Review: SmoothCursor for Mac allows you to customize mouse and trackpad acceleration

Tailor mouse and trackpad acceleration conveniently from the Menu Bar using SmoothCursor for Mac.

SmoothCursor for Mac allows you to easily customize mouse and trackpad acceleration settings from the OS X Menu Bar. This app is free to try, but it will shut down after 20 minutes without saving your settings unless you pay.

You can access SmoothCursor for Mac easily via an icon in your Menu Bar. A click on this icon brings up a well-designed interface where you can easily switch the application on and off and alter your mouse and trackpad acceleration using sliders to your preference from inverse to normal ranges. There is also an option to add and delete profiles, which is especially handy if you share your Mac with others. To create a custom profile, you just click the plus icon and enter a profile name. Once added, the profile name appears in the drop-down menu in the application window. Any options you set will be associated with that particular profile and you may recall it at any time by selecting it from the menu. The app has several advanced settings, which add to its overall functionality. We especially liked the Global Hot Keys option, which let us alternate between two previously set profiles using the assigned key combination. We tested this app using Apple's Magic Mouse and trackpad on our MacBook Air and were really satisfied with smooth, trouble-free performance.

SmoothCursor for Mac makes customizing mouse and trackpad controls quick and intuitive. The application offers good value in an attractive package for anyone who needs to customize and save multiple mouse and trackpad accelerations.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of SmoothCursor for Mac 2.1.4.

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