updated 06:20 pm EST, Thu February 28, 2008
Boinx releases Mousepose 3
Boinx Software today released Mousepose 3, a utility designed for presentations that dims the screen and places a spotlight on the mouse pointer. The latest release introduces Window Highlighting, expanding the focus for highlighting purposes when users hover the mouse over a window. MousePose 3 also adds Mouse Click Visualization with a more elegant animation as well as audible click feedback. The software is available for $17 as a single user license, while new Family licenses are priced at $30 and support up to five Macs in a household. The software requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
"One of the most important aspects of presenting is for an audience to be able to follow what the presenter is doing," Boinx said. "Clicking the mouse is usually easily missed, so MouseposÚ 3 now lets you visualize the mouse clicks by drawing a red circle (or two or three depending on the number of mouse clicks) around the mouse."
Users can turn on an audible sound for mouse clicks, and can select different colors for right as well as left clicks. Pressing a customizable hotkey turns on the effect, turning the mouse pointer into a 'virtual laser pointer.'