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CursorFX

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 392 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.16
  • Total Downloads:
    6,344,300
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; $9.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    13.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,147
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Cursors

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Editors' Review

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CursorFX changes the look and feel of your mouse cursor by replacing it with a custom one and smoothing its movement, and it can also add special effects and animations, and more sounds. This software comes with a demo version sporting a dozen cursors but lacking most special effect customizations, as well as with a fairly sophisticated cursor creator that's free to use.

Pros

Built-in cursor gallery: CursorFX comes preloaded with 13 animated cursors that you will never mistake for the ordinary one. These range from the subtle ones with just a few or no animations to others that look like lasers, water droplets, or spinning gears.

Cursor customization: Although all special effects are only available in the premium version, you can still customize the cursor's shadow. The options available are the shadow's position, sharpness, and darkness.

Package creator: If no built-in cursor set suits you, the app provides you with all the tools you need to create your own set. Using the theme editor, you can choose images, insert sounds, as well as add animations and trails to your custom package.

Cons

Movement issues: When we tested the custom cursors, we noticed a slight change in behavior when compared to our default cursor -- the custom cursors take slightly more time at the beginning and at the end of your mouse movement.

Majority of options disabled: In the trial version of the software, you're only allowed to pick a cursor and set a handful of options. All other tabs in the main window are inaccessible, showing you only the potential of what you could do.

Bottom Line

If you've grown tired of your mouse cursor and are looking for something unconventional, give CursorFX a go, especially since, thanks to the high quality of the built-in cursors, you may not want to customize them at all. The software has got you covered if you're on the other extreme as well, allowing you to create your own cursors.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 343

1 stars

"not free after restart"

October 19, 2015  |  By szepkislany

2015-10-19 13:11:28  |  By szepkislany

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I downloaded this free trial, but after restarting the PC it asked for the activation code, and the cursor was no longer active. Disappointing.

Cons

Disappointing, not even able to test it.

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1 stars

"Cursors will not install at all on windows 8.1"

March 05, 2015  |  By DakotaSpirit

2015-03-05 08:03:19  |  By DakotaSpirit

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

None would not install on windows 8.1.2 at all...

Cons

Would not install on windows 8.1.3

Summary

have nothing more to say, won't install...

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5 stars

"Works great!"

December 18, 2014  |  By MSgt Mackel

2014-12-18 18:50:31  |  By MSgt Mackel

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Simple interface and easy to use. Nothing to it.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

It's free what else do you need for a neat utility.

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4 stars

"Works as advertised"

February 14, 2014  |  By jshill83

2014-02-14 08:27:46  |  By jshill83

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Just works

Cons

None to speak of

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5 stars

"AWESOME!! Its more than just a cursor program"

June 01, 2013  |  By LindyMcc

2013-06-01 10:12:35  |  By LindyMcc

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Awesome and kinda freaky at the same time... You gotta try the hand cursor freaks me out but its way cool at the same time... Not that many to choose from but what there is they are super cool.. it has an editor as well and soo much more

Cons

none that i can see

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4 stars

"Suited my needs, worked as hoped"

March 16, 2013  |  By ginnyunder

2013-03-16 03:31:45  |  By ginnyunder

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Fairly easy learning time

Cons

Wanted even larger fonts to select from

Summary

I'm newly-diagnosed with macular degeneration patient. This disease is expected to increase 150% by 2020 in the US alone. The biggest, boldest font you have barely met my needs, even after I adjusted my screen resolution.

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4 stars

"Nice change from the stock Windows cursors."

January 14, 2013  |  By JazzMastaJim

2013-01-14 08:36:50  |  By JazzMastaJim

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

A mix of cursor styles with clever animations. Easy to change and customize cursor sets.

Cons

The variety of cursors offered in the free version is a bit limited, although there are enough to show its potential.

Summary

A simple way to upgrade a bit from the standard Windows look without going overboard. Definitely worth a try.

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5 stars

"great gadget."

December 04, 2012  |  By Edsstyleart

2012-12-04 07:27:40  |  By Edsstyleart

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

easy to select & load choice.

Cons

not enough choices !!

Summary

I like it as something different to take the boredom out of "normal" mice cursors,would like more choices, but then I'm greedy. lol

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5 stars

"Just Good Thanks"

November 26, 2012  |  By JasonVision

2012-11-26 05:51:00  |  By JasonVision

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Funny app for your kids

Cons

really dunno

Summary

I wish it could be free heh

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5 stars

"I really like it"

October 15, 2012  |  By Russ1961

2012-10-15 11:42:13  |  By Russ1961

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I really like it. Adds spice to my laptops.

Cons

Can't think of any

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.16
Version 2.16 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date March 24, 2015
Date Added March 25, 2015
Version 2.16
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Cursors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.4MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,344,300
Downloads Last Week 1,147
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Limited functionality
Price Free

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