Macs have graced my desktop or lap since the early, early days. Real early days. As in early 1984. As far as the Mac has advanced since those pre-historic years, Apple isn’t quick to build-in some of the items on my Top 10 Apple Please Fix This List.
High on the list is some kind of window manager. Like most Mac users, I want a way to manage app windows. Full Screen in OS X Lion and Mountain Lion is nice and all, but behind the fullscreen app are other apps with multiple windows that end up scattered hither and yon over the Mac’s screen.
SizeUp is true, old-fashioned shareware which brings window management functions to your Mac apps and screen that Apple really should build in to OS X.
How it works is actually rather simple. Instead of grabbing the corner of an app’s window, then resizing it manually, then parking it somewhere on the screen, SizeUp uses a simple hotkey combo to resize and set the window.
Hit the hotkeys and SizeUp can change the window size to split screen (half size), or quadrant (quarter size), or centered on the Mac’s screen.
Windows can be moved from one display connected to your Mac to another (from MacBook screen to attached display is a good example), and from one OS X Space to another. The SnapBack function restores the window to the original size and position on your Screen.
Moving windows to a location on the screen is as easy as using SizeUp from the Mac’s Menubar, or by using the hotkey combo (keyboard shortcuts).
SizeUp brings just a little more sanity to a Mac screen which is cluttered with apps and windows. Why isn’t this kind of functionality already built in to OS X?