Among the Thomas clan I’m consider the neat freak, the crazy family member who can spot dust across the room, the family maid who makes sure all books in a bookcase are neatly arranged (and alphabetized, if they give me time.
Those same deeply embedded desires to maintain order extends to my Mac. I know where my files are. The apps in the Dock are alphabetized (try it– it works). And even with a dozen apps open on my Mac’s screen all the windows are neatly arranged and organized.
Wait a minute. How do you organize app windows on the Mac’s screen? It’s a gift. And an app.
To keep app windows both in their place and at exactly the right size for maximum efficiency and peace of mind, I use Moom. This handy Mac-like app (which means it’s so good that Apple should do in OS X what Moom does) pins app windows into specific locations on the screen.
Install Moom and then point to the Green button in the upper left corner of the app’s window. A little pop down gives you options to park and resize the window.
That’s the easy part and about all you really need to do to keep apps in their place on your Mac’s screen.
Moom is full of configuration options, though, so let your obsessive compulsive disorder loose for a few minutes.
Moom’s Preferences and options are extensive, and include options for window placement, window sizes, keyboard shortcuts, and laying out your Mac’s screen as a grid.
You can click the Green resize button and resize and place a window, but there’s keyboard shortcuts to speed up the process.
Moom runs as an app, a Menubar app, or in the background. It’s so easy to setup and use that there’s just no excuse for having a dozen app windows floating willy nilly all over the Mac’s screen.