I have a problem with computer desktops in general, and it’s that I’m fidgety. I’m not so bad on Windows for whatever reason, but on the Mac I’m always shuffling desktop windows around, resizing things, trying to align things perfectly so my OCD doesn’t kick in. And I’ve tried hundreds of solutions here on MacStories, and even recorded lame’o videos for some. But god forbid I ever end this tireless quest, so today I present you with Divvy.
Divvy is one of my favorite solutions yet. Visually, it looks fantastic, consisting of an opaque HUD where you can resize the active window via a 6×6 (or 12×12 with ⌘) grid. Simply drag your mouse over an area to select your desired size. Invoked from the menubar or a custom keyboard shortcut, Divvy is is no farther than your nearest mouse or keyboard.
For power users, Divvy offers additional keyboard shortcut functionality that will allow to create and apply a pre-defined position on your desktop. Divvied windows can now be incurred at the press of a few keys, rather than having to manually drag and drop a position.
Also offering multi-monitor prowess, Divvy is nothing short of elegant and awesome. It requires a minimal to zero learning curve that subdues my window resizing cravings, and it’s pretty inexpensive for all the functionality it offers. Mizage sells a license for Divvy at the low price of $14, which allows you to use Divvy across multiple Macs if you’re the only user. An excellent bargain, you can find more information at their home page.
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