It’s normally pretty rare for me to actually want a Windows feature on my Mac. There are only a few things that I wish I could do on my Mac (e.g., have a Mac version of Windows Live Writer, for example). Another one is being able to use the Windows 7 Snap feature that lets you drag a window to the sides of your monitor/screen to automatically scale your window to 1/2 size or drag to the top for a full screen. It’s a really handy feature in Windows 7 (see: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/snap).
Now, with the Mac you can use Cinch (for only $7) to do the same thing. I find it really helpful when I’m doing some blogging and need to have 1/2 of my screen on a webpage and one on my writing page.
Definitely check it out!
What is Cinch?
Cinch gives you simple, mouse-driven window management by defining the left, right, and top edges of your screen as ‘hot zones’. Drag a window until the mouse cursor enters one of these zones then drop the window to have it cinch into place. 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.