Organize your apps on screen and create a different layout for each activity: work, internet, gaming, you name it! With Mosaico you can easily create app layouts and quickly switch between them, saving you a lot of time and improving your productivity.
User reviews: Mixed (25 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 26, 2013

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"Simply easy to use and great software to have if you are wanting to organize all the windows you have open at one time. It organizes chaos with windows."
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April 3

Mosaico bugfix version 1.8.0.3 is available

A new bugfix release of Mosaico is available for download at http://www.soulidstudio.com/.

The change list for this version 1.8.0.3 is:
- Fixed a bug where some snapshots were not restored using the full screen area in the monitor hosting a Windows taskbar (you will need to capture the snapshots again).
- It is now possible to disable the exit confirmation dialog.
- It is now possible to disable docking&tabifying when Mosaico is near screen edges.
- Added a "Please wait" message when a snapshot is being restored.
- It is now possible to activate and register Mosaico via email, for PCs not connected to the internet.

To update your copy of Mosaico please:
- uninstall your current version;
- reboot your PC (please do this! Otherwise you may end up with an unclean installation);
- install the new version.

If you own Mosaico on Steam your copy should be automatically updating.

If you don't own a license of Mosaico yet, you can try this new version for an additional 14 days period!

The new licensing system that will open a lot of new possibilities for bringing Mosaico to your company is almost finished, please stay tuned! If you own Mosaico on Steam this system will allow you to run Mosaico without running Steam client.

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March 11

Mosaico 1.8.0.1 bugfix is available

A new bugfix release of Mosaico is available for download at http://www.soulidstudio.com/.

This version 1.8.0.1 changes are:
- fixed a bug where snapshots were incorrectly restored if the user positioned windows using built-in Windows arrangement instead of Mosaico's one.
- fixed a bug where snapshots were incorrectly restored if the user changed Windows taskbar position.
- performance enhancements.

To update your copy of Mosaico please:
- uninstall your current version of Mosaico
- reboot your PC
- install the new version

If you own Mosaico on Steam your copy should be automatically updating.

If you don't own a license of Mosaico yet, you can try this new version for additional 14 days!

A lot of new features are coming in the near future that will improve your experience with Mosaico. Stay tuned!

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Reviews

“Mosaico is an innovative desktop tool that simplifies window managing where others fail to do so.”
4.5 / 5 – PC World

“Mosaico allows you to have multiple windows open at the same time without them overlapping”
dottech.org

About This Software

Organize your apps on screen and create a different layout for each activity: work, internet, gaming, you name it!

With Mosaico you can easily create app layouts and quickly switch between them, saving you a lot of time and improving your productivity. Mosaico is ideal when you work with more than 4 or 5 windows open. Just create your own layouts and stop searching for the "right" app in the Windows™ taskbar.

Each layout is fully customizable. You decide if an app is active or not, and if you don't need it anymore you can delete it all over.

Mosaico greatly improves the basic Windows™ positioning feature. You can create a desktop layout by just dragging windows around the screen. Mosaico will overlay the possible next position of the window, just release the button and it will be positioned there. You can restore any saved layout with a single click. Mosaico will launch the needed apps and put them in the right place.

Mosaico is perfect if you have a multi-monitor setup. You can send an app to another monitor and it will keep its proportion to the new screen, which is handy if you have monitors of different size and orientation.

Mosaico supports global keyboard shortcuts. You can fast position and resize windows using CTRL+ALT and a numeric key, or any other key you chose to customize in the options.

Mosaico is easy to use, saves time, and is constantly improved following users feedback.

key Features


  • Easily create app layouts by dragging windows
  • Restore any layout with a single click
  • Global keyboard shortcuts
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Save up to 8 layouts
  • Automatically launch all apps in a layout
  • 3D view of available layouts
  • Automatic and manual windows arrangement
  • Minimize to tray bar or to screen edge
  • Editable layouts
  • Available on Windows™ 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP SP3

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Pentium 300 MHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 20 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
It does what it says. And does so pretty well, as much as i can tell after 1 day and limited runtime of it.
Because there is one massive problem with it: While it's running, it's constantly shown on steam as the currently running "game".
Which is rather ridiculous for a tool that would theoretically mainly run out of sight in the background. And i have seen no option to prevent it from that. As soon as there is one (or someone tells me i'm just blind), it gets a thumbs up.

Until then it doesn't. Its not important enough, to run it WITH that flaw.

The only other Steam-bought app i use, Display Fusion, doesn't do that. So it must be possible to stop it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
118.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
What a useful program, this program helps you with organizing your windows. It will find the best situation for you so you have have multiple windows on the screen at the same time and they will fit. A simple program that keeps getting better with every update, the devs are involved in the community and really try to bring what the community wants and needs in this program. This is the best window organizer out there.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
So, I've been using Mosaico for admittedly only a few days...but the promo videos look better than the software itself. Mosaico tends to crash a bit, and adds a measurable amount of time to startup. The "Auto" button isn't intelligent at all - command prompt windows are crushed to the point where nothing is legible. Windows are frequently sized to the point where only the title bar is visible. The UI isn't terribly intuitive; it's simple to the point where it begs questions like "I think I can make additional desktops, but I don't see how", and "Is there a way to manually create 'regions'?

