Magnet app for those switching from PC to Mac - Pick of the week in CW20

If you switch from one operating system to another, you have to get used to some things. This is the same when switching from Android to iOS as it is when switching from Windows to macOS. While looking at new features and similar but differently named content gets along quickly, there are some things that may be missing completely. I noticed this personally when switching from Windows to macOS with regard to window management. Just drag a window to the edge and it fills exactly half of the screen? This is only possible with the help of a third-party tool. That's why the Magnet App is my pick of the week.

The Magnet App makes it super easy to arrange app windows on the Apple Mac screen. Dragging to a certain position with the mouse or using a key combination - this makes fast window management possible.

The Magnet App makes it super easy to arrange app windows on the Apple Mac screen. Dragging to a certain position with the mouse or using a key combination - this makes fast window management possible.

Magnet app for the Mac: Simple window management under macOS

I've already had a magnet for you Introduced over three years ago. At that time it said from my side: "I've tried the Magnet macOS app and can only recommend it". Today it is deeply anchored in my workflow. Regardless of whether Sir Apfelot or other work on the Mac, I almost only place windows on the two screens I use by moving the mouse, the functions of which are possible with a magnet.

If the tool is activated and you drag a window to the left or right edge of the page, it then fills the respective half of the display. If you drag the window into one of the four corners of the display, the app is docked in this corner and takes up a quarter of the screen. If a mouse gesture does not work, you can also use keyboard shortcuts or the icon in the menu bar.

Because the Magnet App can be found on the menu bar of macOS after installation. If you click on the magnet symbol, a list of arrangement options and settings is displayed. In addition to the individual commands or positions for the currently active window, there is always the respective key combination so that you can learn the individual position shortcuts in the long term and use the app even more efficiently.

If you click on the magnet symbol in the macOS menu bar, you will be presented with this dropdown selection.

If you click on the magnet symbol in the macOS menu bar, you will be presented with this dropdown selection.

Magnet download for the Apple Mac

You can download the Magnet App for macOS 10.10 and newer in the official app store. When I took another look at the app page in the store for this post, I was very surprised. Instead of the price of € 1,09 that was still charged in 2018, the price is now a full € 8,99. I don't know if that's because of the effort involved in updating and adapting to macOS 11 Big Sur. But if that is too expensive for you, you might find a suitable alternative here (article also from 2018): The best window managers for Mac. Do you have another recommendation for such a tool? Then please leave a comment :)

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