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 Oct 16, 2021

    1. Pinnacle Game Profiler allows you to emulate your keyboard and mouse with your video game controller, and otherwise customize the controller's behavior.

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      The installer of the program is suspected to have a malware inside. Be careful!

    2. Joystick Mapper is an application that allows you to configure your joysticks or gamepads to simulate keyboard keys/mouse movement/mouse click/mouse scroll, so you can control any app or game using them, even the ones without built-in support.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      The USB Overdrive is a device driver for Mac OS X that handles any USB mouse / trackball / joystick / gamepad / media keyboard and any Bluetooth mouse from any manufacturer and lets you configure them either globally or on a per-application, per-device basis.
    3. Switch between Spaces, use Windows-style Back and Forward, and more - right from your mouse. Also features a refined Smooth-Scrolling algorithm that strikes a perfect balance between fluidity and control. Help make Mac Mouse Fix even better on GitHub:...
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    4. Razer Synapse is unified configuration software that allows users to rebind controls or assign macros to any Razer peripherals and saves those settings automatically in the cloud.
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    5. AntiMicroX is a program used to map keyboard and mouse actions to gamepad/joystick buttons. It is useful for playing games with poor or no gamepad support. It is a new fork of discontinued AntiMicro.
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    6. By default Windows OS does not distinguish between the connected keyboards. They act as the same device.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      PCKeyboardHack can change caps lock key behavior. For example, changing caps lock key to delete Key. PCKeyboardHack can activate International Keys on Non-Apple keyboard. == Utility for the caps lock key and some international keys in PC keyboards.
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    7. Available exclusively on the Mac App Store. GamePad Companion 3.1 is a utility that makes it easy to configure your GamePads (controllers, joysticks, etc..) to play your favorite OSX games.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Smoothmouse is experimental project to improve mouse & trackpad usability in OS X.

      Discontinued

      From the official site: "SmoothMouse project is paused. macOS Sierra will not be supported."

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