Xpadder is the perfect example of a useful app that doesn’t get the praise it deserves. There’s no fancy graphics and the user interface isn’t beautiful, but the utility is powerful and serves a basic purpose. Essentially, Xpadder allows you to map controller buttons to a variety of basic keyboard and mouse gestures, letting you use a large number of controllers that would otherwise be useless in Windows.
The app has many potential uses, but one of the most common is configuring console controllers to work with games that don’t have native gamepad support. As long as your controller is recognized by Windows, the app will let you map the controller’s buttons to your liking. There is an almost infinite number of possible combinations of controllers and games that could be configured using Xpadder.
RequirementsWindows, Mac OS X