Are there any programs/utilities for the Mac that allow you to control window placement similar to the tiling window managers on Linux?

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Shameless self promotion... TwoUp is a very simple free tiling window manager on Mac OS X: http://www.irradiatedsoftware.com/twoup/


There is an AppleScript script to tile two windows side by side.

I haven't used it but apparently it works for most applications. Link.

You could also try your luck with FWM (Finder Window Manager), it seems like they support windows other than Finder itself but I can't seem to get it to work on my MacBook.


"Is there anything like Winsplit Revolution for Mac OS X?" may be related to what you want.


WindowFlow, an app I developed, offers very flexible window tiling, as well as moving and resizing from the keyboard.



What you are looking for are the installation instructions for XMonad:


That's where the picture that litb posted is used.