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.

    Free Windows

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    • 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 • 7 agrees and 2 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 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Is free, from Microsoft and works amazing with my 3 computers Guest • Jul 2016 • 4 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
  • ShareMouse

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

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows

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    • It is cross platform. Super easy to set up, and most importantly, it is absolutely free for personal use! yanc3kJul 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Worked instantly across two Macs, one even with diffferent OS. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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....

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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)...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • 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 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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

    spacedesk is a windows network display monitor software that expands the Windows desktop computer screen to other computers over the local area network.

    Free Mac OS X Windows Windows Mobile Android

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    • Synergy is mouse/keyboard sharing, SpaceDesk is monitor sharing. Totally different purpose. Guest • Oct 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Synergy is a software "KVM" you control multiple computers with one keyboard, and mouse. Spacedesk is a desktop extender; you control one computer and other devices become additional displays for the first computer. Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No mouse and keyboard sharing whatsoever. Guest • Dec 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • doesn't provide shared mouse but provides shared screen Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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.

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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!