One of the “Desert Island” picks from a recent “This Week on Channel9” episode mentioned a pretty cool utility that lets you share a keyboard and mouse between two computers without using a KVM switch. It’s a software based solution that you run on the primary and any other computers that you’re sharing. You can share many many computers if you want.

In my case, I have a laptop and a desktop. I wanted to have a single keyboard, but not have to worry about a kvm switch.

The software is called Synergy. You can get it at

It’s got a pretty sweet set of features, including:

  • Clipboard sharing
  • Cross platform support (Unix, mac, windows)
  • Synchronized screen savers