JoyToKey Alternatives

    JoyToKey is described as '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!' and is an app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to JoyToKey for Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Xpadder. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try InputMapper or USBOverdrive. Other great apps like JoyToKey are reWASD (Paid), Pinnacle Game Profiler (Paid), JoyXoff (Free) and AntimicroX (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2020

    1. Xpadder simulates the keyboard and mouse using your gamepad What does Xpadder let you do?
      Most users think Xpadder is a great alternative to JoyToKey.
    2. 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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    3. 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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      Most users think InputMapper is a great alternative to JoyToKey.
    4. Pinnacle Game Profiler allows you to emulate your keyboard and mouse with your video game controller, and otherwise customize the controller's behavior.


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

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      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. An Xbox Controller Mapper which allows you to simulate mouse and keyboard events, media functions and create process profiles individually, as well as offer the ability to turn off Xbox 360 wireless controller with very low CPU and memory usage.
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      Better UI, lightweight and FREE!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Joystick to mouse (also known as joy2mouse) let's you control the mouse and keyboard using your joystick or gamepad. Joystick 2 Mouse has many applications : - Remote controller. - Aid to people with physical disabilities. - Alliviate wrist stress to control the mouse
    9. By default Windows OS does not distinguish between the connected keyboards. They act as the same device.
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