El Trackpad 4+

Touchpad for Mac

Hugo Lispector

    • 3.8 • 32 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Transform your iPhone or iPad into a fully featured Mac trackpad with gestures support.

This app was written by a single person and was featured by 9to5Mac, Redmond Pie, AppAdvice, MacMagazine and more.

“I’ve tried many similar apps before, but none of them worked as well as El Trackpad. Besides not having any notable lag, the app lets the user perform the same gestures as you can do on Apple’s Magic Trackpad.”
— 9to5Mac

“What makes El Trackpad so impressive here is the fact that it appears to be lag-free and works identically to an actual Apple Magic Trackpad, which is super awesome.”
— Redmond Pie

“If you’ve ever used a Magic Trackpad or the built-in version on any MacBook model, you’ll be right at home with the app.”
— AppAdvice

“This app transforms the iPhone/iPad into a complete trackpad for Macs, with multi-touch support and everything.”
— MacMagazine

Move the mouse cursor with the slide of a finger and smoothly navigate through your content with inertial scrolling. Pinch to zoom, rotate with your fingers and much more. Control your Mac in real-time with no lag.

El Trackpad works like magic and has the features and touch gestures that you expect from a touchpad for a Mac computer.

- Download and Install El trackpad on your iOS/iPadOS device and on your Mac.
- Enable accessibility features on the Mac app when prompted. This is required to control the mouse cursor.
- Connect the devices via USB cable.

- Tap to click: Tap with one finger to click
- Secondary click: Tap with two fingers to right click
- Smart zoom: Double-tap with two fingers to zoom in and out
- Scroll: Slide two fingers to scroll
- Zoom: Pinch with two fingers to zoom
- Rotate: Move two fingers around each other to rotate
- Three-finger drag: Use three fingers to drag items on the screen
- Look up: Tap with three fingers to look up a word
- Show desktop: Spread your thumb and four fingers to show the desktop
- Launchpad: Pinch with your whole hand to show Launchpad
- Mission Control: Swipe up with four fingers to open mission control
- App Exposé: Swipe down with four fingers to open App Exposé
- Swipe between desktops: Swipe left or right with four fingers to move between full-screen apps or desktops

El Trackpad can be downloaded for free and offers a 7-day free trial with full functionality. After that, gestures with 2 fingers or more will no longer be recognized. At any time, you may unlock the app forever with a one-time in-app purchase.

What’s New

Version 1.0.8

- Fixed direction of swipe between desktops gesture when natural scroll direction is turned off.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the app to present an incorrect error message when an in-app purchase failed.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

anabananalisa ,

Needs some bug fixes for zoom/right click but generally a huge money saver

I love this so far. I don’t mind the cord because it makes for fast responding. My main issues are that the pinch to zoom and zoom out is only good/precise for zooming in. When you try and zoom back out it goes in tiny increments rather than quickly. I like to be able to smoothly control my zooms. The double two finger tap also sometime registers as a zoom and often responds with a right click. I think this could be resolved by making the zoom a three finger double tap instead as the touch gets confused. I’m already finding this frustrating. I would also love the option to change the orientation to use as landscape as I have a smaller phone. If this were resolved (particularly the zoom) I’d be so happy as the rest so far is wonderful. I can’t speak to the rotation option as I haven’t used it yet.

Vrayfazzizzle ,

Underrated app, quite great

I was looking for something like this! It’s actually very intuitive and really helps increase productivity as well as posture when using the MacBook as a desktop. There is some lag issues sometimes, and Bluetooth would be amazing. But overall very impressed. Would definitely consider purchasing after the trial.

mbpope ,

Just A Thought…

This is likely not the intention here, but I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of searching for an alternate solution to the popular Wacom Intuos tablets used for drawing and retouching in Photoshop, etc. There are several solutions that extend the Mac display to an iPad (Duet/Astropad) but what I’m looking for is essentially a tablet for drawing that controls the cursor/tools on my MacBook. THIS WAS SO CLOSE to a solution however the issue is that drawing with the Apple Pencil is not recognized as a click (or stroke). Would love to see some extended functionality here as it would make the need for Wacom Intuos products basically obsolete (provided you own an ipad). This may not be possible but worth a mention. Of course, ideally this would include the pressure sensitivity elements of the iPad/Apple Pencil. Cheers and great work. - Blake

Developer Response ,

Hi, I appreciate your feedback. You odea is very nice, but it is not a simple to make it happen because of hardware limitations of the Pencil. For example, unlike drawing tablets, it cannot be used for hovering. Anyway, thanks for the message and for being a user of El Trackpad!

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