ShareMouse

ShareMouse

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.56
  • Total Downloads:
    43,357
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 18, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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ShareMouse Mouse and Keyboard Sharing lets you control network computers with one keyboard and mouse, and share files, too. Rolling your mouse to the edge of one PC's desktop moves control to the next PC and dims the first PC's screen. Moving the cursor back restores control to the first PC. There's a QuickJump hot key combo, too, and there's a Panic key that also reverts to the main system and even a password option. This free tool works fine, though it takes practice.

We installed ShareMouse on two networked Windows PCs. The installer can configure Windows Firewall and applicable services, but be sure to enable ShareMouse in your other antivirus and security software. The app's settings include hot keys, scroll speed, and choice of network adapters and ports as well as some Demo features. Under Data Exchange, we could enable Drag and Drop (A Demo feature) and Clipboard Synchronization, including a customizable hot key for pasting shared clipboard data. The Monitor Manager displays available monitors in a desktop window and also identifies each display with a large letter: A, B, and so on, as required.

We moused to the edge of our main PC's screen, and the cursor activated in the next PC's screen while the first screen dimmed. Huge arrows indicate control direction, even across a large room. We could use our mouse and keyboard normally in the active PC. But it takes a steady wrist to keep the mouse from jumping to the next PC (or back to the first) if you get too close to the edge, especially in widescreen displays. But ShareMouse Mouse and Keyboard Sharing actually controls multiple PCs with one mouse, one keyboard, and a little practice -- and for free.

 
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2 stars

"Not so good"

February 23, 2015  |  By rjfree

 |  Version: ShareMouse 2.0.54

Pros

The concept is great. When it works it's a neat thing.

Cons

Doesn't really go as smooth as it should. Installation was easy.I installed it on a Vista pc and a W8.1 pc. Once I got the firewalls (zonealarm) straightened out, things seemed to work pretty good. The 2 big issues are that 1. if the remote pc goes to sleep, you have to wake it with a physically connected mouse and/or keyboard. That defeats the purpose of a clean desk. 2 is that mouse and keyboard operations are erratic on the remote pc because the network speed BOGS DOWN a ton. With ShareMouse running, my network speed dropped to 1/10th of what it should be.

Summary

It did uninstall easily!

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1 stars

"Not easy to uininstall. ShareMouse svc can't be stopped"

January 09, 2015  |  By RonBacklund

 |  Version: ShareMouse 2.0.54

Pros

Yes, you can control multiple PC mouse/kybd. Yes, it's features are nice. BUT ....

Cons

You can't use it on a PC with multiple monitors. If you do, it goes into "demo mode" and then you can't do anything with it. And no, you can't uninstall it easily. The sharemouse service can't be stopped. You'll have to reboot to safe mode, use regedit to remove all entries of sharemouse in the registry and then delete all instances of sharemouse and its directory. Unnecessarily painful.

Summary

I eradicated it within minutes of downloading and installed MS Mouse without Borders instead (http://aka.ms/MouseWithOutBorders). Rot in hell sharemouse.

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5 stars

"This thing has blown me away! Seriously!"

August 11, 2014  |  By ericbaranowski

 |  Version: ShareMouse 2.0.53

Pros

1. Works seamlessly after install without even modifying the settings
2. Works with the mouse and keyboard (mouse is connected to MBP via Bluetooth)
3. Drag N Drop works just as seamlessly as the mouse and keyboard
4. It says it won't work with a PC in another room, but I have my PC connected via Ethernet and my MacBook via WiFi and it stills works flawlessly
5. Unbelievably, copy and paste works just as described
6. Responded to support emails within a couple hours on a SUNDAY
7. Free for personal use
8. IT JUST WORKS!!!!

Cons

1. Had to reinstall windows, but forgot to remove the license key, so the key is now invalid when I reinstalled windows. (I assume support will remedy the situation shortly, I just emailed them five minutes ago)
2. Should have somewhat easy access to an additional keyboard/mouse or be able to switch plugs just in case you run into any weird connectivity issues. (They only happened occasionally, and I'm using a custom built PC, so I've done a ton of modifications which was most likely the cause of the problem. If you just keep your PC normal the software will continue to work great)

Summary

I've been using this software for exactly two weeks now and I cannot believe how easily and quickly this solution worked! I have my PC right next to my mac and had to keep switching keyboards and slide my chair over when using windows. (I don't like using Parallels or VMware because it slows my mac down, despite having a 2.3ghz quad-core processor and 16GB of RAM)

