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toke lahti

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And why?
I'm using Sierra 10.12 right now.
(I could buy both and try out, but I'll try crowd intelligence first.)
BST was updated Oct-17, MGNT Feb-17 (how they could add HS support that early...?)
 

TiggrToo

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And why?
I'm using Sierra 10.12 right now.
(I could buy both and try out, but I'll try crowd intelligence first.)
BST was updated Oct-17, MGNT Feb-17 (how they could add HS support that early...?)

Crowd intelligence or heard mentality ? It's so hard to ascertain which is which these days. :D

Joking aside, what will proceed next is quite likely a set of replies with folk extolling the virtues of one while slamming or at least critiquing the other.

I use Magnet myself. It does the job. Better than BetterSnapTool? Well, it was a buck cheaper, so...

There are others as well, Hyperdock for example, apparently has windows snapping functionality.

I just looked at features listed by each tool, considered what features I personally needed, and the price.

Just take any preferences that may be listed here with a here with a huge block of salt. Everyone's different and, as a result, everyone uses their Mac differently from everyone else. What is a must have feature for one (be it price, snap positions etc.) will be ho-hum for someone else.
 

toke lahti

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BST has floating menu, (activated perhaps with some user defined keyboars shortcut?), Magnet just menubar menu. Although Magnets menu looks cleaner.
Would you use floating menu, if Magnet would have it?
 

TiggrToo

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BST has floating menu, (activated perhaps with some user defined keyboars shortcut?), Magnet just menubar menu. Although Magnets menu looks cleaner.
Would you use floating menu, if Magnet would have it?

No idea, will cross that bridge if I come to it. I have Magnet and until it stops working the way I need it to, I can't see myself changing any time soon.
 

MacGizmo

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I used to use Cinch ($7), but I found that I prefer more than just window snapping. I use SizeUp now. It works fantastic, and only costs $13 (free if you're willing to put up with a pop-up ad once in a while).
 
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MacGizmo

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And SizeUp is better than Magnet or BST because...?
I didn't say it was better. I've never used Magnet. I personally think it's better than Better Snap Tool (which I have used) because it's more focused of an app, but still has plenty of features. The GUI is nicer, too. It's all a matter of personal taste.
 
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Stoomkracht

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other more recent thread discussing same with some other options.
 
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