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Synergy Reviews

Cross-platform software for sharing your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers

Social recommendations and mentions

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  • Splitting the same mouse simultaneously on more VM
    Not sure about controlling them all at once, but you can do software KVM type stuff with Synergy or Multiplicity. Https:// Https:// Maybe one of those would do what you are looking for. - Source: Reddit / 6 days ago
  • I bought an Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 AMA
    However you might be able to achieve what you want using software like Mouse Without Borders or Synergy. - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
  • KVM Switch, USB Switch, or…?
    So what you want to do is basically use one keyboard and mouse to control both computers? What about a software KVM, like Input Director, Synergy, or Mouse Without Borders? - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • Check out my dual MacBook M1 Pros, dual monitors, and standing desk setup
    If you can install your own software, I have also used Synergy for this, you install the software on your computers and set one as the host and the rest as clients. The host is the one with the keyboard and mouse attached, and you can configure where the other computers sit in your desk space. Then you can move between them like multiple monitors on one machine. It's just like Universal Control but it also lets... - Source: Reddit / 15 days ago
  • I know there is a way to have two laptops share 2 monitors using the same mouse and keyboard but how?
    There are various software solution to share m/kb across devices on local network. Random google result - Source: Reddit / 17 days ago
  • Extending 2021 Macbook Pro to 2021 iMac
    Barrier is an open-source fork of Synergy, and will let you use one keyboard/mouse to control multiple computers. It's also cross-platform, so you can use it across Windows and Linux too. - Source: Reddit / 17 days ago
  • Here is my Updated, WIP "Battlestation!"
    Between my MacBook and my Windows desktop? I actually use an application called Synergy ( which perfectly suits my needs for using one keyboard and mouse for multiple devices. - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • Will this setup work to use a keyboard and a mouse on two different computers simultaneously?
    Try Synergy. Its worth the cost. If when configuring new shit, try changing the port number to a different single value for servers and clients. And hotkeys are useful too. - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • Top or bottom? Both are comfortable to me! Need opinions.
    I like the bottom setup. I'm surprised no one has mentioned this though... Have you thought about using something like Synergy to share the keyboard/mouse across the PC monitor to the OS X monitor? - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Is it possible to run a laptop through a desktop?
    Check out Synergy or Mouse without borders. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • What are the not-so-obvious tools that you don't want to miss?
    i've been using synergy for like 10 years and while it's not perfect, it works really really well. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Everyone, share your work setup.. (that of course, features our beloved Pop!)
    The keyboard and trackpad are shared between the two using Synergy. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Added a third monitor and got a KVM switch to go between the PC and Mac. Left most screen is PC only and right most screen is Mac only. Middle one and keyboard/mouse switch with the push of a button!
    Have you tried Synergy? Would recommend. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • How can I quickly switch my keyboard, mouse, and 3 monitors between my PC and macbook?
    If you don't mind spending some money on software, take a look at "Synergy". Not sure if it fits your exact needs though. Basically you install a server app on your main PC and a client app on the Mac. Here's the site where you can check out what it does etc. Https:// - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • How to connect two laptops to single monitor?
    For keyboard and mouse there’s a software called Or you can use a keyboard/mouse that allows you to connect to multiple computers. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Can I use MacBook Air M1 as a second screen for my windows laptop (or vice versa)?
    No, you cannot do that. But with Synergy you can use your mouse and keyboard across both devices. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • T1 Sandwich with 7950X & 7900 XTX
    Have you considered using something like Synergy to control both computers at the same time? - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • KVM suggestions?
    I've used a software KVM (Synergy) for this purpose for years. There should be a free trial or some kind of money back guarantee on it. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Help me with my desk setup
    Synergy - Shareware. Works across multiple platforms (Windows,Mac,Linux) seamlessly. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • KVM Switch? Docking Station? 2 Input Sources and 2 Monitors + Keyboard / Mouse
    Have you looked at Synergy ? It's software that allows you to wirelessly share your mouse and keyboard across multiple computers. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Ask HN: Can you recommend an “instant-switch” Monitor? Does one exist?
    It's the same as Synergy which is at - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago

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Top spacedesk Alternatives & Similar Software (2020)
Synergy is yet another software that lets you work on separate computers with the same input devices. It helps you save all the clutter caused by the cables of a traditional KVM. What’s more, it works even when the computers are working on separate operating systems. This feature makes it stand out from Spacedesk. For Synergy to function, you’ll need the systems to run on the same local network and connect the...

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