HyperDock Window Snap

As many of you guys know, I’m a huge HyperDock ($9.99 on the Mac App Store) proponent. I use it primarily to have access to window previews of running apps in the OS X dock, but the tweak has additional features as well.

The biggest side benefit to using HyperDock is its window snapping capabilities. It’s not the deepest window snapping feature-set out there, but if you need basic Windows-like functionality, it’s should have more than enough to win you over.

To configure HyperDock’s snapping abilities, launch the app and open the Window Management tab. At the top of the screen, ensure that the Snap windows when dragging to screen edges option is checked.

HyperDock Window Management

Close out of HypeDock, and drag a window to the edge of the screen. It should present a shadow window indicating where the window will reposition and snap to. You can drag in all areas of the screen: top left, right-left, top middle, bottom left, and so on.

Snapping is great if you need to have two windows running side by side, four side by side, etc. It takes the tediousness of rearranging windows to fit your display manually. My workflow would be negatively impacted if I were not to have access to window snapping, that’s just how much I use it every day.

HyperDock’s Window Management screen also contains options for snapping windows using the keyboard. The keyboard feature is nice, but I find it to be just as fast to invoke window snapping using the mouse or trackpad.

What do you think about window snapping in OS X? Is it a feature that you currently use or would like to start using more regularly? Drop us a line below with your thoughts and opinions.

  • Newgunnerr

    It was the only feature I missed from Windows. Bought a license 🙂

    Keep the mac posts up!!

    • Jeffrey

      Ik heb m van kickasstorrents gratis, echt de beste tweak.

      • Newgunnerr

        No free updates 🙁

  • Stephaughn Alston

    Question: If I snap one window to the top left and another to the top right do they automatically resize so both are viewable without overlapping?

    • Newgunnerr


  • i used the bettersnaptool. just 2€.

    • and i think the BetterTouchTool is even free for download. so y invest 10 bucks?

      • andyr354

        BTT is an awesome program. I use it for lots of custom gestures and other shortcuts.

      • Newgunnerr

        Because support the developer? I also used bettertouchtool but it sucks imho

      • HyperDock sucks too, cause it aint worth 10$.
        it’s just another overpriced mac app i can get somewhere else for free.

      • JDB

        HyperDock is a very useful tool. Dock previews and window snapping are time-saving and allow me to be more productive while using my Mac. I use both features daily, making it worth the $10. Don’t criticize an app just because you don’t appreciate it.

      • i did not critcized in my first comment. i just showed up some alternatives.
        teach your thanks to Newgunnerr.

      • JDB

        You know which comment I replied to.

      • Plonk

      • Newgunnerr

        Thank you.

      • Mickey

        Is there a BTT alternative you like more? Personally I couldn’t live without it. I have remapped so many gestures and keyboard shortcuts with it. Always open to something new though.

    • Fanboy 

      iSnap is free

  • Andrieux Querido

    THANK YOU so much !!!!!

  • Andy

    Will this interfere with hot corners?

  • philip Mills

    Cinch on the app store is good to use that all the time
    keep up the good work

  • Dodgy Debjit

    So i downloaded the trial and could not repeat the behaviour shown in Jeff’s video. It would only ever snap to full size. Dragging to corners, sides, top, bottom – all the same.

    Tried with Firefox, App Store, Safari.


    • Domodo

      You need to reconfigure its settings in the preferences pane.

      • Dodgy Debjit

        They were set as per the video…

  • Raymond Lanser

    I rarely comment to support apps, and I very much agree that $10 is a little one the steep side, however: I do think hyper dock adds a lot more than window snapping, has a bunch of options to customize how the dock works, and the window previews are honestly my favorite feature. Those and I like that you can scroll the iTunes icon to change volume and move windows between spaces with scroll gestures. I bought it when I happened to be flush one day, but it’s a solid app with a developer who pushes a lot of updates if you update to the betas.