Did I Click
By Marcelo Leite
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How many times have you asked yourself “Did I Click?”. Sometimes the click is not detected. Sometimes the computer is just busy and it takes a little bit to react. Most of the times, this leads to one of the following situations.
You click and the computer does not respond
* You click again, and again and again. After a while, you see a chain reaction with lots of things happening, eventually doing something you didn’t want. Your thoughts: this computer is slow and crazy.
* You wait, and wait and wait. Sometimes for something that will never happen, because the click was not recognized. When your patience is gone, you click again and think: this software is not working well, it is buggy.
That gets even worse if you have a trackpad with the “tap to click” option enabled. Since it is much more sensitive, it may sometimes interpret your click as a slight movement and apparently “do nothing”. Another common case is when you have more than one finger close to the trackpad and it responds as a multiple-finger tap.
Bottom line: a simple click can make you think your computer is slow, crazy and buggy, waste your precious time and even put you in an embarrassing situation where other people are “appreciating your technology skills“.
What is Did I Click and how it can help you
Did I Click was built to ease that pain. It provides visual and audible feedback for your mouse clicks.
You will see a target effect on the cursor right after the click. And it never fails. So, if you didn’t see (or hear) the effect, the click was not recognized. Period. Of course, you may also use it to attract audience attention to your mouse clicks during trainings and presentations, for example.
* Show visual feedback for left and right clicks
* Play mouse click sounds (optionally)
* Choose from small, medium and large sizes
* Set the visual effect duration
* Set sound volume
* Import custom click sound
* Set custom colors for left click and right click
* Very small processor and memory footprint
* Compliant with the new Apple security standards (sandbox)
* Option to auto-start when you restart the computer
See it in action on the demonstration video and screenshots found on our home page.
What's New in Version 1.1.2
Menu bar retina icon
I would have rated it 5 stars if the menubar icon got a Retina update.
Version 1.1.2 (Apr 09, 2013):
Retina menubar icon! 5 stars as promised!!
Nice and simple app!
This simple and extremely useful application will be great for my software presentations: now people will see in which part of the screen I am clicking, instead of me having to tell them. This great application deserves five stars! Thank you for writing it!
But the icon led me to believe that the click indication would be animated (something similar to the "ping" button in Warcraft 3 and many other multiplayer games with an interactive map), but sadly it is not. I would really like a small ripple animation, so that it could attract even more attention to the click.
Also, the "large" option is not large enough in my opinion. I would double the current size so that it could be better seen with higher screen resolutions.
These two reasons reduce my rate to four stars, but I will be more than happy to change it to five stars if the author adds these features.