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Crisp up your desktop with a window manager utility

At a Glance

Chameleon Window Manager's interface leaves something to be desired, and while the features are useful, they don't always work right.

Price when rated: Free basic edition, $25 Standard edition, $30 Pro edition

Pros

  • Lets you save different configuration profiles
  • Customizable and easy to use snapping feature

Cons

  • Unattractive interface
  • Custom window configurations don't always work

At a Glance

WindowSpace might have a slow learning curve, but once you master it, you can truly become the master of your desktop.

Price when rated: $25 (30-day trial)

Pros

  • Brings full control over windows to keyboard
  • Makes it easier to manually align windows
  • Super-lightweight

Cons

  • Snap to side features don't add much functionality
  • Very wordy interface takes a while to master and understand
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At a Glance

Mosaico is an innovative desktop tool that simplifies window managing where others fail to do so.

Price when rated: $10 (14-day free trial)

Pros

  • Can take up to eight desktop snapshots
  • Easy-to-use snapping feature
  • Simple interface with very shallow learning curve

Cons

  • Doesn't run well on Windows 8
  • No way to exit the program if x button minimizes to tray
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At a Glance

With literally thousands of features, Actual Window Manager can fulfill all your window-management wishes, if you can figure out how to use it.

Price when rated: $50 (60-day free trial)

Pros

  • Gives control over every tiny aspect of your desktop
  • Can be used as a flexible Start-menu replacement

Cons

  • Confusing interface
  • Restarting the program can be problematic
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At a Glance

Quickly organize and move windows to specific areas of your desktop.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Keyboard-driven
  • Flexible

Cons

  • Requires new habits
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