Synergy
Synergy
1.10.2

3.5

Synergy free download for Mac

Synergy

1.10.2
16 May 2019

Share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers.

Overview

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

Features
  • Simply move your mouse to any computer and start typing.
  • Supported on Windows, 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!

What's new in Synergy

Version 1.10.2:
Bug fixes:
  • #6403 Mouse cursor movement drifts over time
  • #6460 TLS memory leak on Linux server when using client
  • #6471 Unable to stop core retry loop in config app
  • #6407 Enterprise config app shows auto-config elements
  • #6392 Hostname alert shows unnecessarily on every open
  • #6373 Compile fails on BSD Unix with dl error
  • #6495 Event queue memory leak in server cleanup
Enhancements:
  • #6397 Remember last server used in Auto Config
  • #6375 Support for Qt 5.11 framework on Windows
  • #6470 CI solution with on-demand containers
  • #6475 Change master branch to current version
  • #6485 Readme for master branch with download help

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Instead of bickering over who copied whom, do something useful and tell us how well this app works, or doesn't. What kind of latency is involved, for instance, using a wired/wireless network connection? How do you switch between computers? Do you need a client version of the app on each computer and, if so, how does it handle different versions for older iterations of OS X? Stuff we actually need to know that's not revealed in the sparse app description.
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Version 1.4.18
Mikenesmith
27 November 2017
Was a useful and reasonably priced app. With upgrade to v2+, now way overpriced ($19 and $49). Given the fiddliness of the previous product, I won't even both installing demos of v2+, since those prices are not at all justified by the product.
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Version 1.5.1
tahitibub
16 May 2017
Very good software, I recommend it.

New free binaries are available here (v1.8.8 for Mac OS X / Windows / Linux) :
http://www.afzaalace.com/synergy-stable-builds/

Regards
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Version 1.5.1
RogerKatz
10 August 2016
The current version is 1.8.2
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Version 1.5.1
RogerKatz
30 October 2015
The current version is 1.7.4 (its in Synergy's About window - not in the Finder's Info window).
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Version 1.5.1
harrytroeger
21 March 2015
what a waste of money. Almost every time I'm trying to use my second iMac with this app, I have to go thru a lot of trouble and setups... If you like to play and try to figure things out like PC users do, this app is for YOU... but not for me... oh yes, when you try to contact support, they will tell you that they are surprised about something that works that shouldn't ... LOL
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Version 1.5.1
Kobalt
27 May 2014
I had a little trouble setting this up between my MBP OS10.6 and iMac OS10.9 and the instructions didn't help much, but finally figured it out. Everything is running very smoothly and I have full remote control of the MBP via mouse and keyboard, while at the same time I still have full control of the MBP with its own mouse and keyboard. Now that it is working, I am *very* impressed. 'Thank you' to the devs – you can expect to see a donation from me real soon.
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Version 1.5.0
ChrisH6413
20 May 2014
Excellent program, took a little firewall tweaking to get it running, server on Mac, client on Win7 32bit. Works smoothly as described, however can't get the file copying between machines to work yet. But for a open source program to control two machines with one lot of hardware, brilliant.
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Version 1.4.18
Instead of bickering over who copied whom, do something useful and tell us how well this app works, or doesn't. What kind of latency is involved, for instance, using a wired/wireless network connection? How do you switch between computers? Do you need a client version of the app on each computer and, if so, how does it handle different versions for older iterations of OS X? Stuff we actually need to know that's not revealed in the sparse app description.
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Version 1.4.18
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g10776268
g10776268
17 September 2015
OK, it works great, there's hardly any latency over wireless like I use. Pasteboard carries over with the mouse pointer.
You need a client on each machine, the one with the keyboard is run as the server.
There are clients for older versions of the OS.

P.S. It came before Wincent's utility.
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Rob-h
28 January 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?)
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Version 0.9.0
Jazzyguy
01 December 2013
Incredible that theDeveloper didn't do the necessary research to not copy the name that Wincent has on his application.
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Version 0.9.0
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natenate19
natenate19
02 December 2013
This predates Wincent's synergy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synergy_(software)
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ylluminate
ylluminate
02 December 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
Ulyssesric
02 December 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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hwgray
hwgray
26 March 2015
Wincent's Synergy, v0.1 was released 23 November 2002. It's incredible that the developer didn't do the necessary research not to copy the name that Wincent has had for his application, since 2002..
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g10776268
g10776268
17 September 2015
hwgray@gmail.com, read the other thread explaining that it pre-dates your beloved Wincent's product. Oh you already did when you replied to it over a year earlier than your reply on this thread.
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