Synergy
Synergy 1.4.17
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Synergy lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk. Supported on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Features:
  • Simply move your mouse to any computer and start typing.
  • Supported on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
  • Drag and drop files from one computer to another (Windows and Mac).
  • Share your clipboard (copy and paste) between your computers.
  • Encryption keeps sensitive data safe on public networks.
  • Save space on your desktop by using one keyboard and
What's New
Version 1.4.17:

Note: Although Finder indicates that this application has no version number, the developer refers to it as version 1.4.17.

Fixed bugs:

  • Unable to begin screen name or alias with numbers
  • Some files being unintentionally dragged (including explorer.exe)
  • Alias is allowed to match screen name
  • RPM install fails on Fedora 20, failed dependencies: lib curl
  • Error: synwinxt.dll outdated (upgrading from 1.4.15 to 1.4.16)
  • Mavericks accessibility exception not working (when upgrading from 1.4.15 to 1.4.16)
  • Plus signs in the email address cause premium login to fail
  • Compile fails on ARM (Raspberry Pi) because of cryptopp/Crypto++ lib
  • Conflicts when using yum localinstall on Fedora 20
  • Premium title doesn’t always show on first login
  • GUI auto-hides on initial first install (with no config)
  • View the complete release notes.

Version 1.4.17:

Note: Although Finder indicates that this application has no version number, the developer refers to it as version 1.4.17.

Fixed bugs:

  • Unable to begin screen name or alias with numbers
  • Some files being unintentionally dragged (including explorer.exe)
  • Alias is allowed to match screen name
  • more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • For earlier versions of the OS, see Related Links









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Synergy User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Jazzyguy commented on 01 Dec 2013
Incredible that theDeveloper didn't do the necessary research to not copy the name that Wincent has on his application.
[Version 0.9.0]

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natenate19 replied on 01 Dec 2013
This predates Wincent's synergy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synergy_(software)
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ylluminate replied on 01 Dec 2013
Yes, this is a very old and mature project that I was using many years ago on my linux configurations, at least 2005 or earlier.
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Ulyssesric replied on 01 Dec 2013
You can date the original Synergy project back to 2004...I've dig out the original config file created in Oct. 2004 in my home directory of my new MacBook Pro Retina, while I was using my good ol' Powerbook G4 to remotely control a Windows XP machine on a shared ViewSonic 19" monitor.

I've stopped using Synergy several years ago, but the original configure file was passed from machine to machine via Migration Tool and Time Machine all these years.
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Lvdoc commented on 01 Dec 2013
Not to be confused with the iTunes controller of the same name, that's been around for years and years?

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10042/synergy

Doesn't anyone do research anymore?
[Version 0.9.0]

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natenate19 replied on 01 Dec 2013
Evidently not:

http://sourceforge.net/p/synergy2/code/1/tree/trunk/

http://www.wincent.com/a/products/synergy-classic/history/

You'll find this synergy predates Wincet's synergy by a number of months, and this synergy is also based on another project called Synergy which dates back to the mid-1990's

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synergy_(software)
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ylluminate replied on 01 Dec 2013
Yes, the iTunes controller is the copycat in this case. Synergy has been around since before 2005.
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ylluminate replied on 01 Dec 2013
Sorry, yes, natenate19 is right. I was trying to recall from memory when I first used it and was thinking it was around 1999 or 2000, but I could only find mailing lists that dated back to 2005 apparently when some effort shifted over to sourceforge. Glad to see the wikipedia page, thanks @natenate19.
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lamontDakota replied on 25 Mar 2014
Which one is older on the Mac? That's what counts. That there was an app used on Windows and Linux before coming to the Mac *after* Wincent came out with his Synergy, an entirely different app, is what counts. Unless, of course, people truly believe that Wincent deliberately copied the name of a non-Mac app to apply to his Mac app, the way that Steve copied Apple from the Apple Corp. and copied Macintosh from McIntosh Stereo, of course. You never know.
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Rob.h had trouble on 28 Jan 2014
Version of the app on the about page is 1.4.15 (not 0.9.0 as listed here).

There's an issue with v1.4.15 under Mavericks that needs a workaround which is listed here - http://superuser.com/questions/656912/synergy-on-mavericks-osx-10-9-and-enable-assistive-devices

Seems it will be fixed in the next release? (1.4.16?)
[Version 0.9.0]



NickB2969 rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 1.4.16]


Downloads:1,787
Version Downloads:338
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:25 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Synergy lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk. Supported on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Features:
  • Simply move your mouse to any computer and start typing.
  • Supported on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
  • Drag and drop files from one computer to another (Windows and Mac).
  • Share your clipboard (copy and paste) between your computers.
  • Encryption keeps sensitive data safe on public networks.
  • Save space on your desktop by using one keyboard and mouse.
  • Network-based (IP) software KVM switch, minus the video.
  • Seamlessly share your mouse and keyboard with two or more computers.
  • Only a local network connection is needed (no extra cables or hardware).
  • The best alternative to a costly keyboard/mouse USB switch.
  • Used by gamers for multiboxing (WoW and other MMORPGs).
  • Easily turn your old laptop or desktop PC into a second screen.
  • Avoid needing VNC for your media center or computers close by.
  • Free and open source alternative to Input Director and Share Mouse.
  • Ideal for users with multi-monitor and multi-computer setups.
  • Use that Raspberry Pi that's just been collecting dust.
  • Synergy is free and open source, and always will be!


Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.


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