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Best Magnet mac free alternatives
Best Magnet mac free alternatives
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  • 2022-09-28 11:52:46

Best Magnet mac free alternatives

There is a top paid app ranking in Mac App Store; besides Notability, GoodNotes, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, there is one app that is tiny, but it is super useful. It is Magnet. Magnet is the best windows management app on Mac. And in Mac App Store, there are some other tools like Magnet, BettersnapTool, Manico are all similar to Magnet. But all of these great Apps are paid for. There is no free windows manager on Mac App Store. For people who also ask the below questions, you can find the answer in this article.

Are there any free alternatives to Magnet?

What apps are like magnets?

How do I use Magnet on Mac?

Why are all the windows management tools paid App in Mac App Store?

If you look detailed release date of the Magnet, Bettersnap Tool, you will find they were released in 2011, 2012. At that time, there is no sandbox limitation for the app in Mac App Store, which means you can control other apps' windows. But after 2016, Apple introduces the sandbox for App Store to restrict access to system resources and user data in macOS. So you can see none of them are published after 2016. Although Apple said, "You must enable the App Sandbox capability if you want to distribute a macOS app through the Mac App Store.". Clearly, for the apps which were already published on Mac App Store, they are not following this guideline. I believe this is also the reason why all of these apps are paid apps, since nobody can publish the same app after 2016. There are no competitors for Magnets.

Is there any free alternative app to Magnet?

  1. WindoWizard, Free, Free, Free, this is the key information. It provides the same feature as Magnet, so if you are looking for a free alternative to Magnet, Bettersnaptool. This one is the best.

  2. Spectacle, another free app on Mac, is also an excellent tool to manage the windows on your Mac. But sadly, it is no longer actively maintained now.


This is not a high-tech tool, just because of the policy history of Apple, so there is no free alternative app to Magnet, but if you search out of Mac App Store, you will find the best free windows management tool for Mac.

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