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

1.9 out of 5
48 Ratings
48 Ratings
Josue Sojo ,


I bought an analog controller to play counter strike, the sticks weren't working, so I spent extra money to see if I could re-program it somehow. It didn’t work. I wouldn’t have been so bummed if I could’ve got my money back, or if it wasn’t as expensive; but neither is true. So I wasted my money on a useless controller and on this useless app. Maybe it’s good for certain things, but not for what I got it for.

uglib3467 ,

Works okay but crashes a lot

I like the concept of this app, as it allows me to use a controller for games that do not normally have controller support, but on OS 10.11.6, every time I map the buttons on my Logitech controller to a keyboard/mouse binding, the app crashes.

I cannot reccommend this app until the crashing is fixed.

MrMos3s ,


There seem to be problems now with this app and current macOS versions - the x/y look speeds slow down during gameplay so I keep having to turn sensitivy up in the app to compensate, but then of course that messes with steady aim speed and all that. Tried with various controllers and controllers that used to work fine.

I hope this app is updated again one day but seeing all the negative reviews has probably killed it for the developer. It is very dissapointing because once you wrap your mind around how to set up your controller properly - this was the best option for controller emulation, specifically FPS games like COD.


Jessica Wolfe
2.2 MB
OS X 10.7 or later
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.