Synergy Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Synergy for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Barrier, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Synergy and five of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Synergy are ShareMouse (Free Personal), Apple Universal Control (Free), across (Paid) and Logitech Options (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 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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      Barrier vs Synergy opinions
      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  almost 2 years ago

      amenthes It's a fork of the original version and is maintained.
      Top positive comment  9 months ago

      open source, actively updated
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      It just works, can be set up very fast and works perfectly
      Positive comment 12 months 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 about 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 over 1 year ago

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    2. Mouse and Keyboard Sharing to control a Windows or Mac PC with the mouse and keyboard of any other PC.
      ShareMouse vs Synergy opinions
      Most users think ShareMouse is a great alternative to Synergy.
      its is super easy to set up and its free.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      meyerisch More features, easier setup, more reliable functionality.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      As its suppose to be free but its really NOT, only for 2 screens not even 2 computers, so if u have a laptop with second scra and another PC with one ur done and not nicely, works for cca 5 min a than kick out or pay, its not even possible to to use only one of those screens.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

      Worked instantly across two Macs, one even with diffferent OS.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      yanc3k It is cross platform. Super easy to set up, and most importantly, it is absolutely free for personal use!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago


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    4. 1. Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse Emulator: across makes a Bluetooth equipped PC or Mac work as a standard Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo.
    5. Customisation of Logitech mouse or keyboard settings, device information, additional functionality such as sharing input devices over multiple computers.
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      Logitech Options vs Synergy opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Logitech Options is still a legitimate alternative to Synergy, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      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.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      Not even close to providing the same functions as Synergy.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      It is a driver for Logitech products and does not support cross-platform functionality whatsoever
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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