Synergy is an Amazing Thing

Alright, I am so excited right now that I don’t even know how I can put it into words. As many of you know, I have a desktop PC and a PowerBook. My main problem is that I really like my Mac, but I hate having to switch the keyboard and mouse over to it when I want to sit at my desk and work. Well, what I have found on the internets is just amazing!


Yes, it deserves it’s own freaking line. This program is amazing. I am currently typing with the keyboard hooked into my PC… but I am blogging this on my Mac. Yeah, this is rad. It shares the connection of my keyboard and mouse over TCP/IP so I am sharing it wirelessly to my Mac. How cool is that? No more need to unplug and plug it back in. I can just start Synergy and do my stuff.

This works on Linux, Windows XP, and OS X. So, with it you can mix and match if you wish. Now, this works nice if you have the monitors for all systems. In my case I just use the laptop screen. But, even so, you could be creative in how you do this.

Gosh, I’m so excited right now. If you have a laptop/desktop combo or whatever, this is a great program to try out. Oh yeah, if you add an open file share between the two computers you’re gravy. In any case, check it out if you think this could benefit you. It sure blew me away.

5 thoughts on “Synergy is an Amazing Thing”

  1. The rumors are true, you are a software-whore, hehe. But that aside, rad! I may have to look into this (..after I get a fully functioning keyboard for my PC).

    Nice find, Ryan Prins.

  2. Cool deal!! I have a Compaq laptop at home that I like to use my trackball for I guess I am the opposite of you in that setup – definitley a program that I will have to check out.

  3. Yeah, it’s pretty cool to use. I don’t think you all really know how excited I got last night when I got it to work. Also, if you try it and the computer name doesn’t work, just use the IP address of the computer running the server.

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