Apple seems to be torn in two directions. Small screens. Large screens. On the small screen side, there’s the popular MacBook Air models (not to mention iPhone and iPad screens). On the large screen side, there’s the highly popular 27-inch iMac, and the 17-inch MacBook Pro. The larger the screen, the more the need for managing what’s on the screen. Here’s a tool that helps you manage your Mac app windows.
OCD, Meet Anal Retentive
Mac apps and their windows have always been more difficult to manage than their Windows counterparts. With Mac OS X Lion, Apple introduced a Full Screen feature that is long over due.
If your Mac has plenty of open apps, then you have plenty of windows scattered unevenly all over the Mac’s screen. Divvy is a Mac app that fixes that, let’s you exercise your OCD muscle, and puts windows where you want them to go (and makes them stay there).
Start up Divvy and start off with a grid and then assign each app you use to a section on the grid.
From then on the app’s windows stay where they were told to stay.
Preferences are straightforward, but give you control over General settings (start Divvy at login, display in the Menubar), and Divvy’s general appearance.
Divvy comes with the option to move window around by using the keyboard Shortcuts. Move windows left, right, center, or full screen, as needed, and by using a couple of keystrokes.
Personally, I appreciate Mac apps that use Full Screen mode. That reduces onscreen clutter to a bare minimum. But there are times when it’s good to have multiple apps with multiple windows open at the same time.
Divvy makes that process easy to manage and perfectly places the app’s windows where you want (assuming you like nice, neat, OCD-inspired grids.