ControllerMate Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to ControllerMate for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Karabiner Elements, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to ControllerMate and 13 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to ControllerMate are SteerMouse (Paid), Smooze (Paid), Joystick Mapper (Paid) and USBOverdrive (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 22, 2021

    1. 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).
    2. 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

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    3. 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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    4. 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.


    5. 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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    6. 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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      • 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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