MouseWizard
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Get more from your Magic Mouse or trackpad.   Shareware ($5.00)
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MouseWizard is a simple utility to enhance the use of your Magic Mouse. You can easily customize your Magic Mouse to increase your productivity.

By using MouseWizard, you can give your Magic Mouse six extra buttons, 'pinch', 'bloat' and 'tap to click' trackpad gestures, and special features such as 'coverup' to make your Mac go to sleep.

MagicWizard is the ultimate companion for the Magic Mouse.
What's New
Version 6.0.3:
  • Updated for OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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MouseWizard User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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Jorge Vañó Cos reviewed on 27 Oct 2012
The app does not work in my Mountain Lion. Just the battery level is working. Other mouse apps working Ok.
Anybody knows a way out?
[Version 6.0.2]


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demetriwayne reviewed on 06 Aug 2012
Can you Please explain how to make mousewizard right click...i like to use this feature to copy and paste and for itunes. i tried everything but i can't get it work...thanks!!
[Version 6.0.2]


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+2

Eyekey reviewed on 02 Feb 2010
This software is a joke.
The developer charges for bugfixes. Every few weeks there is a new "major" release which doesn´t really give you anything new.

I recommend Bettertouchtool. It´s free, has nearly daily updates and a LOT of features.
[Version 6.0]

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Samuco replied on 03 Feb 2010
The 6.0 was the only payed upgrade for MouseWizard, and it did not "just contain bug fixes." This will possibly be the only payed upgrade ever. Eyekey, please download the application before giving it one star (See your recent downloads). If you prefer BetterTouchTool (which some people may), please do not review any other competing applications with lowest score to raise the other applications position. That's playing dirty ;)
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Eyekey replied on 03 Feb 2010
Playing dirty... assuming you are the developer or affiliated with him, here are the right one´s talking about that.

The cause why my download-list is empty is I always download directly from the source-webpage, because I don´t like people like you spying on me for what programs I try out.
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Samuco replied on 03 Feb 2010
Can you describe why you put one star for the review?
It would help in further development if we knew what you don't like.
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Eyekey replied on 03 Feb 2010
Ok, let´s start.

You can´t set any application-specific shortcuts. All commands are global, which is very unproductive.
There is no "real" middle click.
There is no four finger click.
In 2 finger mode, you can´t set the distance between fingers.
You can´t activate the Trackpad Mode via mouse shortcut.
You can´t set any touchpad-settings at all.
"Whole hand" is useless, it triggers randomly.
There is no difference between clicks and taps.
Localisation is half baked.
If you tried out a previous version and want to check out the newest one, the days will not be reseted.
It´s not written in 64bit.

Despite of these technical issues, there is more.
The software is out for about 3 months in which it bumped out 6 mayor releases. The customer has no idea, what´s going on. When it first appeared, I was really excited and thinking about buying it. But a few DAYS later there was version 2 .. and then 3. So I thought, hey, updates are usually free, upgrades aren´t. Can I trust a company which sells updates as upgrades? But you gave them for free, so I thought, it was just bad version-spelling.
So NOW you are charging again. After 2 months of development. This is just plain wrong.
If you are unhappy with your revenues, it´s your fault.

You have competitors. There are BTT, Magic Prefs and others. So people compare. While you are charging for this software, the other one´s are free. And they can do more. You should implement something, the others do not have, otherwise I don´t see the point.

Also Samuco does not provide any information about its company on its website. No name, no address, no phone number, no tax identification number, nothing. This is kinda creepy.
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Samuco replied on 03 Feb 2010
There is no "real" middle click. -> Middle Click (Graphics) is a real middle click.

In 2 finger mode, you can´t set the distance between fingers. -> You use the gestures location menu to change the distance.

You can´t set any touchpad-settings at all. -> All of the settings are also for the touchpad. To switch to touchpad mode, turn off the magic mouse.

"Whole hand" is useless, it triggers randomly. -> It triggers when four fingers are on the mouse. You can alter the hold down delay in advanced settings.

There is no difference between clicks and taps. -> There is. MouseWizard is the only software that can 'really' detect a click. The only action that only supports click is the Middle Click action.

Localisation is half baked. -> The localisation only is for key elements. Does BTT have localisation?

If you tried out a previous version and want to check out the newest one, the days will not be reseted. -> They do. There was a strange issue which set trial days to 0. It has been fixed.

It´s not written in 64bit. -> It is in both 64 and 32, but it was compiled as 32 to support Leopard and PPC. 64 bit doesn't help the software. The multi-touch framework is also only 32-bit.

Despite of these technical issues, there is more. -> Please name them.

The software is out for about 3 months in which it bumped out 6 mayor releases. The customer has no idea, what´s going on. When it first appeared, I was really excited and thinking about buying it. But a few DAYS later there was version 2 .. and then 3. So I thought, hey, updates are usually free, upgrades aren´t. Can I trust a company which sells updates as upgrades? But you gave them for free, so I thought, it was just bad version-spelling. -> By days, you mean weeks. Version 5.5 to 6.0 was around 5 weeks. We also do give updates for free. There has only ever been two payed updates in three years that Samuco has been running.
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Wizzard1 commented on 22 Jan 2010
I see I am not alone in my comments. I had a long email conversation with them last night/earlier this morning about their policies. They seem to want to make us pay for their bad pricing mistakes or miscalculations.

The followings are some my conversation with them last night ..

"This will probably be the only payed upgrade :)
We weren't happy with the price at $2.50, so we changed it."

