Despite limitations, this tool lets you execute commands and open applications through user-defined mouse movements. SmartMouse's index-card interface opens when you drag your mouse over its trigger. Select Training Mode and draw a shape or line by holding the left mouse button. If the application doesn't recognize that input, it will ask you to assign an application or command line. Make sure to unclick the Training Mode button every time you finish assigning. Then that defined action will trigger the associated command. SmartMouse will recognize up to 300 motions, but the trial version recognizes only 5 mouse movements. Further, it includes no help files, and we ran half a dozen tests before it started working smoothly. It worked best launching programs. Still, users at all levels will find it worth a try.
What's new in version 1.2.1
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedMarch 3, 2006
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Assign commands to mouse motions and turn it into a launcher. No menus, no shortcuts. Just make stokes with your mouse over desktop. Features include up to 300 motions to recognize, recognizes drawings on own window, as well as desktop motions, new SysDevSoftware (R) SmartMotion engine used. Easy training mode, assign/re-assign command, motions browser. Version 1.2.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.