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    Oct. 19, 2016
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Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing and/or using this software.

Editors' Review


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.89
  • Added key repeat functionality to keyboard shortcuts (click the little gear icon next to the shortcut recorder field). This allows you to repeat an action in a specific interval while the shortcut keys are pressed.
  • You can now specifiy that a shortcut should already trigger on Ã?¢??key-downÃ?¢?? (default is on Ã?¢??key-upÃ?¢??). This can also be done by pressing the little gear icon next to the shortcut recorder field.
  • Improved drag to top Mission Control delay (while maximizing windows, it often happened that Mission Control showed up. It now requires more Ã?¢??forceÃ?¢?? to bring up Mission Control.)
  • Fixed a few issues with the window moving functionality
  • Fixed an issue with Sierra and the unlock screen action
  • Fixed two finger swipe from edge on Magic Trackpad 2
  • Added predefined action Ã?¢??Open Active/Selected Folder With Specific AppÃ?¢?? (this letÃ?¢??s you e.g. open the Terminal app at your currently selected folder in Finder.
  • Added new predefined action to toggle hide/show a specific application. The predefined action is called Ã?¢??Show/Hide Specific ApplicationÃ?¢??
  • Various other improvements.
Publisher Andreas Hegenberg
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Release Date October 19, 2016
Date Added October 19, 2016
Version 1.89
Category Drivers
Subcategory Mouse Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.82MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 39,868
Downloads Last Week 32
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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