New: Sesamouse adds more multitouch gestures to Magic Mouse

Ramu Nagappan
21 January, 2010
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Looking to make your Magic Mouse even more magical? Calf Trail Software has released Sesamouse, a utility that offers more multitouch gestures to Apple’s latest pointing device, such as pinch magnification, rotation, and up and down swiping.

Apple’s Magic Mouse has received mixed reviews, in part because of its lack of customisation and its untapped potential. In its factory configuration, the mouse lets you scroll in any direction and swipe horizontally. Sesamouse attempts to build on Apple’s innovation by introducing more advanced multitouch features similar to those found on MacBook trackpads.

Pinch magnification is a particularly welcome addition. To get a hang of things, you can view your gestures as you practice them. Sesamouse also sends the position of your fingers as touch information for use by advanced multitouch apps.

Sesamouse is still very much under development, and the company has made the software available for free in hopes of getting feedback. The Website notes that the utility relies on “undocumented system features” and that it might stop working when Mac OS X gets a future update. To run the software you’ll need a Mac running OS X 10.6.

Users who really like Sesamouse are asked to donate to Hatian relief efforts.

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