Windows: StrokeIt, a background application that converts mouse gestures into software actions, has updated with support for Windows Vista and 7, a portable edition, and built-in gestures for Google Chrome and Safari.
We liked StrokeIt when we first came across it, and while there wasn’t too much apparent that needed fixing, the app’s last update came more than three years ago. With Chrome and Safari now supported by default, and compatibility brought up through Windows 7, more users can get comfortable holding down the right mouse button (or another button) and swiping left or right to go back or forward, as well as coming up with your own gestures to control pretty much anything else around Windows. Swiping out a quick “C” to open “My Computer” for example, has been useful whenever this editor tests out StrokeIt.
The “portable mode” is really just a tweak in the program so that the stand-alone executable works anywhere you put it, so long as you manually create a strokeit.ini in the same directory you put it.
StrokeIt is a free (personal) download for Windows systems only. Got a few helpful gestures to recommend to newcomers? Hand them out in the comments.