July 12, 2012
Moom is a Real Thing
The Randomizing Green Button
We all know it. We all hate it. As of Mac OS X, Apple still has not provided the button with its expected functionality of maximizing the window full-screen. We have close, minimize, and “screw you, I’m going to jump wherever” buttons. Moom solves this. Hover over the green button, and you are provided with a customizable array of options.
You can click on the controls to size the window full-screen, half-left, right, top, and bottom. Additionally, you can click-and-drag on the grid to move and resize the window.
However, Moom does not stop there. Set a keyboard shortcut (I use alt+tab) to bring up the Moom window, and you can use the arrow keys to move the front-focused window wherever you would like. Hit that same keyboard shortcut again (with the window up), and you are presented with the grid, which you can use in conjunction with the keyboard arrow keys to move and resize the window.
Snap It Like It’s Hot
Want to drag the window to the edges of the screen to resize? Moom also does that.
Power, We Want More Power
Where Moom really shines, is in its customization. Not only can you set keyboard shortcuts for given actions (e.g. move a window to your secondary display, zoom half-screen), you can set layout snapshots of how a given set of windows is arranged, and even trigger that snapshot when a certain resolution is detected.
So there you have it. Moom is my all-in-one window management solution, and I highly recommend it.