BetterTouchTool for Mac

BetterTouchTool for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.521
  • Total Downloads:
    25,613
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 26, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    221
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"So new, and already indispensable"

March 27, 2010  |  By MacManux

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.521

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This cam as the perfect addition to my magic mouse, and gives the mouse features like the missing "middle click", but also allows pinching on the mouse surface to zoom (there really shouldn't be any behavioral difference between mouse and trackpad!).

But what's best: the author is super active and responsive to new suggestion, so the tool's capabilities are growing with each version. Latest addition is the "keyboard commands" section which lets yo trigger any predefined action (like launching files, sending the Mac to sleepâ?¦) also to keyboard shortcuts - and therewith effectively replacing keyboard macro tools.

So it's already now become indispensable for me, and I'm sure even more is to come. Way to go!

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4 stars

"Very powerful, complex, but very useful"

November 16, 2013  |  By sengupta_jit

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.966

Pros

Lots of different gestures - you can essentially take controls of a lot of window and interaction behaviors.

Cons

Somewhat complex to use and set up.

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5 stars

"my all-time favorite tool"

November 06, 2013  |  By katnip3

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.966

Pros

Easy to use interface that allows you to create shortcuts using the keyboard, mouse, and touchpad to do many things. Here are some of my favorites:
While keeping finger on the touchpad, tap the touchpad to click (Tip Tap right)
Create a shortcut to send cmd+n to your browser so a new window appears in your current space of Mission Control rather than switching to a different space
Create a shortcut for middleclick using the touchpad
A shortcut to maximize the current window to the next monitor
And of course, shortcuts to snap windows to specific positions (like Aerosnap on Windows, but even better)

Cons

It'd be nice if there was a way to resize windows by holding a hotkey and clicking near a border, like in some Linux distributions.

Summary

I've purchased BetterSnapTool and BetterTouchTool Remote and donated to this guy because this freeware is THAT awesome.

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5 stars

"Simple and powerful. A must have!"

October 28, 2013  |  By Mr_Safety

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.966

Pros

- Easy to use
- Highly customizable
- Low maintenance

See summary for more details

Cons

Nothing thus far. Coming up on one year of solid everyday use, without complaint.

Summary

There's really not enough I can say about BTT. I've been a strict Windows-only user all my life until buying my first MBP last year. After having experienced Windows' window snapping features from Win7 onward, I was disappointed there was no OS X equivalent (at least natively). After some searching, I came across BTT amongst other screen-organizing alternatives. Quite simply, I went with BTT because it was free.

For the past year I've really only had BTT run in the background solely to help snap windows more effectively, and it has never let me down. In my experience it has never been invasive, never crashed, and has only prompted me to install updates maybe 3 times. It's lightweight, fast, HIGHLY customizable, and more. Honestly, I've only begun to scratch the surface of all the capabilities. I've set up a couple of keyboard shortcuts, and toyed with a few other settings, but I'm happy right where it is right now.

I highly recommend this to anyone looking to improve window organization, and productivity. I'm sure if I took the time to explore more features, I'd only be more impressed.

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5 stars

"In two words: simply amazing!"

September 12, 2013  |  By ShodanLieu

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.966

Pros

I don't even know where to begin. Simply running the software will increase your productivity. Adding any specific gestures or features will lead to exponential improvement. Seriously, give it a try, you will love it.

Cons

After using it for a while, the only downside I can see is that I didn't know about the software earlier. However, should a problem arise, I will update this post.

Summary

One awesome piece of software, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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5 stars

"must-have for all Macs"

May 24, 2013  |  By katnip3

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.921

Pros

Adds feature similar to AeroSnap for Windows. In my opinion, it's even better. You can also create shortcuts with the keyboard, touchpad, and mouse. This is one of the best pieces of software on my computer.

Cons

___None___

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5 stars

"Best Mac Tool I know"

December 21, 2012  |  By dudolf

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.91

Pros

Super Powerful, no other gesture tool compares to

Cons

Maybe needs some time to get used to all the possibilities, but if you have figured it out, it will save you soo much time.

Summary

Awesome!

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5 stars

"THE BEST interface utility EVER"

January 27, 2012  |  By scienceandpoetry

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.749

Pros

This utility is one of the best reasons to have a Mac! Unbelievable feature set. Makes me less frustrated using my computer and saves me 1- a lot of extra mousing and clicking, 2- a lot of extra trips to the keyboard.

Cons

Occasionally the shortcuts stop working. Just have to restart it from the menu bar.

Summary

Very much worth donating for. (I did!)

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5 stars

"Can mimic windows 7 aero sizing snap functionality"

August 23, 2011  |  By unwise

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.7174

Pros

easy to use

Cons

gui could use some work

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5 stars

"Impressive tool boosting human computer interaction!"

August 14, 2011  |  By krofa

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.7174

Pros

- Very deep customizations for all possible human interface devices.
- Very stable and advanced for a free tool.
- Can assign gestrues / shortcuts specific to applications.
- Also includes window snapping / moving / resizing features.

Cons

- GUI lacks in user friendliness for "non-exploring" / impatient users.
- Documentation & help tips don't cover all aspects of the program.
- No online forum where users can interact to ask questions, exchange ideas / tips / presets.

Summary

You can customize your Magic Mouse, Magic / MacBook TrackPad, Keyboard (yes!), Standard Mouse, and even Apple Remote with this amazing tool! Very impressive for a free offering!

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3 stars

"Didn't work for me"

December 10, 2010  |  By foulgernz

 |  Version: BetterTouchTool 0.628

Pros

MacPro 10.6.5 Got the windows 7 option, clicked no and the application wouldn't run after that - shame - so full of promise

Cons

Doesn't work under 10.6.5

Summary

I would love to like it because of its comprehensive nature but until it actually works I can't comment further.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.521
Just a few fixes.
General
Publisher Andreas Hegenberg
Publisher web site http://blog.boastr.net/
Release Date March 26, 2010
Date Added March 26, 2010
Version 0.521
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Mouse Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • This app requires Mac OS X 10.6, and does not run on Mac OS X 10.5. Please ignore the "Operating System Requirements" field for this listing.
  • Download Information
    File Size 7.46MB
    File Name btt0.966.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 25,613
    Downloads Last Week 221
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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