Input Director Alternatives

    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 app in the Office & Productivity 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 (Free), Synergy (Paid, Open Source), ShareMouse (Free Personal) and Multiplicity (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2021

    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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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.
      Spiral_Plus MouseWithoutBorders is a free alternative that just works. Max four computers.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      Works great, very easy to set up.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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

      Discontinued

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

    7. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    8. 1. Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse Emulator: across makes a Bluetooth equipped PC or Mac work as a standard Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo.
    9. Mouse Broadcaster is used to duplicate mouse and keyboard actions to multiple PCs on a network.
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