Remote Alternatives

    Remote is described as 'Controls multiple computers via another's keyboard and mouse'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Remote for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and FreeBSD. The best alternative is Barrier, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Remote are Synergy (Paid, Open Source), Mouse without Borders (Free), ShareMouse (Free Personal) and Input Director (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Oct 27, 2020

    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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    2. 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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    3. 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 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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    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.
    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. Control your Droid from your desktop with MOUSE and KEYBOARD. ShareKM is a very handy tool for Android that lets you share your computer's Mouse, Keyboard and Clipboard. You can download PC app at http://goo.gl/khfEb.

      Discontinued

      links are dead

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    9. 1. Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse Emulator: across makes a Bluetooth equipped PC or Mac work as a standard Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo.
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