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Synergy Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Synergy for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 13 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Synergy are Mouse without Borders, ShareMouse, Input Director and Multiplicity.

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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    amenthes

    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. Mouse Without Borders allows you to reach across your PC's as if they were part of one single desktop. Using Mouse Without Borders you can move your mouse between the 3 or more screens, even though one of them is attached to a different PC from the other two.

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    Fantastically easy to use, although only on windows computers so it's not always an alternative to Synergy (which I'm using right now, because Linux...)

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    Is free, from Microsoft and works amazing with my 3 computers

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    Buggy installation. "Link" button does not work half the time. Would not connect even with correct code and computer name, on the same network.

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    Does Not work with MacOS.

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    Not cross-platform. Useless to me.

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    Fairly easy to set up, does everything as advertised.

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    Better than Synergy in that you can drag and drop files between computers. But... It's Windows only. So now other ecosystems allowed.

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  3. 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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  4. Input Director is a Windows application that lets you control multiple Windows systems using the keyboard/mouse attached to one computer. It is designed for folks who have two (or more) computers set up at home and find themselves regularly sliding from one system to the other.

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    The only free alternative to Synergy that works well and consistently

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    toolkitza

    It is so much simpler to configure.

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    It's very reliable, and the double tap to switch screens is great. Clipboard sharing works well too. The little window to show status helps when you have multiple monitors.

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    Supports mouse movements absolutely critical to gaming on a different computer. Synergy did not the last time I used their version.

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  5. Multiplicity enables a user to control multiple computers with one keyboard and mouse. Multiplicity is installed on networked PCs to create a virtual KVM switch with two modes of operation.

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    Most users think Multiplicity is a great alternative to Synergy.

    No suport for linux or mac.

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  6. x2vnc (win2vnc) icon

    x2vnc (win2vnc)

    • FreeOpen Source
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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.

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

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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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  7. GiMeSpace KVMShare Pro is one of the very few real KVM software sollutions that not only shares mouse and keyboard but really allows you to share video in the form of windows on the screen of connected computers while using minimal bandwidth.

    Client and server role on 2 different computers
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    Win2VNC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    Discontinued

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

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    Control your Droid from your desktop with MOUSE and KEYBOARD.

    Discontinued

    links are dead

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  10. Remote

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Controls multiple computers via another's keyboard and mouse.

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