What’s wrong with scrolling? There hasn’t been much of a change to scrolling in 30 years of the Mac, so let’s see if there’s a way to improve the process.
Apple helps out with Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, the MacBook trackpad and gestures. The Smart Scroll utility goes even further with extra options for scroll wheel, multi-touch mice, hovering, grabbing, and even additional buttons.
In fact, there are so many options to learn and use you’ll think the Mac’s built-in scrolling is antiquated to the point of neanderthal.
Through the years I have experimented with nearly every mouse known to the Mac universe and they all have one thing in common. They’re holdovers from the 1980s.
Smart Scroll takes all the features and functions of the past and mixes in a few new tricks to create an app package that’s greater than the sum of the parts.
For example, there’s a Grab Scroll feature, perfect for trackpads. Grab the screen and scroll, up or down. The Auto Scroll even removes the need to touch the screen. It scrolls automatically.
The Hover Scroll function works similarly but requires you to put the screen pointer to the edge to make the page scroll. Those functions alone are worth the price of admission to Smart Scroll. Use it for half a day and you’ll wonder what Apple’s been doing all these years (besides counting your money).