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 (27 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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July 24

How to remove "In App: Mosaico".

Hi!

It is now possible to run Mosaico without Steam showing your player status as "In App: Mosaico".
This feature is still in beta and will be available soon for everyone.
If you want to help us and test this feature you can join the beta right now!

How to join the beta

  • In Steam client right click on Mosaico and select "Properties"
  • Select the "BETA" tab
  • Insert the code "mosaicopublicbeta" (without quotes)
  • Click "Check code" button and wait for confirmation message
  • Select "public_beta - Mosaico public beta" from the drop-down menu
  • Wait for Mosaico to update
  • Launch Mosaico and select "PUBLIC BETA" as launch option

If everything was OK you should now be running version 1.8.0.5 b2 S, please check it in "Settings -> About".

The "In App: Mosaico" status will be shown for 10 minutes in total to give the opportunity to new users to reach the minimum play time needed to write a review. After this period it won't be shown anymore.

If you don't want to join the beta you can launch Mosaico using the "Start Mosaico" launch option. Please note that if you don't join the beta even launching Mosaico with "PUBLIC BETA" launch option will result in old version (1.8.0.3S) being launched.

Please let me know if you have any problems running this beta, thanks!


How it works.
Running Mosaico outside of Steam is made possible by an external licensing system. If you own Mosaico you should have been assigned a third-party license code. When you join the beta and launch Mosaico through "PUBLIC BETA" launch option, Mosaico will try to register to the server using this code automatically. So please be sure to be connected to the internet when you launch the beta for the first time.

Please note that this code currently doesn't work with the retail version of Mosaico, although the integration is planned. In the future you will be able to download and register the retail version with the code provided via Steam.

The provided code can be activated on 3 different PCs before locking. When and if this happen please drop a message to info@soulidstudio.com and I'll extend the validity for you.

What's new in 1.8.0.5.
Here's a list of changes for the new version in beta:

  • New feature to import and export snapshots. Save your snapshots on a file and load them on another PC to have the same work environment.
  • New feature to import and export settings. Export your settings to another computer or just save more than one profile to use on the same PC.
  • Change settings folder. You can set Mosaico to store snapshots and settings in a folder of your choice. For example a shared folder over a network.
  • Fixed a bug where recycled windows handles may cause restored windows to be swapped.
  • Steam version doesn't show "In App: Mosaico" anymore
  • Fixed a bug where maximized windows would be restored on a wrong monitor
  • Mosaico now remember its position and size through reboots.



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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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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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,666.5 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 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
200.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Good app if you have multiple monitors
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3,017.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
A must have for multiple monitors Works smoothly and consistently allows good dynamic organisation of multiple windows, does exactly what it says on the box, it has increased the productivity at work.

Only downs sides, some application specific windows don’t behave properly if you save configurations that’s more the apps fault than mosaico though, and it doesn’t shut down through steam and steam blocks you using this with other steam apps.
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5 of 8 people (63%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
427.7 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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