Despite the advent of Retina displays with umpteen gazillion pixels on the display, screen real estate remains a valuable commodity which we clutter up with app after app after app. Is there a good way to clean the screen and make it more visually attractive and useful? No.
However, the WindowMizer utility offers a modest solution by inserting a roll-up window shade-like function in each app window. Window shade? Yep. That’s the best way to describe it. WindowMizer rolls up the app’s window so all that shows is the title bar at the top.
And, yes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
What’s the big whoop?
With WindowMizer you can roll up app windows to view what’s behind the window. Just double-click the title bar and the window rolls up. Double-click again and it rolls back into place (obscuring what’s behind, of course, but you knew that already, right?).
Any problems? Yes, a couple of note but not deal breakers.
First, not all Mac apps let WindowMizer do the fruit roll-up thingy, but most do, and those that don’t get minimized back to the Dock, so, ipso facto Viola! A cleaner Desktop.
Second, if you open up lots of different apps on your Mac’s screen WindowMizer becomes a clutterer itself, leaving a bunch of rolled up app window title bars scattered all over the place. But at least you can see more of the Mac’s screen. What I’d like to see is an option to click something and then have all the app windows roll up or down at the same time.