Any type of increased productivity in the workplace is a bonus to any employer. More real estate on your large LCD screen for multitasking at home, keeps your A.D.D. laden mind occupied for hours at at time. Adding multiple monitors is one of the more popular options today, with the decreasing cost of monitors and PC hardware.
Even so, not all of us have the money to pull the trigger on a new LCD. Having a free application do some similar functionality of multiple monitors on a single screen would save your a lot of $$$$.
WinSplit Revolution is a small utility that resides in the background of your Windows machine and allows for simple tiling, resizing and organizing of any of your Windows. According to the developer of the application, as resolutions have increased on video cards over time we need to take advantage of them. With a large enough monitor, setting your screen to the highest of resolutions can allow you to divide your monitor into four, six even eight different screens. Even allowing for custom configurations, like you see below.
Custom configurations are limitless and access to each of them is very simple. Here are some of the features included with WinSplit:
- Automatic resizing, moving, reorganizing and closing.
- Hotkey configuration.
- Simple drag n’ drop window movement.
- Fusion between two windows.
- Auto startup and update.
- Mosaic mode.
Some of this same functionality is already built into current versions of Windows and Windows 7 adds even more. WinSplit however makes the process extremely simple. To give you a better idea of how simple and easy it is, below is a video of the “snap-to” capability.
Setting up multiple monitors and multiple windows has never been any easier then it has been with WinSplit Revolution. The tiling and cascading built into Windows has its limits and creating them with simple drag n’ drop can be difficult, but WinSplit helps the process and makes “multi-window” creation very simple. Try it out and see if you can take advantage of the freeware for documentation comparison, browser multi-tasking or simply increased productivity.
What do you think of WinSplit Revolution? Do you take advantage of the increased productivity that multiple monitors provide? Does this application have advantages? How do you see yourself using something like this?