After making this post, I sucked it up and revamped how I was setting my filters for Ark. Moral of the story? I learned to stop being obsessive compulsive and actually deleted a lot of overly complicated filters, thus bringing Ark back down to the mem and cpu usage I was looking for. <3 my Ark. Thanks for the suggestions guys :)
I didn't like all of the little windows and seeing the same item in 3 windows.
If you're referring to Baggins, then for whatever it's worth to you, you don't have to configure it to be lots of little windows if you don't want that way. You also don't need to see items in more than one window at a time (if you choose to have more than one) if you don't want to. I have mine to be a few large-ish bags with sub-sections, and I use Baggins for the missus to set up her many bag layout the way she likes it. I am not so savvy with the others that I can find the same flexibility.
And the other options are just as good - successful inventory management begins with knowing what works for you, I think, and then finding it. For me, Baggins was a huge boon because Advanced Bags Plus was slowly dying without support. Nothing is better than whatever works for you.