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teleport is a simple prefpane utility to let you use one single mouse and keyboard to control several of your Macs. Simply reach the edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your other Mac! The pasteboard can even be synchronized between the computers.

It uses Bonjour to find available hosts. For controlling them, it catches the events of the master computer, sends me on the network using TCP, and uses some native CoreGraphics calls on the slave computer.

What's New

Version 1.1.3:
  • Compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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I have used this tool for at least 5 years and it almost always has worked flawlessly. My only complaint is that I can't control an older Mac PowerPC with the newest version.

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Version 1.1.3
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Bottacco Member IconReview+27
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One of those lifesavers in everyday's work for those of us who have to work with several computers and monitors on the same desk. I love this little utility.

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Version 1.1.3
Aargl Member IconComment+352
Aargl
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I use it everyday, but I'd like to say this to the dev:
It's very likely that people having a second mac to pilot with this utility have not two recent macs, one can easily be a PPC... ;-)
So creating a PPC version able no communicate with the latest Intel version would be very useful.
Thanks anyway for this nice app!

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Version 1.1.3
Sonnykirkley Member IconReview+3
Sonnykirkley
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I have used this tool for at least 5 years and it almost always has worked flawlessly. My only complaint is that I can't control an older Mac PowerPC with the newest version.

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Version 1.1.3
Aargl
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I agree with you. :-)

Aaron-T. Member IconReview+7
Aaron-T.
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The best of its kind

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Version 1.1.3
Aargl Member IconComment+352
Aargl
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I'm still using it daily with great satisfaction.
Note that version 1.1.2a that you find on the dev's site "possibly working on SL" as written there, is not working indeed on 10.6.8 (at least for me ;-): the pref pane shows but the remote computer doesn't, and it sometimes crashes the Preferences app.
Version 1.1.1 doesn't seem to detect the remote computer either so I'm sticking with 1.0.2.
Given the state of the forum (cluttered with spam ads for years), there's no chance to see further development... :-(

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Version 1.1.1
Aargl
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I've tried it also on ML, and got exactly same behaviour: version 1.1.1 and 1.1.2a, the pref pane shows but doesn't detect the remote computer, while 1.0.2 works perfectly!

Aargl
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Nice to see I was wrong and Abyssoft made a 10.9 version.
I'll try it as soon as... I install 10.9. ;-)

Aargl
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Well, I've been trying 1.1.3 but same result...
Reading again the dev's site, I'm pretty certain that it's because my remote computer is PPC so it can only communicate with 1.0.2 and not above... :-/
(the "shake hand" procedure has probably been changed in recent versions, I suppose)

Danny-Yo Member IconReview+0
Danny-Yo
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Love this app, indispensable, and I've been using it for a couple of years. I just updated to 1.1.1 on Lion on my two Macs.

One odd thing: in this new version, there seems to be an option missing that was there previously (1.0.2): I used to have the ability of holding down a modifier key when switching, but i can't seem to find that anymore. Was it removed in the new version?

Thank you for making great free software! :)

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Version 1.1.1
Danny-Yo
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Never heard back from developer, although I found the answer: There is a cute little (but subtle) OPTIONS button that appears on the icon of the remote Mac when you hover your cursor to customize the interaction, thereby allowing you to have very different options for different target computers - very nice.

One odd thing that i DON'T like with this new version, though, is that when i am controlling another computer, the cursor still moves around on the screen of the "host" computer. Very confusing.

Freshinc-Design Member IconReview+0
Freshinc-Design
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Love this app just what we're looking for our macbook pro to imac! PERFECT :)

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Version 1.1.1
Aargl Member IconReview+352
Aargl
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Works perfectly between an iMac G5 running Leo and iMac Intel running SL (through Ethernet).
The only small problem I have from time to time is that, if I'm moving the mouse too fast Teleport thinks I'm already on the other screen when actually I'm blocked on the main screen (I have to switch it off and on to have it working again).
This little annoyance is less frequent when setting a delay in the prefs.

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Version 1.1.1
Aargl
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I confirm it's an indispensable app if you have to pilot 2 macs and don't want to plug-unplug your mouse and kb every time!!!
It should work with every kind of network connection (I think I had problems at the beginning with airport, one might check, but I rather suspect problems in OSX as I was not able to connect neither from the finder and screen sharing).
I'm using it through firewire right now and it's perfect.

David_Evian Member IconComment+34
David_Evian
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This used to work great, but has stopped working for me with a MBP with Lion trying to control a G5 with Tiger. The two machines just don't see each other at all. They see other services ok (like afp)

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Version 1.1.1
Jude.farry Member IconReview+0
Jude.farry
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Struggled with Synergy for ages. Constantly working around bugs. Teleport works perfectly out of the box.

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Downloads 77,931
Version Downloads 6,744
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 23 Oct 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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