Cinch
Cinch
1.2.3

4.6

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Cinch

1.2.3
13 February 2017

Simple, mouse-driven window management.

Overview

Cinch gives you simple, mouse-driven window management by defining the left, right, and top edges of your screen as 'hot zones'. Drag a window until the mouse cursor enters one of these zones then drop the window to have it cinch into place. Cinching to the left or right edges of the screen will resize the window to fill exactly half the screen, allowing you to easily compare two windows side-by-side (splitscreen). Cinching to the top edge of the screen will resize the window to fill the entire screen (fullscreen). Dragging a window away from its cinched position will restore the window to its original size.

If you prefer a keyboard-centric approach to window management, you might also take a look at our other products SizeUp or TwoUp. Use Cinch together with either SizeUp or TwoUp to cover both your mouse and keyboard needs.

What's new in Cinch

Version 1.2.3:
  • Fixed: Crash when coming out of sleep on late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
  • Improved: Update installer security (Sparkle)
  • Improved: Finally 64-bit

Requirements for Cinch

  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

34 Cinch Reviews

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Apple Insider
03 May 2010

Most helpful

Cinch adds Mac OS X are two very convenient features. First, it is opening up the windows for exactly half of the screen. This is done by dragging the window for the header to the left or right edge of the screen. The fact that the utility you realize you will understand the characteristic dotted lines. This function is extremely useful if you have to keep two windows side by side, in turn, analyzing their contents - for example, when a reprint of the text, or when comparing the contents of files. The second function Cinch - is unfolding window to full screen as you drag to the middle of the menubar. Options consist of the entire four points: Recommend to all to put a second check by inserting autostart utility. Options Cinch - one of those that get used immediately. Thanks to the developers, not only for Cinch but for SizeUp. Best Regards Vitaly!
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Version 1.0.3
Moccaboi
27 March 2019
Great app to get organized on your desk. Very intuitive 'n easy 2 manipulate. Thxs!
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Version 1.2.3
Robio
09 May 2017
*Exponentially* better than the native macOS Split View in every way. More intuitive (especially for getting in/out of snapped-into-place views). Doesn't force you into Full Screen mode (so you can still CMD+~ to switch between several windows in the same app, unlike macOS Split View which cripples that functionality). This is a perfect example of how it's become up to other developers to make macOS "just work" anymore, since Apple keeps making Macs harder to use.
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Version 1.2.3
Caput-Draconis
23 December 2015
Using it for a year now and it does the trick, nothing to complain (only steam doesn't work).
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
Irradiated-Software
Irradiated-Software
30 December 2015
Yep, unfortunately Steam uses non-standard windows which don't respond to being resized programmatically.
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Cowicide
12 February 2015
No longer works with Quick Look windows on latest Mavericks 10.9.5. What a bummer. It was a nice, quick way to maximize the Quick Look windows to almost full screen without having to hit the built-in full screen button within Quick Look and lose access to flipping through multiple media in a folder with the arrow keys seamlessly. Hope developer can fix this. One of the only reasons I use Cinch was for this purpose.
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Version 1.2
2 answer(s)
Cowicide
Cowicide
12 February 2015
Strange, I tested on some mp4 videos and it worked again. I then tried it on a gif and it broke again and now won't work with anything else again. Seems like this is a bug that can be fixed.
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Cowicide
Cowicide
19 February 2015
Developer is working on this known issue, but not sure if can be fixed or not. Quick Look won't work in Mavericks if a Finder window is open.
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BillJones2623
16 August 2013
I have used Cinch for a few months. It works on either monitor, but I haven't tried to keep something else over a cinched window. It's not a Win7 screen manager, but it is very helpful in OSX. I'd rather not try to do detailed evaluations.. come on, this is a nice little tool to make my day easer. It works.
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Version 1.1.1
kaviaz
23 July 2013
I used cinch with Quiztones, that developer tell me he'll inform you when using Cinch, Quiztones crushes while manipulate. But after both apps upgrade, it still crushes.
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Version 1.1.1
hiresiri
19 November 2012
Great tool
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Version 1.1
Jpwgibson
14 November 2012
I'm a bit uncertain about the pricing. Under "Buy" it is listed as $62 originally, now marked down to $14.99. However, under "Information" the price is given as $7. One reviewer claims to have paid $0.99 for it. This is quite a discrepancy.
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
14 November 2012
We're currently offering a mini bundle for $14.99 that Cinch is included in. $62 is the total combined value of the applications in the bundle, with Cinch regularly going for $7. I know that labeling is a bit confusing, and we are working to make it a bit more clear!
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Big Johnson
14 October 2012
Disappointed. I must be missing something: Tried Arrange briefly and expected my windows to stay where I put them and stay on TOP. Mainly wanted it for keeping Quicktime Player on top so I could watch video while doing other things, but it doesn't stay there. With VLC I can float the window on top, but not QTP. What's the point of arranging a window to a certain position if it's going to disappear when I switch apps? When I return to a window to work, I want it fullscreen, not 1/8 screen or some other miniscule size. If QTP or maybe Thunderbird would stay on top in a corner while I was working, fine, but since I must return to each one to see them, why would I want them minimized? I don't want to read my email or work with Pages or any other app in a tiny window, that's why I bought a 17" MacBook Pro - so I'd have more real estate.
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Version 1.1
2 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
14 October 2012
OOPS - I meant I used Cinch briefly. I left the same review for Arrange because it has the same "flaw." I want my cinched windows on TOP.
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Irradiated-Software
Irradiated-Software
15 October 2012
This is not really a flaw in Cinch, it's simply how windows behave in OS X. Apple does not provide a way for developers to manipulate the window levels of other apps. There is an app, Afloat, which allows you to force windows to float, but it does so by injecting code into the running process. This is sometimes known as a "haxxie", which can destabilize your system if done improperly.
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Vinkri
21 January 2012
I was using Divvy for windows management. But 99% of the time, I just need to work with 2 windows at the same time, so a basic split of the screen is mainly what I need. Cinch was on sale for $0.99: I tried it and quit Divvy immediately: Cinch is faster and good for my needs most of the time. $7 is a bit expensive for the basic features it offers, but it's not a big price either: for the same amount, you could have a small lunch at McDonald's. But Cinch will last much longer...
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Version 1.0.6
2 answer(s)
Rallypacific
Rallypacific
17 February 2012
But what about Spaces? Doesn't the window you want to Cinch in place actually just jump to the adjacent Space? I would really want to know this before considering Cinch.
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Cowicide
Cowicide
29 April 2012
Rallypacific, I haven't had that problem, I the window resizes before spaces is triggered.
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