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ScreenRecycler Reviews

1.39
24 December 2018

Use any networked computer as additional display (beta).

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)

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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
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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
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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
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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
Vvarp
22 August 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!
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Version 1.06 build 1210
Mikedb66
02 May 2007
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)
Mmcshane63
15 April 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
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Version 0.92
Lukearts
25 March 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
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Version 0.90
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Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
26 March 2007
Try the new version. Can you send me the panic.log system.log files ? Regards -patrick
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Version 0.92
New-User
23 March 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.
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Version 0.90
1 answer(s)
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
25 March 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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Version 0.90
Ricoblues
21 March 2007
Great app! Works fine with my iMac G5 and my old iBook G4. The developer great courtesy and fast responses to my questions. Perfect when using software with tools or a lot of windows. Need a little work to install and the Vnc client supplied work only on Tiger (if you have an old Mac I think you have often an old Osx) and this features must be enhanced.
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Version 0.88
Neutralzone
27 February 2007
Well, maybe you're not most Mac users. Maybe you're only on your first Mac. After 3 or 4 years, every Mac user ends up with a spare computer, when you get a newer one. Unless you eBay your old Mac or give it to a family member, you'll have a spare computer soon. In my case, I have two primary computers, a desktop and laptop, and Screen Recycler helps me make the most of all my monitors.
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Version 0.82
Jonsi
14 February 2007
Fantastic!
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Version 0.80
8bit-Wintermute
07 February 2007
Puzzled by the comment "Most Mac users have a spare computer sitting right next to their main computer on their desk" I certainly don't
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Version 0.78
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Attentionwandered
Attentionwandered
08 February 2007
lol i actually do. alot of people start off buying a cheap used imac g3 or something to see how they like it, then step it up to a newer mac
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Version 0.78
Peanut-Butter
Peanut-Butter
15 February 2007
i don't, but I have a PC under my desk (usually off, with monitor sitting on desk powered down), 5 old ibooks on the shelf in deep storage, and a imac in the closet. But do I want to power up any of those macs just to use the screen? No. I would like to be able to use the PC's screen without disconnecting the cables and getting a 2nd video card for the mac - this could be the trick.
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Version 0.80
Macnerd1984
Macnerd1984
06 March 2007
Well don't use the app then and stop wasting everyone's time with your vacuous statements.
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Version 0.84
Maclover1-1
01 February 2007
WOW I love it when developpers think of truly new stuff... instead of all doing the same thing like say: TinkerTool, Onyx and all that bunch... redundant... yep be creative people.. now this is NEW :-)
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Version 0.76
Niamor
01 December 2006
This app is absolutly fantastic. Incredible.
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Version 0.64
Imacjason
05 October 2006
im sorry, should of been more specific. large videos (on a 1280x1024 screen) on a mac mini (intel core solo) screenrecycler uses about 20-25% and the WindowServer chews up about 40%. moving to the internal display lowers CPU usage significantly. anyways.. this app is awesome, probably the most stable alpha software ive used in a long time.
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Version 0.56 (317)
Imacjason
03 October 2006
Great little app! Uses few resources, rescued my windows machine from a life in the closet. Perfect for someone that has a mac that cant do mutiple displays in hardware (like me). only one downside... video takes a lot of CPU on a single core mac mini. This program is off to a great start, hope the developer keeps up the good work.
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Version 0.54 (307)
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Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
04 October 2006
Hmmm are you sure that ScreenRecycler uses the CPU ? ScreenRecycler should not exceed a maximum of 10% CPU on a fast ethernet network when sending video. On an idle remote screen it should not cost more than 1% CPU utilisation.
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Version 0.54 (307)