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USB Overdrive Alternatives

USB Overdrive is described as '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' and is an app in the travel & location category. There are more than 10 alternatives to USB Overdrive for Mac, Windows, Linux and Flatpak. The best alternative is X-Mouse Button Control, which is free. Other great apps like USB Overdrive are JoyToKey, SteerMouse, LinearMouse and Mac Mouse Fix.

USB Overdrive 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 USB Overdrive.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac

The USB Overdrive is a device driver for macOS that handles any USB or Bluetooth mouse, keyboard, trackball, joystick,...

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  1. X-Mouse Button Control is a Windows application to remap your mouse buttons and expand the capabilities of your mouse!

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    X-Mouse Button Control vs USB Overdrive opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments

    Wrong operating system is supported. Useless for Mac which the main program is for.

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    JoyToKey

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    JoyToKey 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!

    Main Screen


  3. SteerMouse icon

    SteerMouse

    • Mac

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

    Button Settings
  4. LinearMouse icon

    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.

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  5. Mac Mouse Fix icon

    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.

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  6. Piper icon

    Piper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Flatpak

    Piper is a graphical user interface to configure gaming mice. Configuration options include changing the resolution (DPI) of the mouse, adding and removing profiles, setting LED colors and changing button behaviors.

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    Smooze

    • Mac

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

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    Smooze vs USB Overdrive opinions
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    USB Overdrive is a device driver. Smooze is a mouse preference and macro tool. Where USB Overdrive can detect hardware mouse clicks not supported by other drivers, Smooze cannot.

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    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.

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    GamePad Companion

    • Mac

    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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    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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