Among the Thomas clan I’m considered the neat freak, the one with obvious OCD cleanliness issues, the crazy family member who can spot dust across the room, the family organizer who makes sure all books in anyone’s bookcase are neatly arranged (and alphabetized, if they would just give me the 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. Oh, and there’s an app for that.
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 window gives you options to park the app’s window, and resize the window to fit your OCD requirements.
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.