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Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 23, 2010

Some of the best things about Windows 7 are the window-management tools under the Aero umbrella. Aero Snap, Aero Shake, and Aero Glass do nothing less than make Windows 7 competitive with Apple's Mac OS X Snow Leopard on the window management front. They pop visually, they're fun to use, and most importantly, they're useful ways of managing windows. But that doesn't mean you can't tweak them, and for people who want more out of their Aero, there's AquaSnap.

AquaSnap gives users fine-tuning control to change the Snap/Shake/Glass functionality, customize the Aqua features, toggle at will between Aero and Aqua, or disable them. Where Aero Snap makes windows resize as maximized or to half the width of the monitor, AquaSnap adds in quarter-screen sizes. There's also a custom option, and it's multimonitor compatible. For some odd reason, the Snap features required a reboot before they worked, when the Shake and Peek ones didn't.

AquaShake changes Aero Shake from minimizing all other windows to making them transparent. Users can toggle the transparency level and the shake sensitivity. AquaGlass actually doesn't change or improve on Aero Glass. Instead, it makes windows transparent when you drag them around the monitor. You can adjust the transparency here, too, but this is most useful when you click and hold on a window to quickly see what's beneath it. A useful but not killer feature.

AquaSnap is an excellent customization tool that works well and didn't add any noticeable drag to system resources. You can change whether it runs on start-up, and AquaSnap can also be used to port the Snap/Shake/Peek features to legacy Windows systems, where the program is likely to be most useful.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.23.1

Fixed several minor issues introduced by the new features of the versions 1.23.0 and 1.22.1.

General

Release October 24, 2017
Date Added October 24, 2017
Version 1.23.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 32,117
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

AquaSnap is the software that greatly enhances the way you can arrange windows on your Desktop. It gives you the possibility to snap windows to the edges or to the corners of the desktop simply by dragging and dropping them where you want. AquaSnap is a great replacement for the Aero Snap and Aero Shake features of Windows 7 and is compatible with every Windows versions and consumes very little memory and CPU.