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Input Director is described as '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 regularly sliding from one system to the other' and is a popular Mouse Sharing utility in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Input Director for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and FreeBSD. The best alternative is Barrier, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Input Director are Mouse without Borders, Synergy, ShareMouse and Multiplicity.

Input Director alternatives are mainly Mouse Sharing Utilities but may also be Keyboard Sharing Utilities or Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Input Director.
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  1. Barrier is a cross-platform software utility for sharing your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk. It was forked from Synergy version 1.9's codebase.

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    Works great between different OSs such as Linux and Windows

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  2. 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 different PC from the other two.

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    Almost everyone thinks Mouse without Borders is a great alternative to Input Director.
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    MouseWithoutBorders is a free alternative that just works. Max four computers.

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    Works great, very easy to set up.

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  3. Synergy combines your desktop devices together in to one cohesive experience. It's software for sharing your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk. It works on Windows, macOS and Linux.

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    This alternative is disputed. Synergy is still a legitimate alternative to Input Director, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    It's free and works with just a few settings

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  4. Move the mouse to the monitor of the computer you wish to control and the pointer magically jumps to that computer. Any mouse and keyboard input is transmitted to the corresponding computer.

    ⚫︎ PortableShareMouse can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Multiplicity enables a user to control multiple computers with one keyboard and mouse. Multiplicity is installed on networked PCs to create a virtual KVM switch with two modes of operation.

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  6. GiMeSpace KVMShare Pro is one of the very few real KVM software sollutions that not only shares mouse and keyboard but really allows you to share video in the form of windows on the screen of connected computers while using minimal bandwidth.

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    Client and server role on 2 different computers
  7. Discover the innovative world of Apple and shop everything iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV, plus explore accessories, entertainment, and expert device support.

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  8. x2vnc (win2vnc) icon

    x2vnc (win2vnc)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    This program will let you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed but the program is still downloadable and working

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    Win2VNC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This program will let you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer. It even works between different operating systems.

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    Discontinued

    Last Update: 2015-09-23, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/win2vnc/

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    Mouse Broadcaster

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Mouse Broadcaster is used to duplicate mouse and keyboard actions to multiple PCs on a network.

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    Master before starting (Automatically calculates broadcast IP).
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