Many of the complexities of personal computing find their way to our mobile devices. iOS 8 for iPhone and iPad bring extensions and new ways to reach information; or, be annoyed by information trying to reach us.
Mac users have the luxury of a head start in application development, as well as a more open and robust system for apps to reside. That means we get plenty of one-trick pony apps; simple utilities that do one thing and one thing only. Really. Just one thing.
Here’s a perfect example of a Mac utility that does only one thing and it’s free. This one is called Scroll Reverser. Can you guess what it does? If you guessed that Scroll Reverser reverses the direction of scrolling, then you win the prize– a free utility called Scroll Reverser.
It couldn’t be much easier to use.
From the Mac’s Menubar simply select what you want to reverse. Trackpad, mouse, or connected tablet. From then on the vertical scrolling is reversed.
Wait a minute. There’s more.
If you act now you can get the version of Scroll Reverser that also reverses directions horizontally (actually, it’s built-in; I’m just having a little fun hyping a product with too few features to really hype).
Way back in Mac OS X Lion Apple introduced a new ‘natural scrolling’ technique that mirrored how we scroll on the iPhone. It took some getting used to but we managed to overcome it and enter the 21st century none the worse for wear and tear.
Scroll Reverser just gives back a little of that scrolling control we’ve all pined for over the years. Or, not.