Automatic tiling window manager for macOS à la xmonad. (by ianyh)

Amethyst Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Amethyst
  • GitHub repo yabai

    A tiling window manager for macOS based on binary space partitioning

  • GitHub repo Rectangle

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  • GitHub repo spectacle

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

  • GitHub repo Dozer

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  • GitHub repo tridactyl

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  • GitHub repo Turbo-Boost-Switcher

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  • GitHub repo gSwitch

    macOS menu bar app that allows control over the gpu on dual gpu macbooks

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  • GitHub repo Soduto

  • GitHub repo Hummingbird

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better Amethyst alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Amethyst has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-03.
  • M1 MacBook Air Hits 900GFlops in the Browser with Safari's Experimental WebGPU | 2021-03-03
    I've been using Amethyst [0]. It works, is simple enough to configure and get started and has most things I need.

    I found the default shortcuts to be the wrong way around for my cognition so I swapped them but otherwise it's been good. I mostly use the fullscreen and "3-column with main in the middle" layouts.


  • Looking for a way to add extra keyboard shortcut functionality (Catalina) | 2021-02-27
    I use amethyst and rectangle very heavily for managing windows, and I very rarely have to use the mouse to manage windows.
  • X Server and Window Manager on Modern macOS | 2021-02-17
    Regarding tiling window managers, there’s also Amethyst.
  • Ask HN: What is the best way to spend $1000 to improve your productivity? | 2021-02-10
    This one is free, but if you're on a mac try using amethyst wm[1], firefox with tridactyl[2] and keep work in the cli with something like tmux.

    I've been experimenting with it for a week and I'm amazed how much not reaching for the mouse keeps me in the flow. If you're on linux obviously something like i3wm would work the same


  • Can someone recommend a window manager to replace Hyperdock? | 2021-02-05
  • Yabai – Tiling window manager for macOS | 2021-01-30
    If you’re looking for more options other than bsp, check out I’ve been using it for a while and other than it needing a relaunch every couple of days it works pretty nicely
  • Must-have Applications on a new Macbook? | 2021-01-29
    If you want tiling window management is the same form like Xmonad or i3 style, then you need to look at Amethyst. There are others, but Amethyst gets my vote.. I believe that yabai is another great one.
  • Thinking about switching from macOS to Linux
    I personally use i3 and think it’s amazing, but I also use a Mac. On that machine I recently found something called Amethyst. It definitely doesn’t have the potential of i3, and you can’t use PolyBar and Conky with it, but I found it very nice. There are also many other reasons you may want to switch to Linux (FOSS, hardware, development, etc.) but it seems like you really like macOS. Maybe give it a shot in a VM or old computer before switching completely to it. And also make sure you really want to use it once it’s installed. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Linux, but just make sure it’s the right thing for you.


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ianyh/Amethyst is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.