OmniDazzle for Mac

OmniDazzle for Mac


Editors' Rating:
3
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.2
File Size:
6.45MB
Date Added:
July 24, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
5,460
Downloads Last Week:
12
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

OmniDazzle for Mac offers a set of desktop enhancements that include visual effects for aiding in presentations or just having a little fun while sitting at your computer. Even though most effects work well, some are a bit glitchy.

Installation was the regular matter of downloading and copying to the Applications folder. When we launched the app the first time, it brought us right to the help screen, which offered a good breakdown of what the app does and how to use it. OmniDazzle for Mac only allows one effect to be active at any time, so we selected our first one--Pixie Dust--by pressing the associated hot key combination. The controls for each effect are explained well and easily reconfigured. We cycled through each effect and tested them out. There are some useful tools for presentations, like Scribble, which allows for drawing on the screen, and Focal Point, which highlights an active window or just an area around the mouse. Most of the tools are just for fun, though, such as the ability to flash a Batman-style "sound effect" on the screen like "POW!" or to overlay a Sonar, which is used to locate the mouse pointer. We found a few of the effects to be glitchy in their application, causing odd flashes and remnant pixels to remain on the screen until the effect was deactivated.

It's a mixed bag of tricks, but OmniDazzle for Mac could very well have staying power for those with the need to add a little visual fun to presentations.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very useful now..."

    June 03, 2006   |   By slboettcher

    Version: OmniDazzle 1.0 beta 2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    After using beta 2 for a day now, I have found that the "scribble" option is going to help immensely using ARD with my clients!
    That option alone for presentations and remote help is worth the price alone!
    Most of the others are just eye-candy (and that's fine) and fun.
    I hope they make more "modules" for lack of a better term later.

    Good deal. What started out as a crashing curiosity has actually become something I look forward to purchasing.
    I would ask for a "timer" on the pointers, a la, "MousePosé" but the "shake" is also a cool idea!

    And sorry for my (the first review) rant below - it was about 90° in my house and i was in a bad mood - that post didn't help the developers or the potential users of this software...

    Scott

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  • 5 stars

    "Simply awesome!"

    June 03, 2006   |   By donperreault

    Version: OmniDazzle 1.0 beta 2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    No one is being forced to purchase OmniDazzle, don't purchase OmniDazzle if you are not happy with the pricing. However, we should be supporting the developers like OmniGroup who continue to develop innovative new products for the Mac. Remind you, Apple has single digit market share which translates to Apple Developers having a much smaller target customer base than PC developers.

    I absolutely love this new utility and as soon as it is available for purchase I will purchase it.

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  • 4 stars

    "Simply Awesome!"

    June 03, 2006   |   By donperreault

    Version: OmniDazzle 1.0 beta 2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    No one is being forced to purchase OmniDazzle, don't buy OmniDazzle if you think the price is too high. However, we should be supporting the developers who continuing to develop innovative new products for the Mac. Remind you, Apple has single digit market share which transalates to Apple Developers having a much smaller target customer base than PC developers. (Does that make sense? ;) ) I absolutely love this new utility and as soon as it is available for purchase I will purchase it.

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  • 5 stars

    "$15... be serious!"

    June 03, 2006   |   By gryphonent

    Version: OmniDazzle 1.0 beta 2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    OK, its fun. For a while. Say, 10-30 minutes. Max. Whether you want to register for those or try the demo (limited by days)... you figure it out. But I really cannot see any professional use behind this gimmick that would justify $15. So, I recommend it just for trying it and experiencing the fun factor. For a while.

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