ASPPPPP
ASPPPPP
1.2.1

4.3

ASPPPPP free download for Mac

ASPPPPP

1.2.1
02 November 2014

Create cursor shortcuts to jump across large screens instantly.

Overview

ASPPPPP brings Aperture Science's portal technology to your desktop. Avoid carpal canal syndrome and save millions of pixels of cursor moving.

When launching the app, you first set the position of the first portal. And then move across the screen and set the second position. These positions then remain static for jumping your mouse's cursor back and forth between the two points. If you want to move the portal locations, simply hold the COMMAND key and click and drag a portal to a new location.

Lastly, just for fun, the app keeps track of how many meters of wasted mouse movement you've saved. And if you don't like meters, it measures it by school bus lengths, shower curtains or a dollar bill.

What's new in ASPPPPP

Version 1.2.1:
  • We do not have to fix ASPPPPP for Yosemite. We fixed Yosemite for ASPPPPP.

10 ASPPPPP Reviews

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Chacha
23 January 2014

Most helpful

Hi, I am the developer. Honestly, I am very surprised for that good reviews, I really expected that utility to be definitely useless. So, do not hesitate to make some feedback. For instance, somebody already told me that he would like a "mute" option. Because he plans to use it a lot. Really. Well, I guess I will call it an "Aperture portal sound absorption field" :-)
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Version 1.0.0
SMcCandlish
14 November 2015
I'd be interested in a "power-saving mode". Something not animated, and very low-memory, low CPU, and taking up very little space, just tiny hot-spots that are unobtrusive. Cool idea, though. I realize you just developed it for kicks, but there's a practical utility hiding under the glitz/fun.
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
Chacha
Chacha
30 December 2015
There is precisely such a mode. Just check it in the menu !
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George6
02 November 2014
i have LS installed and starting ASPPPP triggered a connection warning, and my mouse was transformed to a portal which left me in a status where i could not dismiss the LS dialog. no click, no keyboard interaction with any gui element worked. took me 2 minutes until i accidentially alt-clicked and everything was normal again.
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Version 1.2.1
WetNet
02 November 2014
Definitely a "time saver" app with HUGE potential in my workflow. Of course the CPU cycles are a little annoying, but you GOTTA LOVE the "What's New". I'm definitely following this one. Kudos to the dev!
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
Chacha
Chacha
04 November 2014
Hi,
I really developed that for fun, I did not think it would be useful to anyone.
So, it's interesting to see that people actually found something to do with it. Do not hesitate to send me feedback, if any improvement could be made.
Do you now that holding the "Command" key, you can prevent teleporting when entering a portal, and then perform "click-through" ?
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Psychos
26 January 2014
Excellent utility. Dragging a window through a portal works as expected, so the portals are indeed able to accommodate objects much larger than they are. The only issue I had were some graphics problems after letting go of the command key while dragging a portal, which is needed to drag one portal through the other portal.
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Version 1.1.0
3 answer(s)
Chacha
Chacha
26 January 2014
I am afraid you cannot drag a portal through the other (it does not make much sense since it would ultimately let the portal at its place) What kind of graphic bug are you encountering ? The "infinite mirrors" effect is perfectly legible.
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Psychos
Psychos
27 January 2014
The portal I'm dragging flickers between normal and just not being drawn, and the other portal flickers back and forth between its normal color and the color of the one being dragged. If I pause dragging, sometimes the one being dragged won't be there for that frame/at that position, so it looks like the portal is actually getting rendered in the wrong place every other drawing cycle. This only happens if I let go of command while dragging, but keep the mouse button held down the entire time. If I press command again, the portals go back to gray and render properly.
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Chacha
Chacha
27 January 2014
Very strange indeed. I've never seen, nor being reported, such a flickering problem. Can you contact me by e-mail (as found the software) to get some more details ?
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Sbartram
25 January 2014
Very cool utility for multiple, large screens. However, it eats CPU - it was constantly using 25-30% on my iMac. I'd definitely use it all the time if the developer can fix that issue.
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Version 1.0.0
2 answer(s)
Chacha
Chacha
25 January 2014
Hello, For the 25%-30% CPU use, it is the best I could achieve after spending hours at tuning the graphic path. It is rather good, because ASPPPPP has a very heavy task of querying screen content at the same rate as screen refresh. I could reduce CPU usage by skipping frames, but it's a pity.
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Chacha
Chacha
05 February 2014
Are you interested in a beta version with an "energy saver" mode ? If so, please contact me by e-mail.
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Chacha
23 January 2014
Hi, I am the developer. Honestly, I am very surprised for that good reviews, I really expected that utility to be definitely useless. So, do not hesitate to make some feedback. For instance, somebody already told me that he would like a "mute" option. Because he plans to use it a lot. Really. Well, I guess I will call it an "Aperture portal sound absorption field" :-)
Like (3)
Version 1.0.0
Paolo-Cordone
23 January 2014
Certainly a novel idea and something which I had not seen on any computer before. I guess it might take some getting used to, the mouse often ends up being swallowed by the whole :) But it can be useful and could possibly become a 'can't live without' addition to the GUI interaction...who knows...
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Version 1.0.0
star-affinity
23 January 2014
Hahaha! This is really funny. Nice tribute to the game. :) Slows down the computer a bit (at least my MBP from mid 2010), but it's worth it for some time at least. :)
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Version 1.0.0
1 answer(s)
Paolo-Cordone
Paolo-Cordone
24 January 2014
Unfortunately after leaving the software running all night on my work Mac, I had the nasty surprise of finding it completely unusable in the sense that it had no more application memory left. It took about 10 minutes to be able to restart it, as every operation would take ages. It looks like there might be a bad memory leek. I could not check Activity Monitor to verify it, but I had nothing else running which I would not typically run when leaving my Mac running at night in the office.
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J-Mueller-MacUpdate
23 January 2014
This really is a fun idea. It basically creates a hole on your large screen that, when entered with your cursor, it pops out at the other end of the "worm hole." They walk you through how to set it up really well. Nice!
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Version 1.0.0
anonymous-camel-2414
23 January 2014
Hilarious software, works as advertised and I'll let it sit on my desktop not only because it looks cool but I'm also curious ot see if it will actually save me time. We'll see :-)
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Version 1.0.0
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4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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