When I shut down my computer, all the apps I had open in my workspace are gone and I have to start over the next time I log in. Most people resort to putting their laptop to sleep, but that’s not an ideal solution. It leads to wasted energy. It’s especially infuriating when you have to install new software updates. Luckily, there are third-party programs that can save and restore desktop sessions in seconds.
some programs for Mac and Windows 11 You can save your workspace state before logging off. In other words, when you restore, your apps are back where you left them on your desktop. So you can resume your workflow without manually launching each app and placing them on the screen. Here are the best apps to accomplish this on macOS and Windows 11.
How to save and restore workspaces on macOS
The best option for managing your Mac workflow is warpWith Warp, you can save your desktop session (the open windows and their positions on the screen) at any time and restore them from your Mac’s menu bar.
Even more useful, Warp allows you to create individual presets. For example, clicking the “Work” preset automatically launches all your enterprise apps and positions them for multitasking. The “Research” preset may open a notebook or textbook document. And you can control everything with custom keyboard shortcuts.
Another highlight of Warp is that you can choose what you want to do with the window when you save it. For example, if you’re preparing for a reboot, you can hide them from your screen or remove them entirely. Warp also supports multiscreen setups, so you can spread your windows across multiple spaces.
Warp has a one-time fee of $6. Unfortunately there is no free trial.
If you don’t want to pay to save and restore windows, you can consider free alternatives. later.
After that, it works similarly to warp. You can save your current window arrangement and restore it later. However, it lacks some useful features available in Warp. The biggest drawback is that you can’t have multiple presets. He can only ask you to memorize one session at a time. This is because Later is intended for shorter-term needs.
It later advertises cleaning up your desktop before a video call as the most important use case. Just before joining a conference call where you have to show your screen,[後で]Enable to quickly hide the window. As the name suggests, there is also no need for manual intervention to restart these windows later. Like emails and messages, you can schedule them to automatically resume at a set time.
Additionally, when you save your app, you can later hide or quit the app, and trigger it with a dedicated keyboard shortcut.
From now on, it’s a free download on macOS.
How to save and restore workspaces in Windows 11
There is no modern equivalent to Mac apps like Warp for Windows 11 and Windows 10. There are some programs like SmartClose that claim to offer the ability to save and restore sessions, but they haven’t been updated in over a decade and are dead. more reliable. However, there is a workaround that can restore your workspace to its original state as soon as you start your PC.
This workaround has two components.First you need a 3rd party app Smart Windows This allows you to save your window arrangement. While an app is open and active on your screen, you can ask SmartWindows to record your app’s layout and its state to a new profile. You can create any number of profiles for different purposes.
When you restore your profile, SmartWindows not only puts your apps exactly as you recorded them, but automatically navigates to whatever apps you were doing at the time. For example, if you’re browsing a particular website in Microsoft Edge, SmartWindows will reopen and load that tab.
SmartWindows works fine by itself, but it has one important limitation. It’s that I can’t launch the app. In particular, apps whose processes that occur when the PC wakes up from shutdown are killed in the background cannot be launched.
So you need SmartWindows’ help to put the app back in place after shutdown. This is where the second component comes into play. To automatically launch apps that were open before you turned off your PC, you can use Windows 11’s built-in sign-in options.
1.[設定]>[アカウント]>[サインイン オプション]Go to.
2.[追加設定]Scroll down to section.
3.[再起動可能なアプリを自動的に保存し、再度サインインしたときに再起動する]option and[更新後にサインイン情報を使用してセットアップを自動的に完了する]Turn on the option.
Once Windows 11 launches your apps, just select a profile in SmartWindows and you’re good to go.
The free version of SmartWindows allows you to create up to 3 profiles. Beyond that, you have to pay a $20 annual fee or a one-time $50 fee.