DwellClick lets you use your Mac without clicking the mouse. You do the pointing, and DwellClick takes care of the clicks.
- Eliminate repetitive clicking. No more tired and sore hands.
- Click and drag with mouse movements only.
- Supports fully hands-free operation. Suitable for head-tracker users.
- Works with any kind of mouse, trackpad, or other pointing device.
DwellClick works by precisely monitoring your mouse movements, and generates a single click when you stop moving the mouse. You can also use DwellClick to double-click, right-click and drag by selecting from an on-screen panel.
Who is DwellClick for?
- People who experience hand and wrist pain or RSI resulting from mouse clicking.
- Mobility impaired users who have difficulty physically clicking a mouse button.
- Disabled Mac users who require software to go with their head-tracker or other hands-free pointing device.
- Anyone who wants to use their Mac without tired and sore hands.
DwellClick works seamlessly with Mac OS X and has multiple intelligent features which help it keep out of your way and do its job, while you do your job.
Some comments from DwellClick's users:
"I have no doubt that had an app like this existed 15 years ago, I wouldn't have RSI in my right arm now."
"I have limited use of my arms and hands. This tool is extremely helpful."
"Having already had my right wrist 'released' (carpal tunnel syndrome), I try to be careful about the stress and strain of repetitive motions. My situation is made worse by my inflammatory arthritis. DwellClick to the rescue!"
"DwellClick continues to be the reliable cornerstone of my hands-free computing access. Despite my quadriplegia I've been offered a job as a SysAdmin!"
- Updated for compatibility with OS X 10.11.4.
- New minimum system requirement is OS X 10.9.
This update should fix any difficulties you have been having with DwellClick on OS X 10.11.4 in the past week. Thanks to everyone who helped with testing this update.
As of v2.2.4, DwellClick now requires OS X 10.9. The last version to support OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 is DwellClick v2.2.3. Mountain Lion users can reinstall v2.2.3 from the Mac App Store. Snow Leopard and Lion users can download DwellClick v2.2.3 from http://pilotmoon.com/dwellclick/download.
Ratings and Reviews
Great utility for trackpad users
This is one of those utility apps that I find I can't live without. The big advantage of this application comes when using a trackpad. The ability to have the click happen automatically is really excellent and helps speed up my work. For those of you who feel that this is the height of laziness, I would reply that there are people with either RSI or carpal tunnel syndrome who probably find this application a godsend. I have neither, but find that the the ability to automatically enter the click was surprisingly more efficient than doing it manually. By playing with DwellClick's preferences, I was able to achieve the right timing for my reflexes and discovered I was able to get my work done faster than without it.
I would warn potential users that it takes some getting used to in order to learn this application, and not everyone will have the patience to master it. I found it less useful with a Magic Mouse than with the trackpad, particularly because there's a setting in Prefs that allows the user to override the default click if their finger remains on the trackpad. There is no equivelant setting for that with a mouse. That setting also becomes important when moving the pointer away from the insertion point when wanting to type. Without being able to override the click, the cursor jumps to a different location. Admitedly, moving the pointer is more of a reflexive move on my part, and in general, the less you move the pointer with DwellClick, the more efficient it becomes.
While there is a pop-up panel that allows double-clicking, most users will find that a double-tap is more efficient. (That assumes you've checked the appropriate checkboxes in the Point and Click tab of the Trackpad menu under System Preference.) The same is true of a right-click. Most clicking, however, is equivelant to a left-click, and there DwellClick excels.
Personally, I'd find it more efficient if the pop-up panel could be reordered. Personally I'd like the double click icon (two dots) to be in the center. As it is now, the drag icon is there.
Lastly, I should add that I'm primarily a keyboard person. I use Alfred to launch, switch and manipulate most of my software, and DwellClick is a nice addition to that arsenal. There may be one or two little tweaks I'd like to see, but this is an interesting and useful piece of software.
Before you purchase DwellClick, I'd strongly suggest going to rapidclick's website and download the free trial version of this software which runs for 30 days. Like me, you may find it's worth the $16, or you may find that this utility isn't for you.
For RSI injury it's a must!
I've used this app for years due to severe repetitive strain injuries. It takes about 10 mins. to get used to. Want your mouse to click for you, just pause it over what you want to click. Want to doubleclick and open something, just hold down the FN key on your keyboard and a series of pop-up icons will appear. Just click on the double dot and the program will double click for you. Want to move a window, hold down the same FN key and select the second icon...then move your window. It's really easy. You can adjust the speed at which the click will take place after pausing your mouse. Just be aware where your mouse is at all times so you aren't accidentally opening windows randomly.
Our hands have not been designed to click some 10,000 times a day. Even those without injury should use this to prevent damage and exhaustion. I couldn't work or use a computer without this wonderful program.
Wonderful for carpal tunnel
If you suffer from any type of strain injuries, carpal tunnel, or arthritis, this app makes SUCH a difference. I work online and have to type and click all day, and there was a point when I would be in tears at the end of the work day because my wrists hurt so bad. Since I've been using DwellClick, I haven't had that problem. Thank you to the makers of this wonderful app!
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- Nicholas Moore
- 2.8 MB
- Requires macOS 10.9 or later.
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.