Reminder: Your Unibody MacBook's Trackpad Is Magical

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Hey you, with the unibody MacBook. You probably heard that your trackpad supports 11-point multitouch, but do you know what the actually means? FingerMgmt shows you.


Even though this free app doesn't really do anything except display exactly what your trackpad is sensing, it's still spectacular. Even with all ten fingers moving in different directions, inputs seem to be monitored just as precisely as with a single finger. I have no idea how you're supposed to map 10 finger inputs into anything useful, but man, the pointless toy potential here is massive. Update: As is, evidently, the dick joke potential. 11 bravos, to be shared amongst you. [Lericsson via Reddit]


This in case you forget how many fingers you have. You can just touch your trackpad with all of them and your Mac will tell you.

Side note, is it a Spinal Tap thing that it goes up to 11? #macbookmultitouchapp