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SteerMouse Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to SteerMouse for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is SensibleSideButtons, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to SteerMouse and nine of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to SteerMouse are Logitech Options, Mac Mouse Fix, LinearMouse and Smooze.

SteerMouse alternatives are mainly Key Mapping Tools but may also be Keyboard Sharing Utilities or Mouse Sharing Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SteerMouse.
This page was last updated Mar 17, 2022
  • Mac

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  1. SensibleSideButtons

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    If you use third-party mice with your Mac, you've surely noticed just how useless the side buttons are. By default, they act as a sort of crippled middle click, consigned to opening new links out from under you when you least expect it.

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    SensibleSideButtons vs SteerMouse opinions
    Most users think SensibleSideButtons is a great alternative to SteerMouse.

    Sensible Side Buttons doesn't allow customization of mouse buttons but instead makes the side buttons of mice to navigate through a macOS.

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  2. Customisation of Logitech mouse or keyboard settings, device information, additional functionality such as sharing input devices over multiple computers.



  3. Mac Mouse Fix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

  4. LinearMouse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    LinearMouse is a free and open-source utility for macOS which aims to improve the experience and functionality of third-party mice.

  5. Smooze

    • Mac

    Smooze animates your scroll and adds functionality to your non-Apple mouse (scroll-wheel mouse).



  6. USB Overdrive

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    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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    I have been using this app with mice from Microsoft and Logitech for several years. It mostly works. Sometimes I have to unplug/replug my mouse dongle to maintain functionality of extra buttons. I don't know if this is the fault of USBOverdrive, or MacOS.

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  7. Razer Synapse

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

  8. Smoothmouse

    • 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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  9. iMouseFix

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Modifies the Mac acceleration curve to better suit your style. Uses most of the code from MouseFix and wrapps it into a gui.

    Discontinued

    Website is not available and GitHub has been archived.

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