ScreenRecycler
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Use any networked computer as additional display (beta).   Shareware ($24.95)
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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 !
What's New
Version 1.39 (beta 2): Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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ScreenRecycler User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Yazarim reviewed on 08 Aug 2012
Very good software, like his "brother" JollysFastVNC. Support is simply perfect. Many thanks
[Version 1.38]


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Vikarti Anatra commented on 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.
[Version 1.38]


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Grandlepton commented on 06 Sep 2010
Version 1.38 does not support the 64 bit kernel.
[Version 1.38]

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Drooparus replied on 09 Feb 2011
Biggest letdown was finding that out. Wonder if there's an update in the works?
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Steve Frawley replied on 20 Nov 2011
Beta version at developer site supports 64bit and Lion. Have not tested yet.
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Chrischram reviewed on 12 Mar 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.
[Version 1.38]


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Arvidtp reviewed on 24 Jun 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.
[Version 1.18]


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iamdmann reviewed on 30 Apr 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.
[Version 1.16]

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Vettie7 commented on 28 Jul 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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Vvarp reviewed on 22 Aug 2007
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!
[Version 1.06 build 1210]


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mikedb66 commented on 02 May 2007
VNC with a PC works great. The developer responded immediately to my issue, and the fix worked perfectly.
[Version 1.00RC1(876)]


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mmcshane63 commented on 15 Apr 2007
Great proof of concept. The developer was very quick to respond to my email and courteous with it.

I'm using it with an Intel CD, 2G in conjunction with a G3 iMac or a G4 eMac or an Intel MacBook. Apart from fairly sparse instructions I don't think ir gets much better.

mmcshane63
[Version 0.92]


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Tomis reviewed on 23 Mar 2007
Networked two macs together via direct Firewire cable. Couldn't get a usable framerate no matter what settings I tried. And there were numerous stability problems.

iMac G5 2ghz 512MB
iBook G4 1Ghz 768MB

It's a good tech demo, can't wait until it's actually useful. Combine it with some sort of wireless transmitter/receiver and you could have a really cool product.
[Version 0.90]

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Jolly aka Patrick (developer) replied on 25 Mar 2007
Can you specify which stability problems you ran in please ?
Using your setup should work quite usable, so I'm interested if you could provide me with more data.

Regards - Patrick
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Alan1206 had trouble on 28 Jan 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.
[Version 1.38]


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Twistermc had trouble on 08 Apr 2008
I can't get it to install. When it gets to 'select a destination' nothing shows. Help.
[Version 1.16]


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LukeArts had trouble on 25 Mar 2007
Version 0.88(779) works great for me best version to date. It app just keeps getting quicker. Until now...

Version 0.90(800) cause a kernel panic on the main mac at boot. If the machine actually gets to the startup screen all graphics are completely heterogeneous and I am unable to do anything other than a hard reset.

Started in safe boot, removed .kext and restarted fine. I've since installed 0.88 again and all is working.

Mac mini : Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz : 2 GB ram : OS X 10.4.9 : Gigabit ethernet
[Version 0.90]

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Jolly aka Patrick (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2007
Try the new version. Can you send me the panic.log system.log files ?

Regards -patrick
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Version Downloads:1,524
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Shareware
Date:29 Jul 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $24.95
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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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