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While being partially open source, Symless charges for builds of their binaries, which is allowed by the GPL (open source license). Cost of $29 for Synergy Basic, or $39 for Synergy Pro. Older versions of the binaries are available for free, and the source code for the core of the app can be downloaded and compiled manually. See More
Uses SSL network encryption which is especially important since the shared keyboard data may contain passwords, and the application can "control your computer" (as the MacOS X permissions dialog puts it) it is important to ensure that the connection between computers is secured so that even if you are using it on an open WiFi hotspot, others cannot see the data being sent, nor can they inject data into the connection. Note: This feature is only included with Synergy Pro and all paid versions of Synergy 2. See More
If you use the Mac as the "server", the mouse will switch to the "client" computer but not the keyboard. Simply entering a password in Chrome on the Mac will enable the SecureEventInput and kill the ability to use the keyboard on a Synergy client. The Synergy client doesn't notify the user if this setting is enabled or not. See More
Not the best user interface design, especially comparing to modern trends. It can be a bit of a search through all the tabs and options, and experimenting with them a bit, before you get what you want. With that said, there aren't so many options that it's too much to handle. See More
Not unique, but ShareMouse does not require any configuration at all. Fire up the client on each computer and drag the mouse to the monitor of the other monitor. ShareMouse automatically determines the monitor layout without manual configuration. No fiddling with IP addresses or port configuration. See More
ShareMouse can share the clipboard between multiple computers. Instead of overwriting all remote clipboards, ShareMouse performs the clipboard synchronization on the target computer of your choice. Use CTRL-V to insert the local clipboard and SHIFT-CTRL-V to insert a remote computer's clipboard contents. See More
If you use 2 mice and 2 keyboards simultaneously, there are issues with keyboard focus. For the first PC keyboard to work on the second computer, you need either to use hotkeys to switch focus, or to use the first PC mouse to move the cursor to the second computer. If the cursor is moved by the second PC mouse, the first PC keyboard focus will not switch, causing a confusion, when one keyboard works on both computers, but the other keyboard works on one computer only. See More
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