Now, to be fair, the nature of magically figuring out which window should be what size is going to make messes, and I understand that. I'm not expecting perfection, and I'm not expecting mind reading. However, a known window size for a command prompt seems a good place to start; frequency of the use of a window being proportional to a window's size being another, with the existence of a horizontal scroll bar as a result of a potential move being still another. Mosaico has potential, but its current iteration is more sizzle than steak. Unfortunately, I can't recommend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,592.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
I use 4x2k monitors at home in various configurations and 5x1080 monitors at work and this software is absolutely perfect for this. I routinely run instant messages, browsers, visual studio, VMs and various shell terminals at any given time to jump around in work and development and find that Mosaico really takes the cake with window management. There is definitely a learning curve to the software and has a ton of configurability, but after the initial hump this software immensely speeds up my work space.

Got a chat window for work? SNAP - in its rightful place off to the side. Got Reddit up for... productivity reasons? SNAP - Its on the left half of my front monitor. Found a blog detailing intricacies of threading SSH reboot commands? SNAP - bottom half of my portrait monitor.

Even though this software is simple and easy to install/configure, when you do need to ask their support for any questions they are on the ball and truly knowledgeable about the request at hand; truly top tier customer service.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
404.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
As with many programs I've used, there are a few things which need to be fixed or that I think should be changed in Mosaico, but overall I find the software very useful and I've had a stable experience with it thus far. I saw people mention frequent crashes, but I guess either I'm just lucky here or it's been fixed by now in that regard, as I haven't had it crash yet. The rest of this review is mainly reports of minor bugs I've encountered and new feature suggestions for the developers.

I mainly am interested in the manual tiling of windows with Mosaico, and that works just fine for me. I added several different optional positions to the manual arrangement screen through the options to allow vertically dividing it into thirds. It's great that they can be added or removed for larger or smaller screens to minimize clutter.

I have a few suggestions about the manual tiling feature. I use a touch-screen monitor, and while it is possible to touch and drag windows easily enough to position them with Mosaico, I believe it could use some additional options for better taking advantage of multi-touch displays. I suggest the ability to tap outside of a window with a second finger while dragging the window to cancel Mosaico's tiling (which I prefer to leave enabled at all times). Reaching for the mouse and right-clicking seems pointless and isn't easy to do when touching the screen already, and hitting Q on the keyboard also requires another hand. I'd also like it if I could leave manual tiling disabled most of the time and drag with three fingers anywhere on a window to engage tiling (similar to Ubuntu's three-finger drag for window positioning). Besides these things, while this isn't important at all, I thought it would be good to allow the user to change the colors of manual tiling from the default RGB to custom ones, to make this feature seem more like an integrated/native part of the operating system. That's just a "polishing" thing which could come later in Mosaico's development, though.

I briefly tried out the auto-arrange feature, and while it produced awkward results each time for me, I believe it could potentially be very useful if it sees some improvement. I also think there should be a keyboard shortcut for auto-arrange for when the user doesn't have Mosaico's main window open. When I used auto-arrange, it made one window I had on-screen not show up at all, another tall and narrow, and another small; this didn't cause the screen to be even close to completely filled by the windows. (The test windows were Opera 27.0, MediaMonkey 4.1.5, and Windows' File Explorer.)

Presently, it seems like Mosaico can't handle alternative taskbar positions very well when restoring saved layouts. I have mine on the left side of the screen, and Mosaico seems to ignore that and have my on-screen windows offset beneath the taskbar, leaving some empty space on the right side of the screen when I restore a layout.

Besides these things, Mosaico should also be able to handle arranging skinned windows, namely Steam's main one.

The main system on which I've used Mosaico uses a 27" touch monitor with a native resolution of 2560x1440 pixels and Windows 10 Tech Preview.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Whenever you use it, it constantly says you're in app which I know isn't the devs fault, but it really sucks.

Another problem is the price, the software is very simple and also has free competitors outside of steam.

But really, it does exactly as described in a nice, easy way.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
In its current version I cannot recommend Mosaico. While the program does what it says and does it very well, you cannot run it and any other Steam games at the same time. Nor can you Stream anything as long as it is running. I have DisplayFusion and it is running and I have not encountered ANY problems with it running in the background and interferring with the ability to run any other Steam applications or games.

To the Developer: Please fix this problem! If you don't know how to do it, then maybe you can contact the makers of DisplayFusion for some tips.
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100 of 118 people (85%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Mosaico is an application that lets you quickly and easily organise your windows desktop with multiple profiles and improved functionality for anchoring windows. Initially I gave it a bad review because of a number of technical failures. On the developers reccomendation I am giving Mosaico another go. I've only had a quick play and so far I'm not going to change my reccomendation but it is better than when I first reviewed it. I will keep it running for a few days to see if I can be pursauded to change my mind. Anyway first impressions of the update:

- The ability to anchor mosaico out of sight has been much improved and it is now non-intrusive.

- The abilty to anchor anywhere on a multiscreen setup is great.

