Are you looking for an all-in-one alternative to Moom that offers not only the functionality of a tiling window manager but also a window switcher with predictable behavior in a multi-display environment? Would you prefer to use the keyboard instead of the mouse for organizing your windows and applications and do not want to memorize endless hotkeys? Then SMBAct is the right solution for you!
SMBAct is a universal solution that can be used on platforms such as Windows, macOS, and Linux and works exactly the same everywhere.
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Let's see in details what are the differences between SMBAct and Moom.
|Sizing and Positioning||SMBAct||Moom|
|Use Keyboard Shortcuts to snap windows||✓||✓|
|Predefined positions and actions||~45||5 (Fullscreen, Halves)|
|Setting up custom positions||—||✓
(by using on-screen resizing grid)
|Smaller, Larger, Center actions||✓||✓|
|Save and restore window layout snapshots||—||✓|
|Hide one/all windows on active/all displays, Blacklist commands||✓||—|
|Multiple monitors supporting||✓||✓|
|Portrait display layouts||✓||—|
|Cycling through window sizes on repeated commands of custom shortcuts||✓||—|
|What if I forgot a shortcut?||Call a Window Actor with all actions and choose the needed one using a fuzzy search||Call keyboard control which lists all the set actions|
|You own your configs||available for download||—|
|Snap window by dragging (build-in function in Win10)||coming soon||✓|
|Custom shortcuts for switcher activation||✓||—|
|Switch focus to any window||✓||—|
|Fuzzy search of any window or application||✓||—|
|Minimize, close, fullscreen any window||✓||—|
|Hide, close any application||✓||—|
|Close all windows of one application||✓||—|
|Blacklist applications you don’t want to act||✓||—|
|Multi-display support: activation of Window Switcher on active display, main display or where is a mouse pointer||✓||—|
|Multi-display support: activation of selected window/application on active display or on display where it was before||✓||—|
|Embedded Browser Window (know more about this feature)||✓||—|
|Operating system||Windows, macOS, Linux||macOS|
|User support||User Tutorial on YouTube||How to use Moom App|
Great question! We obviously think we’re pretty great, but here’s an honest answer:
If you only need the Tiling window manager functionality in MacOS, then both programs will do just fine. They both perform their necessary functions: sizing and positioning of windows. But the ways to achieve the result are totally different.
Let’s take a closer look at how SMBAct and Moom stack up:
SMBAct, on the other hand, is geared more toward those who prefer the keyboard. Most of the actions used in practice are already assigned hotkeys. And even if you forget them, that’s okay! At any time, call the Window Actor with all the actions (in fact, they are the only hotkeys you have to remember), find the necessary action quickly without using the mouse by using fuzzy search, and hit “enter”. That’s it!