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: Mostly Negative (21 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 26, 2013

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December 29, 2014

A new version of Mosaico is available! (1.8.0)

A new version of Mosaico is available for download!

This new 1.8.0 version introduces several new features and fixes various bugs reported from the previous version.

If you own a license you can upgrade for free. Just uninstall your current version, reboot your computer and install this new 1.8.0 version.

If you have already tried Mosaico in the past but your copy has expired, you can download this new version for an extended 14-days trial period!

You can download Mosaico 1.8.0 at http://www.soulidstudio.com/downloads/mosaico_setup.exe

These are some of the new features you can find in 1.8.0:

  • Snapshots have now a fixed, customizable, position, so they are more easily restored via key shortcuts.
  • It is now possible to assign a name to a snapshot.
  • It is now possible to set command line arguments for each app in a snapshot. Command line arguments are captured as well.
  • It is now possible to apply activate/delete actions to a selection of apps instead of one by one.
  • Apps list is sortable.
  • New options make snapshot restoring customizable.
  • Better performance in user interface and in restoring process.
  • Improved algorithm to match windows on screen with the apps in a snapshot.
  • It is now possible to choose which layouts to display on screen when arranging.
  • It is now possible to choose which layouts to use when arranging via hotkeys.
  • Pressing "Q" will cancel current arrangement (same as "right mouse button").
  • Snapshots will now adapt to a new screen resolution when it changes.
  • Layouts are now displayed on screen in a less cluttered way.
  • Several minor GUI improvements.

Among the bug fixes:
  • Snapshots are now correctly saved on exit.
  • Improved compatibility with known third party software (i.e. WinAmp, Aimp, Steam etc.)
  • Fixed a bug with maximized windows.
  • Fixed a bug with arrangement overlay appearing only the first time on Windows 8.1.
  • Fixed a bug with "skewed" layouts after resolution changing.

Mosaico is also available for purchase on Steam, Valve’s digital store! You can find it here http://store.steampowered.com/app/257650/

This version introduces several changes, but many more are going to be implemented in the near future. If you'd like to suggest a feature, or report a bug, please feel free to contact us at info@soulidstudio.com of on the Mosaico community pages on Steam. Mosaico is a tool created to improve your experience when working at the PC, so every suggestion is welcome!

Enjoy your copy of Mosaico!

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“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
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.5 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
87.6 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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 2 people (50%) 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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98 of 116 people (84%) 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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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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74 of 88 people (84%) found this review helpful
5,594.6 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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44 of 57 people (77%) 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 56 people (66%) 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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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
3,329.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2014
Nice utility hidden under a barely working application.
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3 of 11 people (27%) 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
169.5 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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12 of 36 people (33%) found this review helpful
145.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2014
Really useful to have multiple windows on screen at once to get more things done. I haven't used the "auto-arrange" option, I went the manual route. You simply drag the window into a certain portion of the screen, let go of the mouse, and it snaps into place. This program has yet to freeze on me, run slow, or affect windows or other apps negatively. Unfortunately, the window locations you can move them to are pretty limited, IMHO. Also, lets say I have a window that I'd like to move slightly to the right of the window I'm currently working in.. can't do it. If I don't want to snap a window into one of the program's pre-set locations, I have to disable Mosaico, move the window, and then re-enable Mosaico (repeating this process whenever I need to slightly reposition a window).

Another downside, is that you have to have Steam running in order to use the app (I knew this going in, as you can't use anything on Steam without running, you know, Steam). So if you'd like to be able to utilize this program immediately on boot, you have to set Steam to run at boot, wait for Steam to launch, and then for it to launch Mosaico.

An additional problem is even with Mosaico set to run at boot, it doesn't auto-enable. I have to open Mosaico by clicking on the Tray Icon and then hit the enable button. Every time.

My above problems with this app are minor IMO. I use this app everyday at work for Web Designing and it is very useful. However, I'd like to see future updates (or an update, period.) fix the above and really improve this app. $20 is a bit pricy, but I feel this app is worth it for what it accomplishes.
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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
3,746.1 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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10 of 43 people (23%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
at first i did not know where this app was for,but once you get the hang of it its pretty usefull if you have dual monitors.
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