When comparing ShiftIt vs hyper, the Slant community recommends ShiftIt for most people. In the question“What are the best power user tools for macOS?” ShiftIt is ranked 49th while hyper is ranked 58th.
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Pro Easy to configure
ShiftIt is configured through a simple UI where you simply press the hotkeys you wish to map to a certain action.
ShiftIt is very straight-forward to use for most frequent usages.
Pro Open source
Pro Built on electron, supports split panels and plugins
Pro Cross-platform due to electron browser-based foundation
Con A little slow
Similar to Spectacle, but it has a few more features, such as being able to pick the size adjustment increments. Spectacle was a little faster, though. Repeated size changes or moves in succession can cause it to wait for it to complete.
Con Imprecise when readjusting sizes
Con Doesn't support moving windows between workspaces
There's no way to move a window to a different workspace with hotkeys in ShiftIt.
Con Still maturing as of December 2016
Folks noticed some issues in the 1.0 release cited here.
Con Made with Electron
It uses a considerable amount of resources, compared to other offerings.