Divvy review

With Divvy running its easy to target and resize any window on your desktop. Just click the application’s systemwide menu-bar icon or use a keyboard shortcut of your choosing. Up pops a six by six, semi-transparent grid representing your display.

Click and drag your cursor across these boxes to choose the desired window size and position. You’ll see a useful blue preview box on the screen, indicating exactly where the new window will end up. Divvy immediately resizes and positions the selected window to match.

Divvy’s default grid works well, but if you want more flexibility, a settings screen lets you increase the number of columns and rows.

Divvy also lets you configure keyboard shortcuts for frequently used window sizes and locations. For example, you could set up a shortcut for a half-screen window positioned against one edge of the screen. These shortcuts can be Global or Divvy-only, which means they work only when Divvy’s interface is visible.

A simple window management tool, Divvy works across monitors so you don’t have to go searching for your applications

A nice touch is that if you’ve got multiple displays, Divvy’s interface appears on every screen. If you want to resize a window and move it to a different screen, you just use the Divvy interface on the desired screen. Divvy will resize the window and move it to the target display.

OUR VERDICT

Once you’ve used Divvy’s grid to move and resize windows, OS X’s standard methods feel a bit primitive. It’s well worth the download.

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