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USB Overdrive
USB Overdrive
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USB Overdrive free download for Mac

USB Overdrive

USB driver for USB and Bluetooth peripherals.

USB Overdrive overview

USB Overdrive is a macOS device driver that handles any USB or Bluetooth mouse, keyboard, trackball, joystick, gamepad or gaming device from any manufacturer and lets you configure it either globally or for specific applications.

USB Overdrive reads all kinds of wheels, buttons, keys, switches and controls and assigns them to useful actions like clicking, typing, scrolling, launching, opening documents and so forth. It can easily handle several USB devices at once and can assign different settings to each one.

What’s new in version 5.1

Updated on Nov 15 2021

Version 5.1:
Important notes:
  • Version 5.1 requires macOS 12 or macOS 11. Please use version 4.0.1 in Catalina.
  • If you have version 4 or earlier installed, you must uninstall it before installing version 5.1.
New:
  • The user interface is now an app inside the Applications folder. It is no longer found in System Preferences.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

998 KB

Developer’s website

https://www.usboverdrive.com/

Downloads

152257

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 11.1.0 or later
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danimart707
danimart707
Jan 25 2022
5.1
0.0
Jan 25 2022
0.0
Version: 5.1
As of 1/25/22 I have noticed that the official website for USB overdrive appears to have been hacked. If you click on any hyperlink on the page unrelated text is shown (world war II and Cialis). If anyone knows how to contact the developer please le him know.
Fariborz
Fariborz
May 25 2021
5.0
0.0
May 25 2021
0.0
Version: 5.0
If you like me have updated to Big Sur 11.4 you have realized that USB Overdrive has stopped functioning. Don't panic!! The developer has just released USB Overdrive USB 5.0 beta 7 that restores all its functions. Just download and use the new version. This is what I call EXCELLENT SUPPORT! I'll be the first person to upgrade and pay my fee once the final release will be available. Thank you very much for your support. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
rardin
rardin
Apr 6 2021
5.0
0.0
Apr 6 2021
0.0
Version: 5.0
It's worth noting that USB Overdrive 5 is still beta software at this point. The developer notes that version 5.0b2 is intended only for use with macOS 11.1 and 11.2. Version 4.0.1 should be used with macOS 10.15 (and 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 and OS X 10.11, for that matter).
banzaisquid
banzaisquid
Jul 17 2020
4.0.1
4.0
Jul 17 2020
4.0
Version: 4.0.1
Using with Evoluent Vertical mouse 4 Wired, Catalna. SO far okay. Mouse buttons are programmable, all works. Only quirky thing is the cursor. This occasionally sticks or jumps about.
joel-73
joel-73
Feb 4 2020
4.0.1
2.0
Feb 4 2020
2.0
Version: 4.0.1
Brilliant, nearly irreplaceable, when it works. Don't pay for it though, it'll stop working when it feels like it. In the decade I've used it the developer has never once replied to an email. As of a month ago it doesn't work properly on exactly one of two identical installations. With no technical support options, all I can do is try Karabiner or Controllermate next.
Full Score
Full Score
Oct 31 2019
4.0
3.0
Oct 31 2019
3.0
Version: 4.0
Using Mojave (v 10.14.6) with a Kensington Slimblade Trackball and USB Overdrive (v. 3.4) I had no problems. After switching to USB Overdrive 4.0 I have lost the ability to scroll. I have had to revert to 3.4. A great pity as this is a terrific little utility which I've used fondly for many years.
Jer
Jer
Nov 10 2018
3.4
3.0
Nov 10 2018
3.0
Version: 3.4
Fantastic app, if you can get it to work. The developer appears to be continuing development but it seems like there are more and more problems with each new macOS. Eventually through many reboots, reinstalls, device unplug/plugin, then the device is recognized. Then randomly, there are other issues that happen with the cursor which rebooting fixes. I have emailed the developer with no response.
t-g-anger
t-g-anger
Oct 20 2016
3.3
4.0
Oct 20 2016
4.0
Version: 3.3
As already told here, after Sierra update there is an issue with selection or files dragging, while scrolling the mouse wheel. Hope it will be fixed soon. Otherwise it is a great product! Using it to remap A4Tech mouse soft-keys to copy/paste, it highly increases the workflow.
Endymion0000
Endymion0000
Sep 27 2016
3.3
0.0
Sep 27 2016
0.0
Version: 3.3
Anyone else having a drag while using the scrollwheel issue? This happens throughout all applications, but here's a specific case in the Finder. If I select a file and drag it, then use the scrollwheel to move more quickly in the window list view, the file is immediately dropped when the scrollwheel is used and whatever file is under the pointer is then picked up until I use the scrollwheel again and the issue repeats. If I disable USB Overdrive, then select/drag and use the scrollwheel works as expected allowing me to scroll to a new location before I release the mouse button to drop the file. This is also how USB Overdrive worked prior to macOS Sierra. I'm using a Logitech Marathon M705 mouse. I've submitted the issue to Alessandro, but haven't heard anything back yet.
danilichdim
danilichdim
Aug 16 2016
3.2
5.0
Aug 16 2016
