The growing number of apps for the Mac has me wondering how much more we can take. Many new apps are great. A few are really crummy.
In between there’s a growing list of apps with dubious capabilities. Apps touting a solution while looking for a problem. Here’s an app that gets close to highly useful, a one-trick pony that’s clever and clumsy at the same time.
Is It A Mouse Or Mouse Pointer?
It’s not my intent to go all PC (politically correct) with computing verbiage, but that little device we hold in our hands pushes a pointer on the screen. Let’s call the former a mouse, and the latter a pointer.
Yes, it used to be the mouse pointer, but nearly 60-percent of all Macs are notebooks with trackpads.
The pointer is still on the screen but the finger moves across the pad to move the pointer on the screen, hence, no mouse.
So, MouseStat is a poorly named app though it provides a useful function. MouseStat gives you the coordinates of your pointer on the screen.
There are times when it’s important to know the exact location of your Mac’s pointer. The X and Y coordinates. Actually, a bunch of coordinates.
Beam Me To These Coordinates, Scotty
MouseStat is loaded with handy features for those who must know exactly where on their screens the mouse pointer is pointing to.
Wherever the mouse is pointing is listed in the Mac Menubar (already overcrowded with recommended apps… I feel your pain). The origin coordinates (the zero for X and Y) can be shifted to any corner of the screen.
A hot key combo will set the origin to the pointer’s current position—handy for determining the size of a graphic on screen. Not only does it do X and Y, it’ll even do Y and X.
There’s even a useful Got To Point menu item in the Menubar which will move the pointer to any coordinates on the screen.
MouseStat can be quite useful. But it’s not a mouse stat. It’s a pointer’s coordinates. How much? It’s donationware with the price tag starting at $10.