Wait. What’s wrong with scrolling? How is it even possible to improve scrolling? After all, you click and the windows goes up or down. Is there a better way? As it turns out, the answer is a qualified ‘yes.’ There is such a thing as a smarter way to scroll.
Among the many and varied utilities on my Mac is one called Smart Scroll. Already you know what it is. It helps you scroll windows on your Mac.
The smart part of Smart Scroll is the surprise. How can a Mac user actually improve something so basic and obvious as scrolling.
It’s all in the settings. If you don’t think an improved scroll capability is possible, simply try Smart Scroll for an hour. You’ll be hooked. Smart Scroll does better than regular scrolling in four important areas.
The first is the Super Scroll, which gives you controls over scroll coasting, finger touches, scroll speed and other options.
The second is Hover Scroll. Instead of clicking, just hover the screen pointer near the top or bottom of a window– scrolling is automatic; no clicking.
Third is Auto Scroll which is what you think it is. Hands-free, fingers-free scrolling– a great way to read long documents or web pages.
Finally, there are settings for Grab Scroll, which is useful on graphics tablets or with a regular mouse. It’s an easier way to grab and move window contents, and it works in nearly every app window, but from your mouse. Grab and scroll.
Smart Scroll also comes with a few keyboard shortcuts which let you scroll in all applications but use the keyboard instead of mouse or trackpad. The app has been around a few years and Mac power users swear by it because it automates so much of what we do bouncing from window to window, and scrolling through documents. If time is valuable, Smart Scroll is easily worth the ‘lunch for two’ price tag.