BetterMouse

What is it?

It’s a macOS utility improving external mouse performance and functionalities, aiming for replacing bulky, intrusive, and resource-hungry mouse drivers like Logitech Options. It’s feature-rich, light-weighted, efficiency-optimized, and perfectly privacy safe, trying to meet all your needs for using a 3rd-party mouse on macOS.

Features

Scroll

  • Butter smooth scroll, with fully configurable settings of duration, direction, acceleration, etc.
  • Precise configurable discrete scroll with or without acceleration.
  • Shift-scroll to horizontal on/off, with configurable speed, and direction.
  • Right-click pan free scroll.
  • Ctrl-right-click pan free zoom.
  • Ctrl-scroll to zoom/pinch.
  • Thumbwheel zoom for hi-res thumbwheel.

Cursor

  • Separated cursor acceleration & speed control, acceleration can be completely eliminated.
  • Precise mouse fps counter.
  • Per mouse settings of DPI, scroll wheel & thumb wheel for supported Logi mice.
  • A unifying & bolt receiver pairing tool included.

Button/gesture mapping

  • Mapping every extra mouse button to any keyboard shortcuts & extensive special actions.
  • Up/down/left/right gestures mapping for every extra mouse button.
  • Modifier keyed button/gesture mapping.
  • Click-through feature for left/right click for direct actions to inactive windows with one click.
  • Click-through option for every mapping independently.
  • Unique fast version of spaces switching, mission control gestures.

Keyboard

  • Modifier keys substitution for per keyboard independently.

Exception apps

  • Per-app independent settings for scroll setting & button/gesture mapping.

App

  • Menu bar app with the hide-able app icon.
  • Clean & safe, with no custom network access, and no file access.
  • Notarized regular app, doesn’t install any extension, driver, daemon or agent, you name it. Doesn’t release any file(except for a config file generated by OS in the default location).
  • Fully optimized algorithm with extremely low CPU & power usage.
  • Fully functional free trial, one-time purchase for a lifetime.

Installation

Same as any other app, unzip the file you downloaded, and move the BetterMouse.app to your /Applications folder, done.

When the first run, it needs accessibility permission, it’s a necessity for all these kinds of apps. Enable it in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Accessibility.

To uninstall it, just move the BetterMouse.app file to recycle bin.

Version 1.4.3085, 22 Jan 2023
macOS 11.0 minimum, Intel/Apple silicon universal
File size: 3.56MB

7 days free trial
one-time purchase for discounted $4.95
5 devices per license

Version 1.4.3085

Another wake-up crash fix. The wrong pan momentum for 120Hz is fixed. Mouse gestures engine improvements, app switch action optimized a little. Volume and backlight for mouse gesture changed to fine-tune mode, these two actions need to be re-bound to act correctly. 3-finger swipes improved for some corner cases. Onboard profiles for the Logi G…

Version 1.4.3027

Glitch fixes and compatibility improvements.

Version 1.4.3011

Fixed another wake-up crash bug. Double/triple clicks get some unperceivable improvements. Click-through gets further compatibility & speed improvements. The 3-finger gestures speeded up 1~2 frames. The behaviors of bindings actions have been adjusted trying to cover more corner cases. Download

Version 1.4.2970

Click-through and ctrl-pan zoom get improved a little. Download