PowerMate 3 software for Snow Leopard

PowerMate 3 software for Snow Leopard

After much demand and the help of some incredible beta testers, PowerMate 3 is ready for download for Apple OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

So what’s changed?

• The addition of modifier keys to PowerMate’s 6 core action; Shift, Command, Control and Option keys join in the fun to create 96 triggering actions

• Rewritten from the ground up in Cocoa to take advantage of your Mac’s 64-bit architecture (it runs like blazes as a 32-bit application as well)

• Easier management of multiple PowerMate controllers and multiple PowerMate configurations

• New commands that allow you link PowerMate’s signature blue glow to monitor and display info about your CPU’s performance, audio levels, system volume and other information

• A new, cleaner user interface

• New Global commands and the ability to interact with core OS X applications like iTunes, Safari and Mail with a PowerMate-driven radial menu

• A new way of organizing commands by application

• Tighter AppleScript integration; PowerMate is now scriptable

Get the software now!

In all, we’ve rewritten more than 21,000 lines of code (21,417 to be precise) to make PowerMate work even harder and drive your productivity through the roof.

PowerMate 3 is a free download available now. Requires Mac OS 10.6 or greater.

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  • Johnmullins

    Thanks for all the effort…it's great to get my Powemate out of the cupboard! The main page mentions 'New commands that allow you link PowerMate's signature blue glow to monitor and display info about your CPU's performance, audio levels, system volume and other information'…I can't see any way to do that in the software…in fact, it seems the light state is not alterable at all any more without scripts? Will premade commands be added for this in an update?

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    I would contact Support please for answers to your questions.

  • Crazycleave

    Yes, yes, yes! I can finally stop my weekly Googling looking for a Proxi update. Thanks a million.

  • Powermate newby

    Any chance of Linux support for the PowerMate in the KDE environment?
    Also, although still available through a number of resellers, the PowerMate is listed as “Out of Stock” on its Griffin page and doesn't show up in the product browser.
    Is the Powermate being discontinued?
    That would be disappointing…

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    We are expecting more PowerMate in the coming weeks. It's still on our site: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/power
    I can't speak to Linux support, but I'll ask our software team about it on Monday.


  • Powermate newby

    Thanks, glad to hear that.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    There is no support for PowerMate under Linux. If you would like to write your own drivers, we can provide you with the necessary technical info. Let me know please.


  • rowan

    When I click on my PowerMate in the menubar to Check for Updates it says 2.1 is the current version!

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Please contact Support. There’s a link in the footer.
    Or try downloading the new version from the product page.

    Hope this helps.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    November on our site, but you could try eBay too.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Hi Ben,
    Did you contact our Customer Service department? Please do, so we can help you directly. Thanks. http://www.griffintechnology.com/support

  • Fresh Mike

    Unfortunately on Snow Leopard, the Powermate sends a mouse click when being pressed, and horizontally moves the mouse when being rotated…

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney


  • istephen

    Great! My Powermate is back in action with version 3 sfotware running on Snow Leopard.

    Wait…Where is the PULSE ON SLEEP check box?

  • stourman

    Well I’ve had two powermates linked up to a mac pro for a while and only could get one of them to work the volume, so downloaded the latest update with high hopes. Followed the video expecting at last to be able to configure them to do something useful. Alas, they do not respond to the new software at all, and remain as two bits of slowly pulsating aluminium furniture on my desk.. What a disappointment.. Do you have to delete the previous software… if so, shouldn’t it say so.. An expensive way to buy two paperweights.

    • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

      Sorry to hear you’re having trouble Nick. Please contact our customer support, so we can help you.


      Please let me know how it goes.

  • Ngoboyim

    where can i buy a powermate 3 and for how much

  • http://www.facebook.com/christian.teddie.sperber Christian Teddie Sperber

    Hello!When will the next update? The iTunes menu does not show any content (albums, artists, etc.)Greetings

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    If you’re having trouble please contact our support, so we can walk you through it. Thanks. http://www.griffintechnology.com/support/contact

  • FortitudineVincimus

    so wait.. no ability to set a double click?? really??