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Synergy for Mac

By The Synergy ProjectFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Synergy

  • Share one mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on a LAN.
  • Last updated on 2/29/2024
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Open-source and usable across platforms, this utility application lets you share a single mouse and keyboard across more than one computer at a time. Even though Synergy for Mac is an easy-to-use utility concept, it could use some additional improvements with its setup process and execution.

Upon downloading and installing Synergy for Mac, the user will find that the mouse and keyboard sharing concept is based on the user's knowledge and ability to either set up a server for all the computers that will be sharing or to access a client base already established. Synergy could have done a better job facilitating an easier, more guided and descriptive setup and for its users, though. Once we completed setup on a local server, we were able to share our mouse and keyboard between our desktop and our MacBook, but the transference of the keyboard inputs between the two screens, and separate applications being used at the time, created some lag time. We only had this problem with the keyboard inputs, though. Synergy is a free application but the developers encourage the purchase of Premium accounts to support the project. It is not clear what the user gets if they contribute less than $10, but for a contribution of $10 they can get a premium vote that they are able to cast on any feature or bug that needs fixing.

Overall, Synergy for Mac seems to be suitable for individuals needing more than one computer to work with at a time because it allows users to eliminate the hassle of using separate mice and keyboards for separate systems.

What's new in version 1.5.1

Bug #3307 - Configuration file paths containing spaces don't workBug #3404 - Log path needs to be in quotes on windowsBug #3996 - Installer fails when Windows Firewall is disabled

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
August 26, 2014
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
1.5.1
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Mac
Operating System
OS X 10.9, Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
17,853
Downloads Last Week
1

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Developer's Description

Share one mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on a LAN.
Synergy is Free and Open Source Software that lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers, where each computer has it's own display. No special hardware is required, all you need is a local area network. Synergy is supported on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.