Oct 08


when I set the expiry date for the last BST Beta I assumed Apple would release OS X Yosemite (10.10) on 10/10/2014, but it looks like this won’t happen :-)

So here is a new “trial” that runs until end of the month, until then the updated BetterSnapTool version should be available in the Mac App Store.



written by Andreas Hegenberg

Aug 21


here is a beta of BetterSnapTool that supports Yosemite’s dark-theme:


It can be used without limitation until 10/10/2014, but only on OS X Yosemite betas.

Please report any issue you encounter!


//update: fixed a few issues in beta2. If BetterSnapTool doesn’t resize properly on your system, please try to unplug and reconnect all external monitors and/or restart your system once.

written by Andreas Hegenberg

Jun 02

Great WWDC keynote!

Just a little update for BetterTouchTool and BetterSnapTool


  • BetterSnapTool seems to run fine as is
  • BetterTouchTool crashes on startup, but I already identified the issue and will fix it tomorrow.
    • Updatehttp://boastr.net/releases/btt0.997.zip this version should not crash on Yosemite anymore. Please report any issues you encounter, I was only able to test the basic stuff.
    • Update 2: Some users still encountered crashes on startup with 0.997, I hope the are now also fixed with 0.9971: http://boastr.net/releases/btt0.9971.zip
    • Update 3: This BetterTouchTool version supports the dark mode / theme in the OS X Yosemite Beta 3:
    • Update 4:
      • Fixed various crashes and bugs on Yosemite.
      • If you don’t like the new behavior of the green window button in Yosemite, you can now change it with BTT using the trigger “Leftclick Green Window Button” in the tab “Other” in BTT’s main preference window. To get back the old behavior just use the predefined action “Zoom Window Below Cursor” ( see http://take.ms/F344Y)
    • Update 5:
      • 0.9981 fixes a problem in Yosemite DP 6 that caused the “Leftclick green window button” trigger to not work anymore. However you now have to assign the predefined action “Option Click” to get the old behavior back. See http://take.ms/P81Jg .


written by Andreas Hegenberg

Oct 23


BetterSnapTool 1.4 is now available in the Mac App Store. It adds Mavericks compatibility and fixes some bugs.

Please report any issue you encounter, I really want to fix all possibly remaining bugs as soon as possible!

Known issues that will be fixed with the next update:

  • On Mavericks, if two or more monitors are used and you disable the second menubar (which is enabled by default in Mavericks), BetterSnapTool may have some issues with resizing windows correctly.

If you encounter issues with windows not snapping correctly, please try this beta and tell me if it solves it: download beta

written by Andreas Hegenberg

Oct 07

BetterSnapTool 1.4 with Mavericks compatibility is now available via the Mac App Store (see http://blog.boastr.net/bettersnaptool-1-4-is-in-the-mac-app-store/ )

written by Andreas Hegenberg

Mar 19


just a little update: I have finally finished my master’s thesis  and will soon continue to work on BetterTouchTool, BTT Remote, BetterSnapTool, and maybe even Secondbar :-)

BetterSnapTool has been updated for Mavericks, version 1.4 is available via the App Store as a free update.




written by Andreas Hegenberg

Jul 12

If you have bought BetterSnapTool from the Mac App Store it would be great if you’d leave feedback there (good or bad) :-)


Will there be some of you on the WWDC?




written by Andreas Hegenberg

Mar 27

BetterSnapTool 1.3.2 is a bugfix release. If you want to test it before it hits the App Store you can download the beta trial here: http://boastr.de/BetterSnapToolTrial.zip

  • Fixed keyboard shortcut issues with snap areas
  • Hopefully snap areas won’t enable the external graphics anymore (unfortunately I can’t test this because I don’t have a MacBook with external graphic card)
  • Keyboard shortcuts are now also disabled if you disable BetterSnapTool for a specific app
  • Some other little fixes

If you find bugs in this version please report them so I’ll be able to fix them before I submit it to the Mac App Store

Again some information about Sandboxing: BetterSnapTool will stay in the AppStore even with Sandboxing enforced! :-) I’ll even be able to release some bugfix updates after the sandboxing deadline.




written by Andreas Hegenberg

Mar 01

I hope it’ll work for all of you. I really hate pushing this release button.. http://d.pr/lsdL

Link to the Mac App Store

written by Andreas Hegenberg

Feb 25

So, the exams are finally done and I have much free time now (at least until I begin with my Master Thesis :-))

Here is the first result: BetterSnapTool 1.3 Alpha(Download here) ))

  • BST 1.3 includes the new snap area feature, which allows you to create your own snapping areas.
  • It also contains a few bugfixes and other improvements.
  • Added an option to disable BetterSnapTool while holding modifier keys
  • Unfortunately application specific snap areas are not finished yet, they’ll follow with one of the next versions.

Any feedback is very welcome!

//edit: I updated the alpha, should now work on more systems
//edit 18/2/2012 updated again
//edit 25/2/2012 updated again, now app specific snap areas and labels are possible (the label feature isn’t finished yet, in order to change the size you have to right-click the text and select “font” etc.

//edit: 26/2/2012 improved the labels, unfortunately due to format changes the labels from the previous alpha will be lost.

Because I haven’t finished the documentation yet, here a little video which shows how to use the snap area feature:



written by Andreas Hegenberg