The guys over at SteerMouse make one of the few software packages that I think is worth the money. So I was surprised to find this announcement about my free Beta version of the Apple Magic Mouse Driver. I’ve used this software since the Beta 1 version and its been flawless for years – you’d think they’d just release it and make a little return on their investment.
And worse, it looks like they plan to enforce an uninstall of the latest free version. That leaves yours truely without a three-fingered swipe to switch between spaces.
Ah well. I’ve already tried BetterTouchTool and MagicPrefs looks like it might be a good replacement, too. Both are available for the same price as the MagicDriver’s free beta :)
We have been working on a version of MagicDriver scheduled for release in April 2011, but we have now decided to stop further development of MagicDriver, since we will not be able to give it enough functionalities and support appropriate to its license fee, which does not fully cover the cost of programming and support staff. We deeply apologize to all users who were waiting for the product version.
The current beta version will expire at the end of March 2011. You will need to uninstall MagicDriver after the trial period because we are no longer able to build a new beta version. Please see the instructions below for uninstalling.