🖱 MyPoint Pro
I’ve had MyPoint Pro installed for nearly a year now, and not only is it beneficial, it’s also fun.
I originally discovered MyPoint while looking for a tool to darken all my screens for a focus mode. It’s a pretty popular tool, but some of the prices were ridiculous. You really want $6 for that?
MyPoint offers this simple feature, and a dozen more. It can darken one, or all of your monitors. It can change the “shade” to a different color. It provides a locator, so clicking CTRL, reveals the mouse location. It has a visual cue when you click the mouse. It shows the mouse coordinates as well as a grid and crosshair. All of these are awesome for multiple monitors and screen presentations.
Finally, and for me the coolest feature, is the Halo. This is a picture you can attach to the mouse pointer. This helps to locate the pointer if you have a lot of screen real estate, but it can also be fun. You can display a pumpkin for Halloween, a tree for Xmas, turkey for Thanksgiving. You can put up a logo, favorite game, or favorite picture. You can have dozens and cycle through them as the mood strikes. If you need to share your screen, it disappears just as easily.
I change the pointer all the time. All you need to do it pick and image, set the size and its position relative to the pointer.
I use MyPoint a lot at night. The light from the other monitors can make it difficult to read the primary one. I have it hooked up as a hotkey, so a click makes the other monitors dark.
The same feature is great for games or watching a video. Dim the other screens to reduce the glare and focus on the main screen. Or cut down on monitor light to match the rest of the room.
It comes in at $6, but it has dozens more features that justify the price. It’s a very handy tool, and I use it multiple times a day. It helps with focus and reading, and adds a bit of entertainment. It’s definitely worth the small investment.