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Touché is a free emulator for displaying the MacBook Pro Touch Bar. So if you want to bring the touchscreen strip of the Apple laptop to the display or monitor of another Mac model, you've come to the right place. So you can quickly select macOS and app functions, test the Touch Bar app of your friend, or you can Touchbar Pet install as a virtual Tamagotchi. The Touch Red Sweater Software app can be faded in and out using a key combination.
For the Touché app from Red Sweater Software you can define a system-wide shortcut to activate or deactivate the simulation of the MacBook Pro feature. There is also the option of taking a screenshot of the touch bar emulator using a key combination. So if you are testing an application and find a bug or if you want to record something else, then you can also use the shortcut.
On Developer website you can find the free download and a screenshot of the application. The “More info” link on the page takes you to a support document, which states, among other things, that at least macOS 10.12.2 is required to use the software. This is macOS Sierra. The emulator runs on this system as well as under High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina.
Touché can even be useful with current MacBook Pro models that have already been given a Touch Bar by Apple. If you use the mobile computer folded up on an external monitor, for example, the corresponding functions can be used on this thanks to the free additional software. Quite simply with a click of the mouse.
You can also use the Apple iPad if you Sidecar used. Even if you position the MacBook elevated on your desk, using a virtual touch bar with your mouse is probably easier than using the strip on your computer. You see: There are many examples where Touché can be useful as a touch bar emulator;)
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.