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ScreenRecycler allows you to use your other computer as a second monitor.

Many Mac users have a second computer sitting right next to their main computer on their desk including a nice display. ScreenRecycler now enables you to use this spare computer as second display for your Mac. You can even use an idle machine for that purpose.

It's like a dual monitor setup without the need to buy an additional monitor. Just start ScreenRecycler on your Mac then connect to ScreenRecycler via VNC from your second machine.

Recycle your old Mac and Windows machines !

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Version 1.39 (beta 2): Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Yazarim Member IconReview+112

Very good software, like his "brother" JollysFastVNC. Support is simply perfect. Many thanks

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Version 1.38
Vikarti Anatra Member IconComment+0
Vikarti Anatra

Nice one.

Would be very nice if driver also support 1600x900 virtual resolution. I have such (Windows) notebook which I want to use as remote display but I have to add scaling or use smart zoom.

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Version 1.38
Alan1206 Member IconComment+0

I test it with mbp 17" running 10.6.6. after remote connect to screenrecycler. remote become main screen ? i can't find any support for the apps :( I wish it works.. since i want to run some apps on 2nd screen.

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Version 1.38
Grandlepton Member IconComment+7

Version 1.38 does not support the 64 bit kernel.

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Version 1.38

Biggest letdown was finding that out. Wonder if there's an update in the works?

Steve Frawley

Beta version at developer site supports 64bit and Lion. Have not tested yet.

Chrischram Member IconReview+85

I bought this application so I could mirror the screen of my MacBook for the viewing pleasure of the members of our small users group. Due to the fluctuation between the Dollar and the Euro, I had to pay a few bucks more than is stated on this page. Oh well...

My one quibble, though it's not a deal breaker, is that my Keynote presentations don't display AT ALL on my remote screen. I have to convert them to PDF in order to present them to the group. I don't use any visual effects, so that's no biggie.

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Version 1.38
Arvidtp Member IconReview+73

Great piece of software. I use it on stage while performing with other musicians - they can see the settings of their effects etc. running on my macbook pro wirelessly from the other side of the stage using another laptop. Much easier than bringing another display to gigs.

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Version 1.18
iamdmann Member IconReview+1

fantastic implementation, no problem to set up...i only wish there was a way to have the program demand higher system resources for faster performance. i love that it normally doesn't take too many resources, but sometimes i don't mind if i can't run as many applications or if my network slows down a bit. that said, i've been waiting for over a year for new apple displays to come out and while my 17 inch g5 imac isn't a 23 inch cinema display 20 bucks is a great deal to get more screen space without buying any more kit. performance on a macbook C2D 2.2 is great, performance on a mini CD 1.8 is great too...really nice that i can start the program through screen sharing on the imac g5 and then switch my keyboard/mouse to the mini and have a display for my previously headless mac mini. the only other issue is that there is not an easy way to find student pricing, but on a 25 dollar application you're very likely to come out ahead without student pricing...unless you can pick up a display for 20 bucks.

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Version 1.16

I have a iMac G4, running OSX 10.4, it's DVD head is shot and it only has 256 MB Ram, but all else still good. Instead of wasting $ fixing/updating it, I was hoping to buy a new Mac Mini and use the iMac as a screen. It sounds like it would be possible with this program. Any thoughts, ideas, advice much appreciated.


Twistermc Member IconComment+7

I can't get it to install. When it gets to 'select a destination' nothing shows. Help.

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Version 1.16
Vvarp Member IconReview+88

Unique concept, great implementation and included VNC client works like a charm (not to mention it's one of the best in the range) - I use it everyday!

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Version 1.06 build 1210
mikedb66 Member IconComment+1

VNC with a PC works great. The developer responded immediately to my issue, and the fix worked perfectly.

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Version 1.00RC1(876)
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Downloads 29,240
Version Downloads 1,654
License Shareware
Date 29 Jul 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $24.95
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