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Gridy – Freeware Tool To Manage the Windows on Your Desktop

by Johnny Karp 19 August 2009 No Comment

Features Overview

  • Adds an invisible grid to Windows and any window you move or resize is snapped to that grid.
  • Can make a window semi-transparent.
  • Can minimize all windows but the active one.


Gridy is a tiny freeware utility that can add an invisible grid on your Windows desktop and snap any window that you move or resize to that grid. I’d call it a freeware program for order and symmetry maniacs, and some people argue that I’m one of those myself. I like my windows to be arranged nicely on my desktop, so Gridy might provide great help in doing that. You won’t have much to do after installing the program.  For example, while a window is active, press and hold the Win key and press the arrow keys to move the window in fixed intervals. The snapping effect can also be achieved by simply moving or resizing that window. If you double click the tray icon the help screen will pop up with the various available actions and shortcut keys.

gridy screenshot 1

If you right click the tray icon you can modify some of the parameters of the program, make windows transparent and some other actions.

gridy screenshot 2

You can also use Gridy to close all the windows except the active one, resize a window to a predefined size or set a window to be always on top.

Version Tested



Sector – Seven

Operating System

Windows All

Download link


Small memory footprint.

Has a portable version.

minus Can’t customize the key shortcuts. In fact, you can hardly customize anything…




Gridy is one of those tiny freeware utilities that can add a lot to your Windows PC. It might be completely useless for some users or might become a life saver for others. For me it’s quite useful and I’m going to keep it. It also has a portable version that you can carry around and use on any PC. The thing that could be improved is the very few customization options, I like my programs to offer me, as much as possible, the chance to make them suit my own style and needs.

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If you have any trouble with this software just leave a comment, I’ll help you out! If you know better free programs in the same category, please let me know!


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