PinPoint
PinPoint
3.7.10 Trial

4.3

PinPoint free download for Mac

PinPoint3.7.10 Trial

16 November 2015

Custom cursor highlights great for presentations.

Overview

PinPoint helps you locate your pointer on the screen by displaying an animated graphic of your choice around it. It is great when you have many monitors or to work outside in the sun on your MacBook or for people with visual disabilities.

What's new in PinPoint

Version 3.7.17 (3.7.10 Trial):

Note: The downloadable demo is version 3.7.10 Trial; the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 3.7.17

  • More fixes for multi-screen crosshair behavior

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

How would you rate PinPoint app?

21 Reviews of PinPoint

1
BobbyRay
01 March 2019
Version: 3.7.10

Most helpful

With latest OS, 10.14.3, it crashes as soon as I attempt to select an icon.
(1)
youngj419
24 April 2020
Version: 3.7.10 Trial
anyone have a link to get the click wave effect?
(0)
1
BobbyRay
01 March 2019
Version: 3.7.10
With latest OS, 10.14.3, it crashes as soon as I attempt to select an icon.
(1)
3.5
south247dan
27 January 2017
Version: 3.7.10
Awesome for tutorials
(0)
Joypebble
28 May 2016
Version: 3.7.10
Apologies Can some kind soul please tell me how to get this app off my MacBook Pro. It's running in trial mode and I cannot find where to control it. It is NOT anywhere in view in my Desktop menu bar and is running constantly in view around my cursor arrow. Please, if you know, tell me where to find either the controls or the name of the file to trash. Apologies for posting this but there are no notes included or posted for this accidental launching. Many thanks --JP
(0)
4.5
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
05 February 2014
Version: 3.7.10
I really like the "large cursor" option vs. having a circle or something around the normal cursor. It highlights where my mouse is for people watching from other screens and keeps it obvious that it's my mouse vs. a weird floating circle around my cursor. :)
(0)
Drdul
21 December 2013
Version: 3.7.8
I really, really like PinPoint, and I use it all the time to a) locate my cursor on my big screen, and b) align elements in graphics apps. The only thing I don't like is that it's a resource hog. I just upgraded to Mavericks, and was checking out the new features in Activity Monitor. I clicked on the Energy tab, sorted the list by Average Energy Impact, and found PinPoint sitting at the top of the list, with more than double the energy impact of notorious power-hungry apps like Dropbox and Lightroom.
(0)
Show comment (1)
5
CollinBl
11 August 2013
Version: 3.7.4
A little cracker. Have used it for a couple of years now and starts no problem. Just done a video to help brother and having left click right click showing in screen recording helps a heap. Thanks a bunch. 10.8.4
(0)
3.5
YankeeInParis
27 July 2013
Version: 3.7.4
PinPoint 3.7.6's "launch on login" option doesn't work on my OS X 10.8.4 iMac system. I've added PinPoint to the launch bar list of programs but I'd rather it started automatically. Any suggestions? Also, I see that PinPoint is consistently at the top of the Activity monitor's list of active programs, 1-2% CPU time. Seems like a lot of work is done (and electricity used) for what I would have thought was a relatively simple task.
(0)
Show comment (1)
brfer
19 May 2012
Version: 3.7.2
I've had PinPoint installed since last century and currently v 3.7.1 paid-up, but this new version v 3.7.2 downloads as a DEMO. What gives? If it is a paid update, that's OK, but please spell it out.
(0)
4.5
Drdul
10 April 2011
Version: 3.6.3
I tried PinPoint for a few days, and was finding it somewhat useful with my dual 30-inch monitors, but what convinced me was when I fired up Photoshop and was retouching a photo that was mostly gray asphalt. Adobe still hasn't given us the option of changing the cursor to a colour other than gray, so here I was struggling to find the healing brush when I remembered that I installed the PinPoint trial. I activated PinPoint (I have it off most of the time), and was able to see the cursor no matter what the background. Things I like about PinPoint include a wide range of different cursor styles and the ability to tweak the appearance of the cursor, a hotkey option to toggle PinPoint on and off (which is how I use it), and the option of hiding the menubar icon. I have fund that occasionally it doesn't toggle on or off properly, but an extra press of the hotkey usually fixes that. What I would like to see is a monochrome menubar option (the red icon bugs me), and a "Toggle" command in the menu that drops down when the menubar icon is clicked (for those times when it's awkward to use the keyboard hotkey combination, or for when the hotkey doesn't properly toggle the cursor).
(3)
Show comment (1)
Beamy
02 April 2011
Version: 3.6.2
"Buy before you try !" Is that new App Store Slogan (ASS) ? I dont like that.
(3)
Show comments (2)
5
Arby2008
11 March 2011
Version: 3.6.1
This is one great little tool for me! I use multiple monitors and this makes it so easy to find my pointer. They keep improving it too, more so now than with the older versions. does a lot more than mouse locator, although that one is free. But I find that encouraging these friendly people makes me feel like they will support it longer. Te full screen crosshairs are very visible and useful on my two screens. And I like the animations it provides although some are a bit too flashy for my taste. Sme are subtle and you can control them too. A real winner for me!
(2)
Colette
07 March 2011
Version: 3.6.1
No demo, no sales at mu!
(12)
Show comments (2)
5
MacBunny
07 March 2011
Version: 3.6.1
Ahhh where is my cursor :-)
(1)
Show comment (1)
Gray-Panter
21 February 2011
Version: 3.5.3
Where is the demo version?
(3)
Show comments (2)
Mac-Mail
30 September 2008
Version: 3.0b18
Gave it a few more try and I gave up. This version of this appl is out of my computer. I stick with the free one 'MouseLocator'
(2)
Show comment (1)
Mac-Mail
30 September 2008
Version: 3.0b18
It doesn't start at login in 10.4.11
(2)
Show comment (1)
4.75
Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 2.13
I looked at many other similar programs, many of them free. In the end, Pin Point offered the best feature set for my needs. It's elegant and problem-free. I paid for Pin Point today.
(1)
Show comments (2)
Anonymous
04 July 2005
Version: 2.13
Mouse locator: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17513 is much smaller, does the job well and best of all it is free.
(0)
Anonymous
03 July 2005
Version: 2.13
You can also try Mousepose - it's free http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16913
(0)
Show comments (5)
4
Anonymous
10 April 2003
Version: 2.0.1
Very useful for locating that elusive cursor on a laptop screen.
(1)
Show comments (2)