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 four of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Synergy are x2vnc (win2vnc) (Free, Open Source), Win2VNC (Free, Open Source) and Remote (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 2, 2021

    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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      Almost everyone thinks Barrier is a great alternative to Synergy.
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      Quick and easy setup, cross platform, minimal reading required to use.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      amenthes It's a fork of the original version and is maintained.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      open source, actively updated
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      It just works, can be set up very fast and works perfectly
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Sleek, fast, secure and open. No magic behind the scenes and it Just Works™. Can't recommend this enough!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Works flawlessly, little setup required.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. This program will let you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer.


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

      x2vnc (win2vnc) vs Synergy opinions
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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.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago


    3. 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.


      Last Update: 2015-09-23, see

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