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Scroll Reverser
Scroll Reverser
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Scroll Reverser free download for Mac

Scroll Reverser for Mac

06 July 2021

Reverse the direction of scrolling on your Mac.

What is Scroll Reverser for Mac

Scroll Reverser is a free app for OS X that reverses the direction of scrolling. You can use it with OS X 10.5 and OS X 10.6 (see Related Links for older version) to make your scrolling match the 'natural scrolling' in OS X 10.7.

You can also use it with OS X 10.7 to customise scrolling behaviour beyond what is possible in system preferences, for example to reverse the trackpad but not the mouse.

Scroll Reverser is small, simple and efficient and works with all mice and trackpads with a scroll wheel or scroll gesture support, including MacBook trackpads, Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse, and Mighty Mouse.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Scroll Reverser

Version 1.8.1:
  • Added step size adjustment for scroll wheels. This lets you increase the amount of scroll when single stepping the wheel. (It is similar to the DiscreteScroll app.)
  • Added French, Hebrew, Nepali, Turkish and Ukranian translations and updated several other translations. Thanks to all those who contributed too many names now to keep track of in the release notes. (I am now using the CrowdIn translation platform for app localization. If you would like to update the translation in your language, here is the invite link: https://crwd.in/pilotmoon-apps. I can also add new languages, you will just need to send me a message first so I can add it.)
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rahulrajpampady
rahulrajpampady
Dec 8 2020
1.7.6
1.0
Dec 8 2020
1.0
Version: 1.7.6
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rahulrajpampady
rahulrajpampady
Dec 8 2020
1.7.6
1.0
Dec 8 2020
1.0
Version: 1.7.6
Yahoo advertisement adware is present in this package. so be careful.
victor.wsl
victor.wsl
Apr 12 2020
1.7.6
5.0
Apr 12 2020
5.0
Version: 1.7.6
Excellent app!
timoryan
timoryan
Feb 14 2020
1.7.6
5.0
Feb 14 2020
5.0
Version: 1.7.6
Absolutely essential tool. Does exactly what it needs to do and then gets out of your way.
Léoren
Léoren
Mar 25 2018
1.7.6
5.0
Mar 25 2018
5.0
Version: 1.7.6
This is an awesome tool! I've been using it for years ever since I got a normal mouse for my Mac. Sometimes Apple's logic is simply flawed. Why can't we have the natural direction on trackpad and classic direction on a mouse with turning wheel. Thanks for the author.
smayer97
smayer97
May 20 2016
1.7.2
0.0
May 20 2016
0.0
Version: 1.7.2
What does NOT make sense is the description says you can use it with OS X 10.5 & 10.6 but the System Requirements says minimum is 10.7. Huh???
LKN G-Man
LKN G-Man
May 29 2015
1.7.2
5.0
May 29 2015
5.0
Version: 1.7.2
Excellent utility. If you have systems that can't be upgraded beyond Snow Leopard and have newer systems you can have all of them set to natural action of the mouse and easily switch from one to the other.
christopher-s1ckle
christopher-s1ckle
Apr 29 2015
1.7.1
5.0
Apr 29 2015
5.0
Version: 1.7.1
Lovit
lp-martins
lp-martins
Mar 16 2015
1.7.1
5.0
Mar 16 2015
5.0
Version: 1.7.1
Simple app that does exactly what it aims to do. Look no further.
shurik512
shurik512
Jan 24 2015
1.7.1
5.0
Jan 24 2015
5.0
Version: 1.7.1
It's amazing! :)
Kenm22
Kenm22
Sep 27 2014
1.6.1
0.0
Sep 27 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6.1
Not needed. Go to System Preferences/Mouse and uncheck Scroll direction: natural.
Dougster
Dougster
Sep 26 2014
1.6.1
5.0
Sep 26 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
Fantastic! I wouldn't like to use my iMac without Scroll Reverser.
Ilsa
Ilsa
Sep 6 2014
1.6
5.0
Sep 6 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6
Does what it says. No mess, no fuss. I'm currently using it just fine in OSX 10.9 Mavericks.
Spandmassse
Spandmassse
Aug 12 2014
1.6
5.0
Aug 12 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6
Perfect!
Nasukaren
Nasukaren
Aug 1 2014
1.6
5.0
