SmoothCursor
SmoothCursor
2.6.4

4.2

SmoothCursor free download for Mac

SmoothCursor

2.6.4
13 June 2019

Custom mouse and trackpad acceleration.

Overview

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!

User-definable Hotkey: One of the most relevant features in version 2.0 is the ability to alternate between 2 profiles using an user-definable HotKey, which can be accomplished in 2 different ways:

  • Mode 1: Activates alternative profile after Hotkey is released
  • Mode 2: Activates alternative profile while Hotkey is pressed
Other Features
  • Streamlined user interface always available from the status bar
  • Supported acceleration ranges: normal acceleration (>0 to 6), no acceleration (0), inverse acceleration (-6 to <0)
  • Automatically start at login (user-definable)
  • Special enforce mode: preserves user acceleration settings even if some other processes try to change them
Demo Limitations
  • The application shuts down after 20 minutes
  • User settings are not saved

What's new in SmoothCursor

Version 2.6.4:
Updated:
  • Application self-updating mechanism (Sparkle) to a current version
  • All external URLs to use secure protocol (https.)
Fixed:
  • Status bar icon not being visible when using macOS Mojave in dark mode

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14 SmoothCursor Reviews

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Laine
02 February 2013

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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.
Like (7)
Version 2.0
homepary2
23 December 2016
I am not use this one jsut say thank you
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Version 2.6.1
Pixeltrance
20 April 2015
Haven't tried it but seems to do the same thing as the free Smooth Mouse: http://smoothmouse.com/
Like (2)
Version 2.6
Wts
16 March 2015
why do i really need this ??? the developper does not even have this app on his web site, what's that all about ???
Like (2)
Version 2.6
1 answer(s)
9Labs
9Labs
16 March 2015
SmoothCursor is available for download from our website. The download link is right next to the 'buy now' link as it has always been.

Hope this helps.
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kumpta
09 March 2014
A lot of "Very nice little app:" on this forum.
Like (1)
Version 2.4
Julsa1
09 May 2013
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.
Like (5)
Version 2.1.1
4 answer(s)
kumpta
kumpta
20 July 2013
It is of vital importance when one is reviewing/ commenting on ANY COMMERCIAL PRODUCT its cost versus its value go hand in hand.
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Julsa1
Julsa1
21 July 2013
Kumta: No it isn't !
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Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
09 December 2013
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.
Like (5)
Julsa1
Julsa1
09 December 2013
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 !
Like (1)
mark-strahl
11 February 2013
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.
Like (1)
Version 2.0.3
Jacblac
04 February 2013
I agree w. jimmyjimz, Ontopic, & Tomeg
Like (2)
Version 2.0.1
Laine
02 February 2013
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.
Like (7)
Version 2.0
7 answer(s)
Vagator
Vagator
05 February 2013
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.
Like (2)
mark-strahl
mark-strahl
11 February 2013
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?
Like (6)
27 February 2013
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.
Like (2)
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
09 March 2013
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.
Like (4)
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
09 December 2013
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.
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Kobalt
Kobalt
27 October 2014
Oh please. You don't have to upgrade to the paid version. If you are to miserly to fork over a few bucks for an app that enhances your enjoyment of your computer (why else would you even install it?), or you live in a country where a few bucks represents much more than half a cup of good coffee, just stick with the free version 1.
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lemonb3519
lemonb3519
23 February 2015
@ Dana Sutton "Sometimes a developer may have good and honorable reasons for deciding to charge money" Did you really write that and expect to be taken seriously ? Any developer has a right to charge for for thier wares, especially without your approval or any input.
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Interconnect
12 December 2012
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.
Like (3)
Version 1.2.5
1 answer(s)
OSX-FTW!
OSX-FTW!
08 March 2013
@ 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.
Like (1)
asimo
04 December 2012
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
Like (1)
Version 1.2.0