Organize your workspace with Magnet
Use Magnet to simplify your desktop layout with a few clicks
Magnet, OS X 10.9 or later
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How to use Magnet to manage your desktop
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While the Mac desktop is famously intuitive, minimizing and reopening multiple windows can be a chore, especially if you’re working with multiple apps at a time. Magnet is a handy window manager that offers a simple way to arrange windows on your desktop. It’s normally $4.99, though is sometimes discounted to as little as $0.99.
You can use Magnet to automatically resize windows to a quarter, half, or third of your desktop, and stack multiple apps with a swish of your mouse or by using Magnet’s intuitive keyboard shortcuts.
The app offers a range of options for “tiling” your windows beyond the simple options offered by macOS. You can drag iTunes to the bottom-right corner of your screen, so you can browse playlists, and let Safari fill the upper half, for example.
The latest release (Magnet 2.1) has been optimized for High Sierra. Other changes include support for dividing your desktop into thirds, and compatibility with Adobe Creative Cloud. Magnet can also support up to six displays.
Use Magnet’s menu bar icon to align windows to different areas of your desktop. Options include centering a window on your screen.