AquaSnap – A Better Enhanced Snapping Tool for Windows

Windows 7 introduced Aero Snap as a way to effortlessly position windows on the desktop just the way you want them. For example, to set up two windows side-by-side with each taking half of the screen, you can just drag a window to the left or right edge of the screen and drag another window to the other edge of the screen. It’s even easier in Windows 10 with the Snap Assist that speeds up the process of snapping two windows side-by-side by offering a choice of windows to snap.

But AquaSnap, an enhanced window snapping tool, takes a few more steps further to let you be more productive and be more efficient when arranging the windows on your desktop. Let’s see a few things that Aquasnap can do but Windows built-in Aero Snap can’t.

Window Snapping

It allows you to easily align your windows by making them behave lie magnets, like below.

snapping

Window Stretching

Doubleclick on the edge of a window to maximize it in one direction. Performing the same action with pressing “Shift” key to maximizing it vertically or horizontally.

stretching

Make a window transparent or stay on top

Simply shake a window to make it transparent and always on top. Shake it again to restore it to its normal state.

aquashake

These cool features are all included in its free edition. With paying $9 more, you get to the Professional level with more features like Mouse shortcuts, multi-monitor support, as well as the cool stuff like below:

Window tiling

When two windows are side-by-side, resizing one of them while pressing Ctrl key will also resize the other one. It’s an easy and powerful way to modify the layout of several tiled windows.

groupsize

Move windows together

Move one window while pressing Ctrl key and the whole group of adjacent windows will follow.

groupmove

AquaSnap works on Windows 7 and above with both 32-bit and 64-bit edition supported. It also has a separate version for people still using Windows XP and Vista, as well as a portable version that you can keep in your toolbox in your backpack.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 11/12/2016

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