PinPoint
PinPoint 3.7.10
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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.

The new version is only available through the Mac App Store, but for users of Mac OS X below 10.6.6, you can still get the older version from the www.macchampion.com Web site. No upgrade path to move to 3.5 though because of completely different copy-protection systems and until there is an upgrade option on the MAS.
What's New
Version 3.7.10:

Note: The Demo version is currently at 3.7.4; the version available for purchase is 3.7.10.

  • More fixes for multi-screen crosshair behavior
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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PinPoint User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Joel Mueller reviewed on 05 Feb 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. :)
[Version 3.7.10]


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Drdul commented on 20 Dec 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.
[Version 3.7.8]

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Drdul replied on 04 Feb 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 reviewed on 11 Aug 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
[Version 3.7.4]


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YankeeInParis reviewed on 27 Jul 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.
[Version 3.7.4]

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YankeeInParis replied on 27 Jul 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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Drdul reviewed on 10 Apr 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).
[Version 3.6.3]

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Drdul replied on 06 Jan 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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+151
Beamy commented on 02 Apr 2011
"Buy before you try !"
Is that new App Store Slogan (ASS) ?
I dont like that.
[Version 3.6.2]

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Lagente Software (developer) replied on 04 Apr 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 replied on 09 Apr 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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Arby2008 reviewed on 10 Mar 2011
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!
[Version 3.6.1]


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Colette commented on 07 Mar 2011
No demo, no sales at mu!
[Version 3.6.1]

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Easer replied on 11 Mar 2011
And no kidding. Do we have to pay a car dealer the full price of a car just to take it for a spin?

Hey, this is free:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21858/omnidazzle
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+5
Lagente Software (developer) replied on 15 Mar 2011
Hi! We understand this, and actually, based on this very coment, we created a new 7-day trial version! You can download it here: http://www.lagentesoft.com/Lagente_Software/PinPoint_files/PinPointTrial.zip Hope this helps! - Marcie
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MacBunny reviewed on 07 Mar 2011
Ahhh where is my cursor :-)
[Version 3.6.1]

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Lagente Software (developer) replied on 15 Mar 2011
Glad you enjoy it!
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Gray Panter commented on 21 Feb 2011
Where is the demo version?
[Version 3.5.3]

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Colette replied on 07 Mar 2011
There is no demo.

You have to pay first and then check what you got. Apple store policy.
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Lagente Software (developer) replied on 15 Mar 2011
As seen in the comments above and soon in the description, we have a new trial version! Thanks to this and other comments. We love to hear from you and update our products! Let us know what you think!
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+4
brfer had trouble on 18 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.
[Version 3.7.2]



+13

Just-Mac rated on 06 Nov 2013

[Version 3.7.8]



+4

brfer rated on 14 Jul 2013

[Version 3.7.4]



+7

mwab rated on 08 Aug 2012

[Version 3.7.3]



Sheeraz Ahmed rated on 04 Mar 2012

[Version 3.7.1]



Bumiu rated on 26 Dec 2011

[Version 3.7.1]



+9

Dochoz rated on 16 Apr 2011

[Version 3.6.3]


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Date:31 Dec 2013
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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.

The new version is only available through the Mac App Store, but for users of Mac OS X below 10.6.6, you can still get the older version from the www.macchampion.com Web site. No upgrade path to move to 3.5 though because of completely different copy-protection systems and until there is an upgrade option on the MAS.


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