What are the best tiled window managers for Windows 10?

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  1. 16

    #1Divvy

    Divvy

    Divvy is a manager of screen windows for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows computers which features windows resize, maximizing screen size, and customizable keyboard shortcuts. This software was developed by Mizage, LLC.

    Software

    Windows

    $13.99

    Keith Wilson
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "Now look. Anyone who knows Diamond Devereaux knows that Diamon Devereaux is BUSY. Ever since the IPO her calendar looks like a game of Tetris. In fact, if it wasn't for her Cappucino macine and Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman", she's pretty sure she wouldn't even try to come into this raggedy little office day after day. But honey: she do, she does, and she has for years. And not a soul in here has seen Miss Thing wear the same pair of shoes twice. But she digresses. When The Diva was ghosted three months ago by her so-called fiance she had just two questions: Is it ever appropriate to wear a veil and train to a board meeting? And more importantly: How was she ever going to find time to do the elaborate stalking required of a woman scorned? Enter Divvy, a classy control center that made it easy to keep tabs on every dusty and duplicitous social media account that skinny jean gigolo ever created. Bing, bang, bong! Mama has 3 perfectly placed windows on her desktop. And she needs them, since her shifty-eyed ex is wining one hussy on Facebook, dining another one on the 'gram, and grinding a third all up on Snapchat. Bong, bang, bing! There are suddenly 3 more windows, and Queen Muvva has donated her wedding dress, ordered a No Hard Feelings fruit and wine basket, and googled/purchased "opposite of Viagra, no taste no smell". And finally: BAM. With everything on screen under control she's able to keep her phone in her hand and her eyes on the prize. She just got a DM from the zaddy who invented the Super Soaker. She has one free hand left, and she is using it to give Divvy a heartfelt thumbs up. You go, Divvy. Mama thinks you slay."
  2. 14

    #2MaxTo

    MaxTo
    MaxTo is a small Windows program that divides your monitors into regions. When you maximize a window, it will no longer fit the entire screen, but only the region it was maximized into.
    Software

    Windows

    $19

    Gustavo Leal
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "I multitask a lot, and I don't have the fortune of owning more than one monitor. This makes my desktop look cluttered and untidy. While looking for solutions I found this, which lets me tile my windows on my desktop. Now it looks much tidier and I'm able to work more efficiently."
  3. 12

    #3AquaSnap

    AquaSnap

    Aquasnap is a manager of screen windows for Microsoft Windows computers (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10) which allows users to dock, tile, snap, stretch, and move together the windows on the screen. Developed by Nurgo Software.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Randy Bryant
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "AquaSnap allows very easy and convenient to use tiliing for windows applications in windows10. Windows are easily re-sizable and easy to relocate on the screen. Windows with higher priority can be displayed atop another window, while making it transparent so you can see the window behind it, if necessary. Best of all, this app is free for personal use. "

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

A window manager is a software that controls the placement and appearance of the windows on an interface. There are two main types of window managers, with the third being a hybrid of the two. In stacking window managers, the windows act as pieces of paper that can be stacked on top of each other. On the other hand, tiling window managers place the windows in such a way that none of them are overlapping, resulting in a “tiled” appearance. The third type, dynamic window managers, switch between the two layouts.

DID YOU KNOW?

Microsoft called their operating system Windows, because “windows” best described the appearance of the new graphical user interface they invented in 1985. The use of icons and other notations was a clear evolution from the text-based computer interfaces of the time. The appearance of windows for Windows 1 was firmly tiled. It wasn’t until Windows 2 was released a couple of years later that open windows could be maximized, minimised, and overlapped with each other. The next big innovation for windows management was in Windows 95, which featured the Start button, Start menu, and the taskbar. The taskbar gave users greater freedom for multitasking. Windows 7, 8, and 10 have built-in window managers that users can employ to cascade, stack, and tile open Windows. Gesture-activated “snapping” is also a useful management tool.

