ControllerMate Alternatives

    ControllerMate is described as 'controller programming tool that allows you to customize the behavior of your HID devices — keyboards, keypads, mice, trackballs, joysticks, gamepads, throttles, among others'. There are more than 25 alternatives to ControllerMate for Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is X-Mouse Button Control, which is free. Other great apps like ControllerMate are Karabiner Elements (Free, Open Source), Xpadder (Paid), JoyToKey (Paid) and SteerMouse (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

    1. X-Mouse Button Control is a Windows application to remap your mouse buttons and expand the capabilities of your mouse!
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      X-Mouse Button Control vs ControllerMate opinions
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      ControllerMate is for controllers, keyboards and mice while X-Mouse Button Control is for mice only
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

    2. Karabiner, previously called KeyRemap4MacBook, is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X. In addition to simple key remapping, it has special remapping modes like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).

    3. Xpadder simulates the keyboard and mouse using your gamepad What does Xpadder let you do?
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      JoyToKey enables you to control any softwares (e.g. browsers, games on the web, Microsoft office applications or even Windows itself) by using your favorite windows joystick!
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    4. SteerMouse is a utility that lets you freely customize buttons, wheels and cursor speed. Both USB and Bluetooth mice are supported. Advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mouses. Great for tweaking the acceleration curve and other annoyances.
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      It is the one that most closely matches ControllerMate's functionality and is one of the few that works on the Mac (like ControllerMate)
      Positive comment about 3 years ago


    5. Lets DualShock 4 controller emulate Xbox 360 controller, via USB or Bluetooth, with extra features like DS4 touchpad for mouse input, and settings like LED color bar, rumble, and input assignment with modifiers, and configuration profiles.


      Has not been updated since October 2016 and has issues with Win10.

      A forked project by Ryochan7 is actively maintained as of January 26 2019.

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    6. First and only gamepad mapper to make Xbox Elite paddles separate buttons. Works with Xbox Elite, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 controllers. It allows you to map gamepad to keyboard, mouse, and controller.
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    7. Key Manager reveals the full potential of your keyboard and mouse and allows you to save time and efforts while working with your computer.
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    8. Smooze animates your scroll and adds functionality to your non-Apple mouse (scroll-wheel mouse). Disable scroll acceleration in macOS, Save time by attaching mouse buttons to actions, Grab Scroll, Auto Scroll, Gestures and more.
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    9. InputMapper is a DS4 (DualShock 4) input mapper that allows you to connect your PS4 gamepad to windows, wired (USB) or wirelessly (Bluetooth).
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