- Product Name: Cinch
- Cost: Free to try, $6.99 purchase
- Affiliate Link: http://www.irradiatedsoftware.com/cinch/
- Alternatives: SizeUP, Divvy
- Additional Reading: None
Cinch is app that allows us to quickly resize our windows in Mac, its used by creating hot zones and once you drag your window into that zone will position it into that zone.
Cinching to the left or right edges of the screen will resize the window to fill exactly half the screen, allowing you to easily compare two windows side-by-side (splitscreen). Cinching to the top edge of the screen will resize the window to fill the entire screen (fullscreen). Dragging a window away from its cinched position will restore the window to its original size.
Here is a quick video from the developers:
Download: Download the app by heading over to: http://www.irradicatedsoftware.com/cinch. The option on the left will give you the free trial.
Clicking on the link should pop up a similar box, Again as I have multiple Mac computers, I generally save the file so i can copy it over to the other Mac and install. If you are in a hurry, you can also click the first option of “Open with: Archive Utility (default)”
Head over to the download folder and Unzip the downloaded file and you should see the purple icon in your downloads folder
Install: Double Click on the icon to start the installer and Click on “Open” to really launch the app 🙂
Cinch Setup – Assistive Devices, Access for assistive devices is needed for Cinch to work! Hit Enable now to continue.
Now lets have Cinch start automatically. This is totally optional, if you want Cinch to start every time you restart your computer, click the checkbox and hit continue.
Enable auto updates to Cinch is at the latest and greatest version.
Yippe… now the app is installed! Lets launch it and test it out!
Since the demo is free, it does have a nag screen when you start the app.
Hit continue demo to use it. Now on your desktop drag any open window to either side of the screen.
Cinching for the First time!!!
Along with Alfred, I think I use Cinch everyday, its convenient to drag to the edge of the screen and have a quick side by side feature, one that is missing in Mac Os.