As good as the Mac’s trackpad is (or the Magic Mouse), sometimes the onscreen control isn’t as precise as needed. Grabbing just one pixel, or moving the mouse to a specific spot (a pixel) on the screen isn’t as easy as it would seem.
To add extra control to your mouse or trackpad you need a one-trick pony app like Pointer Noodge. This handy app gives you more control over a jumpy or seemingly imprecise trackpad or mouse.
The Mac’s mouse pointer has an accelerator built-in so it can zoom across a large screen with little hand or finger movement. That’s good but only to the point where you need more granular control.
Pointer Noodge slows down the pointer, removes the built-in acceleration at just the right point, so you can quickly place the pointer right where you want on the screen.
Even better, it can nudge the pointer in any direction, one pixel at a time, for pixel perfect control. Speaking of controls, they’re easy to setup in Pointer Noodge.
Choose from a variety of pointer frames in Preferences. Added features give you control over mouse pointer movement, and size, opacity, and shape of the pointer frame.
This extra bit of control is good for average Mac users who have a difficult time finding a specific point on the screen, but is especially useful for those with impaired vision or motor controls.
There’s even a built-in spotlight option which can be used within an onscreen presentation. And, it comes with a floating text box which reveals the mouse pointer’s exact coordinates on the screen.
If that’s not enough, there’s also an option for Pointer Noodge to speak the coordinates. Not every Mac user needs this kind of precision control, but those who do will sing its praises and applaud the nominal price tag.