Alternatives to ShareMouse for all platforms with any license

  • Synergy icon

    Synergy

    Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. Its intended for users with multiple computers on their desk...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Mouse without Borders icon

    Mouse without Borders

    Mouse Without Borders allows you to reach across your PC's as if they were part of one single desktop. Using Mouse Without Borders you can move your mouse between the 3 or more screens, even though one of them is attached to a...

    Free Windows

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  • Input Director icon

    Input Director

    Input Director is a Windows application that lets you control multiple Windows systems using the keyboard/mouse attached to one computer. It is designed for folks who have two (or more) computers set up at home and find themselves...

    Free Personal Windows

  • teleport icon

    teleport

    Really smooth and easy to use mouse and keyboard sharing between multiple machines. Set up the location of other shared desktops and simply arrange them just like the standard multi-monitor setup screen were all used to. Some...

    Free Mac

  • SynergyKM

    SynergyKM is a GUI wrapper around the synergy command line tool that lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems without special hardware.

    Open Source Mac

  • across icon

    across

    Across makes a Bluetooth equipped PC or Mac work as a standard Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android

    No features added Add a feature

ShareMouse Comments

Registration nags for basic features

Negative Comment by HunterZ
about ShareMouse Dec 2016

Ditched this one because it kept nagging me about registering, just because I want to use the feature that keeps the mouse from switching screens unless I am holding down the Ctrl key.

It also doesn't work well at controlling games on the remote machine, as the mouse sensitivity seems crazy.

Input Director does both of the above out of the box and is completely free.

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Way too expensive

Comment by chuckbajax
about ShareMouse Apr 2015

$49 PER YEAR just to control more than two computers. That's horribly overpriced.

They need to come down. Synergy is good enough and doesn't require me to pay for it again after a year. Plus the vague and arbitrary criteria they use to decide whether you're a "power user" who has to pay extra just kind of irks me--there's domain on the local network? Pay up bro. (What if you're a student at a university?)

To actually use the software, it has features I'd happily pay for at a more affordable $20-30 per year, or with a one-time fee for the current version. No concept of a client-server, at least in the interface. Your computers are added to a "group" and any computer in the group will send input to any other. It also dims the screens on non-focused computers, so you can more easily determine where your mouse is in a large setup. The only real drawback that I can see is the lack of any Linux support.

I don't think it's really the price that gets to me, just the attitude. They introduce this arbitrary designation where you have to pay more, and you are only paying for a single year. They whole thing just feels like gouging.

[Edited by chuckbajax, April 20]

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Portable Versions

Comment by lewen7er9
about ShareMouse Sep 2011

Have only compared with Synergy KM. I prefer this to Synergy KM since they provide portable installs (whereas Synergy KM depends on Visual Studio being installed on PCs).

So far working well with wireless Mac Keyboard and Magic Mouse connected to an iMac running OS X Lion remotely controlling a Windows laptop running Windows Server 2003 and an old (2006) MacBook running OS X Snow Leopard.

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