OmniDazzle
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Helps highlight the location of your cursor.   Free
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OmniDazzle is a set of fun and useful enhancements that help you highlight certain areas of your screen, create visual effects, and track the location of your mouse pointer.

6 Reasons You Should Try OmniDazzle:
  • You've got a presentation this week, and you want to hear both "oohs" AND "ahhs" from the audience.
  • Your documentation could use some really great screen shots.
  • You want to point out something on your screen, without actually pointing.
  • You need to focus on specific tasks, like that one window over there, without looking at everything
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • OmniDazzle now requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to run
  • We fixed a few compatibility problems with "Waves" and "Zoom" (especially noticeable on OS X 10.7 Lion)
  • We fixed a few more Mountain Lion compatibility problems
  • OmniDazzle will run in 64-bit mode if possible
  • OmniDazzle has a new application icon
Known issues:
  • Dazzle may crash when a display is removed or reconfigured
  • Some graphics hardware is rejected by OmniDazzle even if it would probably work
Version 1.2:
  • OmniDazzle now requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to run
  • We fixed a few compatibility problems with "Waves" and "Zoom" (especially noticeable on OS X 10.7 Lion)
  • We fixed a few more Mountain Lion compatibility problems
  • OmniDazzle will run in 64-bit mode if possible
  • OmniDazzle has a new application icon
Known issues:
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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OmniDazzle User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Alessandro82 reviewed on 17 Oct 2012
simply amazing it wiould be perfect it it worked with intel hd 4000 (it requires dedicated gpu on my macbook pro retina)
[Version 1.2]


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+3

Jeffs reviewed on 11 Oct 2012
Wonderful for teachers. Works great when creating on-line lectures to highlight portions of an image or to draw/write.

MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz (2009 vintage), OS X 10.7.5
[Version 1.2]


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+9

Laine reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
From the OmniDazzle website: "Some graphics hardware is rejected by OmniDazzle even if it would probably work." This problem appears not to be related to hardware after all. I'm using 10.8.1 now and OmniDazzle no longer quits on launch. I don't know whether the remedy for the unexpected quit was related to updating to 10.8.1 or not.
[Version 1.2]


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+9

Laine reviewed on 26 Jul 2012
There's no reason for this application to be limited to run on old hardware. I ran this just fine with my Early 2009 MacBook Pro 17" with 4G memory. But OmniDazzle refuses to run on my Mid-2011 MacBook Pro 17" with 8G memory.
[Version 1.2]


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sweetkitten reviewed on 18 Mar 2012
as i was on a search for nice mouse effects i found this one and tried it out. i liked the effects very much especially the comic ones and the pixie dust one but it's not as intuitive to get them to work at least it wasn't for me. for instance i very much liked the idea of outlining certain points on a screen but the way to get this to work with every time different keystrokes while it would be easier to do this with two times clicking or sth like that so i hope this will be improved in a next update
[Version 1.1.1]


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+18
Zoidbert tipped on 23 Jun 2010
Here's how you run OmniDazzle w/o it taking up room in your Dock:

http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?t=15127

Tried it here; works fine! (Core2Duo iMac, 3.06GHz, 10.6.4)
[Version 1.1.1]


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+1

Civ reviewed on 01 May 2010
I installed it a few days ago. It works well in Snow Leopard 10.6.3. It has a few nice optional mouse pointer effects for presentations or your own use. It's great to find a "lost" mouse pointer (especially on multiple monitors), or to zoom on a detail. And on top of it, it's free!

I only wish I could hide/remove it from a crowded dock, as it is already available in the main menu bar.

It is however a very useful little utility. I added it to my login items. Five stars from me.
[Version 1.1.1]


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+19
mac66graphics commented on 15 Mar 2009
I tried this a while bak on tiger OS . Was buggy then and is still so. Tried the zoom feature and computer froze up. Couldn't even force quit. Had to restart mac manually. I'll pass on this. Be fore warned!!!
[Version 1.1]


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+34
tankknight commented on 28 Feb 2009
When i replaced my ATI x1900 cards (they kept over-heating and no longer under warranty) I got nvidia 7800 gt cards (not great gaming cards but they don't over-heat) I was able to use OmniDazzle. The kid in me loves this and I would rank this as 5 just because it is fun ... Oh, i paid when it first came out and still feel it was worth it. Unfortunately i've changed something on my G5 and when i have Safari and iTunes and Entourage running (i have other apps running too), my G5 will slow to a crawl with the beachball spinning. The G5 looks like it is frozen, but at about every 2 mins the clock will change and sometimes a mouse click works and it will switch to the app that got clicked. I did not spend a lot of time in diagnostic after figuring out generally what the issue is. It was fun, but since Omni is not spending any real development on this product going forward i just removed it. It was alot of fun for awhile so i don't have any regrets retiring it.
[Version 1.1]


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+21

Ayub reviewed on 27 Feb 2009
Wow! Finally! It's Free. Yay! Thanks for setting it Free!!! :)
[Version 1.1]


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[Version 1.2]



tigos2 rated on 01 Mar 2013

[Version 1.2]



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Blloyd rated on 25 Jul 2012

[Version 1.2]



lutz1719 rated on 14 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1.1]


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License:Free
Date:25 Jul 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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OmniDazzle is a set of fun and useful enhancements that help you highlight certain areas of your screen, create visual effects, and track the location of your mouse pointer.

6 Reasons You Should Try OmniDazzle:
  • You've got a presentation this week, and you want to hear both "oohs" AND "ahhs" from the audience.
  • Your documentation could use some really great screen shots.
  • You want to point out something on your screen, without actually pointing.
  • You need to focus on specific tasks, like that one window over there, without looking at everything else on your display.
  • You'd like to add some extra visual information to your screen, like arrows or boxes or...footprints.
  • You've been working really hard all week, and frankly, you'd like to goof off for a while.


If you've ever used your computer screen to do a presentation, capture screen shots, or as a point of reference while someone looks over your shoulder...you, my friend, could have used OmniDazzle. OmniDazzle is handy for those times when you need to call attention to something on your screen ("...as you can all see, line 37 in this spreadsheet lists my proposed new salary: eleventy hojillion dollars. Any questions?"), and even helps you find your lost cursor (hey, it happens - especially when you're navigating across the four-million-pixels-and-counting landscape of a 30" Cinema Display).

OmniDazzle is designed to be both playful and practical; you can use a plug-in to professionally emphasize a section of your screen, or you can turn your mouse movement into an area of focus that trails pixie dust (or waves, or a bullseye, or...) across your desktop. You can configure each plug-in to suit your own particular preferences: change colors, make objects bigger or smaller, or change the way you activate the OmniDazzle plug-in of your choice.

Call out your cursor or part of your screen real estate - or just add some visual bling to your display; either way, we think OmniDazzle's collection of tools and toys will put a smile on your face. Try a free demo here.


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