I'm looking for a tool to arrange windows on Windows. On macOS I'm satisfied with Spectable https://github.com/eczarny/spectacle.

I remember I used Sizer on Windows 7 (http://www.brianapps.net/sizer4/) but these days I'm using Windows 10.

The thing I miss the most is the snap to other windows or snap to the borders/corners.

Any recomendation?

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No need for any 3rd party tools. There are already built-in shortcuts to snap or move windows

Shortcuts available since Windows 7:

  • Snap to left/right: Windows+Left/Right
  • Move window to the left/right monitor: Windows+Shift+Left/Right

New shortcuts since Windows 10:

  • Snap to top/bottom left: Windows+Left, then Up/Down
  • Snap to top/bottom right: Windows+Right, then Up/Down

Check out Microsoft PowerToys. It is several tools combined in one application. With FancyZones, you could set zones and arrange your desktop to your liking.


My personal favorite is WindowGrid.

I too used the original sizer, and a few years ago I found it's updated sibling Sizer4, and the search eventually landed me with WindowGrid.

It splits the screen to a predefined grid, and then with a simple mouse gesture (while dragging the title bar, right-click the mouse, drag, then release) you can place the window very quickly and very easily.

WindowGrid Demonstration - Animated GIF

If that doesn't suite your fancy, there are a few other solutions out there that might be of interest:

  • As mentioned by modlin - Microsoft PowerToys has FancyZones which is pretty awesome.
  • If you want cutting-edge, check out the Windows 11 preview, it has a new feature the call Snap, which will make the maximize button do some screen positioning magic - this one feels closely tied to above mentioned FancyZones.
  • AltDrag
  • Preme for Windows - I actually use this alongside WindowGrid, for it's other features.

** While WindowGrid and Preme havn't been updated in years, I've been using these for a long time on Windows 10 and Windows Server environments, and had no issues with them. Hope they are still useful when you (and any other reader) reads this.

  • Wondering which one is closer to macOS Spectable?
    – KcFnMi
    Commented Oct 1, 2021 at 11:41
  • In your post, if you list the specific features you're looking it to mimic, I might be able to help. Never used a Mac (other then helping out friends)
    – Lockszmith
    Commented Oct 1, 2021 at 14:12

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