Multitasking is all the rage these days. Everyone is doing it. I’m not sure we’re doing more, but we think we are. Personally, I can’t do much more than one thing at a time, so I concentrate on finding Mac apps that help me do that one thing more efficiently.
MoveAlong is a cheap Mac app that does just that. It saves a mouse click. Because I attempt to multitask, I have more than one app open on my Mac at a time. Often, I have a movie playing in the corner of my Mac’s screen.
Multitasking often results in clutter, so the movie sometimes clutters up what I’m trying to work on at the time.
MoveAlong moves the player window at of the way when you mouse over the player. No click and drag. Just move the mouse pointer over the movie’s window and the movie window moves.
Handy, right? It’s cheap, easy to use, and works nicely.
There’s a stack of caveats here, despite the obvious usefulness. MoveAlong requires that your video window be at least 1/4 the size of your Mac’s screen. The video player also has to be set to ‘float on top‘ (which is what causes the movie to get in the way of what you’re doing on your Mac).
And, it only works on your Mac’s main window, not on an attached display. And, it works only with QuickTime and the popular VLC media player. And, MoveAlong only moves the movie window in a specific direction (but usually out of the way).
This is one of those app’s that’s cheap enough to try, but needs to be expanded. How about a keyboard combo to invoke MoveAlong and it automatically moves other app windows out of the way?
If necessity is the mother of invention, then this invention should solve a problem. If your movies get in the way, this is an easy way to get them to move. But that’s it.