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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, Apple Universal Control, across and Logitech Options.

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 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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  2. Move the mouse to the monitor of the computer you wish to control and the pointer magically jumps to that computer. Any mouse and keyboard input is transmitted to the corresponding computer.

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    Most users think ShareMouse is a great alternative to Synergy.

    Worked instantly across two Macs, one even with diffferent OS.

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    yanc3k

    It is cross platform. Super easy to set up, and most importantly, it is absolutely free for personal use!

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    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.

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    meyerisch

    More features, easier setup, more reliable functionality.

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    its is super easy to set up and its free.

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    1. Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse Emulator: across makes a Bluetooth equipped PC or Mac work as a standard Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo.
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  5. Customisation of Logitech mouse or keyboard settings, device information, additional functionality such as sharing input devices over multiple computers.

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    This alternative is disputed. Logitech Options is still a legitimate alternative to Synergy, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Logi Options is not a software-based KVM switch.

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    Not even close to providing the same functions as Synergy.

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    It is a driver for Logitech products and does not support cross-platform functionality whatsoever

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    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.

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