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App Specs
File size:
938.79 KB
Version:
2.2.2
Released:
January 3, 2011
Updated:
January 9, 2013


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Description
Optimal Layout is the ultimate window manager for the Mac. It gives you all the best tools to manage your application windows, helping make you more productive.

Watch the screencast at http://bit.ly/optimalmac

Optimal Layout's keyboard commands allow you to easily move, resize, and switch between your application windows. It can also re-arrange a whole group of windows to optimally fill your screen.

POWERFUL FEATURES:

  • POSITION windows using keyboard shortcuts or with your mouse.

  • MOVE + RESIZE windows seamlessly from your keyboard and they smoothly glide across the screen and snap into alignment.

  • Instantly LAYOUT a whole group of windows to optimally fill your screen; NO MORE OVERLAPPING WINDOWS.

  • Jump windows across the screen to fill half or quarter of the screen space.

  • Window SWITCHING that lists all your open app windows with a visual preview, even for windows minimized or in another space.

  • Windows can STICK TOGETHER, removing the overlapping problem when you later want to resize them

    Works they way you want it to;

    Optimal Layout is highly customisable to the way you want to work and just keeps getting better. With regular updates and enhancements Optimal Layout is designed for people who like to keep their hands on the keyboard where they are most productive, and is now a bargain at a discounted price.

    Here's a customer sharing his review on how it works;

    Fishscale commented on 20 Aug 2010:
    "I bought this app while it was in beta and the developer has definitely lived up to his word on making OL the greatest window switcher on OS X. I'm not sure if he even said OL would be the greatest but from a users standpoint it is. Every update gets better and more advanced features come in like spaces support, multi-monitor support, switching layout windows, and finally moving and resizing windows straight from the list of open apps. You can control most everything and the dev has managed to still keeps it super simple.

    I have tried all the window arrangement apps and own licenses for a few of them, but OL takes the cake for sure. I know this comment is not really specific and was written quickly but I just want users to know how great this app is and how responsive the developer is to requests. Amazing application, I can't say more. All my window troubles have been solved! Give the app a try, at the price you can't find anything that compares... heck there is no app at any price that compares with the flexibility that OL has. Most impressive is the footprint. I would expect an app this powerful and always running to take up a lot of system resources but it doesn't. I think witch takes up more resources on my MBP than OL does. Simply amazing and worth a try."

  • What's New
    This update improves OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility: you will no longer see Optimal Layout when moving to an empty Desktop. It also improves the way saved windows positions rotate around the screen, so it's more predictable.

    Optimal Layout (com.most-advantageous.optimal-layout) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Optimal Layout.app

    Minimum OS version: 10.6.0

    Bundle Information: 2.2.2

    Copyright: Benedict Lowndes