Synergy (utility)

Version: 1.4.15 || Release Date: 2013-10-23 || License: GPL App Owner: chriswhite

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display.

synergy: [noun] a mutually advantageous conjunction of distinct elements

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).

Redirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse off the edge of your screen. Synergy also merges the clipboards of all the systems into one, allowing cut-and-paste between systems. Furthermore, it synchronizes screen savers so they all start and stop together and, if screen locking is enabled, only one screen requires a password to unlock them all. Learn more about how it works.

Synergy is open source and released under the GNU Public License (GPL).

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20 Opinions

I rely on this to use my MBP, iMac and PC all using the PC's mouse and keyboard. Really really helpful app.

oh snap! rino i just noticed this wasn't the preference pane. I'm with him, the preferencepane all the way, SynergyKM

The best utility for the sourceforge synergy project! Less RAM == A Good Thing.

Actually I do not use this! I use instead the PrefPane you can find here:
http://software.landryhetu.com/synergy/

Why use the PrefPane instead of the GUI application? Memory. The application here, Synergy2 uses ~28mb of RAM, and the synergy libraries use ~10mb. The PrefPane uses only ~2mb.

Less RAM usage is great for these little utilities. Not to knock this effort -- it's just too large for my tastes.

I absolutly love this app. It takes my computing experience to the next level.

HOW I USE IT:
Essentitally I have two 19'' monitors side-by-side. One connected to a Mac Box and the other to a PC. And yet even with two different computer I can scroll my mouse across the edge of one screen onto another!!! It even saves your Copy-&-Paste across computer!!!!

That is to say, you can control a PC from your mac using this. Not so with teleport.

Marcus, Synergy2 is a mac GUI for Synergy, Synergy is available for Linux, Windows and OS X. I believe teleport only works between two macs.

This one seems a lot similar to teleport except it's free. Which one is better? :)

Awesome app. I can use my iMac even when I'm on my iBook. Sweet.

This, combined with SSH Tunnel Manager is the best you can get :)

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