Magic Trail is a fun app that allows you to add special trailing effects to your mouse & trackpad pointer. It is the best app of its kind and even works with multiple monitors. Use it to impress your friends and brighten up your day with fun and interesting mouse effects!

The app lives in your top menubar and from there you can easily access further options to customize the mouse trail.

The app has 8 cool mouse trails:

1. Fire
2. Rainbow
3. Stars
4. Bubbles
5. Snow
6. Mouse
7. Confetti
8. Heart

The length of each of these trails can be customised via the preferences.

We've worked hard to make Magic Trail fun and pleasurable to use. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback and support!!

What’s New

Version 1.5

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

JazzPno ,

A necessity for large monitors

Just got a 43” 4K monitor, and basically the normal mouse pointer is useless (way too small to be located in all of that pixelly space on its own). So for me this app is more than a fun way to create screen effects - it’s vital. It’s also nice to look at though. The only thing keeping me from 5 stars is the lack of ability to set sensitivity. Once I find the pointer, and get it to where I need to go accross all of my screen real estate, I’d love for the effect to dial down or go away for fine movements, then ignite again when a large movement happens. Hopefully in a future update (please?)

Dog_Lover5590 ,

Almost perfect

it has a few choices to choose from, which is great, but my main problem (not sure if anyone else is having this problem but,) is that sometimes when i use the trail and shut my laptop, there will be marks in the shape of the trail i was last using on the screen... its not the same color as the trail, it matches the screen but it still makes the screen seem damaged. all i have to do to make it go away is turn my screen off then back on again. other than that love it

Songbear20147 ,

Very good, could use a tweak here and there.

This is a very good and useful app. It takes a while to get used to at first, but the trail is adjustable. If I were going to recommend improvements it woud be a capability to adjust controls or turn off the app on the fly. And more choices, more tailorability. The trails look like they were made by a teenage girl for a pre-tween girl. It would be great to have simpler options for senior citizens like me who really need this app.


6.1 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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