Turn your game controller into a mouse on your Mac with this app
What you need to know
- Controlly is an app that lets you use your game controller as a mouse on your Mac.
You can customize what all of the buttons do.
Controlling your Mac using a game controller might not be something you knew that you wanted to do. But you really do actually want to do it. And thanks to a new app called Controlly, that’s exactly what you can do.
Compatible with any game controller that you can connect to your Mac, Controlly allows you to move the mouse cursor and scroll through webpages using your controller, all without being tethered to your desk. This could be a great way to control a Mac mini that’s under your TV, for example.
I wanted to use a game controller as a remote for Mac, but I couldn’t find an app for that. So I’ve built one myself and it’s now available on the App Store 🎮🥳: https://t.co/HEkFXUtMeL
— Hugo Lispector (@hugolispector) February 8, 2021
Features currently include:
- Primary Click
- Secondary Click
- Look Up
- Smart Zoom
- Skip Forward
- Skip Back
Sound and Brightness
- Volume Up/Down
- Brightness Up/Down
- Mission Control
- Show Desktop
- Next/Previous Desktop
- Mirror Displays
- Move Pointer
Sounds pretty great, right? If you can do it with a mouse, you can do it with your controller.
You can download Controlly from the Mac App Store right now for free. If you want to use the app beyond the 7-day trial you can for just $3.99.