SmoothCursor
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Customize your mouse and trackpad acceleration.   Demo ($2.99)
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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
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
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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SmoothCursor User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(7)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(14)

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burypromote

+4
kumpta commented on 09 Mar 2014
A lot of
"Very nice little app:" on this forum.
[Version 2.4]


burypromote
+2

+74

Julsa1 reviewed on 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.
[Version 2.1.1]

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burypromote

+4
kumpta replied on 20 Jul 2013
It is of vital importance when one is reviewing/ commenting on ANY COMMERCIAL PRODUCT its cost versus its value go hand in hand.
burypromote
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+74
Julsa1 replied on 21 Jul 2013
Kumta: No it isn't !
burypromote

+317
Dana Sutton replied on 08 Dec 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.
burypromote

+74
Julsa1 replied on 09 Dec 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 !
burypromote

+26

mark_strahl reviewed on 11 Feb 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.
[Version 2.0.3]


burypromote
+1

+6

Jacblac reviewed on 04 Feb 2013
I agree w. jimmyjimz, Ontopic, & Tomeg
[Version 2.0.1]


burypromote
-4

+9

Laine reviewed on 02 Feb 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.
[Version 2.0]

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burypromote
-2

+23
Vagator replied on 05 Feb 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.
burypromote
+3

+26
mark_strahl replied on 11 Feb 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?
burypromote
+2
replied on 26 Feb 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.
burypromote
+2

+66
James-D replied on 09 Mar 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.
burypromote

+317
Dana Sutton replied on 08 Dec 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.
burypromote
+1

+7

Interconnect reviewed on 12 Dec 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.
[Version 1.2.5]

1 Reply

burypromote
-1

+54
OSX-FTW! replied on 07 Mar 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.
burypromote

-4

asimo reviewed on 04 Dec 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
[Version 1.2.0]


burypromote
-1

-6
jimmyjimz commented on 01 Dec 2012
love it :)
[Version 1.1.1]


burypromote

+605
Fishscale commented on 01 Dec 2012
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.
[Version 1.1.1]


burypromote

+1

Ontopic reviewed on 29 Nov 2012
Works perfect!
[Version 1.0.8]


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ruben9 rated on 05 Nov 2013

[Version 2.1.4]



CarlosCambra6779 rated on 21 Jul 2013

[Version 2.1.2]



+23

Vagator rated on 05 Feb 2013

[Version 2.0.2]



+2

Kgx rated on 03 Feb 2013

[Version 2.0.1]



-4

asimo rated on 04 Dec 2012

[Version 1.2.0]



+153

hced rated on 23 Nov 2012

[Version 1.0.7]



Josep_llodra rated on 16 Apr 2012

[Version 1.0.6]


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Version Downloads:1,076
Type:Utilities : System
License:Demo
Date:22 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $2.99
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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 user-definable HotKey.

Alternating between acceleration profiles 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
Languages:
  • SmoothCursor comes with built-in support for the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Catalan, Russian, and Japanese (日本語)!


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