Installing E-Stim Commander on a Mac

Category: Commander 3

Commander 3 is the software that allows you to connect an E-Stim Systems 2B to a PC or Mac, and thus allow you to control the 2B from the computer, as well as record and playback 'sessions'.

Although Commander 3 has been developed on a Mac running macOS High Sierra, it should also operate correctly on older versions of macOS. If has also been tested on Windows 10, Windows 7, and should work on Windows 8 and 8.1. We also offer support for Commander 3 on a PC and offer Commander 3 for Linux, although the Linux version is not actively supported at this time.

To Install Commander on a Mac


Step 1, download the Commander 3 Disk Image File  from the Downloads Page.


Double Click on the downloaded file.

If you get the following warning, 

Cannot Open due to security settings

Then you will need to adjust your security settings to allow installations from identified developers. Instructions for adjusting the security settings on a mac can be found in our FAQ's.

The Installer disk image will now open.


Using the mouse, drag the Commander Icon to the Blue Applications Folder shown on the Installer window. If you are attempting to install over an older version of Commander then you might get the following warning

replace old version of Commander 3

Click on the replace button to replace the existing version. Please be aware that we generally recommend you uninstall and older versions of Commander before installing a newer version. Instructions on how to uninstall Commander 3 from a Mac can be found in our FAQs - or click the link.


Commander 3 will now install in your System Applications folder (it is quick)

Close the Installer by clicking on the small red dot in the top left hand corner of the screen. The Commander 3 Application should now show up in Launchpad.

app icon

To Run Commander 3

Click on the Commander Icon in LaunchPad. As the file has been downloaded from the internet you might get an additional warning. It is safe to ignore this warning as it will only appear once, and click Open to run Commander 3.

Commander 3 download warning

Further details on how to use Commander 3 can be found in our Using Command 3 Guide for the Mac as well as Using the Session Player and Using the Session Recorder.