Åsmund Vikane

is creating Yabai - Tiling window manager for macOS




per month


I've been actively developing a series of tiling window managers for macOS for the last couple of years, by the name of kwm, chunkwm, and the latest incarnation, yabai. It started as a relatively small project to achieve focus follows mouse, but quickly extended into something more ambitious and sophisticated. In its current state, yabai very much resembles a popular tiling window manager for X11 known as Bspwm, as they are both based upon binary space partitioning and uses a local client -> server architecture for integration with third party tools.

I originally started development of this type of project because I found the existing window manager solutions for macOS to be rather simple and lacking a lot of features.

Yabai is free and open source, and will always remain so.
The code is licensed under the MIT License, and the source is available on my github profile.

This page has been created because users have expressed interest in ways to support this project.
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