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AeroSnap is a program what is based on the new Windows 7 window management feature 'Aero Snap'. Every open window is identified by AeroSnap. The snapping function will only release, if you drag a window on its titlebar. Many windows are dragable from the side borders, but this is not recognized by AeroSnap. So if you want to snap a window, drag it from the titlebar. You can snap your windows on the left or right side, or maximize it with snapping on the top. Every side has a 10px wide snapping zone. Trying to snap a window on the bottom will have no effect. The Sidebar in Windows Vista is identified as the right border the screen, if always on top. You can also snap more than one window at the same side. Simply drag the window height to show all windows. Simple drag a window to a side of your desktop to snap it or drag it to the top to maximize.
January 31, 2013
Version: AeroSnap 0.61 beta
Works with XP or Vista
Small package size (<1MB)
No option to run app on startup, although a shortcut can be added to the Startup folder or it can be configured to run on startup through MSConfig
CNET package includes bloatware, so use custom installation option to bypass additional software installations
Nice little utility that works reasonably well given that Microsoft refused to release a backward-compatible Aero utility that allows one to easily split a screen vertically between two windows. Once a more stable version is released, I might consider paying for this software if it were to provide the option to easily align/split two windows horizontally, something that Windows 7's Aero Snap doesn't do.
This tiny feature of Win 7 is very useful to display 2 side by side windows. Previously, one had to use "Tile Windows Vertically" from the right-click (context) menu of the Quick Launch toolbar. And that's AFTER you had to minimize all but the 2 windows you wished displayed.
Uses ~ 22 MB of memory. But note - having a system tray icon, it's easy to shut off to regain that memory.
April 22, 2012
Version: AeroSnap 0.61 beta
My son thought it was the cats meow, but it got on my nerves
It misinterpreted my actions to think I wanted the programs I was working on go to half screen when I didn't then it took about three or four actions to get the dang window back to where I had it. The worst thing was that I could find no way to turn it off, or uninstall it, had to just delete files and hope I got it all.
It seems pointless, like a throwback to Win 3.11 It would be harmless if it could be turned off or even uninstalled. It did not show up in Control Panel Add and Remove Programs and could not find it in Windows Manage Services and Applications.
No serious cons, a few bugs, mentioned below, but I'm still using it daily and I'm sure the bugs will be worked out through its beta testing.
As with all betas it has a bug or two. When you you click the maximize button, you can not drag and "un-snap" it from full size, you have click the "restore" button. I'm not sure if I found the option to but I'd like to turn off the splash logo when I have the program start with windows. Like I said earlier, they could easily be fixed during beta, no big problems.