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ShareMouse

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 39 votes out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.41
  • Total Downloads:
    47,691
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 15, 2016
  • 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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"I want to drink bleach after using this"

May 25, 2016  |  By BobKingDole

2016-05-25 15:40:12  |  By BobKingDole

 |  Version: ShareMouse 3.0.41

Pros

- It works sometimes
- I now know what truly bad software is

Cons

- Unstable
- No customer support for users
- Poor error documentation
- Limited features

Summary

Never before have I been compelled to write a review for bad software until I had the unfortunate experience of using this. It does work, on occasion, but most of the time you will experience frequent disconnections.

A typical use session will involve me launching the program, moving my cursor to the next screen, and then have the program crash. Sometimes it works for a few minutes, and then the cursor will disappear on one display and I will have to use the panic hotkey to retrieve my cursor. The panic hotkey was probably added when they realized that their product does not actually work reliably.

There is no clear way on how to reconnect - a friend who uses this told me to, "turn it on and off a few times idfk... just try not to mess it up when its working". I asked the person who told me about this product and he said, "lol you still use that?".

The landing page for ShareMouse boasts that it was the "Macworld Editor Choice" from ~5 years ago. Maybe this worked five years ago, but trust me, a lot can go wrong in five years (like my marriage). Sharing you won an award 5 years ago is like saying how I could run a record 5k before my metabolism stopped and I got a ton of new health features (issues).

All in all, this product is the worst solution to anything you could ever want. You're better off smashing your displays together hoping that the force will somehow transfer your cursor from one to the other. If you do manage to have this work, then congratulations.

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1 stars

"Unstable as hell"

March 22, 2016  |  By CQ Huang

2016-03-22 01:15:28  |  By CQ Huang

 |  Version: ShareMouse 3.0.41

Pros

Easy to set up

Cons

Connection keeps dropping, have to restart the program on both computers to reconnect. Essentially a piece of junk.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.41
Version 3.0.41: Improved network connectivity.
General
Publisher Bartels Media
Publisher web site http://www.bartelsmedia.com
Release Date March 11, 2016
Date Added March 15, 2016
Version 3.0.41
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Virtual Desktop Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.04MB
File Name ShareMouseSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 47,691
Downloads Last Week 47
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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