Aug 1 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6
Works great on 10.9.4
io-witter
io-witter
Jul 28 2014
1.6
5.0
Jul 28 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6
Simple and does what it says. I have to wonder about this "it is the natural direction to scroll a page". What? 51% of people surveyed preferred the direction Apple hard-wired it to now? In my mind I am pulling the scroll-bar down, and that is natural to me. Also my PC's scroll is the same direction - and in gaming scrolling back is to pull back/going lower. There's nothing like forced "naturality" to get on one's nerves. Thanks heaps for this useful little app.
Thepfef
Thepfef
Feb 8 2014
1.6
5.0
Feb 8 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6
Thank you for this!!! Why the hell Apple would tie the mouse and trackpad scroll together is beyond me!
OpusA4924
OpusA4924
Jan 3 2014
1.6
5.0
Jan 3 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6
Brilliant! I am running Leopard on an old PPC G5 tower next to my Mavericks system and wanted to have the scrolling the same as in the newer OS. I did have to go to the developer's website to download the older version (1.5.1) in order to run on my system. Seems to work flawlessly so far. Thanks!
SebastianK1488
SebastianK1488
Nov 28 2013
1.6
5.0
Nov 28 2013
5.0
Version: 1.6
Great! So much needed for me, a mouse user on MacBook Air!
SamuelL6351
SamuelL6351
Aug 25 2013
1.6
5.0
Aug 25 2013
5.0
Version: 1.6
Great!! Gives you the flexibility to enable natural scrolling on the trackpad, but disable it on the mouse.
G-I-
G-I-
Jun 15 2013
1.6
0.5
Jun 15 2013
0.5
Version: 1.6
So the latest version doesn't work on 10.5 and 10.6. WTF is the point of a 'Scroll Reverser' then?
orthanc
orthanc
Jun 9 2013
1.6
5.0
Jun 9 2013
5.0
Version: 1.6
I intentionally subscribed just to give this comment. Scroll reverser is absolutely stunning. Simple yet very efficient. I just got my new imac with OS 10.8.4 with the magic trackpad. Imagine my dismay that the movement/scrolling of the trackpad is opposite to what I'm used to from my macbook pro. I can understand if this is an iphone or tablet wherein you can touch the actual screen and the swiping movement is in its natural direction but not the trackpad, this should be exactly like the one we are used to in a laptop. I'm dissapointed why apple overlooked such a simple flaw in design + function. Anyway, this saved me a lot of time in "getting used" to with the new movement, and just get down immediately to work.
Aargl
Aargl
May 6 2013
1.5.1
5.0
May 6 2013
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
Essential! :-)
Dolphin412
Dolphin412
Feb 2 2013
1.5.1
5.0
Feb 2 2013
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
this is what I was looking for (since I don't like SL scrolling system and I prefer the new one but I don't want to upgrade my OS to Lion)
Jpwgibson
Jpwgibson
Oct 31 2012
1.5.1
5.0
Oct 31 2012
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
Fantastic stuff. Thanks very much. Didn't know natural scrolling could have so many options (individual settings of on/off for mouse/trackpad/tablet, etc).
Aargl
Aargl
Jul 31 2012
1.5.1
5.0
Jul 31 2012
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
In Safari and Firefox, it works better than SmartScroll! It would be very nice if both could run together chosing in the prefs in what app to enable Scroll Reverser... ;-) Unfortunately I miss some useful feature of SmartScroll if I totally disable it in favor of Scroll Reverser... :-(
Ikir
Ikir
Jul 11 2012
1.5.1
5.0
Jul 11 2012
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
Oh finally i was searching an utility like this one! i love Lion scrolling and i'm used to it now, so i want my old G5 to match this :-) Thanks so much
shredfu
shredfu
Jun 15 2012
1.5.1
5.0
Jun 15 2012
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
PERFECT! Thank you! I find it natural to swipe fingers on the trackpad in the same direction that I want my screen to move (like iPad/iPhone). When I attached a mouse I didn't expect the mouse wheel to have the same behaviour. To me, it was backwards! After mucking around with the mouse/trackpad settings, I could get scroll wheel OR the trackpad to scroll the way I wanted, but not both! This app allows one to configure the trackpad scroll direction and the mouse wheel scroll direction independently. Good Job!
