Oct 01

I just wanted to let you know that BetterSnapTool is compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan and is a good addition to Apple’s Split View implementation. (As Apples implementation only works in fullscreen mode there are still lots of usecases were you want to use BetterSnapTool instead).

If you encounter any issues please contact me (bettersnaptool@boastr.net)

Mac App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bettersnaptool/id417375580?mt=12

Also I have submitted an update for BTT Remote which brings iPhone 6s and 6s Plus support.


written by Andreas Hegenberg

Sep 20

In case your BetterTouchTool says it has expired but doesn’t find a newer version to update to:

This beta version of BetterTouchTool is no longer supported. Gestures etc. will no longer work.
Please update to the most current version.
For more information please visit

Please download the latest version manually from here: http://bettertouchtool.net/BetterTouchTool.zip

There seems to have been an error with the update system that prevented some systems to update to the latest version. Sorry about that!

written by Andreas Hegenberg

May 24


I just released the first BetterTouchTool version (0.9998) with Force Touch Trackpad support:


  • BTT Remote for iOS is now available for free with an in-app purchase to unlock all features.
  • Initial Force Touch support (still experimental but should be usable)!
  • Fixed various crashes and hangs. Also BTT now has a watchdog helper application which restarts BTT if it crashed.
  • New trackpad gestures: Two Finger Click, Two Finger Tap & Two Finger Double Tap.
  • Force touch: Two Finger Force Click, Three Finger Force Click, Four Finger Force Click, Five Finger Force Click.
  • Force Touch: Added Two Finger Click that can distinguish between whether the left or right finger pressed harder.
  • Force Touch: Added Two Finger FORCE Click that can distinguish between whether the left or right finger pressed harder.
  • Force Touch: Live View now shows current force on supported trackpads
  • Force Touch: Choose haptic responses when a gesture has been recognized (via the little gear icon left to the Gesture selection popup button)
  • Added new Force Trackpad section to the advanced trackpad settings.

Please report any issues you encounter!


Screenshot 2015-05-24 13.12.25 traits forcetouchliveview

written by Andreas Hegenberg

Oct 08


when I set the expiry date for the last BST Beta I assumed Apple would release OS X Yosemite (10.10) on 10/10/2014, but it looks like this won’t happen :-)

So here is a new “trial” that runs until end of the month, until then the updated BetterSnapTool version should be available in the Mac App Store.



written by Andreas Hegenberg

Aug 21


here is a beta of BetterSnapTool that supports Yosemite’s dark-theme:


It can be used without limitation until 10/10/2014, but only on OS X Yosemite betas.

Please report any issue you encounter!


//update: fixed a few issues in beta2. If BetterSnapTool doesn’t resize properly on your system, please try to unplug and reconnect all external monitors and/or restart your system once.

written by Andreas Hegenberg

Jul 27

For some reason comments were not working on this blog. I repaired the mysql database, now everything seems to work again.

written by Andreas Hegenberg

Jun 02

Great WWDC keynote!

Just a little update for BetterTouchTool and BetterSnapTool


  • BetterSnapTool seems to run fine as is
  • BetterTouchTool crashes on startup, but I already identified the issue and will fix it tomorrow.
    • Updatehttp://boastr.net/releases/btt0.997.zip this version should not crash on Yosemite anymore. Please report any issues you encounter, I was only able to test the basic stuff.
    • Update 2: Some users still encountered crashes on startup with 0.997, I hope the are now also fixed with 0.9971: http://boastr.net/releases/btt0.9971.zip
    • Update 3: This BetterTouchTool version supports the dark mode / theme in the OS X Yosemite Beta 3:
    • Update 4:
      • Fixed various crashes and bugs on Yosemite.
      • If you don’t like the new behavior of the green window button in Yosemite, you can now change it with BTT using the trigger “Leftclick Green Window Button” in the tab “Other” in BTT’s main preference window. To get back the old behavior just use the predefined action “Zoom Window Below Cursor” ( see http://take.ms/F344Y)
    • Update 5:
      • 0.9981 fixes a problem in Yosemite DP 6 that caused the “Leftclick green window button” trigger to not work anymore. However you now have to assign the predefined action “Option Click” to get the old behavior back. See http://take.ms/P81Jg .


written by Andreas Hegenberg

Oct 23


BetterSnapTool 1.4 is now available in the Mac App Store. It adds Mavericks compatibility and fixes some bugs.

Please report any issue you encounter, I really want to fix all possibly remaining bugs as soon as possible!

Known issues that will be fixed with the next update:

  • On Mavericks, if two or more monitors are used and you disable the second menubar (which is enabled by default in Mavericks), BetterSnapTool may have some issues with resizing windows correctly.

If you encounter issues with windows not snapping correctly, please try this beta and tell me if it solves it: download beta

written by Andreas Hegenberg

Oct 07

BetterSnapTool 1.4 with Mavericks compatibility is now available via the Mac App Store (see http://blog.boastr.net/bettersnaptool-1-4-is-in-the-mac-app-store/ )

written by Andreas Hegenberg

Aug 15
  • Worked on Leap Motion  mouse mode
  • New algorithm for determining the mouse speed and movement
  • By default Leap right-click is now done using a three finger tap
  • It’s now possible to decide which gestures are available while in mouse mode
  • Improved scrolling in Leap mouse mode
  • Mouse speed can now be changed for the Leap mouse mode
  • Leap Motion gestures can now be printed
  • Little bugfixes

//update 0.967 has been released with some little fixes

Download here or get via alpha update

written by Andreas Hegenberg