Smart Scroll for Mac

Smart Scroll for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 31 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0b14
  • Total Downloads:
    24,952
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 25, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try; $14.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    129
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Smart Scroll for Mac enables you to customize your computer's scrolling behavior in a variety of ways, including speed and direction.

Pros

Plenty of features: We were surprised by the wide variety of options that Smart Scroll for Mac provides. Want to scroll faster, or more slowly? Want to increase or decrease the inertia (or "coasting") of your scrolling? Want to reverse the scrolling direction on the X or Y axis? Want to scroll automatically when you hover at the top or bottom of a window, or start auto scrolling with a keyboard shortcut? Smart Scroll for Mac does all this and more.

Support for multiple mice: Whether you're using a conventional mouse, a Magic Mouse, or trackpad, Smart Scroll for Mac has something to offer. Features vary, of course, depending upon what type of mouse you're using, but there's something here for everyone.

Application-specific settings: Smart Scroll for Mac makes it easy to customize scrolling behavior for different apps.

Cons

Not for novices: If you're not familiar with terms such as X and Y axis or inertia as they relate to scrolling, you might have to play around with the app to figure it out. The app's online documentation does a good job of explaining its features but not necessarily all the terminology used.

Bottom Line

Smart Scroll for Mac is a great app for anyone looking to customize scrolling. We recommend it to anyone who's not satisfied with their default scrolling options.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Smart Scroll for Mac 4.0b14.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Very good."

August 13, 2011  |  By hwgray

 |  Version: Smart Scroll 3.9b2

Pros

Very handy. Nice to be able to click to click to a point, again, not just to top/bottom of page. I've ised this from its start. It does everything that it claims to. Except one.

Cons

There are no arrowheads. The arrowheads are quite aesthetically important to me and I really wat, nay, NEED! to have them back.

Summary

If it really did bring back the arrows, instead of merely claiming to, then I'd give it five stars.

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2 stars

"Makes scrolling stutter/jerky"

February 24, 2011  |  By bartszyszka

 |  Version: Smart Scroll 3.8

Pros

Gives you a lot more preferences for scrolling than Apple's standard Mouse preferences.

Cons

Makes scrolling less smooth and jerky, especially after first starting a program.

Summary

I wanted to try this program after hearing that in the next OS X mouse scrolling will be reversed, but Smart Scroll took my Magic Mouse's very smooth scrolling and makes it jerky and stuttery. Sometimes if I'm at the top and I accidentally scroll the other way (i.e. what used to be the norma way), it jerks at that point too.

I also found the options that are turned on by default to be too much and a lot of work to turn them all off. I would rather start with simple enhancements and add more changes if I want, instead of getting the whole kit and caboodle by default. Maybe since the program has so many options, it should have a single button to let someone start with everything turned off and build from there.

The program does what it's designed to do, and I would give it more than two stars if not for the performance issues. Maybe with other mice it's not as noticeable?

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4 stars

"Extremely useful for pdf files"

January 16, 2011  |  By halh

 |  Version: Smart Scroll 3.8

Pros

Useful with mouse and trackpad in most applications.

Cons

doesn't work in all applications e.g Firefox. Not been able to activate scroll drag with Logitech trackball. The trackball has this feature built in, but it is awkward to activate

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2 stars

"I confess I don't really get the point."

January 15, 2011  |  By saschwartz

 |  Version: Smart Scroll 3.8

Pros

I don't know what they are.

Cons

I uninstalled the program using CleanMyMac during the trial period, but still get the little window telling me how many times I have used it, and do I want to buy it.

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4 stars

"Excellent addition to Mac functionality."

January 15, 2011  |  By pdwr

 |  Version: Smart Scroll 3.8

Pros

Makes navigation effortless. I especially like the way I can adjust the 'active' distance from borders of open app panes.

Cons

Can't think of one reason.

Summary

Excellent improvement to navigation on the Mac, giving it some of the same useful and neat features of the iOS on iPad/iPhone. I love it and have come to depend on it being there as I move through documents and tasks.

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5 stars

"Excellent utility"

September 16, 2010  |  By mike davidson

 |  Version: Smart Scroll 3.7.6 beta 1

Pros

It allows a more iPhone-like scrolling under OS X than simply setting "scrolling with inertia". It allows you to reverse x- and y-axes so that to scroll down you flick up and vice versa and to increase scrolling speed and coasting after release.

Cons

Scrolling is not as smooth as it could be.

Summary

I never thought that scrolling with the "thumb" was very intuitive. iPhone-like scrolling is much more comfortable and natural. Smart Scroll makes that happen, easily and efficiently.

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5 stars

"Dude this is"

September 16, 2010  |  By duckhue1

 |  Version: Smart Scroll 3.7.6 beta 1

Pros

Awesome. I might actually buy this application, and that's something I never do.

Cons

The price is a little high.

Summary

The bottom line is that cute chicks make the world what it is.

Updated on Oct 1, 2010

Great little add-on. The price is a little high and I just tried to buy it using PayPal, BUT THEY HAVEN'T UPDATED THEIR WEBSITE TO WORK WITH THE UPDATED PayPal site. I'm not giving you my credit card info, so if you want to sell this, get with it or I'll just get it free on a torrent site.

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1 stars

"This version breaks old app."

September 10, 2010  |  By BoySetsTheFire

 |  Version: Smart Scroll 3.7.5

Pros

Previous versions were very good.

Cons

Breaks old apps.

Summary

v 3.7.5 breaks old apps like Desktop Palm, URL Manager Pro and Splash ID (perhaps others). Previous versions were fine.

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5 stars

"Effective utility makes mousing feel tactile and quick"

September 10, 2010  |  By sonicraft

 |  Version: Smart Scroll 3.7.5

Pros

It adds inertial movement that's more adjustable than mac's on/off. Provides valuable settings making work with the track pad more hot-rodded. Provides reverse scrolling-- sliding the document itself up & down and not dragging the window.

Cons

Reverse scrolling not always available-- a little confusing.

Summary

Try the demo and see if this type of control over your experience suits you. I bought it immediately after trying it, and now when I use computers without it, it feels all slow and sticky.

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5 stars

"Greatest Utility Ever ... Cannot work w/o it!!!!"

March 31, 2010  |  By sgginc--2008

 |  Version: Smart Scroll 3.6.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Thanks for the quick update.
If you havenâ??t tried this, try it ... Youâ??ll be hooked!!!!

Ken

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0b14
  • New: After you allow it, Smart Scroll now acquires on its own the Accessibility access it needs.
  • New: Smart Scroll 4.0 betas no longer expire (per user request).
  • Fix: scroll speed multipliers are now preserved across restarts (Thanks, Guy Rougier, Bruno Melonio!)
  • Fix: no longer interferes with 3-finger tap to invoke Dictionary (Thanks, Mansour, M7MD Big Boss!)
  • Fix: removed cursor jitter when using Grab Scroll with "Scroll without moving cursor" (Thanks, Justin, Alex!)
  • Various other fixes and improvements.
General
Publisher Marc Moini
Publisher web site http://www.marcmoini.com/
Release Date November 25, 2014
Date Added November 25, 2014
Version 4.0b14
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.45MB
File Name SmartScroll.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,952
Downloads Last Week 129
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $14

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