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SmoothCursor is a menu-bar application that provides separate controls for customizing the mouse and trackpad accelerations. It is the perfect tool to use in combination with drawing applications and FPS games!

System Notifications: SmoothCursor will display a system notification every time a different profile is activated using Growl or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion's Notification Center. (This feature is optional and can be disabled by the user)

User-definable Hotkey: One of the most relevant features in version 2.0 is the ability to alternate between 2 profiles using an more...

What's New

Version 2.4:
  • New: Assorted user interface improvements.
  • New: Preferences is now displayed as a popover's sheet.
  • Fixed profile name validation allowing empty names.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Reviews should be for discussing software, not whether the app is overpriced or not. One can buy something or search out for free alternatives instead of burning software to the ground because it costs a few dollars. Think that's no the more...

4 people found this review helpful
Version 2.1.1
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from Laine

The increasingly frequent practice of replacing an app that was originally offered as free software with an upgraded version that is only offered commercially has a high potential for damaging consumer confidence.

7 people found this review helpful
Version 2.0
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kumpta Member IconComment+13
kumpta
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A lot of
"Very nice little app:" on this forum.

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Version 2.4
Julsa1 Member IconReview+143
Julsa1
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Reviews should be for discussing software, not whether the app is overpriced or not. One can buy something or search out for free alternatives instead of burning software to the ground because it costs a few dollars. Think that's no the intention of this site.
Anyway, this app works as advertised and does that very well.
Glad to pay a few dollars to contribute to more development and support.

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Version 2.1.1
kumpta
+3

It is of vital importance when one is reviewing/ commenting on ANY COMMERCIAL PRODUCT its cost versus its value go hand in hand.

Julsa1
+1

Kumta: No it isn't !

Dana Sutton
+2

I don't think you or any reader has any business trying to define the parameters of what should and shouldn't be said by the rest of us. I propse to ignore you, and I bet plenty of other readers will too.

Julsa1
+0

Dana Sutton: Oh jee.
Well, we don't know each other so I guess I won't lose any sleep over you ignoring me.
Buy some reading glasses while you're at it, maybe it helps you understanding what people are writing....
Cheers !

mark_strahl Member IconReview+33
mark_strahl
+1

Does what is promises and has a very appealing interface.
A great feature is to switch the mouse acceleration with a keyboard shortcut. This is very helpful when doing photo editing.

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Version 2.0.3
Jacblac Member IconReview+19
Jacblac
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I agree w. jimmyjimz, Ontopic, & Tomeg

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Version 2.0.1
Laine Member IconReview+41
Laine
+7

The increasingly frequent practice of replacing an app that was originally offered as free software with an upgraded version that is only offered commercially has a high potential for damaging consumer confidence.

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Version 2.0
Vagator
+2

Laine, I totally agree with you. I feel when someone develops an application as free, those of us who entrusted it on our computers should be rewarded with a free upgrade.
In my case, I dropped MouseZoom, an excellent app. to try out this 'newb'y.
I very much enjoyed Smooth Cursor and was somewhat enthused when I saw the update. However, upon seeing it was a paid for arrangement (although a relatively small fee) I felt it was a little cheap as a way to say 'thanks for being a guinea pig'.
I mean no grudge against the developer but maybe this isn't the best way to commercialise a product.

mark_strahl
+5

Shouldn't you be glad to having used this app so long for free? After all, $2.75 is less than the price of a bus ticket and half what a decent coffee costs. I bet you could spare that amount for a good product.
Why do you expect software developers to work for free?

+2

I also agree, you have every right to confirm what many of us in the community feel. It is, after all your view to allow others to validate that when you download a programme that is allegedly free and quite soon after a fee is required to update that programme, it is a form of caveat .
Maybe, having read the developer's reply, it would have been better to title the application 'Smooth Cursor 2'.
Sometimes it would be more helpful if the Trolls could add beneficial argument (see above) rather than try to juxtapose the price of 'a cup of coffee' in their country to the real life of many other people elsewhere in the world.
By the way, what happened to the 'free' version 1- it seems to have gone.

James-D
+4

The only consumers damaged by this are ones who are too cheap to pay people for products or services they use... and nobody cares about those people.

Dana Sutton
+0

I agree that there probably times when this is a shabby pre-planned "bait and switch" tactic. But I doubt that it always is. Sometimes a developer may have good and honorable reasons for deciding to charge money, for inst. when he discovers he's putting a lot more time and effort into maintaining it than he had originally anticipated. I know it's sometimes hard to discern individual developer's motives, and in those cases it's probably better to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Interconnect Member IconReview+10
Interconnect
+3

Nice little app, problem is, if you disable acceleration, the pointer moves ridiculously slow... in which you need to turn up the tracking speed... however, when you do this the app apparently slows it down to an unusable speed again due to its "Special Enforce Mode". It wasn't quite what I thought; I was hoping to achieve mouse pointer behavior similar to, dare I say it, Windows, which is much more linear compared to OS X.

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Version 1.2.5
OSX-FTW!
+1

@ TroikaLabs

Is there any possible way to 100% disable this non-linear speeding up and slowing down of the cursor? I've tried about everything and nothing gets us to just plain 1:1, which is all a lot of us want.

asimo Member IconReview+18
asimo
+1

Very nice application. It would be handy to have GUI sliders accessible right from menu bar popup window. Something like FinalTouch http://www.finaltouchapp.com

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Version 1.2.0
jimmyjimz Member IconComment+1
jimmyjimz
+1

love it :)

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Version 1.1.1
Fishscale Member IconComment+868
Fishscale
+1

Seems like a nice free app. Is the acceleration feature the same as the acceleration offered by CursorSense? Definitely would sacrifice only being able to go to 6 if they are indeed the same setting being adjusted.

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Version 1.1.1
Ontopic Member IconReview+1
Ontopic
+1

Works perfect!

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Version 1.0.8
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ruben9
Version 2.1.4
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CarlosCambra6779
Version 2.1.2
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Kgx
Version 2.0.1
user icon+18
asimo
Version 1.2.0
user icon+171
hced
Version 1.0.7
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Josep_llodra
Version 1.0.6
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Downloads 15,838
Version Downloads 1,993
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 22 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $2.99
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