  1. 11

    #4bug.n

    bug.n

    bug.n is a manager of screen windows for Microsoft Windows computers which allows users to provide resizing and moving layouts for their windows, size windows dynamically, and view window management info in the status bar.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Gerald Fuller
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Bug.n provides and itemized list of tiling window managers. It does not stop there, it also include the possibilities of what tiling window manager can do. There are also several screen shots of tiled window manager included on the site. Installing and running it is made easy because it is included as well."
  2. 9

    #5Mosaico

    Mosaico

    Mosaico is a manager of screen windows for Microsoft Windows computers (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10) which allows users to automatically arrange running windows, as well as automatic tabbing and docking. Developed by Soulid Studio.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ronald Reyes
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "This is a great tool for organizing my desktop windows. When I have multiple windows open at a time on my laptop, Mosaico makes it easy for me to categorize them and keep them organized. It is a simple tool to use, and has made my online tasks less chaotic. The software does not slow down my computer either, which I find very important!"
  3. 8

    #6TidyTabs

    TidyTabs

    TidyTabs is a manager of screen windows for Microsoft Windows computers (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10) which allows users to tab the windows on their screens for various apps, as well as arrange them. Developed by Nurgo Software.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Dylan Perkins
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "Great way to organize and manage multiple window tabs, especially for spreadsheets and folders. I use it regularly for my financial spreadsheets. It makes it easier to present materials for meetings, especially client one on ones. Easy to use and easy to access. "
  4. 7

    #7Stack

    Stack

    Stack is a productivity tool designed for managing multiple open windows. It allows you to define and customize the layouts with XAML and quickly rearrange windows on your screen. Also, it counts with a high DPI support. 

    Software

    Windows

    $5.99

    Bobby Ortiz
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I have an online job that requires multiple windows. This makes it easier to do my work and make more money. I occasionally feel like things move slow when this is on but overall am satisfied and see no problems. "
  5. 5

    #8SplitView

    SplitView

    Mosaico is a manager of screen windows which allows users to split a widescreen into multiple parts. Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP SP3, Vista; Servers 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016.

    Software

    Windows

    $39- Varies by plan

    Aaron Gomez
    Written on September 27, 2017
    "SplitView may be a good way for some PC users to organize multiple windows on a single monitor. But given its $39 price, it's way too expensive for me. It may take a little more work, but I can get the same benefits for free by manually organizing my PC windows."
  6. 4

    #9Actual Window Manager

    Actual Window Manager
    Actual Window Manager is many useful tools in one software. With this program, you will have a fully-functional taskbar for each monitor and many other features to improve the multiple monitors' desktop environment.
    Software

    Windows

    $49.95

    Julia Wade
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "From trying it out it works well until you need to restart it, so I am going to look for other options. The price is a bit steep as well."
  7. 3

    #10Chamaleon Windows Manager

    Chamaleon Windows Manager
    Chameleon Window Manager is window manager software that allows you to customize the behavior of all windows and add buttons with additional functions to the title bars.
    Software

    Windows

    $29.95- Varies by plan

    Anna Feng
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "I needed a tiled window manager for Windows 10 to customize how windows behave. I tried Chameleon Windows Manager and, frankly, I found it to be terrible. It messed up my whole system. Now Windows 10 is buggy and the program frequently malfunctions. I really don't like this program at all. I uninstalled it immediately. It's also not intuitive to use and takes a bit of research to get it working properly (although, in my case, not at all). I do not recommend this at all."
  8. 3

    #11i3

    i3
    i3 is a tiling window manager designed for X11, inspired by wmii, and written in C. It supports tiling, stacking, and tabbing layouts, which it handles dynamically.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Gary Guerrero
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "This is not a great solution for windows 10, at least in my opinion. it is really for a power user and geared towards linux. in this application it appears to be very powerful, but for me, a basic windows 10 user i found it complicated and cumbersome. "

Summary

Best What are the best tiled window managers for Windows 10
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DivvySoftware 16 Paid
2MaxToSoftware 14 Paid
3AquaSnapSoftware 12 Free
4bug.nSoftware 11 Free
5MosaicoSoftware 9 Free
6TidyTabsSoftware 8 Free
7StackSoftware 7 Paid
8SplitViewSoftware 5 Paid
9Actual Window ManagerSoftware 4 Paid
10Chamaleon Windows ManagerSoftware 3 Paid
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