ASPPPPP
ASPPPPP 1.2.0
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Create cursor shortcuts to jump across large screens instantly.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 1.2.0:
  • Added a power saving mode, lowering portal features, but making them compatible with a 1.1 V power supply.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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ver. 1.x:
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Psychos reviewed on 26 Jan 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.
[Version 1.1.0]

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Chacha replied on 26 Jan 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 replied on 27 Jan 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 replied on 27 Jan 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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+1

Sbartram reviewed on 24 Jan 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.
[Version 1.0.0]

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+4
Chacha replied on 25 Jan 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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+4
Chacha replied on 05 Feb 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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+30

Clauclau reviewed on 24 Jan 2014
Better than any bloatware made by Apple. This can be useful on multiple screen. Expanding multiportal feature is a challenge in terms of keystrokes management, but definitely will better satisfy many users using multiple screens. Other than that, it doesn't need any future improvements nor become something oversaturing bloated as itunes.
[Version 1.0.0]


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+4
Chacha commented on 23 Jan 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" :-)
[Version 1.0.0]


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+3

Paolo Cordone reviewed on 23 Jan 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...
[Version 1.0.0]


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+138

Star-Affinity reviewed on 23 Jan 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. :)
[Version 1.0.0]

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+108
Vitu replied on 23 Jan 2014
This was definitely inspired by Calvin's astrophysics ideas as well. A look at the dev's avatar will confirm that. :P
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+3
Paolo Cordone replied on 24 Jan 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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+58

Joel Mueller reviewed on 23 Jan 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!
[Version 1.0.0]


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+21
Svl commented on 23 Jan 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 :-)
[Version 1.0.0]


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Downloads:591
Version Downloads:200
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:12 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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