Alternatives to Synergy for all platforms with any license

  • Mouse without Borders

    Mouse w/o Borders makes you the captain of your computer fleet by allowing you to control up to 4 computers from a single mouse and keyboard.

    • Fantastically easy to use, although only on windows computers so it's not always an alternative to Synergy (which I'm using right now, because Linux...) Guest • Jan 2017 • 8 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It provides the same functionality which I need Synergy for right now. Windows-only is a clear limitation, but won't impede all users. Guest • May 2017 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Is free, from Microsoft and works amazing with my 3 computers Guest • Jul 2016 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does pretty much the same exact thing. The only difference I can think of is I don't know if MwB uses SSL encryption, which you can get on the Pro version of Synergy/ Guest • Sep 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to set-up. Simple to use. Works. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • Barrier

    Barrier is a cross-platform software for sharing your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk. Features include clipboard sharing and SSL encryption....

    • The key draw of Synergy was the true multi-platform approach ie BSD Linux mac and win are supported, which only this one can boast of. Being a fork of synergy itself a fork of cosmicSynergy this is no suprise but this team DO have binaries/installers ready to download though it is not updated often. idlesHandJun 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • ShareMouse

    Mouse and Keyboard Sharing to control a Windows or Mac PC with the mouse and keyboard of any other PC.

    • Worked instantly across two Macs, one even with diffferent OS. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is cross platform. Super easy to set up, and most importantly, it is absolutely free for personal use! yanc3kJul 2017 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • 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...

    • It is so much simpler to configure. toolkitzaSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • The only free alternative to Synergy that works well and consistently ScottBeesonAug 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Supports mouse movements absolutely critical to gaming on a different computer. Synergy did not the last time I used their version. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Windows

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  • x2vnc (win2vnc)

    This program will let you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer. The program will open a small (one pixel wide)...

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed but the program is still downloadable and working
    • While the description is a little vague, they seem to imply that your keyboard/mouse input is sent to another PC when you move your mouse into a tiny window on either PC. Guest • Mar 2016 • 0 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • 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.

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2015-09-23, see

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Logitech Options

    Customisation of Logitech mouse or keyboard settings, device information, additional functionality such as sharing input devices over multiple computers.

    • Logitech options is a hardware keyboard and mouse switching, requires specialized hardware, paired with both devices. It does nothing over the network, like synergy. All options does is detect when you get to the border, and changes the pairing of your mouse and keyboard to a second machine. If you don't have the mouse and keyboard, it doesn't work. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows

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  • Mouse Broadcaster

    Mouse Broadcaster is used to duplicate mouse and keyboard actions to multiple PCs on a network. Mouse Broadcaster comes in two parts - Master and Minion. The master...

    Free Windows

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Synergy Comments

Comment by nbolton
about Synergy · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Glad to hear you guys are fans of Synergy+, it's a shame original Synergy isn't being maintained any more, but hopefully when Chris turns up he'll want to merge the two projects.


Synergy and Synergy+ projects were merged on September 2009, about a month later the previous message :)

Oh wow, that was some time ago, and still going strong today!