ScreenRecycler
ScreenRecycler
1.39

4.6

ScreenRecycler free download for Mac

ScreenRecycler

1.39
24 December 2018

Use any networked computer as additional display (beta).

Overview

Note: ScreenRecycler is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

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 !

What's new in ScreenRecycler

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

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Mikedb66
02 May 2007

Most helpful

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)
Winco
20 January 2017
NOTE!: (From the developers website) ScreenRecycler is currently not compatible with OSX 10.11.
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Version 1.39
ylluminate
17 November 2014
This app is a real gem to have around. Works extremely well, except in Yosemite there is a bug in WindowServer that Apple has yet to resolve that is causing some performance problems. ScreenRecycler itself is just fine, but Apple is dropping the ball here in OS X 10.10.0 and even 10.10.x. If you use this app, please submit a bug report or feedback to let Apple know that we very much need them to fix WindowServer.
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Version 1.39
2 answer(s)
Steve K
Steve K
14 December 2014
Just had to chime in: That WindowServer bug is murder. My 2011 iMac isn't a a screamer but by no means is it slow, so when it started stuttering shortly after installing Yosemite I wanted to pull my hair out. Logging out then back in gets rid of it. And for some reason Chrome triggers it every time. ..
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ylluminate
ylluminate
14 December 2014
@Mudflapper: Have you attempted to go to System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Display and toggle "Increase contrast" yet to see if that has any bearings? So far I have been able to eliminate a huge UI performance issue by doing this, but I've not yet tested to see if it will affect ScreenRecycler. I'm flabbergasted, but my system is now actually usable. I have also found that Yosemite has screwed up either the signal strength or the connection protocol for BT devices and thus why I have had a nightmare with my Magic Trackpad. I still have a couple other ugly warts, but those two discoveries have taken me from miserable to being able to actually use this sucker.
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Yazarim
08 August 2012
Very good software, like his "brother" JollysFastVNC. Support is simply perfect. Many thanks
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Version 1.38
Vikarti-Anatra
25 May 2012
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
28 January 2011
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
06 September 2010
Version 1.38 does not support the 64 bit kernel.
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Version 1.38
2 answer(s)
Drooparus
Drooparus
09 February 2011
Biggest letdown was finding that out. Wonder if there's an update in the works?
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Steve-Frawley
Steve-Frawley
20 November 2011
Beta version at developer site supports 64bit and Lion. Have not tested yet.
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Chrischram
12 March 2010
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
24 June 2008
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
30 April 2008
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
1 answer(s)
Vettie7
Vettie7
28 July 2009
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. Cheers
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Version 1.34
TwisterMc
09 April 2008
I can't get it to install. When it gets to 'select a destination' nothing shows. Help.
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Version 1.16
$29.95

4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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