Rectangle VS kinto

Compare Rectangle vs kinto and see what are their differences.


Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts and snap areas (by rxhanson)


Mac-style shortcut keys for Linux & Windows. (by rbreaves)
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Rectangle kinto
212 54
13,936 2,259
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8.7 8.5
4 days ago about 1 month ago
Swift Python
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Rectangle. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-01.


Posts with mentions or reviews of kinto. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-24.
  • Linux for late-2013 iMac
    1 project | | 29 Nov 2021
    Try Ubuntu Budgie from w/ my project installed on it (that installs this way you can retain macOS like keybinds.
  • What's the Future of IDEs?
    5 projects | | 24 Nov 2021
    I have had some luck with working across Linux and MacOS. I prefer MacOS shortcuts and use to use MacOS shortcuts on an Ubuntu machine.

    I also use JetBrains’s products extensively. I used to have on intellij settings repository for all products (PHPStorm, PyCharm, Webstorm), but I found the same issue that the settings wouldn’t sync in the way I wanted. I now have separate settings repositories for each product. This seems to be working better, although, it does require copying new shortcuts to each product.

    I haven’t tried solely using IntelliJ Ultimate, so maybe I will see if I can configure that to work for different programming languages. I have been reluctant to do so, because the appeal of IntelliJ for me is that it makes it easy to work with a programming language. I don’t want to have to configure IntelliJ Ultimate when I want to use Kotlin or want to use Python. Maybe it has a nice way of handling that?

  • "Applying udev rules" failing
    2 projects | | 24 Nov 2021
    cat /sys/devices/virtual/input/input16/name gives py-evdev-uinput, which I'm suspecting of the keyboard remapping software I'm using. (Note that is a wrapper around xkeysnail.)
  • Key Remapping in Linux — 2021 Edition
    3 projects | | 21 Nov 2021
    As a QMK user that switches between Linux and Mac multiple times per day, I'm so happy to learn about ! Now I don't have to have separate layers for each OS and can enjoy the much more sensible "Super+key" shortcuts from macOS on both systems.
  • Just wanted to pop in and thank the makers of pop_os
    2 projects | | 19 Nov 2021
    If you haven't already, you might like (my small, recent project for Mac switchers) or (tried and true)
  • My next desktop distro
    1 project | | 15 Nov 2021
    Seriously try out the distro. I prefer the Cupertino layout w/ my app on it as well. Short of that I also like configuring xubuntu to be much like GalliumOS which I think is a pretty amazing distro for Chromebooks and is most similar to Xubuntu.
  • Meta Mac: Mac OS-like Shortcut Keys
    4 projects | | 14 Nov 2021
    As redbear mentioned earlier, my project based on xkeysnails allows for a basic keyswap on modifiers to occur plus dynamic key rebindings based on the app currently in use. So you're not just going at things with a sledge hammer, you are also going at things with the precision of a surgeon when needed as well. You can also quickly toggle it on and off via the system tray app.
    4 projects | | 14 Nov 2021
  • Using MacOS Ctrl, Option and Command keys on Linux as you would use on Mac (also work on "windows" keyboards).
    2 projects | | 10 Nov 2021
    You should also check out , I think it's a bit more mature
  • Any life long Windows users( and power-users) planning to convert to Apple?
    1 project | | 2 Nov 2021
    Yea.. I've sorta converted to both Windows and Linux and wrote out of my own frustration with Apple dragging their feet. And now without decent virtualization for all the things being built on x86 and will be for awhile.. I seem to be a dev that can still do without macOS.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Rectangle and kinto you can also consider the following projects:

Amethyst - Automatic tiling window manager for macOS à la xmonad.

yabai - A tiling window manager for macOS based on binary space partitioning

touchegg - Linux multi-touch gesture recognizer

simple-bar - A yabai status bar widget for Übersicht

alt-tab-macos - Windows alt-tab on macOS

i3 - A tiling window manager

AlDente - macOS tool to limit maximum charging percentage

HomeBrew - 🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)


autohotkey-windows-mac-keyboard - AutoHotkey Mappings to emulate OSX behaviour with a Mac keyboard on Windows

AutoKey - AutoKey, a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11.

homebrew-emacs-plus - Emacs Plus formulae for the Homebrew package manager