Don't support bad business practices like this. I have had this for almost three months and now being charged again with only .50 discount over a new customer. This is bull.
[Version 6.0]


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Genis commented on 22 Jan 2010
I bought v5.51 seven weeks ago and yesterday I downloaded v6.0. My serial # wasn't accepted and I was thinking of contacting the developer sbout it since I could NOT see any reference at MacUpdate nor at the Dev's site about having to pay more to use v6.0. Now that I know, I'm out. As others have said, it's not the amount per se: it's the policy, st**id!

Long live BetterTouchTool and/or MagicPrefs!
[Version 6.0]


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Zephyris reviewed on 22 Jan 2010
Sadly the developers unethical ways have me against the ropes. I bought version 5 two weeks ago and he wants $2 more from me to upgrade. Really? So every 2-3 months you'll probably bump a version and keep charging us. This is the weirdest selling policy I have encountered. The funny part is the developer acts and responds like I am the crazy one here asking for a free upgrade. Think long and hard before you decide to invest any money into this application and company.
[Version 6.0]

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Fvdg replied on 22 Jan 2010
Oh wait! I was under the impression it was free me for as I bought this one month afo or so - now I see I have to pay - again!.
No no no no.... that is no good!
I'm switching to MagicPrefs!
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Flashgen replied on 18 Feb 2010
Yeah I had the same issue. Bought 5.5 and two weeks later 6.0 is released. When I queried the fact I had to pay for the "upgrade" - when the common practice amongst most established software firms is to provide a one month grace period (i.e. a free upgrade), I got the following response:

"In this instance, its a little different because of how we have priced the software.
Instead of requiring you to pay $5.00 (for a new license), we are selling it for $2.00. This means that you are only paying $4.50 in total for the product.

For this reason, we don't have a grace period. Im sorry I could not help you in this matter."

I particularly like the first line, which pretty much sums it up. Suffice it to say I won't be upgrading to another version in future for the same reason most others have cited.

Sad as it's not a bad bit of software...
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Steve27 commented on 21 Jan 2010
The good people at Samuco have changed their policy now.
[Version 6.0]


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Steve27 commented on 21 Jan 2010
I originally purchased this utility for 2.50 two months ago. Now I am forced to pay another 2.00 for the upgrade. I realize that it is only 2.00 and I was told that I would get A .50 cent brake for being a previous customer. Thanks - and I had recommended a couple of features also. Thanks again. No thanks. I can get similar functionality out of MagicPrefs. Price is not the issue here. More the principle of charging for an upgrade after 2 months.
[Version 6.0]


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Fvdg commented on 21 Jan 2010
Come on! 5 bucks and still you want everythinng for free? I found that this utility works in finer detail as the freeware versions. Me like! Me buy!
[Version 6.0]


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Bushwhack commented on 21 Jan 2010
I'm actually shocked that people would fall for this scam of a software!! Why charge?? There are better FREE alternatives that provide excellent software as well! BetterTouchTool and MagicPrefs are just to name a few.

I am not affiliated with either, I just saw a Magic Mouse program popup on my MacUpdate RSS feed when when I saw that you had to pay for it I was shocked and just had to comment.

Just letting everyone know to look at those FREE tools if you are short on cash before you pay $5 for something you can get elsewhere for free.
[Version 6.0]


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Brighton-Pete had trouble on 17 Dec 2009
Decided to give this a shot - activated most of the options. Place computer to sleep with hand covering mouse, and crash. Took me 5 minutes to get my new 27-inch iMac back to life!

Thought it would be better than MousePrefs, but it isn't.
[Version 5.5.1]


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A11en had trouble on 16 Dec 2009
Does the demo mode only recognize the date it was installed and no total use? I can't demo the latest version because it thinks I've used it too long. [I haven't due to the lagging response earlier versions had.]
[Version 5.5]

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Samuco (developer) replied on 17 Dec 2009
It only recognises when it was first opened.
We may reset the trial version after we fix the leopard issue.
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A11en had trouble on 04 Dec 2009
One of the few that work with 10.5 and PPC. [Thank you for that!!] I really like the window and layout, especially seeing the hot spots when activated.

I do however experience the following-
- perhaps a bit unresponsive to clicks- I can't figure out why, sometimes it listens, sometimes doesn't. perhaps other system calls are getting in the way? I can't tell...
- middle click doesn't seem to follow middle click behavior for programs like firefox etc. (middle click = open link in new tab, and close tab)- so maybe I'm just not getting middle click to work yet

I anxiously await the new versions and bug fixes! Cheers!
[Version 5.1]


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Bshanker had trouble on 01 Dec 2009
Battery level does not work for me with 5.0 or 5.1... I have deleted preferences and even hitting update still does not make it show any levels.

I am using a MacBook Pro 17" from June 2009.
[Version 5.1]

3 Replies

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Samuco (developer) replied on 02 Dec 2009
We are looking into this issues on MacBooks
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Samuco (developer) replied on 02 Dec 2009
*issue
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Samuco (developer) replied on 17 Dec 2009
Fixed.

Mirron rated on 28 Mar 2012

[Version 6.0.1]



Dudek1969 rated on 08 Nov 2011

[Version 6.0.1]



Jvalenti rated on 04 Feb 2011

[Version 6.0.1]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:25 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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MouseWizard is a simple utility to enhance the use of your Magic Mouse. You can easily customize your Magic Mouse to increase your productivity.

By using MouseWizard, you can give your Magic Mouse six extra buttons, 'pinch', 'bloat' and 'tap to click' trackpad gestures, and special features such as 'coverup' to make your Mac go to sleep.

MagicWizard is the ultimate companion for the Magic Mouse.


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