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Amethyst for Mac

Editors' Review

by   / December 03, 2013

Amethyst for Mac allows you to resize and reposition windows in real time. It runs exclusively on the new OS X Mavericks, for which it is highly optimized. A useful app, it has a rather steep learning curve, which makes it challenging to use even for seasoned Mac users.

Amethyst for Mac doesn't have a graphical interface. When you start it for the first time it will ask for permission to manage your windows. After the initial setup, you will notice a new icon on the Menu Bar through which you can check for app updates, among others. Since you're not taken through a tutorial on how Amethyst works, using it for the first time can be tricky. When the app is enabled, you'll notice that all windows are automatically resized and repositioned to take maximum advantage of the screen space. A nice feature of the app is the array of keyboard shortcuts that let you cycle through your windows and change their layout without any mouse interactions -- while always taking full advantage of the display's size.

Amethyst for Mac targets power users; novices may be confused about its use and purpose. Also, people who run most apps in fullscreen mode will find it unnecessary. However, if you have a large monitor and tend to run multiple app windows on the screen at the same time, this tiling window manager can prove to be really helpful.

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Editors' Review

by   / December 03, 2013

Amethyst for Mac allows you to resize and reposition windows in real time. It runs exclusively on the new OS X Mavericks, for which it is highly optimized. A useful app, it has a rather steep learning curve, which makes it challenging to use even for seasoned Mac users.

Amethyst for Mac doesn't have a graphical interface. When you start it for the first time it will ask for permission to manage your windows. After the initial setup, you will notice a new icon on the Menu Bar through which you can check for app updates, among others. Since you're not taken through a tutorial on how Amethyst works, using it for the first time can be tricky. When the app is enabled, you'll notice that all windows are automatically resized and repositioned to take maximum advantage of the screen space. A nice feature of the app is the array of keyboard shortcuts that let you cycle through your windows and change their layout without any mouse interactions -- while always taking full advantage of the display's size.

Amethyst for Mac targets power users; novices may be confused about its use and purpose. Also, people who run most apps in fullscreen mode will find it unnecessary. However, if you have a large monitor and tend to run multiple app windows on the screen at the same time, this tiling window manager can prove to be really helpful.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Ian Ynda-Hummel
Publisher web site http://ianyh.com
Release Date February 18, 2020
Date Added February 18, 2020
Version 0.14.5

Category

Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks

Download Information

File Size 7.13MB
File Name Amethyst.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 366
Downloads Last Week 4

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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