PinPoint
PinPoint
3.7.10 Trial

4.3

PinPoint free download for Mac

PinPoint

3.7.10 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

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Colette
07 March 2011

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No demo, no sales at mu!
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Version 3.6.1
BobbyRay
01 March 2019
With latest OS, 10.14.3, it crashes as soon as I attempt to select an icon.
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Version 3.7.10
south247dan
27 January 2017
Awesome for tutorials
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Version 3.7.10
Joypebble
28 May 2016
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
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Version 3.7.10
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
05 February 2014
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. :)
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Version 3.7.10
Drdul
21 December 2013
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.
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Version 3.7.8
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Drdul
Drdul
04 February 2014
I have switched to myPoint Light, which for my needs does everything that PinPoint does, but does it without consuming huge amounts of energy, especially when idle. And it's only 99 cents in the Mac App Store.
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CollinBl
11 August 2013
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
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Version 3.7.4
YankeeInParis
27 July 2013
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.
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Version 3.7.4
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YankeeInParis
YankeeInParis
27 July 2013
Something's wrong with the version numbers too... below my post it says I'm using 3.7.4 but the downloaded version says it's 3.7.6 I've been using it with the "On while Moving" option, which along with the simple green circle seems to be the least distracting option (I do a lot of typing) while allowing one to locate the cursor quickly when lost. On balance I like this simple app. I hope they get the "start on boot" option fixed since I also move around between different logins.
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brfer
19 May 2012
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.
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Version 3.7.2
Drdul
10 April 2011
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).
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Version 3.6.3
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Drdul
Drdul
07 January 2013
PinPoint is still a useful app, but if I could I would knock a half star off my original rating as I have noticed it uses a surprising amount of CPU resources for an app that does only one simple thing. I had hoped that subsequent updates would reduce PinPoint's CPU use, but a year and half later it's still near the top of the Activity Monitor window.
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Beamy
02 April 2011
"Buy before you try !" Is that new App Store Slogan (ASS) ? I dont like that.
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Version 3.6.2
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Arby2008
Arby2008
05 April 2011
The Mac App Store doesn't allow demo versions, but developers are free to provide a trial version on their web site. If you visit our web site at www.lagentesoft.com, you will be able to download a 7-day trial version to try it out.
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Lvdoc
Lvdoc
09 April 2011
Ah, the beauty of a demo. The demo just convinced me to buy it. With Lion on the horizon and the very real threat of the loss of Rosetta, I didn't know what I would do without my old "Screen Crosshair" program (which is PPC only). I wrote that developer, but their e-mail is defunct. But PinPoint gives me the same feature (and is a bit zippier). And the price is right. So, you just made a sale.
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