DoublePane Window Manager for Mac OS X is Free for July 4th Only

Jul 4, 2011 - 11 Comments

DoublePane Window Manager for Mac OS X

DoublePane is a simple window manager for Mac OS X that is impressively useful. It works by resizing a selected window to fit precisely on one half of the screen – on the left or right – which then allows you to place another resized window directly next to it on the opposing half. This maximizes the available screen space and makes it extremely easy to transcribe information, giving you a significant boost to productivity when writing or doing research.

For such a simple app, you’ll be surprised by how often you end up using it. DoublePane is basically a necessity for any portable Mac user, so if you have a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, or any Mac with limited screen real estate, don’t miss this app.

It also happens to be free today, July 4th only, to celebrate Independence Day.

Download DoublePane free from the Mac App Store (App Store link)

DoublePane sits discretely in your menubar:

Mac OS X Window Management with DoublePane

You can access it from anywhere and it will automatically resize the foremost window to accomodate the selection. You can also choose to fill the screen with a window or app, which is useful but only marginally so in OS X Lion. The real value is in the quick split screen.


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Posted by: AJ in Mac OS, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Dominick Smith says:

    There is also Arrange from Trifle ( with some interesting features.

  2. PsychoX says:

    It would have been nice if it was not only a one day thing, you know for those of us who left early in the morning, didn’t get back home until early the next morning, and promptly crashed into their bed upon doing so.

  3. JC says:

    It’s great that the app is free for the day – not so good to get the mailing on the day after.

    Oh Well.

  4. chao says:

    Very useful app! I love it.

  5. Fabiano Coelho says:

    Could the icon be uglier ?

  6. Master says: HyperDock does all and more

  7. Dean says:

    Thanks, I’ve used Cinch for a while but some Apps can’t/won’t go half screen in Cinch. I’ll try this out and see if they work with it.

  8. MetalRufflez says:

    Divvy, the single piece of software I use the most since I got my Mac a year ago

  9. InnerFire says:

    i use better touch tool, it’s exactly like aero feature, which is really useful for me.

  10. Alex says:

    Been using this for a while, it’s really nice. Moom is similar, but really they should both be free all the time.

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