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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, Mac Mouse Fix, Smooze and Razer Synapse.

ControllerMate alternatives are mainly Key Mapping Tools but may also be System Tweakers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ControllerMate.
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  1. Karabiner Elements icon

    Karabiner Elements

    73 alternatives to Karabiner Elements 

    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).

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    SteerMouse

    • Mac
    15 alternatives to SteerMouse 

    SteerMouse is a utility that lets you freely customize buttons, wheels and cursor speed. Both USB and Bluetooth mice are supported.

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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)

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  3. Mac Mouse Fix icon

    Mac Mouse Fix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    12 alternatives to Mac Mouse Fix 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightMac Mouse Fix consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Settings dialog as per 2022. Great options for customization.
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    Smooze

    • Mac
    10 alternatives to Smooze 

    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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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsSmooze supports the use of multiple displays.
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  5. Razer Synapse icon

    Razer Synapse

    • Mac
    • Windows
    20 alternatives to Razer Synapse 

    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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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    USB Overdrive

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    15 alternatives to USB Overdrive 

    The USB Overdrive is a device driver for macOS that handles any USB or Bluetooth mouse, keyboard, trackball, joystick, gamepad or gaming device from any manufacturer and lets you configure it either globally or on a per-application, per-device basis.

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  7. Joystick Mapper icon

    Joystick Mapper

    • Mac
    15 alternatives to Joystick Mapper 

    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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    1.  MultiplayerJoystick Mapper offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Seil

    15 alternatives to Seil 

    PCKeyboardHack can change caps lock key behavior. For example, changing caps lock key to delete Key.

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    Smoothmouse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    13 alternatives to Smoothmouse 

    Smoothmouse is experimental project to improve mouse & trackpad usability in OS X.

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    Discontinued

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

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    GamePad Companion

    • Mac
    3 alternatives to GamePad Companion 

    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. You can configure your controller to work as your mouse cursor and buttons, or to map to...

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