BetterTouchTool for Mac - User reviews and ratings - CNET Download.com

BetterTouchTool for Mac User Reviews

CNET Editors' Rating 3.5 stars

Very good

Average User Rating stars

out of 13 user reviews

Back to product review

All User Reviews

Results 1-4 of 4

  • 4.0 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.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "my all-time favorite tool"

    November 6, 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.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 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.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 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.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1-4 of 4

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for BetterTouchTool 0.966
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

You must be 13 years of age or older to submit personal information to CNET Networks. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, CNET Networks does not accept name and e-mail address information from users who are under 13 years of age.

All submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submission.

CNET Networks is not responsible for the content of the publisher's descriptions or user reviews on this site. We encourage you to determine whether this product or your intended use is legal. We do not encourage or condone the use of any software in violation of applicable laws. CNET Download.com does not sell, resell, or license any of the products listed on the site. We cannot be held liable for issues that arise from the download or use of these products.

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel