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Review: Organize windows on your screen, using iSnap for Mac

Optimize productivity by managing multiple open windows with iSnap for Mac.

While users who often have trouble organizing multiple open windows may find iSnap for Mac somewhat helpful, its inability to work with anything but Web browser windows limits its usefulness.

iSnap for Mac adds a small icon along the computer's top menu bar. Clicking this brings up a drop-down menu, where the application can be enabled and disabled, as needed. This can also be accomplished, as can many other features, with a keyboard shortcut. Users can also turn on and off other features, like the keyboard shortcuts and an unexplained application called "iShake." While the program is easy to operate, some instructions would have been helpful in explaining the different options. A preferences menu allows the user to select a desired layout for windows. To operate it, users click and drag windows into the corners of their screen. When in a program area, a box appears. Releasing the click moves the window into a preset section of the screen. It is easy to move windows around in this manner so that all are visible. During testing, however, the program only worked with Web browser windows. We would have liked to see the ability to work with other program types.

The idea behind iSnap for Mac to help you gain control over window placement is a good one, but with no user guidance and limited capabilities, the execution misses the mark.

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