So, I primarily blog on my MacBook pro. But I do have the eeePC that Microsoft kindly lent me, and I must admit: the snap feature on Windows 7 makes me a little bit jealous. For those who don’t know, if you grab the title bar of a window in Windows and drag it to the left or right of the screen, it will lock there and fill exactly half the width of the screen. It’s nice when you need to keep a source on one side and your office program on the other–but in the Mac OS you have to manually drag windows into shape. It’s a pain.

The people at Irradiated Software have felt my pain, and have released Cinch. It painlessly gives the same snap functionality to Macs. You can download it for free, but it will nag you. If you want to pay up, it’s $7 and the nagging goes away. If you’re a Mac user who often needs to consult one window while working in another (like if you often write papers), it’s definitely a nice thing to have.