Ironman
Ironman
Feb 23 2012
1.5
0.0
Feb 23 2012
0.0
Version: 1.5
I find interesting the idea of having different configurations, like keeping the normal scrolling for the mouse, but not for the trackpad for example and it's free like air. cool.
Dougster
Dougster
Feb 23 2012
1.5
5.0
Feb 23 2012
5.0
Version: 1.5
Brilliant. I couldn't use my iMac without this software. By the way, to those who tell us to go to System Prefs/Trackpad/Scroll & zoom, I will tell you that this is not an option on my iMac running 10.7.3. I,like many,do not use a Trackpad, so the options to change scrolling are not available. So there!
smithduke
smithduke
Nov 10 2011
1.4.4
4.5
Nov 10 2011
4.5
Version: 1.4.4
Works great on Lion. I downloaded it and clicked install. There were no other prompts as to if it was installed or not but when I checked my scrolling...it was back to normal. Why does Lion reverse the scrolling in the first place?
mc555
mc555
Nov 1 2011
1.4.4
0.5
Nov 1 2011
0.5
Version: 1.4.4
I installed it (on Lion 10.7.2) but no configuration of checkboxes managed to get my mouse scrollwheel back to its old ways while allowing the new "natural" method on the trackpad. I am using a USB mouse.
Runty
Runty
Oct 29 2011
1.4.4
4.5
Oct 29 2011
4.5
Version: 1.4.4
Thanks for this little utility! For some reason I prefer horizontal natural scrolling but vertical reverse scrolling, which is actually more 'natural' when scrolling down. This app allows me to do this. Gesturing 'upwards' to scroll down is anatomically awkward, especially if reading a long article!
qb84
qb84
Oct 17 2011
1.4.4
4.0
Oct 17 2011
4.0
Version: 1.4.4
I'm running version 1.4.4 (61) and the memory keeps going up and up (almost 400 MB last time I checked). Other than that great app!
NotUsed
NotUsed
Oct 6 2011
1.4.4
0.0
Oct 6 2011
0.0
Version: 1.4.4
System Preferences > Trackpad and uncheck "When using gestures to scroll or navigate...." I really don't see why a separate application is needed at all. It's already there in the prefs.
Mrboma
Mrboma
Sep 22 2011
1.4.2
4.0
Sep 22 2011
4.0
Version: 1.4.2
I like everything about scroll reverser except its memory consumption. It is constantly at nearly 400mb real memory usage. I have also found that the reverser sometimes doesn't reverse my mouse wheel and I have to quit and relaunch it.
meme12
meme12
Sep 1 2011
1.4.2
5.0
Sep 1 2011
5.0
Version: 1.4.2
Brilliant, thank you! Just like Apple forgot people using multiple monitors in lion, they also sadly forgot people using external mice and their scroll wheels. The new natural settings makes sense for a track pad but are plain stupid for a mouse wheel. This lets me use the trackpad with my left hand for swiping between spaces etc in the natural way, but use my mouse as it should be. Thanks!!!
Flabbergaster
Flabbergaster
Aug 23 2011
1.4.2
4.5
Aug 23 2011
4.5
Version: 1.4.2
Thanks for providing a scroll reverser for us OS 10.7, third party mouse users. I'm using the Microsoft Optical Wireless Mouse 2.0 with Lion compatible drivers, but still no scroll reversing function. One issue: how do I put the Scroll Reverser app in the Utility folder, or someplace less conspicuous? Moving it from the desktop brings up this alert: "The item “Scroll Reverser” can’t be moved because “Utilities” can’t be modified."
I(pod)mac
I(pod)mac
Aug 18 2011
1.4.2
0.0
Aug 18 2011
0.0
Version: 1.4.2
simply a must for Lion users.
Frabjusday
Frabjusday
Aug 15 2011
1.4
5.0
Aug 15 2011
5.0
Version: 1.4
Y'know, it seemed weird to me from the first, that to bring a page of text down the screen I had to push the scroll wheel up, away from me. Like, if you put the mouse on the monitor, you need to make the wheel go in the opposite direction you want your page to go. Huh? Finally I found Scroll Reverser and it's like, "Of course! THIS is the way it should'a been all along—what were they thinking, to make it backwards, anyway?" Great little app. You'll love it once you get used to it, 'cause it just makes total sense.
