When comparing Hammerspoon vs Breeze, the Slant community recommends Hammerspoon for most people. In the question“What is the best window manager for Mac?” Hammerspoon is ranked 10th while Breeze is ranked 22nd. The most important reason people chose Hammerspoon is:
Hammerspoon's Lua scripting and broad API allows you to perform any action you can imagine on your mac. It hooks into many OS APIs directly and has some high-level APIs to manipulate things like Spotify or iTunes. See the full list [here](https://www.hammerspoon.org/docs/).
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Pro Deeply customizable
Hammerspoon's Lua scripting and broad API allows you to perform any action you can imagine on your mac. It hooks into many OS APIs directly and has some high-level APIs to manipulate things like Spotify or iTunes. See the full list here.
Pro Automate actions based on the operating system
Hammerspoon lets you hook into OS level events and trigger any action you can imagine. From setting up a simple keyboard shortcut to launching a complex workflow using multiple apps and scripts.
In Breeze, the user can very quickly assign pre-set window positions to hot-keys, although there are not many advanced hot-key options.
Pro Ease of use
The following are number of benefits of using Breeze:
- It's super simple to setup.
- It focuses on basic window management.
- It works with Spaces.
- "Nag" mode cab be used indefinitely.
Pro Runs in the menu bar
Breeze lives in the menu bar and there are no windows to clutter my UI.
Con Some knowledge of programming required
Hammerspoon is scripted in the Lua programming language, and some familiarity with programming in general will be needed to use it. Some plugins exist that can be used by adding some files to a specific folder, but this will not give the flexibility that is so key to Hammerspoon
Con No Adobe CC support
Adobe CC products do not respond to Breeze.