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.

What’s New

Version 3.3.1

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

Ratings and Reviews

1.5 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
Atomicblaze1 ,

good software

i was a little dubious about purchasing this after reading the other reviews but went ahead anyway as i couldn’t use my PS4 controller on CS: GO or Left 4 Dead 2 on steam as the analogue sticks werent being recognised, despite steam claiming them to have ‘full controler support’. I bought it anyway and it reallt does work, both games now work perfectly with my controller. the reason it doesnt get 5 stars is because there is a tiny bit of lag and it took me a while to understand how to assign the keyboard keys to the controller buttons but other than that it works really well and saves me having to complain to steam about their claims of controller support
Thank You Game Pad Companion!

DuckNet ,

Important option missing makes this tool somewhat useless

I really love this tool and it works fine (for the most part). Only problem is it doesn’t give you the option to hold down a key (only repeat) so in most games if you need to hold shift to run (for example), this gamepad tool won’t allow you to activate that option. It’s a shame because apart from that this tool is pretty awesome and does everything else really well! I really hope this option is added to the program at some point and then it would be a great reasonably priced tool for playing games on the Mac!

TS21347 ,

doesnt work

Everytime i try to connect a controller with they keyboard the app closes and gives me the message Gamepad Companion quit unexpectedly. I’d ask for my money back but i cant find a way to contact anyone. Dont waste your money!


Jessica Wolfe
2.2 MB

OS X 10.7 or later


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.