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

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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 2021-06-15.
  • any way to shrink or hide separator in split view? | 2021-07-22
    I don't know the answer to that, but you may want to try a tiling window manager like amethyst
  • Can you suggest an Automatic Window Tiling Manager for Ubuntu? (For windows not just shells)
    Greetings Humans, I am looking for something akin to Amethyst (Mac only - for linux. Something to automatically tile my gui windows into a grid. i3 is great, but I don't want to be locked into an actual window manager, I use Gnome. I know these exist but I'm not having any luck finding them. Can any of you wonderful humans recommend something for me?
  • Please recommend me a window management tool that does this! | 2021-06-15
  • Mac os 12 wishlist | 2021-06-06
    Magnet and Rectangle are great, and if you're a tiling window enthusiast there's also Amethyst - (free)
  • Best Window manager three screens (34” vertical, 27” horizontal, MBP 15”)? | 2021-06-04
  • Favorite Free MacOS Apps & Softwares | 2021-05-18
  • Make windows always maximised | 2021-05-14
  • Lima: Linux-on-Mac (“macOS Subsystem for Linux”, “Containerd for Mac”) | 2021-05-14
  • Looking for app | 2021-05-11
    Your best bet would be to learn a tiling window manager such as Hummingbird, Amethyst, or Rectangle. This won’t hide the Dock, menu bar, or window chrome, of course.
  • I recently decided to get a Macbook Air. as a lifelong PC user, what are the biggest changes i will have to get over? thanks | 2021-05-03
    Apple doesn't really have anything built-in (except for a pretty crappy two-windows set-up), but I can recommend a couple third-party apps for that! Namely, Rectangle and (what I usually use) Amethyst.
  • How do you set two applications to be "active" on two monitors? | 2021-05-03
  • Ask HN: Pros and Cons of Switching from Linux to M1 MacBook | 2021-05-01
    I use all 3 (including Windows). You are going to want to go down the customisation rabbit hole on the Mac, and be thoroughly unhappy unless you try to understand the way why it is how it is and don't try to fight it.

    That said, since you like i3, let me point out right away that window management on the Mac does _not_ work like you want it, and likely never will.

    I use Moom ( for manually tiling windows since I can make it 99% consistent with what I have in Windows and Elementary, but I've used Amethyst ( when I felt like "going back" to i3, and it is sort of close enough.

    That said, another important thing (if you intend to do development) is to absolutely not mess around with /usr/local and whatnot and understand how brew ( works.

    I also have some (old, and in need of update) tips over at, but they're more focused on the Windows crowd, so take them with a pinch of salt.

  • How to tile windows vertically on Mac, for ex-Windows user. | 2021-04-29
  • Apple's follow-up to M1 chip goes into mass production for Mac | 2021-04-27
  • Mac-style shortcut keys for Linux & Windows. | 2021-03-15
    Amethyst works pretty well for that. Like IMO the Ctrl-f,b movements are too good to give up, I literally use them all the time, even when typing this


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