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ShareMouse for Mac

By Bartels Media Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 30, 2014

With ShareMouse for Mac you can seamlessly share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on the same network. If you are willing to buy the full version, you can even drag and drop files between computers, enable sharing on more than just two monitors, and prevent accidental monitor switching.

Pros

Doesn't require device pairing: Once the cursor is on one screen, the shared keyboard will also function for that screen. With ShareMouse for Mac there is no need to pair or unpair Bluetooth devices.

Works seamlessly: When you drag your cursor to the edge of one screen it automatically jumps over to the neighboring monitor. This app also allows you to share the clipboard between computers, which means that if you "copy" something on one screen, you can use the keyboard to then "paste" it onto a document open on your other screen.

Mac OS X and Windows cross-platform support: This application allows you to control a PC from a Mac and vice versa.

Cons

Cursor a bit slow on second monitor: We noticed absolutely no difference between the functionality of the keyboard between monitors, but the cursor did respond with a very slight lag once it crossed over to the second screen. We noticed this both when using our iMac's magic mouse on our MacBook Air's screen and when using our MacBook Air's trackpad to control the cursor on our iMac's screen. Although this change in responsiveness was noticeable, it was not significant.

Bottom Line

If you are working with multiple computer monitors on a regular basis, you should give ShareMouse for Mac a go. It's easy to navigate and besides, it comes with a detailed, helpful user guide. While you must purchase a license to take full advantage of some of this application's features, it's definitely a program that can increase your productivity.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0.0

Version 5.0.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release October 23, 2020
Date Added October 23, 2020
Version 5.0.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, macOS 10.14
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 29,681
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

ShareMouse allows you to share one mouse and keyboard with multiple Windows and Mac computers. You just need to move the mouse pointer to the computer you wish to control. When you reach the border of the monitor, the mouse cursor magically jumps to the neighboring monitor and you can then control that computer. Any computer can be controlled with the mouse and keyboard of any other computer. Unlike an KVM switch, you don't need to press any button to switch between computers. All mouse and keyboard input is transmitted over your existing Ethernet or Wireless LAN network connection. No USB switch, KVM switch or any other hardware is required. ShareMouse also allows you to drag & drop files between multiple computers for easy file transfer. ShareMouse additionally shares the clipboard between multiple computers. Whatever you copy into the clipboard of one computer is available in the clipboard of any other computer. ShareMouse is a Mac and Windows cross-platform solution and allows you to control a Mac from a PC and vice versa.