This is probably the most amazing software I have seen in years. You might think I'm exaggerating since there is a ton of amazing stuff out there, but seriously, I honestly don't think I have ever used anything that has worked this easily and seamlessly between PC and Mac. I just installed a copy on each machine and it started working immediately without even changing any of the settings. Best part of all is it's free for personal use, so there really is no reason not to try it, not to mention there is pretty much nothing else out there that does this. (trust me, I looked)

If you want to see a quick video of me using the software in action, just check out the video here: http://youtu.be/9Nlxykrvv20

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5 stars

"Great product"

April 16, 2014  |  By eran3d

 |  Version: ShareMouse 2.0.51

Pros

Unchallenged by competitors. I tried various different software packages, but none come close in a windows-mac work environment. Especially the two-way connection is extremely useful.
The client support is very good as well, they were very quick to respond and solved my issues in a very adequate manner!

Cons

Occasionally loses connection over wi-fi, this is usually resolved by restarting the application

Summary

Well worth the money

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5 stars

"Great product - fabulous support"

April 02, 2014  |  By mmaracic

 |  Version: ShareMouse 2.0.51

Pros

Works great.
Lightweight, fast and reliable.
Drag and drop between my MacBook and Windows7 makes me smile every time... silly, I know, but it works like magic :)

Cons

None. The product works as advertised.

Summary

I have been using another product by this company (MaxiVista) for years now, finally deciding to upgrade it in order to remote control my Mac. When it didn't work as expected I got a ShareMouse licence in 20 seconds flat. Excellent product and amazing service, I highly recommend it.

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5 stars

"Wow! I am so thrilled"

March 09, 2014  |  By cusermarian

 |  Version: ShareMouse 2.0.51

Pros

Just set this up so I can work between home and biz laptops sitting on my desk.. Can it get any easier? Both my mouse and keyboard working fantastic..

Cons

don't know yet, so far not a thing.

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5 stars

"A no-brainer purchase after 2 minutes use..."

March 05, 2014  |  By khanhvitu

 |  Version: ShareMouse 2.0.51

Pros

Just 'works', seamless between computers
Fast, lag-free.
Drag and drop files between computers.
Clipboard synchronise between PCs and Macs.
Works from cold-boot, awake from sleep/hibernate.

Cons

Could be fiddly to setup (nit-picking)

Summary

This is one of those software where you think why you haven't discovered it earlier in life. By far the easiest and worthiest $50 (£30-ish for the Pro Edition) I've spent in a long time. Buy it.

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5 stars

"Great option for Mac & Windows setups"

March 02, 2014  |  By ldcrone

 |  Version: ShareMouse 2.0.51

Pros

The best part of this software is that it works on dual operating systems. I have an iMac and a Windows 7 PC on the same desk and linked to the same network. I needed a solution that would work cross-platform and Share Mouse does an awesome job!

Cons

The latest free version doesn't let you transfer files between computers. You now have to but the software to be able to share files between computers. Easy to overcome with Dropbox or hubiC but would be nice to still have the option within the software. It's all about money isn't it?

Summary

This is a great option for cross platform users. I've used several other mouse & keyboard sharing programs but only Share Mouse made it simple to set up. Certainly worth your time to try it!

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1 stars

"if you have an hour to waste"

March 02, 2014  |  By daftasabrush

 |  Version: ShareMouse 2.0.51

Pros

good reviews

Cons

must be "paid for" reviews
does not work with win 7 and win vista

Summary

spent over an hour trying to set this wasteoftimeware up. Tried every combination,still failed.
Uninstalled it,checked for updates,changed computers around,stood on my head it still failed. Don't bother with this, IT DOES NOT WORK ON WINDOWS !

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5 stars

"Very Satisfied. Very Happy. Feels so seamless."

January 09, 2014  |  By moeiscool

 |  Version: ShareMouse 2.0.49

Pros

V2 has capability for more than 2 computers with 1 key!!!!! amazing! I bought V1 and Sharemouse had contacted me informing me that I did buy my key near their release for V2 so they gave me a free upgrade!

Cons

a few bugs here and there, but what program doesn't have bugs?!

Summary

overall a great program i would not use any other the free variants of this kind of program ever again. Sharemouse is worth every penny. Not just my opinion I have shown my friends also and they are "mind blasted".

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.56
Version 2.0.56 improves security and OSX 10.10 "Yosemite" support.
General
Publisher Bartels Media
Publisher web site http://www.bartelsmedia.com
Release Date March 16, 2015
Date Added March 18, 2015
Version 2.0.56
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Virtual Desktop Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.27MB
File Name ShareMouseSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 43,357
Downloads Last Week 78
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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