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
Aug 12 2011
1.4
0.0
Aug 12 2011
0.0
Version: 1.4
Scrolling in Lion was driving me absolutely nuts! My brain just couldn't accept the change, and I kept getting confused when I reached the bottom of a page. Thank-you so much for this! What was Apple thinking? Think different? Yes, but not THAT different, please! Sometimes I wonder if Apple'd decision to reverse scrolling was all a big joke, and a way to mess with their users' minds. Maybe Steve Jobs has been at the job too long! :)
Dougster
Dougster
Aug 11 2011
1.4
5.0
Aug 11 2011
5.0
Version: 1.4
Without this brilliant application, Lion would be awful to use when scrolling. Thank you,developer.
Broadbean
Broadbean
Aug 7 2011
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2011
0.0
Version: 1.3
Only problem I had was when I had this activated, the text in Mail would not move whole words to the next line. It would just wrap. Tried Scrollvetica which seemed to work.
brenty
brenty
Jun 27 2011
1.2
4.0
Jun 27 2011
4.0
Version: 1.2
Does what it says and gets out of the way. :)
tinobisagni
tinobisagni
Jun 26 2011
1.2
5.0
Jun 26 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2
Using iPad and iPhone finally I find a natural way to scroll. I would be very important ti advice that this application is a must have with trackpad.
Neo9686
Neo9686
Apr 29 2011
1.2
5.0
Apr 29 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2
I really like this app! The only problem I've found is related to the "start at login" feature: it's simply not working! Am I the only one with this issue?
Frabjusday
Frabjusday
Apr 11 2011
1.2
5.0
Apr 11 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2
Just a comment, since I've only been using Scroll Reverser for about ten minutes: YAY!—finally, scrolling makes sense! Want the page or pic to go up?—scroll up. I know it's going to take a little while to de-habituate myself from doing it backwards (pushing up to make the scroll BUTTON go up and the page down), but I can see that it won't be too long, as it SO makes sense.
Harv
Harv
Apr 10 2011
1.1
5.0
Apr 10 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1
Bravo! A free, elegant app that does what it says and does it well. FWIW: Those (of us) that have Smart Scroll already have this capability for both (or either) X and Y axis. Though why one would use two different scrolling techniques eludes me.
G-I-
G-I-
Mar 30 2011
1.0
0.5
Mar 30 2011
0.5
Version: 1.0
Works as advertised. However without touching directly the screen this scrolling doesn't make too much sense.
Winter666
Winter666
Mar 30 2011
1.0
3.0
Mar 30 2011
3.0
Version: 1.0
well , i dont like the way they decided to scroll with ios .... i like the good old fashion scroll : when i want to go DOWN, i scroll DOWN , when i want to go UP , i scroll UP ..... logical ?? :P
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Mar 29 2011
1.0
0.0
Mar 29 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0
Interesting. I'm trying to get used to it.
R1000m
R1000m
Mar 29 2011
1.0
4.0
Mar 29 2011
4.0
Version: 1.0
Thanks for making this available for free. I'm always getting confused between iOS and Mac scrolling. Luckily, that's fixed in Lion. Until then, this little program will help out. It would be great if it was possible to hide the menu bar icon, but hey - it's free.
BobbyThompsonRocks
BobbyThompsonRocks
Mar 28 2011
1.0
5.0
Mar 28 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0
Does what it says. Gotta get used to the upcoming change at some point in time & there is no time like the present...
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Mar 28 2011
1.0
0.0
Mar 28 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0
Great idea until Lion comes out. Sadly I can't use it. It messes up SmartScroll.
truthhurts
truthhurts
Mar 28 2011
1.0
0.0
Mar 28 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0
Very nice. Simple, and brings a feature coming in Lion to Snow Leopard today. Priced right. :)
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