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How to Install Spectacle on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Spectacle on macOS using Homebrew.

What is Spectacle?

“Spectacle allows you to manage your windows on macOS. With Spectacle, you can move and resize windows with ease by making use of simple and customisable keyboard shortcuts.” ~ Spectacle

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Spectacle on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install spectacle

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Spectacle on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                           # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask                # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search spectacle                 # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info spectacle              # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install spectacle           # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Spectacle on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.