If there’s one thing that prevents me from doing everything on iPhone or iPad, it’s the size of the screen. For many of us who use professional apps, screen real estate (not just the number of pixels, but the size of the screen) is very important. Many of us have a workflow that utilizes the screen itself as an extra tool.
One way to make the most of your Mac’s screen is with a custom workspace utility. The one I prefer is called Divvy. It divvies up your Mac’s screen to match whatever workflow you have so you can get done what you need to do more quickly and efficiently. It also massages that pestering OCD gene, and the need to organize the screen’s contents to be just so.
Setup Divvy by dividing the Mac’s screen into a grid, then dropping apps into a location on the grid to fit your workflow.
Click and drag and Divvy resizes the screen to match your apps. Each app can be assigned a keyboard shortcut that makes it quick and easy to move screen elements where they do the most good.
This eliminates the manual effort to move app windows in the Mac’s screen. Set it. Forget it. Windows just stay where you want them to stay, move where you want them to move.
The secret to using Divvy and organizing the Mac’s screen is the grid. Open Divvy from the Menubar, create a grid and add apps to match your needs. Divvy is available from the Mac App Store but the app developer also has a trial version you can download here.
There is a problem when using Divvy for the first time. It makes you think about where windows should be placed on the Mac’s screen. That can be disconcerting if you’re like many Mac users and just deal with the app window chaos. Divvy can reduce the visual clutter, and put windows in order.