5.0
Version: 3.2
Saver usb driver! I've bought myself a mad catz rat 3 and what a disappointment it was for me to see, that there was not hover function and madcatz driver did nothing to fix that. But thankfully I've found this treasure! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Reddog99
Reddog99
Dec 16 2015
3.2
0.0
Dec 16 2015
0.0
Version: 3.2
FYI, if you use a Magic Mouse2 and have trouble with kernel panics whenever the mouse is activated, then this 3.2 update should fix that. (using 10.11.2).
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Aug 11 2015
3.1
3.0
Aug 11 2015
3.0
Version: 3.1
Generally works okay with my Logitech MX Revolution mouse, although not as useful as SteerMouse. I miss having the cursor move automatically to the default button in a window. And I ABSOLUTELY HATE that this app WILL NOT FUNCTION after rebooting until I open it in System Preference, then I can close it and move on. Didn't have that problem with SteerMouse. Right now the Status pane contains a list of devices that are "handled by USBO." The list contains most of my USB devices currently in use, including laptop speakers, an external hard drive and a USB headphone amplifier/DAC. I don't know what USBO thinks it's gonna do with those, but they're in the list. The only item in the list actually being handled by USBO is the Logitech USB receiver for my mouse.
Levelbest
Levelbest
Mar 16 2015
3.1
0.0
Mar 16 2015
0.0
Version: 3.1
Today is 16 March, 2015. I wrote this developer almost 2 weeks ago, no reply. I don't know if this is still in development. I need something to use an old Kensington Expert Mouse (Trackball). It is a PS/2 model that needs a PS/2 to male USB connector. I got one of those two into one dongles but the software recognizes the footprint of the dongle, not the trackball. I need to order a small pass through connector like this unit came with. I can accelerate my trackball with this software but It appears to not understand the buttons very well. I was hoping the developer could help or offer a suggestion but, he appears to be not answering his emails.
Achim2
Achim2
Oct 23 2014
3.1
2.0
Oct 23 2014
2.0
Version: 3.1
It's impossible to set the side buttons of a generic mouse to trigger forward/back in Safari (on a German system - cmd+ö and cmd+ä). Support is lacking - I never got an answer to a question. It doesn't work well together with a Wacom Intous4, the tablet will stop working as it should. So I switched to ControllerMate, which doesn't have those issues.
Xenophile
Xenophile
Jul 24 2014
3.0.2
0.0
Jul 24 2014
0.0
Version: 3.0.2
Since updating to Mavericks, USB Overdrive is disabled whenever my Mac Pro sleeps. To reenable it, I have to open System Preferences, select the USB Overdrive pane, and then select my trackball settings in the dropdown menu. I hope this isn't abandoned because it's the best USB driver for my needs. If the sleep issue isn't fixed soon, I'll have to migrate to ControllerMate.
Mac2Win
Mac2Win
Nov 20 2012
3.0.2
5.0
Nov 20 2012
5.0
Version: 3.0.2
This will do for some but if you want 100% windows like mouse acceleration you need to get ControllerMate 4.6. Like many who download this I too was frustrated by the os x mouse acceleration. My wrist was getting sore from using the mouse under os x. I've tried SteerMouse, Mousefix 2, killamouseaccel commands, download MS drivers...nothing worked but ControllerMate. Not Advertising for them, but I am compelled to write here as I know somebody will find this info helpful. I realized that every solution I found on the internet has been written by somebody willing to sit down and take their time to write about it. So here is everything I learned about OS X mouse acceleration issue: 1) There is no easy System Preference to turn in off in 2 seconds. 2) There IS a difference in mouse acceleration between WIN and OSx (your not imagining it). 3) The only real solution is ControllerMatte unit some small app comes out that solves this. 4) SmoothMouse is an app with a lot of hype that is being worked on right now, but it is not out yet. Now you go out and write about something that will help others.
Aargl
Aargl
Sep 25 2012
3.0.2
5.0
Sep 25 2012
5.0
Version: 3.0.2
Wonderful! This product comes in where big corporates selling high priced trackballs such as Kensington have abandoned support for their old customers! My Expert Mouse works perfectly on Mountain Lion and better than with Kensington's original driver on Snow Leopard! (I had strange behaviours in Firefox that seem to have disappeared with this driver! It definitely deserves the money!
Lopoz
Lopoz
Aug 12 2012
3.0.2
3.5
Aug 12 2012
3.5
Version: 3.0.2
Finally, all Logitech MX518 buttons can be programmed! Now I can get rid of SteerMouse :) Side note: I had to reboot twice to be able to fully program my mouse buttons. Not sure if it's a problem on my end, but thought I'd mention it.. I deducted 1,5 stars for the lack of response on earlier support questions (made by me) by the developer. When someone purchases a software, some support should be given, IMO..
Velgor242
Velgor242
Aug 10 2012
3.0.2
5.0
Aug 10 2012
5.0
Version: 3.0.2
This update makes my week. Many thanks to the developer!
Ronl
Ronl
Aug 10 2012
3.0.2
5.0
Aug 10 2012
5.0
Version: 3.0.2
Excellent software!! The first third-party app I install when doing a new installation. Thanks for the update Alessandro!
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