MaxSnap
MaxSnap
1.6

4.3

MaxSnap free download for Mac

MaxSnap

1.6
30 March 2019

Powerful window manager.

Overview

MaxSnap is a powerful window manager which lets you:

  • Move, arrange, and resize windows with menu-bar icon or keyboard shortcuts
  • Option/Alt-Drag - move and resize windows without using the windows' title bar
  • Quickly move windows using multi-touch gestures

What's new in MaxSnap

Version 1.6:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

5 MaxSnap Reviews

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acbrist
23 March 2017

Most helpful

I'm giving MaxSnap 5 stars simply because of the ability to press a key combo and have your next mouse movement move or resize a window, even a background window, without making it foreground. No need to click, or to use the Title bar (for the move) or the edges or corners (for the resize). This is a game changer for me. For now, I use Moom alongside MaxSnap but only as Moom has no prescribed window positions but allows custom ones instead. I know the MaxSnap dev is thinking about also offering custom size/locations too and it already offers many predefined ones that would likely suit most, me too if I weren't so used to Moom's custom option. I purchased the Beta and so got a big discount. I found this app via Command-Tab Plus (same dev, I also use that app ^_^) PS: Dev is responsive too.
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Version 1.0
Scott-C-H-
22 May 2017
Finally, a window manager that can do a key combo + drag to move/resize. Nearly all window managers up until now (except BetterTouchTool) do only resize-by-key combos. I really miss Zooom 2 (now defunct) and this one has the potential to be a full replacement. The only thing that I would like to see implemented is an ability to resize from all four corners with a key combo + drag. I'm going to purchase a license just to support this developer. As for Spectacle being free, I hate it when people make such a rash judgment and complain about paying for $10. I've made that mistake myself. Remember, behind every Mac app, there are developers (= humans) investing a tremendous amount of effort to make our platform better. $10 is really a bargain when I consider the amount of workflow friction it can remove.
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Paganel
Paganel
22 May 2017
Thank you very much, it's really nice to see a person who understands the situation
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Uncoy
04 May 2017
Why use this when Spectacle is awesome and free?
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Version 1.1
5 answer(s)
Uncoy
Uncoy
09 May 2017
Spectacle has more than enough options. I write this as a Moom and Divvy owner (and former Moom heavy user) who uses only Spectacle only now with keyboard shortcuts. You can move windows from monitor to monitor and divide in half by either vertical or horizontal. Multiple keypresses will turn half into 1/3 and then 2/3. More complexity would just make window management harder.

MaxSnap is just copycat software when the real thing is available for free.
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Uncoy
Uncoy
09 May 2017
We should all donate more to the open source projects which empower us and provide the backbone of almost all commercial software these days. In this particular case I have already donated to Spectacle.
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Paganel
Paganel
09 May 2017
more features, option-drag and a lot of differences, just try it
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Paganel
Paganel
09 May 2017
Your right to donate money on a paid or free app ...
But to call MaxSnap "just copycat" at least not ethical, thus the Magnet, SizeUp, Moom and Divvy can also be called "just copycat"

Good luck.
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Uncoy
Uncoy
10 May 2017
MaxSnap is later to the party and specifically copies the Spectacle preferences layout and core functionality. I'd be very surprised to hear there is not a lot of common code.

Moom and Divvy are both fairly distinct. Moom focused more on adding more options to the resize button (along with keyboard shortcuts) while Divvy was about corners and gestures. I preferred Moom but it doesn't work very well in the latest version of OS X due to Apple hijacking its own resize buttons and behaviour. Spectacle seems to get around those limitations.

Divvy was also copycat software (copying Moom which was the gold standard). And yes there are other copycat apps out there in the resizing space. Thanks for pointing them out as well.
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Frankns
20 April 2017
Disappointed ... Can't seem to run the trial version Despite the application telling me I have 7 days remaining in my trial, I'm not able to by-pass the "Buy Now" screen or activate any of the menubar snap options. I very much like the idea of snapping windows to one side in 1/3 window increments. Exactly what I've been wanting. Be great to be able to try it out!
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Paganel
Paganel
24 April 2017
Hi, I'm the developer of this app and a very strange situation you describe, email me from the site, I would like to help to solve this problem and give you the opportunity to try the app
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Bassrun
16 April 2017
FWIW, this app is not free, so the price shown here should be shown as $10 (it's on sale now for $6.50).
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Paganel
Paganel
24 April 2017
Previously, the app was in beta and is free. After the official launch was set the price, sorry I have not updated the information on Macupdate
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acbrist
23 March 2017
I'm giving MaxSnap 5 stars simply because of the ability to press a key combo and have your next mouse movement move or resize a window, even a background window, without making it foreground. No need to click, or to use the Title bar (for the move) or the edges or corners (for the resize). This is a game changer for me. For now, I use Moom alongside MaxSnap but only as Moom has no prescribed window positions but allows custom ones instead. I know the MaxSnap dev is thinking about also offering custom size/locations too and it already offers many predefined ones that would likely suit most, me too if I weren't so used to Moom's custom option. I purchased the Beta and so got a big discount. I found this app via Command-Tab Plus (same dev, I also use that app ^_^) PS: Dev is responsive too.
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Version 1.0
$10.00

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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