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In Windows, you can use the Win key + arrows to snap windows to half the screen. Is there a OSX equivalent?

I found a program that does this called HyperDock. It worked well, but it was just a trial version. It has more features than I care about and costs to much (IMO).

Are there any other programs that are free or cheaper that do the same thing?

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Depending on your technical inclination, you might want to try Spectacle, or install something like Mjolnir.

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    Spectacle is exactly what I am looking for and free! – Keltari Dec 2 '14 at 20:02
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    And it's open source! github.com/eczarny/spectacle – Christopher Markieta May 11 '15 at 22:02
  • Of course, when OS X El Capitan is released, you will have a window snapping feature builtin within Mission Control. – juandesant Jun 25 '15 at 11:42
  • The link for Mjolnir doesn't work. – xApple Apr 12 '16 at 15:47
  • @xApple thanks for pointing that out, edited the answer to provide better links. – juandesant Apr 16 '16 at 7:57

BetterTouchTool (blog.boastr.net) does just this. I find it very convenient to use with a trackpad: by tapping in different parts of the trackpad I can snap windows to the corresponding region of the screen, one of the most useful features of BetterTouchTool (but it has many many more, check it out!)

Edit: BetterTouchTool is no longer free

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    I liked better touch tool for the quick and easy snapping using the touchpad. Until it became a paid application though. I never used any other features so I did not see the value is paying. Spectacle works fine, just w/o a touchpad option. – Steven C. Howell Feb 24 '16 at 3:30
  • BetterTouchTool is a paid option now. You should probably edit your answer to include that. – xApple Apr 12 '16 at 15:48
  • using bettersnap with spectacle. The drag and snap is great with better snap. Keyboardshort cuts are good with spectacle – Rıfat Erdem Sahin Feb 5 '18 at 11:46

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