Organize your apps on screen and create a different layout for each activity! NEW: now with borderless windows! With Mosaico you can easily create app layout snapshots and quickly switch between them, saving you a lot of time and improving your productivity. It’s like a virtual desktop, but more flexible and more powerful.
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Mixed (28 reviews) - 60% of the 28 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Nov 26, 2013

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May 7

Mosaico is available! (Borderless gaming included)

Hi there!

I’m happy to announce that a new update of Mosaico is available! Good news for gamers: Mosaico makes it possible now to run your games in a borderless fullscreen window!

Here's a brief list of relevant changes:

  • New “Borderless Windows” feature. This means easier ALT+TABing out of gaming window and complete multi-monitor support.
  • New “Mouse Locking” feature. You can lock mouse pointer to your borderless windows. Handy when a game requires interaction near the screen edges.
  • WIN key is now a global shortcut modifier. You can also select from 0 to 4 modifiers (CTRL, ALT, SHIFT, WIN) to optimally configure your favorite shortcuts.
  • Improved compatibility. Mosaico now works fine with Acrobat Reader, VLC, Ninja Trader, JRiver and many others, thanks to a completely rewritten inter process communication schema.
  • Many bug fixes and improved speed. Fixed a crash when dragging windows across multiple screens in Windows 10. Fixed several other smaller issues.
  • Snapshot name is preserved when replacing it
  • New 1/16 of screen layout elements added
  • Fixed compatibility issues with 3rd party apps interfering with Mosaico and causing crashes
  • Mosaico GUI doesn’t disappear immediately when mouse exits it
  • It is now possible to disable any keyboard shortcuts
  • Mosaico now works with both Administrator and non-Administrator apps, if you launch it with Administrator privileges
  • Fixed some minor bugs and hangs in Windows 10

Your copy should be automatically updating soon. Please remember that you can run your Steam copy without running the Steam client itself. You can also use the license key provided by Steam to register the retail version!
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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”

NEW! Mosaico supports fullscreen borderless windows

Mosaico can now make your games run fullscreen in a borderless window! This means that ALT+TABing out of the game doesn’t disrupt your desktop anymore. It’s easier to use voice-chat and video-capture apps. You can also lock/unlock mouse cursor to game’s window automatically or via a keyboard shortcut.

About This Software

Organize your apps on screen and create a different layout for each activity!

With Mosaico you can easily create app layout snapshots and quickly switch between them, saving you a lot of time and improving your productivity. It’s like a virtual desktop, but more flexible and more powerful.

Advanced window management

Mosaico greatly improves the basic Windows™ positioning feature. You can create a desktop layout by dragging windows around, Mosaico will show the available positions directly on screen. Drop the window and Mosaico will automatically resize it to fit the new position. Fast and easy.

Mosaico is ideal when you work with many windows at the same time. Create your own layouts, capture them in a snapshot and restore any of them with a single mouse click. Mosaico will automatically launch the needed apps, resize and reposition them! Each snapshot is fully customizable: you can add or remove apps, enable or disable them, change command line arguments and much more.

Mosaico is perfect if you have a multi-monitor setup, too. You can send an app to another monitor and it will keep its proportion to the new screen. You can also automatically restore a snapshot when you connect an external monitor, for example for a presentation with a projector (this feature coming soon!)

Mosaico is all about speed and personalization!

There are configurable global shortcuts (for you, keyboard ninjas), tens of layouts to choose from and a lot of options to tailor your experience exactly the way you want it to be.

Mosaico doesn’t get in the way. It doesn’t slow down your PC. It doesn’t waste your memory and it doesn’t waste screen real estate. Just send it to system tray and continue using it normally.

Mosaico is easy to use. It saves time, and it’s constantly being improved by users feedback.

Key Features

  • Drag&drop windows to automatically resize them
  • Create up to 2 snapshots (8 in Mosaico PRO Personal)
  • Restore any snapshot with a single click
  • Run fullscreen games in a borderless window
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Global keyboard shortcuts
  • Automatically launch all apps in a snapshot
  • Minimize to tray bar or to screen edge
  • Doesn’t slow down your PC. Low RAM occupation.
  • Available on Windows™ 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 800 Mhz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 20 MB available space
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115 of 137 people (84%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
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.


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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85 of 100 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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80 of 98 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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 Jul 25, 2015 @ 5:56am
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102 of 135 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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47 of 61 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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 Jul 25, 2015 @ 5:59am
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,676.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2015
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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38 of 58 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5,528.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2015
Perfect for multiple monitors and made even better when combined with mouse macros. 10/10 would recommend.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3,017.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
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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2,107.2 hrs
Posted: July 26
I've been using Mosaico for a few years. I have a dual monitor setup and run Display Fusion and Mosaico to manage the desktop. They work well together. No issues. There are free options but I wanted a paid product because of support and over the years the support has been great. I had an issue with registering on a new build; sent an email and they sorted it out.

It's not perfect though. Occasionally when I click and drag in any of the Adobe applications it'll think I'm trying to move and stack the window. There's probably a setting that I need to explore. I get that there are free options out there. I get that it isn't cheap(er). That said we use a PC because we have choice to run the hardware and applications that we want and I just want a solution that works well and with some semblance of support.
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339.5 hrs
Posted: April 15
I like the tiling capability, but there is no way to disable the 20 or so keyboard shortcuts it registers, so for me it's completely unusable.
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A developer has responded on May 7 @ 10:42am
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5.6 hrs
Posted: September 2, 2015
Mosaico is a must have if you work with a lot of windows at once, especially if you were spoiled by Hydravision on ATI cards. When I moved to Nvidia the only option was trying to hack-in outdated software for their professional cards and that didn't work.

Soulid Studio provided quick response and has continued to address issues reported directly to support or in reviews which is pretty cool given most things on Steam these days are published and forgotten.
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200.7 hrs
Posted: June 18, 2015
Good app if you have multiple monitors
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2.7 hrs
Posted: February 16, 2015
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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A developer has responded on Sep 3, 2015 @ 2:05am
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427.7 hrs
Posted: January 31, 2015
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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126.1 hrs
Posted: January 20, 2015
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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