One Finger Snap is a Preference Pane that brings up the contextual menu whenever you click and hold down the mouse button. This means that you can do everything with a single-button mouse that you can do with a 2-button mouse.

DON’T THROW AWAY THAT 1-BUTTON MOUSE:

Many new Mac buyers find that the first purchase they make is for a 2-button mouse so they can have quick access to the contextual menu. Sure, you can hold down the control key when you click, but let’s face it, a two button mouse makes the contextual menu so much easier to get to. Now with One Finger Snap, you can just click and hold down that one button to get to the contextual menu. And that way you can hold onto that beautiful Apple mouse, too.

GREAT FOR POWERBOOK USERS:

At the office, you have a nice two-button mouse, and you use it every day. Now you take your powerbook on the road, and your right mouse button finger is just twitching. You get things done so much faster with the contextual menu. Don’t you wish there was an easy way to get to it from the track pad? One Finger Snap works as well with a one-button track pad as it does with a one-button mouse. So you can click and hold the trackpad button rather than carry along another piece of equipment.

FOR EX-WINDOWS USERS:

So you took the plunge and switched to the Mac. Good for you. While you like Mac OS X on your new Mac Mini, you can’t help but miss that old 2-button mouse. Don’t go back to Windows, just try One Finger Snap. It’s much cheaper, and it has fewer viruses.

BUT I ALREADY HAVE A 7-BUTTON, WIRELESS MOUSE WITH A SCROLL WHEEL:

Oh, you ubergeek you. One Finger Snap can still help you. Wouldn’t it be nice to have just one more button? Turn on One Finger Snap, and you no longer need that right mouse button for the contextual menu. Now you can reassign it to something more useful (like sshing your web browser, or opening AppKiDo, or reading joyoftech).

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

One Finger Snap will work on Mac OS X 10.3 Panther or 10.4 Tiger.

WHAT’S NEW WITH ONE FINGER SNAP 1.3

  • The click feedback sound volume is now adjustable.
  • Fixed an issue with the contextual menu not always coming up when drag-selecting in Safari & Apple Mail
  • Lots of under-the-hood redesign
  • Added a Japanese Localization – Thank you 影近 政通 (Masamichi Kagechika)

To see earlier changes, please read the release notes.

ONE FINGER SNAP IS SHAREWARE

Development and support for One Finger Snap comes from people like you who choose to register.

One Finger Snap will regularly display a window asking you to register it until you have purchased a license.

A single user license costs $6.85.

DOCUMENTATION

One Finger Snap’s Read Me File is available online.