the developer's webpage.

What's New

Version 0.9.4:
  • Critical: Squash a bug that broke tiling when the title bar moves to a different display.
  • Fixed a bug that made the menu bar icon invisible when using dark mode on Yosemite.


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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License Free
Date 12 Oct 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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