GamePad Companion

Developer: Jessica Wolfe

Current Version: 3.3.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.2 MB - Download


GamePad Companion enables you to configure your gaming device to act as a keyboard or mouse. With GamePad Companion you can use your gaming devices with most games and apps, even if they don't have built-in support for those devices!

GamePad Companion works with gaming devices that conform to the USB HID (Human Interface Device) standard. For more information on devices you can visit GamePad Companion support.

*Some gamepads may require drivers not built into OSX before they will appear in GamePad Companion.

*Please visit for important information regarding XBOX 360 and PS3 gamepad support.


Release Notes:

- General Bug Fixes
- Minecraft bug fix
- "View Current Layout" bug fix
- Added "Reset" layout option to fix bug related to layout configurations


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.2.3
Review by LOTRFan10

Great app! - Works fantastic with nearly all the games on my mac! Just make sure that if you are going for an xbox controller, you get an official Microsoft wired controller. (Or wireless, with a wireless usb receiver.) Third party brands probably require a lot more tweaking behind the scenes. Fantastic app!

Found helpful by 14 out of 21 people
Version 3.2.3
Review by Chewblacka

Waste of money - Doesn't recognize my Xbox controller, doesn't recognize any controller. Useless. Does not work at all. Don't get scammed like I did!

Found helpful by 27 out of 56 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.3.1
Review by dox1842

worked great until it started crashing. - I used this program for about 30 minutes before it got stuck in “activate mode” and I cannot deactivate the program to change settings to my gamepad or the program will crash. I initially set it up for play with l4d2 and after I tested out the initial settings I decided to go back into the program and tweak the mouse sensitivity some. Unfortunately when I try to make changes the program crashes. There is absolutely nothing I can do to fix this. I have tried to reinstall the program, remake the .plst file that contains the preferences, and I have even emailed tech support three different times but received no reply. My advice is just to stick with mouse and keyboard since thats what you will have to do anyways after shelling out $8 for a program that does not work.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 3.3.1
Review by ionrae

Doesn’t actually support Logitech F710 - Website states it supports the F710, but the walkthrough for setup is just a link to a site that doesn’t exist. Developer didn’t respond to a request for help.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 3.3.1
Review by I eat flies

A must-have... - This is a tool-of-the-trade for those that use their computers as gaming platforms. I had one when I used a PC to play games on, and now I have one for my new Macbook Air (I use it with an Xbox 360 USB controller). This one is a little more refined than most, and works very well. I have to think that the problems others are having with this app are on their end; I use it all the time and nerver had any trouble with it. With some of these key-binding apps, performance issues start to emerge when mouse movement is assigned to either of the thumbsticks - not here. - Update: It stopped working out of the blue, What’s more, the thing never shuts off. Something went wrong here… - Re-edit: Everything’s fine now. I had an unrelated system crash a few days ago, and somethings needed to be reinstalled. - (Unrelated, but useful) Tip: Do NOT ignor the “Sartup disk full,” warning. You will need about 9GBs free for buiness-as-usuall performance.

Found helpful by 6 out of 10 people
Version 3.3.1
Review by Sad gopher

Waste of money - For $8 it would be nice to be able to map wasd on the left control stick. There is no + or - on the axis, Instead it maps both a & d to both + and - x-axis, and w & s to both + and - y-axis. Dont buy this, it doesnt work

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 3.3.1
Review by nanaconrad

TERRIBLE APP - This is a terrible app because once you plug in your controller like me and im using a PS3 controller the app will crash and will make your mouse go to the top left hand corner and you can’t control it.

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people