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Remote is described as 'Controls multiple computers via another's keyboard and mouse' and is a Mouse Sharing utility in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Remote for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Barrier, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Remote are Synergy, Mouse without Borders, Input Director and ShareMouse.

Remote 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 Remote.
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Controls multiple computers via another's keyboard and mouse.

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  1. Barrier icon

    Barrier

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD
    15 alternatives to Barrier 

    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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    Synergy

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    15 alternatives to Synergy 

    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.

    Synergy 3 Alpha


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    Mouse without Borders

    • Windows
    14 alternatives to 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 different PC from the other two.

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  4. Input Director icon

    Input Director

    • Windows
    13 alternatives to 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 regularly sliding from one system to the other.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Input Director to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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  5. ShareMouse icon

    ShareMouse

    • Mac
    • Windows
    11 alternatives to ShareMouse 

    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.

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    1.  PortableShareMouse can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Multiplicity

    • Windows
    18 alternatives to Multiplicity 

    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. In Seamless keyboard and mouse mode the mouse cursor can be freely moved across multiple...

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  7. GiMeSpace KVMShare Pro icon

    GiMeSpace KVMShare Pro

    • Windows
    14 alternatives to GiMeSpace KVMShare Pro 

    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.

    Client and server role on 2 different computers
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    Input Leap

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    15 alternatives to Input Leap 

    Input Leap is software that mimics the functionality of a KVM switch, which historically would allow you to use a single keyboard and mouse to control multiple computers by physically turning a dial on the box to switch the machine you're controlling at any given moment.

  9. x2vnc (win2vnc) icon

    x2vnc (win2vnc)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    12 alternatives to x2vnc (win2vnc) 

    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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    1.  Support for Multiple Monitorsx2vnc (win2vnc) supports the use of multiple displays.
    Discontinued

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

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    Win2VNC

    12 alternatives to Win2VNC 

    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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