BetterTouchTool for Mac

BetterTouchTool for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.966
  • Total Downloads:
    30,438
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 17, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    64
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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For average Mac users, the trackpad's default functioning can sometimes be frustrating. BetterTouchTool for Mac allows users to customize the trackpad operation for their whole system or individual applications.

Available as freeware, the program downloaded and installed quickly. After initial startup, BetterTouchTool for Mac attempted to access all of the computers on the test network, which is a strange function for the type of features offered. Lacking instructions, the program was difficult to interpret outside of the main menus, which were featured at the top of the window. The overall appearance of the program is very good, albeit a little confusing. Users can add functions for the Magic Mouse, keyboard, trackpad, Apple remote, and BTT remote. These functions can be specifically applied to individual apps or the system as a whole if desired. A large arrow indicates where to press to begin assigning functions to the selected device. Additional options include allowing window snapping just as in the Microsoft operating system. Once we were acquainted with the interface, assigning functions proved relatively easy, although some required changes to the system preferences. There did appear to be technical support available in the form of feedback and error reporting.

BetterTouchTool for Mac functions well and gives users control of device gestures, although advanced users may not need the assistance.

 
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User Reviews
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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

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.966

- Worked on Leap Motion mouse mode
- New algorithm for determining the mouse speed and movement
- By default Leap right-click is now done using a three finger tap
- It's now possible to decide which gestures are available while in mouse mode
- Improved scrolling in Leap mouse mode
- Mouse speed can now be changed for the Leap mouse mode
- Leap Motion gestures can now be printed
- Little bugfixes
General
Publisher Andreas Hegenberg
Publisher web site http://blog.boastr.net/
Release Date August 17, 2013
Date Added August 17, 2013
Version 0.966
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Mouse Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.46MB
File Name btt0.966.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 30,438
Downloads Last Week 64
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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