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

Rectangle Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Rectangle
  • GitHub repo spectacle

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

  • GitHub repo Amethyst

    Automatic tiling window manager for macOS à la xmonad.

  • GitHub repo yabai

    A tiling window manager for macOS based on binary space partitioning

  • GitHub repo HomeBrew

    🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

  • GitHub repo scoop

    A command-line installer for Windows.

  • GitHub repo Mos

    一个用于在 macOS 上平滑你的鼠标滚动效果或单独设置滚动方向的小工具, 让你的滚轮爽如触控板 | A lightweight tool used to smooth scrolling and set scroll direction independently for your mouse on macOS

  • GitHub repo hadolint

    Dockerfile linter, validate inline bash, written in Haskell

  • GitHub repo Dozer

    Hide menu bar icons on macOS

  • GitHub repo onedrive

    OneDrive Client for Linux (by abraunegg)

  • GitHub repo uebersicht


  • GitHub repo homebrew-emacsmacport

    Emacs mac port formulae for the Homebrew package manager

  • GitHub repo homebrew-emacs-plus

    Emacs Plus formulae for the Homebrew package manager

  • GitHub repo miniforge

    A conda-forge distribution.

  • GitHub repo simple-bar

    A yabai status bar widget for Übersicht

  • GitHub repo Matebook-X-Pro-2018

    macOS on Huawei Matebook X Pro 2018

  • GitHub repo yatta

    A tiling window manager for Windows 10 based on binary space partitioning

  • GitHub repo jott

    A simple way to jot down notes

  • GitHub repo Lunette

    Zero-Config Spectacle Keybindings for Hammerspoon

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


Posts where Rectangle has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-06.
  • My first ever Apple computer. Very excited!! Any tips or tricks are welcome.
    If you want a free open source alternative then try "Rectangle"
  • The Wild World of Apple Silicon | 2021-03-06
    Everything I've run through Rosetta has been flawless from a functionality perspective. Having said that though: anything run through Rosetta does seem to suck battery life. And not just apps that are normally CPU intensive. For example: I found that having Dropbox (which doesn't support M1), Itsycal, and Spectacle constantly running in my menu bar all seemed to have a significant drain on battery life. I've since switched from Dropbox to Sync, from Spectacle to Rectangle, and have uninstalled Itsycal as I still haven't found an M1-powered replacement.
  • How to get rid of titlebar with emacs-mac | 2021-03-05
    I have tried (add-to-list 'default-frame-alist '(undecorated . t)) but my window manager didn't like that and couldn't properly move the window around or make it larger/smaller. I tried the below from stackoverflow
  • Moom discount 50% | 2021-03-04
    I've been using Rectangle but cheers though!
  • M1 MacBook Air Hits 900GFlops in the Browser with Safari's Experimental WebGPU | 2021-03-03
  • 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.
  • Is there any free splitscreen software for samsung ultrawides with mac?
    This might be able to do what you want I think? Free and open source
  • A newbie to macOS from Windows
    I love the App Magnet and previously the free version Spectacle (no longer maintained). Rectangle is now free as well as an alternative.
  • Switching to Windows | 2021-02-11
  • mbp + ultrawide = perfect work space
    Did you try ? I find it to works great for my use case, I rarely use this much windows on the same screen though
  • | 2021-02-10
    I think everyone is aware that it's a different paradigm. It was introduced in the 80s as a way to have floating windows for the application and reuse the same tool windows for e.g. Photoshop without a parent window. But now even Photoshop has a parenting window. Almost everyone just maximises all their applications since Mac window management doesn't work. And everyone else has to install Spectacle or Rectangle[1]

    I am attacking the paradigm. It has had its time. It is done. It should leave.


  • Newbie questions: Window tiling tips wanted, plus file extensions and levels up | 2021-02-07
    There are a lot of third-party apps out there. I personally use a free one, Rectangle. Other options include: Spectacle, Magnet, Hookshot, BetterSnapTool, Moom, Amethyst, Divvy, etc. There are also quite a few reddit threads discussing the pros and cons of all these options as well. Try searching (in this sub, or maybe r/macapps) using the keyword 'window snapping' as I think more people refer to it as that rather than calling it 'tiling'.
  • Keep Windows on External Monitor when Opening Macbook | 2021-02-03
    I also love Spectacle, but have switched to Rectangle ( in the past couple years. It's essentially the same app, but written in Swift so it's significantly faster. Also has a toggle to default to the same hotkeys as Spectacle. Big fan.
  • I just bought my first Mac!!! | 2021-01-28
    Window snapping:
  • I created an open-source VS Relief Overlay app that *might* help improving the symptoms of VS
    For the time being, if you are having issues placing the overlay on your other monitor you could use something like Rectangle. It allows moving windows on Mac using keyboard shortcuts (the command is Next/Previous Display). It's not the best but it is only temporary :)


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rxhanson/Rectangle is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.