Synergy Reviews

Massively buggy

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I've used Synergy on and off for over 15 years, so when I say "it's a buggy piece of crud and always has been", I know whereof I speak.

There are fully FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY FOUR current unfixed bugs showing on Synergy's Github page, many of which have languished untouched for several months.

Don't waste your time. Especially on a Mac.

[Edited by Stugol, April 04]

[Edited by Stugol, April 04]

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I seen to remember that whoever had the open source project complained loudly about the 'odd' requests from users. You know, like fixing this bug or that, and whining about not getting paid while insulting users over constructive criticism. I was a bit pissed off when it went commercial and pricing went way above and beyond making money. Most projects that go commercial have a 'free' version for hobbyists and education, and charge businesses for licenses. Haven't used it since it went commercial. Doesn't surprise me that it's buggy and hasn't really been updated all that well. Too bad. It had a lot of promise.

Hijacked Open source project - No open source anymore

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This is insane. It launched as an open source project, then AFAIK someone grabbed it and made it closed source and payware. I cant imagine that this is allowed by open source licensing?!

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This project is available in FOSS, however i believe it's just the source code available. Recent changelogs indicate inclusions to include online activation and license keys. https://github.com/symless/synergy

Small Mouse without Borders iconMouse without Borders is a really good alternative and free too.

Yes it is, but works only between windows installations.
This can works also with linux/mac and/to windows :P

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Used to be free open-source but now is commercially exploited. Half of the feature list is tagged "coming soon" (for ages). Version 2 is barely usable because of many unsolved bugs. An Awkward "cloud" feature transmits your IP address to their servers. If their server is down, so is Synergy on your computer.

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Forget it if you need to type accented letters like á é í ó ú. If you type "quickly" it does not work, even on the host computer.

Also, as others said, this software is very buggy. Do not buy.

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synergy mouse keyboard sharing mac windows linux problems

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There are lots of issues here
https://symless.com/forums/
One of the most problems is that mouse wheel does not work in the client.

while in sharemouse (keyboard-and-mouse-sharing.com) I don't see such problem!

I wonder about a huge number of Like!

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Event the latest nightlies are crippleware

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Someone said to try the latest nightly build, but it still nags for a license key.

Not going to waste my time, since I'm not worried about cross-platform sharing at this time.

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Fabulous if you have a Windows PC and a Macbook and wanted to use the same mouse and keyboard. You can even drag and drop files, and copy & paste stuff between them. Tip: Win-key works as the Command-key as soon as you move your mouse pointer over to the Mac screen. Scroll Lock locks the mouse to Windows.

I wanted to give it at four but gave it a five, cause I can't believe all of the ungrateful reviews here. I was very happy when I found it and installed it, and thought this is fantastic when I got it up and working. It saves me a lot of hassle working on the same project on my two computers. Sure, it's not perfect. But it works great. My only issues were that I had to install qSynergy manually to get it to work and that when the mac goes to sleep the "client Mac" disconnects. But I only have to click "Apply" in Synergy to get it connected again.

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