Over the past 12 months I have been working on a small Mac app called Hoverboard. I drew my inspiration from a personal annoyance. Manually moving windows can be cumbersome. On the other hand, existing window managers for Mac use complex keybindings that I need to remember (think + alt + + 3). I am also not a fan of any solution that requires a mouse, like moving windows to the edges of a screen. Needless to say: we need something better.

Fig. 1Screencast of Hoverboard. It shows how you can use Hoverboard to quickly position windows side-by-side or in a 2/3 grid.

Hoverboard is different. Instead of remembering complex key combos, you now only need to know one key that you are already familiar with: the command key. With You shortly press command twice to activate Hoverboard, and then continue with a sequence of arrow keys to orchestrate windows over your screen.

Fig. 2Example of a key sequence that moves the active window to 1/3rd of the screen.

If you’re interested, you can download a pre-compiled release of Hoverboard for free from Github. Please let me know what you think!