BetterTouchTool for Mac1.20 / 1.23 Alpha

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An easy to set up Mac application that helps you customize gestures for your Magic Mouse, Macbook Touchpad and the Magic Trackpad.

editor's review






The Apple Magic Mouse, the Magic Trackpad, and the Macbook Trackpad allow the user to use various gestures to control their computer. BetterTouchTool is a small but efficient OS X app designed to help you define shortcuts for your gestures.

Moreover, BetterTouchTool can be used to work with regular mice and keyboard shortcuts, and also provides a companion iOS app: you can employ the mobile device to control the computer.

Clean and organized user interface

After you set up all the shortcuts, BetterTouchTool works in the background, without requiring your attention. However, the app does come with a status bar menu that provides quick access to the app’s Settings panel and allows you to disable the BetterTouchTool functions for all apps, or only for the currently selected utility.

Define your own shortcuts in no time

The BetterTouchTool Settings panel comes with a simple and an advanced view mode, and allows you to adjust the gestures sensitivity level for each peripheral device. If you choose to enables the Window Snapping feature, each time you drag a window to the screen’s edge, it will be automatically resized.

In addition, via the Gestures panel, you get to define shortcuts by using Magic Mouse, trackpads, keyboards, or normal mice actions. Note that BetterTouchTool is also able to work with an Apple remote, with a Leap Motion device, or with other gadgets.

Noteworthy is that the new shortcuts can be global (available system wide), or can be specific to a certain application. The latter very useful because BetterTouchTool comes with a finite number of triggers, so you can use the same combinations for different results.

Powerful yet user friendly application designed to improve your workflow

BetterTouchTool proposes an intuitive manner in which you can define various shortcuts that can trigger certain action in a more intuitive and time efficient method. The new hotkeys or gesture combinations can be made available system wide, or you can limit them to a specific application.

All in all, if you are looking for a way to employ you time and energy in a more productive fashion, BetterTouchTool certainly deserves your attention.

BetterTouchTool was reviewed by Iulia Ivan
Last updated on October 10th, 2015
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