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Open Source Synergy Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Synergy is Barrier. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Synergy and five of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Synergy are Input Leap, x2vnc (win2vnc), Win2VNC and Remote.

Synergy 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 Synergy.
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  1. Barrier icon

    Barrier

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    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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    Almost everyone thinks Barrier is a great alternative to Synergy.
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    It's a fork of the original version and is maintained.

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    open source, actively updated

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    It just works, can be set up very fast and works perfectly

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    Is free and open source, works perfectly between my Linux machine and Windows laptop, other than entering an IP and dragging a monitor icon, practically no setup was needed

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    Sleek, fast, secure and open. No magic behind the scenes and it Just Works™. Can't recommend this enough!

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    Works flawlessly, little setup required.

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    It's open source and works flawlessly !

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    Input Leap

    • Windows
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    • 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.



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

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    This does not actually replicate the functionality of Synergy

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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.

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

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  5. Remote

    • Windows
    13 alternatives to Remote 

    Controls multiple computers via another's keyboard and mouse.

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