USBOverdrive Alternatives

    USBOverdrive is described as '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' and is an app in the Travel & Location category. There are more than 10 alternatives to USBOverdrive for Mac, Windows, Linux and Flatpak. The best alternative is X-Mouse Button Control, which is free. Other great apps like USBOverdrive are JoyToKey (Paid), SteerMouse (Paid), Razer Synapse (Free) and Mac Mouse Fix (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

    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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      Wrong operating system is supported. Useless for Mac which the main program is for.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      • 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!
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    2. Advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mouses. You can customize buttons, wheels and cursor speed freely. Great for tweaking the acceleration curve and other annoyances.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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      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.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    6. 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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    7. HydraMouse enables you to remap mouse buttons and to assign various actions to them. It is the only program in the world which can work not only with mice with up to 5 buttons, but also with many models of multi-button mice of various manufacturers (Microsoft, Logitech, Genius...
      • 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.
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