Ingenious app turns the MacBook trackpad into a mini canvas

Apple's MacBooks are among the best laptops money can buy, and anyone who uses one of the latest models will know how well the glass trackpads perform. They're essential for when you're on the move and don't have a mouse, but they do have their limitations. While you can use the trackpad to sign documents, for example, you need an external input device if you want to be able to draw anything.

But now a free app is offering a very cool solution, transforming the trackpad on the latest MacBooks into a mini canvas. The Magic masOS app enables you to draw anything on the trackpad using your fingers, allowing for spontaneous artistic expression with no extra hardware – if you need a device to use this on, see our guide to the best Apple deals.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.