SteerMouse for Mac

SteerMouse for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 29 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.1.9
File Size:
2.62MB
Date Added:
May 28, 2014
Price:
Free to try (You can try SteerMouse for 30 days without any limitations.); $20.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
10,100
Downloads Last Week:
28
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

An advanced driver specifically developed for a USB/Bluetooth mouse, SteerMouse for Mac provides a number of functions that allow you to personalize the way your mouse behaves. This can increase the efficiency of your mouse and possibly boost your productivity.

Pros

Customization and different configurations for different applications: With SteerMouse for Mac, you can configure the different parts of your mouse, including the functions of the buttons, wheel, tilt wheel, and cursor. Even better, you can set the app to work differently depending on the application with which the mouse is used.

Sensitivity adjustment: You can adjust the sensitivity or the reactivity of the mouse and cursor movements using sliders. The effects are instantaneous, so it's easy to determine the best setting for you.

Predefined location for the mouse's pointer or cursor: This is similar to what can be done with a mouse on a Windows computer, but SteerMouse does more. You can set the cursor or mouse pointer to automatically position itself on one of the following buttons every time you load an application or open a window: Default button, Cancel button, Close button, Minimize button, Zoom button, or size control.

Cons

Limited support: This driver is not optimized to work with Apple's multitouch mouse or Apple's Magic TrackPad.

Not free: If you are an average Mac user and need something comparable to what SteerMouse does, you have free alternatives like BetterTouchTool and MagicPrefs.

Bottom Line

If you want to do more with your Bluetooth or USB mouse, you may consider getting SteerMouse for Mac. However, you have to pay $20 after the free 30-day trial period. Also, be reminded that SteerMouse should be the only mouse driver running in your system; otherwise, the pointer occasionally stops moving. The problem gets corrected after an inconvenient restart, though.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of SteerMouse for Mac 4.1.9.

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    Results 1-10 of 29

  • 5 stars

    "One of the few stable mouse drivers available."

    October 31, 2013   |   By PaulKB

    Version: SteerMouse 4.1.7

    Pros

    I use using a Logitech Optical Mouse USB with Mac OS 10.7. The mouse driver software provided by Logtech was unstable, requiring reboots of the OS when it crashed. (Currently Logitech does not have a compatible driver to download on their site.) I tried USB OverDrive since it is free. It was equally unstable, incompatible, caused problems and appears to be no longer updated.

    SteerMouse works with my Logitech mouse. It provides all the functions of the original Logitech Driver as well as some functions not included using the Logitech driver. It is stable and compatible with OS 10.7 on my late 2006 iMac. BTW I am using SteerMouse version 4.1.7.

    Cons

    There is nothing I can think of to disappoint me about SteerMouse

    Summary

    If you need a driver for your mouse you should definitely look at SteerMouse. There is a free trial period before you need to pay. You can test SteerMouse before buying to determine its compatibility.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fixes Apple's terrible mouse driver"

    April 27, 2013   |   By philosopherdog

    Version: SteerMouse 4.1.5

    Pros

    I have it on all my macs. Support the developer and buy this thing! Fixes the sluggish mouse problem on the Mac.

    Cons

    I have no cons.

    Summary

    Brilliant

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  • 5 stars

    "Great App it's what i was looking for"

    July 02, 2011   |   By KKHABIB

    Version: SteerMouse 4.1.1

    Pros

    It does what you want

    Cons

    couldn't find any

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  • 4 stars

    "Great all-purpose mouse software"

    May 22, 2011   |   By gdfrost

    Version: SteerMouse 4.1.1

    Pros

    For those using some less recent Kensington products where drivers have not been updated, this software can be a lifesaver.

    Cons

    none come to mind currently.

    Summary

    Useful, reliable mouse-driver software for Snow Leopard users.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works well with Logitech mouse and others."

    January 20, 2011   |   By hgm--2008

    Version: SteerMouse 4.0.3

    Pros

    I have a Logitech mouse. The mouse driver caused serious (reboot type) crashes on my Mac (10.6.6). SteerMouse works perfectly, configures all buttons.

    Cons

    None. It works.

    Summary

    I've had two mice that SteerMouse has worked with better than the original drivers. It has recognized every mouse that I had. Excellent program.

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  • 2 stars

    "It does not respond to my command"

    March 16, 2010   |   By Richard coeur de lion

    Version: SteerMouse 4.0.2

    Pros

    I do not like anyting

    Cons

    That it does not apply what i ask

    Summary

    The steer mouse that i used before was almost perfect but the new version does not work with Mac Snow Leopard

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  • 1 stars

    "It works with effort"

    October 26, 2009   |   By thompsbk

    Version: SteerMouse 4.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been using Steermouse with Logitech mice for a couple of years. It works well with one mouse. It is a pain to program the buttons for most mice. Occasionally I want to use a different mouse. steermouse does not recognize that a new mouse is being used so it tries to use the settings from the previous mouse. The settings must be changed everytime I switch a mouse. I would give Steermouse 5 stars if programing were much easier and If it would allow me to switch mice without having to do the settings all over again.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does all you'd expect"

    October 25, 2009   |   By rskinner

    Version: SteerMouse 4.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been dabbling with several replacements for Kensington's antiquated driver for the ExpertMouse. Steermouse is what I've settled upon, because it just works.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not quite right"

    October 02, 2009   |   By manny khool

    Version: SteerMouse 4.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Overall, this software works well.

    However, since version 4, if I put my Mac to sleep manually, SteerMouse won't let it wake up. I am forced to restart my computer.

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  • 5 stars

    "Cool!"

    September 20, 2009   |   By musicMMan

    Version: SteerMouse 4.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Works great here.

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