Magnet vs Mosaic Split Screen Apps for Mac

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Asif Ahmed
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Applications like Magnet and Mosaic provide an opportunity to multitask on Macs by dividing the screen into multiple parts. This means that you can use one part of the screen to do one thing, while another part of the screen does something else.

I have used both the utilities on my MacBook Pro. Both offer a lot of customisation options and flexibility.

I used Mosaic for over six months, and then I switched to Magnet and have been using it since then. Although both the utilities are pretty amazing, and will make you more productive but if you have to pick either of them then there are a few things that might help you make a decision.

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The first difference between both the utilities that comes to mind is the price. The Mosiac is a little expensive. Fortunately there are two levels of premium.

For £9.99, you can use it on single Mac computer. Some of its features are locked for the second level, Pro Edition for £24.99, which gives you a licence of using it on up 25 Max computers and all the premium features are unlocked.

But I have found that not all the features in Mosaic were for me, so I was happy with the standard edition. Although even the standard edition had more features that I would have used.

It gives you a lot more options, and ways to split screen on your Mac computer. In the settings area it divides the entire screen in in columns and rows, and then you can decide how much space One Window should be taking when this is activated by pressing a particular key combination, which can also be customise on the same page in the settings area.

So it also takes a little bit of effort and learning curve to setting it up in order to use it but once you have set it up, it doesn’t give you any problems. I have written a detailed article talking about the mosaic app, if you are interested in learning more about the app, you can read the article.


Magnet is the one that I am currently using. It is a simple and a straight forward app. It doesn’t take a lot of time to learn how to use it as the features are are simple, and the ones more people commonly used.

However you still have to set it up according to your need for example you can set up how much screen a particular app should take when you drag an app window to a certain area.

The app is just $7.99, which is almost half the price of what the standard edition for Mosaic costs. And there isn’t really any kind of learning curve with this utility as well.

I hope you find this article useful you can learn more tips and read informative articles in our productivity section on the blog.

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