The Arranger is an application to arrange the windows of your active applications or the Finder. Arrange up to 4 different application windows automatically – you don’t have to set up which window should be arranged in which way. Use a Finder Split to create two Finder windows to be able to move files easily between them. Of course, you can resize and position the window of your active application or the Finder in many different ways, too. Set up some hotkeys for the functions you need and enjoy arranging your windows – that’s all. For more details, demo videos and nice preferences, take a look at the following sections.
- Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) or later
- Allow Arranger to control the computer (System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Privacy → Accessibility)
With “Arrange Windows” you can arrange windows of up to 4 different running applications. Only the main windows are included in the arrangement process. The Arranger ignores closed or hidden windows, some ways to exclude windows from being arranged. The following table shows the possibilities how windows are arranged.
|Number of Apps||Arrangement|
|2||Split view with one window on the left and one on the right half.|
|3||Split view with one window on the one half and two windows with half height on the other.|
|4||2 x 2 grid, all windows with half height and half width.|
Arranging Finder Windows:
The Arranger can create or arrange one or two Finder windows. When they already exist, they will be just arranged. You can do this by clicking the corresponding item in the menu or by shortcut. Possible arrangements are:
- 1 centered Window
- Left Side:
- 1 Window on the left half
- 1 Window on the upper left half
- 1 Window on the lower left half
- Right Side:
- 1 Window on the right half
- 1 Window on the upper right half
- 1 Window on the lower right half
- Split Functions:
- 2 Windows – vertical split with half height
- 2 Windows – vertical split with full height
- 2 Windows – horizontal split with full width
You can arrange the window of your active application in the following ways. Just click the menu item or use a shortcut, which you can set in the Arranger preferences:
- Left Side:
- Left Half
- Top Left
- Bottom Left
- Left Third
- Left 2 Thirds
- Right Side:
- Right Half
- Top Right
- Bottom Right
- Right Third
- Right 2 Thirds
With Arranger 1.3+ it is possible to snap windows to screen edges, well known from other operating systems. This means, you can drag and drop a window to a screen edge and it will be resized and positioned automatically. You can enable/disable the snapping in the preferences and set the width/height of the Snapping Zones. There’s a setting to switch between center or fullsize a window with a Top Snapping.
License & Download:
The Arranger will be published as donationware (freeware). You can use all features for free, without limitations.
If you like the Arranger, tell your friends about it and feel free to donate. You can help getting a better website, support and new features.
The main reason for this licensing model is, that I want to reach as many peoples as possible, to help them arranging their windows in a cool way and to get much feedback to be able to improve the Arranger. Enjoy arranging your windows!