hidden VS Rectangle

Compare hidden vs Rectangle and see what are their differences.


An ultra-light MacOS utility that helps hide menu bar icons (by dwarvesf)


Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts and snap areas (by rxhanson)
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hidden Rectangle
47 723
9,780 23,787
2.9% -
0.0 8.4
7 months ago 26 days ago
Swift Swift
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of hidden. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-12.


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 2024-02-24.
  • How I stay (more) focused with ADHD
    3 projects | dev.to | 24 Feb 2024
    Tip: I use Rectangle app to set up keyboard shortcuts to resize windows (I only have three shortcuts there: left/right half of the screen and full screen).
  • Ideal Monitor Rotation for Programmers
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Dec 2023
    But Raycast also has some functionality in that direction.

    [1] - https://rectangleapp.com/

  • Little macOS Apps That Make a Big Difference in 2024
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Dec 2023
    Two more little utilities that I cannot live without on Mac:

    A tiling window manager like https://rectangleapp.com/

    Muzzle, which automatically silences desktop notifs when you're screensharing https://muzzleapp.com/

  • MacOS tools to make your life easier
    14 projects | /r/MacOS | 7 Dec 2023
    14 projects | /r/MacOS | 7 Dec 2023
    Rectangle Mac - Move and resize windows in macOS using keyboard shortcuts or snap areas, similar to Windows.
  • Everything I install and set up on a new MacBook as a web developer
    6 projects | dev.to | 5 Dec 2023
    I was a Spectacle user for years, but I recently switched to using Rectangle for window management. Rectangle has a few more options than Spectacle; I’m still getting used to it but I have no strong feelings either way.
  • Yabai – A tiling window manager for macOS
    35 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Nov 2023
    Has anyone transitioned from moom to magnet?

    Rectangle is another oss option: https://github.com/rxhanson/Rectangle

    I bought Moom long before rectangle came out, both are pretty decent.

    35 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Nov 2023
    I like rectangle [0]. It fits my needs well enough without requiring disabling SIP. I especially like the “repeated key presses resize a window on the same side” feature, so I can get cycle the size of the window on the right side of the screen from 1/2->1/3->2/3 easily. I miss i3 sometimes and this ain’t an identical replacement but it gets the job done! Turns out I don’t move my windows all that often anyways.

    [0]: https://rectangleapp.com/

    35 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Nov 2023
    Why would you pay for magnet when you can use rectangle, which is the same but open source? https://github.com/rxhanson/Rectangle
  • Am I missing out on something?
    6 projects | /r/macapps | 1 Nov 2023
    Currently installed apps: Alfred for searching applications/files and launching websites quickly i Stat menus to monitor my hardware Geo Gebra Classic 6 for school Rectangle for better window management Obsidian for note taking Resolve for video editing and all utilities that come with it Bitwarden as my go-to password manager Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint and Teams for school Dropover for moving or sending more files quickly Gestimer for work sessions iTerm as a better terminal than the built-in one Python and all things that come with the install Parallels Desktop and all stuff that comes with the install for running windows only applications Visual Studio Code for coding Blender for 3D Image Optim CurseForge for modded Minecraft Minecraft Find any file Mac Updater 3; would love to have the pro version

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hidden and Rectangle 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

Dozer - Hide menu bar icons on macOS

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

PlayCover - PlayCover is a project that allows you to sideload iOS apps on macOS (currently arm, Intel support will be tested)


i3 - A tiling window manager for X11

spectacle - Spectacle allows you to organize your windows without using a mouse.

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

hammerspoon - Staggeringly powerful macOS desktop automation with Lua

simple-bar - A yabai status bar widget for Übersicht

AlDente-Charge-Limiter - macOS menubar tool to set Charge Limits and prolong battery lifespan