Power up your Mac’s trackpad
Enhance your trackpad with BetterTouchTool
Your trackpad recognizes far more gestures than Apple provides access to in System Preferences’ Trackpad pane. But BetterTouchTool can unleash the full power of the Multi-Touch surface.
The app enables you to choose from additional gestures and assign actions to them. Treat the examples we give here as a starting point and experiment with ideas of your own. (In Manage Presets, export a backup of your BetterTouchTool settings, then reimport them later — a great way to reuse them on a second Mac.)
BetterTouchTool also offers more nuanced general trackpad controls. In the app’s toolbar, click the Advanced button and then Trackpad. You’ll see a range of options for fine-tuning how your trackpad works. If things go a bit weird, you can click Reset All Settings.
You can install a free 45-day trial of it from folivora.ai — after that, a two-year license costs $6.50; a lifetime one is $20. Open the app, click the icon it adds to the menu bar, choose Preferences, then click on the Trackpads tab below the toolbar. Let’s get started!