One of the benefits of Mac is that it's a platform with many years behind it. So, we can get services of all kinds. Even the very specific requirements of a particular user niche. This is where switchchGlass comes into play, an app created by John Syracuse, a podcast known as the Accidental Tech Podcast. Your app is drinking directly from the already lost DragThing.
A second booth for those working with multiple windows
SwitchchGlass is a device that adds a new booth to your desktop. It collects all open applications at that time. By giving them there, we will have direct control And always in the same place.
Symptoms respond in different ways depending on what we do. Its functionality is quite simple, since the application is limited "assemble" all open apps alphabetically If we click one of them with the mouse, it will bring to the forefront of all desktop windows.
If the app is in full screen mode, it will take us to the app and it will work if we share location with another one using Split View. If we press the app icon at the same time press the top button, we will get different reactions. In this case, only the nearest Windows application will appear before. Other functions we can perform:
- Right-click or ctrl + click shows us the context menu to hide or show the app.
- If we drag one or more files into an app icon, they will open with that app.
- Clicking on the app icon while pressing cmd will show you in the Applications folder.
In addition to these functions, there are very complete customization options. We can choose the size of the icons, the distance between them and the location of the screen. If we have multiple screens, we may choose to hide or show this device in our agreement It is also possible to change the look (transparent or black) and the "bar" shape whenever we place it in one of the four corners.
DragThing returns (in part) to Syracuse's hand
As Syracuse tells in his Hypercritical blog, SchchGlass is the answer to the disappearance of DragThing. With the advent of macOS Catalina, operating system compressed by 32 application support. That excludes many apps that are already out of date but are working, including DragThing.
With its program, the podcaster wanted to come back some functionality on Mac. As the app developer now says:
I wrote switchchGlass and Font and Center to meet my needs. I use both apps all day on my Mac. I've been a program manager for almost 25 years, but until this year, I've never written an app for my favorite platform.
For the everyday Mac user, this task may be unpopular. At a price of 5.49 euros, switchchGlass is designed for that niche of users it is attacked by flooding of windows on the table
Download | SwitchchGlass, 5.49 euros in the Mac App Store.