Did you know you could buy three iMacs for the price of one Mac Pro? Regardless, all that screen real estate brings with it a problem I did not have on my Mac notebook. Where the hell is the screen pointer?
Yes, I know it’s easy enough to change the size of the Mac’s screen pointer in System Preferences, but turns the pointer into something too Fisher Price-like for me. Enter the myPoint Light utility for those of us with a large Mac screen who have to squint to find the screen pointer (I can’t say mouse pointer anymore because most Mac users don’t use a mouse; it’s a sign of the notebook times, you know).
Arguably, myPoint Light is the most features you can get for 99-cents in a Mac screen pointing tool. What it does is place visual effects, a halo, around the pointer so you can find it. And the number of options is so extensive they’re about a penny each.
myPoint Light can be sent to display the visual effects for a few seconds; as an animation or a static ring of your choice. There’s even a free online halo gallery.
Now, look at the list of functions.
- Hotkey combination
- Single modifier key
- Mouse gesture
- Mouse movement between screens
- Mouse movement after inactivity
- At the end of animation
- At the end of the display period
- On mouse click
- By hotkey
- Colors and opacity
- Size and thickness
- Animated or static
- Animation speed and repition
- Momentary or permanent
You get the idea, right? There are plenty more options besides those. It’s a Mac geek’s delight.
While myPoint Light is running the app does not take up a Dock spot and runs in the Menubar.
The real fun with the app is in the halo that surrounds the pointer. Again, there’s a long list of options, including a preinstalled halo pack to get you started. Honestly, this is the most fun I’ve ever had configuring a utility that really does only one thing– help you find the screen pointer on a Mac with a large screen.
All that for only 99-cents?