StrokesPlus (64-bit)

StrokesPlus (64-bit)


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.7.4
File Size:
1.48MB
Date Added:
August 24, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
1,743
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Mouse gestures can automate some of your most repetitive tasks. With a mere click and a flick, you can do everything from close your browser to initiate long strings of commands. StrokesPlus is a free mouse gestures application that lets you easily draw gestures to set actions for the program to trigger. StrokesPlus is free, but there are separate downloads for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. We tried StrokesPlus for 64-bit Windows in Windows 7 Home Premium.

StrokesPlus is a work in progress (what cutting-edge app isn't?) and improvements mean you no longer need to run the program as an administrator. However, a detailed installation note suggested that some users might still want to run StrokesPlus as an administrator, depending on the program's compatibility with your other apps. You can have multiple instances of StrokesPlus open at the same time, too. We ran StrokesPlus both with and without administrator privileges, with no problems in either mode. StrokesPlus is managed from its system tray menu. Clicking the program's tray icon toggles its main feature on and off; right-clicking it opens an extensive menu that includes an Ignore List, Actions, Preferences, button options, and more. Clicking Help opened a detailed manual, while clicking About opened not just a small credits dialog but a large, tabbed sheet listing Configured Actions, Ignore List, Global Lua code, and other program parameters in one easy-to-access location.

It's very easy to record a gesture in StrokesPlus. By default, the right mouse key activates the gesture-recording feature, though of course you can change that. But you just have to click the right mouse key, hold it down, draw your gesture, and then release it. You can then assign it to an action sequence. We started with Training Mode, which lets you save simple gestures until you get the feel of more complex actions. But StrokesPlus can really show its stuff in the hands of users with scripting experience. With rocker support, modifiers, and, of course, built-in Lua scripting, it can automate what you need to automate. But beginners will have little trouble starting with StrokesPlus, thanks to user-friendly documentation. Recommended for all mousers.

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  • 5 stars

    "Everything but the Kitchen Sink"

    March 16, 2013   |   By lllZlll

    Version: StrokesPlus (64-bit) 2.6.9

    Pros

    Very well thought out gesture app with contingencies for just about everything. This does require either some technical experience or the willingness to sit down for a night and learn/read.

    Cons

    Auto-loads at startup without asking and no option to remove. But, it's just a link in the startup group, which is easy enough to delete, even for novices. I would've deducted one star for this, but the first review was so ridiculous, I left it.

    Summary

    If you follow the link to the 32-bit version and read that first negative review, than read my counter. It's non-sense and undeserving. How about a little gratitude for someone that obviously put a lot of time and thought into something they gave freely to the world. With companies like Comodo making huge claims behind nice-looking software that does nothing, or Symantec's (whom I once worshipped, long ago) new approach on sleaze, and etc. etc. from the "big boys". To be so abusive to the "little guys" who are putting in hard work towards an honest product, you should be ashamed of yourself.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great mouse gesture program"

    January 08, 2013   |   By kralinr

    Version: StrokesPlus (64-bit) 2.5.6

    Pros

    Adding a positive review here since the first person has no idea what they're talking about. This app is the best Windows mouse gesture program out there.

    Cons

    Requires some scripting knowledge.

    Summary

    Hands down the best mouse gesture program for Windows.

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  • 1 stars

    "Very buggy and useless"

    July 23, 2012   |   By SomeGuy1122

    Version: StrokesPlus (64-bit) 2.2.6

    Pros

    See this for a complete review of this dangerously buggy copyware.

    Cons

    See this for a complete review of this dangerously buggy copyware.

    Summary

    See this for a complete review of this dangerously buggy copyware.

    Updated on Jul 24, 2012

    Link to the review: http://download.cnet.com/StrokesPlus/3000-2084_4-75630394.html

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