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
100% Necesarry For Long Computer Use
In combination with a trackball, I’ve reduced wrist strain considerably with this and Dwellclick. If you notice wrist pains, don’t make yourself worry anymore and just get this already.
The nicest useless app I
This app is extremely polished and configurable. It works very well and gives you lots of options for how to work. The only problem (for me, but maybe not for you) is that it doesn't seem to solve any problem that I have.
If you don't have the finger strength to click your mouse button, then I'm not sure how you'll have the finger strength to use the keyboard. If everything you do on your computer requires the mouse, or if you control your computer with your voice, then this may be for you. It's extremely good at what it does, but if you have no problem clicking a button, then I'm not sure what the point is. Especially if you use a trackpad—the problem is already solved by Apple if you use a trackpad: just turn on tapping to click.
But I'm giving it five stars since not solving MY problems doesn't mean it doesn't solve YOURS. If you need this sort of thing, I think you'll be very happy with it.
My wrist thanks you!
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! It hasn't taken me long to adjust to using it, and already, my right wrist and thumb thank you.
However, I was a bit dismayed to see that MacWorld's 3.5-star review apparently prompted a $3.99 price increase in the app (c'mon -- increased volume is the way to go). Being on a fixed income, this is a big issue to me. This is an app that can really help physically challenged people, but at $16, its price is nasty. So, I've deducted one star for the stealth price increase.
Kudos to the developer for letting us choose our own keys for turning app on and off and for bringing up the double-click/drag/control-click mini-menu. Those are the kinds of attention to detail that enable us to adapt this app to our own needs.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.