- Shortcuts have been added to switch between profiles. This works very nicley and it was one of the main reasons I gave it the thumbs down but the shortcut also opens mosaico. It would be much better if it just changed the profile without intruding.

- Occasionally when you switch profiles Mosaico won't close until you manually minimise.

- I experienced some slowdown of the mouse when switching profiles which lasted for about 15 seconds. I'm running good hardware.

- I would like it to be anchored on the right but when I do this it still opens up to the right off screen.


Conclusions

Overall I like this product and I want it to work well. I also like the developer who obviously read my original review and made changes. This is good because it means he's still working on it. I will keep testing it for him as the concept is brilliant and when I feel it's ready for reccomendation I will give the thumbs up. Really there isn't a lot to do for this to be a great peice of software but as it is now expect some teething issues. It just needs to get out the way and stay out the way and it will get a reccomendation from me.
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A developer has responded on Jul 18, 2014 @ 8:27am
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100 of 123 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2014
SLOW and non-friendly AT ALL


Confusing and broken interface. Freeze a LOT, required to have Steam open to launch it.
Nearly no feature at all for a PAID software.

Break the Windows taskbar, even make it appear 2 times on the same screen, EVEN AFTER A REBOOT nothing is fixed.


The only feature it provide are already mostly inside windows, all the others features are just broken or freeze your windows.

Autosnap can already be done in windows, EVEN putting them in cascade without the use of the software. And registering "last default location" when you open a software already exist inside windows.


This software bring nothing useful that isn't in windows. It's freezing your computer and making it slow, even on a very powerful PC.


Only useful if you still run on XP SP3, otherwise, all the features its offer are already in Windows.
BUT even there, if you have an old PC that run XP SP3, it will just going to make it freeze even more.


A gaming PC of the year freeze on this software over and over...


At this price tag i was expecting more features... YOU CANNOT even edit shortcuts keys! Disappointing.
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A developer has responded on Jul 18, 2014 @ 8:36am
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77 of 91 people (85%) found this review helpful
5,612.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
Oh dear god... this new update actually made it even worse.

Thank you uakiki for responding. Unfortunately, these updates have done nothing to improve the experience. If there's one program I expect Mosaico to be able to handle, it's Steam - you know, the platform you're selling your product on. Yet Mosaico can't keep track of the different windows Steam creates. A chat window takes the place of the main window, the main window gets compressed into my friends list, etc.

I actually switched to a different music player, because Mosaico breaks Winamp terribly. But Aimp doesn't even get launched or move by Mosaico, so I have to reposition it manually. Which is the entire point of spending $20 on a tool whose sole purpose is to move windows around.

And while this isn't Mosico's fault, any application you keep open shows up to your friends as you constantly being in it. For something like Mosaico where I just keep it open, and press enter on occasion to straighten my windows, my friends can never see what game I'm playing. Because of this, I now avoid buying applications on Steam.
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A developer has responded on Jul 18, 2014 @ 9:10am
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78 of 94 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
I really wanted a tiling manager like this, but if you want to buy it, don't get it on Steam. It will always display that you're using this application to your friends, and it requires Steam to be running.
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A developer has responded on Jan 5, 2014 @ 12:46pm
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45 of 59 people (76%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
It would be a lot better if you were able to run Mosaico without having to run Steam. If you had that option I would definitely recommend. Great for productivity, works with multiple monitors, saves your window size "snapshots" and you are able to load them and open the programs that were saved in the snapshot instantly.

Like I said, if you could run w/ out Steam (like with a key code) I would recommend it because of how useful it is.
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A developer has responded on Dec 11, 2013 @ 12:53am
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37 of 57 people (65%) found this review helpful
330.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Don't buy this, there are loads of free varieties of this. I don't know why i bought it. it is lacking a few desireble features.
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A developer has responded on Jan 3, 2014 @ 4:38am
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
its ♥♥♥♥...but really, you dont need it, what windows can do by default is better than this
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
5,561.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2014
Nice utility hidden under a barely working application.
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4 of 14 people (29%) found this review helpful
961.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2014
Lame and no need (especially if you have Windows 8.1
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31 of 76 people (41%) found this review helpful
504.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Update Suggestions:
1. Ability to snap Mosaic window to side of window. It doesn't make much sense to have it hidden at the top of the page, especially with a web browser like Chrome.
2. Shortcuts to summoning screenshots!!
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20 of 53 people (38%) found this review helpful
89.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Holy JEZUZ. Multi tasking FTW. This is probably one of the single most useful things i have ever downloaded. EVER. I would recommend this for anyone.
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5 of 21 people (24%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
Great piece of software right here. does what it needs to do.
only thing i noticed is that with 2 different screens / resolutions, the snapping patterns and auto order follow main display so on the second screen the windows might not properly show but this is fixable, and should not happen if you have 1 screen or multiple same resolution monitors witch is ussualy the case! :)
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10 of 32 people (31%) found this review helpful
4,730.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
Absolutely perfect for multi-window management. Exactly what I wanted from this program. Easy to use, just ctrl +alt + drag and drop. Recommed to anyone who uses a large/multiple montiors. Very good buy!
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