When comparing Hammerspoon vs Window Tidy, the Slant community recommends Hammerspoon for most people. In the question“What is the best window manager for Mac?” Hammerspoon is ranked 10th while Window Tidy is ranked 28th. 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.
Pro Easy drag and drop interface
When you want to resize a window you just drag it on the screen and your configured workspaces appear immediately, semi-transparent. Then you just drag and drop your window above the configuration that you want to use.
Pro Allows multiple workspace configurations
Window Tidy facilitates not just window sizes, but windows that are precisely sized to fit together to fill up the screen.
Pro Fine tune window sizes
You can set up windows to fit as large or as small of an area on your screen as you would like. For example, if you want a 1/3 left, 1/3, center, 1/9 top right, 1/9 center right, and 1/9 bottom right, you can and it is easy to set up.
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 Workspaces don't show up when you drag a window
Workspaces will only appear on one desktop, but not the others.