Open Source Synergy Alternatives

    Synergy is described as 'Share one mouse, one keyboard, and one clipboard between multiple Windows, Mac, and Linux computers'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Synergy for various platforms. The best alternative is Barrier, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Synergy are x2vnc (win2vnc) (Free, Open Source), Win2VNC (Free, Open Source) and Remote (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 3, 2020

    • Cross-platform software for sharing a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers at a workstation.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Synergy.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      • OpenBSD
      Quick and easy setup, cross platform, minimal reading required to use.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago 15 users agree and 3 don't

      idlesHand 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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago 4 users agree

      Iaian7 This is the only cross-platform solution I've found so far, and it's working a heck of a lot better than Synergy!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago 7 users agree

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    • This program will let you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer.
      View 9 alternatives to x2vnc (win2vnc)

      Discontinued

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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago 0 users agree and 5 don't



    • 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.
      View 9 alternatives to Win2VNC

      Discontinued

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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Controls multiple computers via another's keyboard and mouse.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows