Joystick Show is a joystick/gamepad visualization and tester app. Test any joysticks or gamepads on your Mac in a very easy and nice way.

- It shows the number of buttons, axes and dpads and its corresponding numbers;
- Visual feedback: pressed buttons, analog sticks and directional pads movement;
- Compatible with USB and Bluetooth joysticks and gamepads;
- Very easy to use interface;
- You can connect as many devices as your Mac supports.

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What's New

Version 1.1.1

- Wireless PlayStation 4 Dual Shock Controller support
- No lags when connecting Dual Shock 4 controllers
- Fixed problems on (dis)connections
- Controllers will connect/disconnect automatically while the app is running now.

Please note that currently available drivers for xbox 360 controllers may not work on OS X Yosemite, If you have problems with that and need a workaround to use your xbox 360 gamepads on Yosemite for now, please visit the support site of Joystick Mapper. A Proper solution will be available soon.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Works great. Tested a modified Dualshock 4.


Great app. Helped solve an issue with my PS4.
I modded a Dualshock 4 to a permanent inverted X axis on the right anaolg stick, an option widely unavailable. After the mod, the controller wouldn’t pair with my PS4. Always a possibility I could have just messes up the controller, I Googled and found many PS4 owners were having the same problem with brand new controllers, even right out of the box.
My suspicions were correct. The controller is fine and paired with my Mac via bluetooth instantly. I never even hooked it up via usb, just Bluetooth right off the bat. Downloaded this app, to test my mod, and it works. Now if Sony could just get my PS4 to pair with it. That’s quite a bug.
I’ll hang onto this app.



I thought there was no way this thing would be able to pick up the Saitek Cessna Yoke, Rudder pedals w/Toe Breaks or TPM module. Turns out it does and it works flawlessly! It helped me troubleshoot a friends rudder yaw control and he exchanged the pedals with confidence it wasn’t just a software issue. $0.99 is a steal.



It’s a simple app that does exactly as it says on the tin. Worked fine for my X52 and Pro Flight Rudder Pedals. It’s a niche app, but it fills the niche well.


Rodrigo Rocha
2.1 MB
English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012, Rodrigo Cardoso Rocha


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