Divvy

Divvy 1.3.6

Divide and manage your desktop windows

Not satisfied with the way OS X manages your desktop Windows? Divvy takes a fresh approach to doing things differently by giving you control over how windows are divided-up. View full description

PROS

  • Gives you more control over screen real estate
  • Global hotkey configuration
  • Slick and discreet

CONS

  • Takes some time to learn

Very good
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Not satisfied with the way OS X manages your desktop Windows? Divvy takes a fresh approach to doing things differently by giving you control over how windows are divided-up.

Divvy allows you to quickly and efficiently divide-up or "divvy up" your screen into portions. The advantage of this is that it lets you make the most of your screen real estate which is particularly useful for those working on small screens such as those on Macbooks.

Divvy takes a bit of getting used to at first but when you've mastered the rather simple basics, it soon becomes a very useful tool. Divvy works by opening a small grid that which allows you to assign how much real estate you want certain windows to occupy. You drag over the squares to select the amount of space you want an application to occupy and the windows on your screen then instantly snap into place.

You can customize Divvy with global shortcuts which is the most interesting new edition. Using a recording macro, you can define exactly how you want windows to Divvy-up, record it, then define a key to use to trigger the action.

Divvy takes a while to learn but when you do, you'll find it adds a new and welcome dimension to windows management in OS X.

Changes

  • Fixed lag when resizing first window after launch.
  • Fixed crash reporter on Mountain Lion.