What are the best Virtual KVM software?

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    #1across

    across
    across is a KVM software which allows users to wirelessly work on all smart devices. This includes PC or Mac with Bluetooth connection, smartphones, and tablets from a single keyboard and mouse.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Free trial available

    Benito Trejo
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "It's unbelievable how easy across actually is to use, I really cant. I honestly was expecting software KVM to be either incredibly limited or barely functional but to my surprised across was neither, it was full featured and smooth. I cannot stress just how natural it makes using multiple devices with one set of inputs feel."
  2. 13

    #2Synergy

    Synergy
    Synergy by Symless is a Virtual KVM solution for sharing one keyboard and mouse across multiple systems. It is compatible with systems such as Windows, macOS and Linux.  
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $29

    Anthony Montgomery
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "I'm a streamer on twitch and Synergy is a must for me. I multitask so much and i don't know what i would do without it. With the ability to control my other computer and my laptop at the same time it's a life saver."
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    #3Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders

    Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders
    Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders is a software which allows controlling up to four computers with a single mouse and keyboard. This means that with this KVM software users can copy text or drag and drop files across computers. 
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Arjun Verma
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Before I had Microsoft Garage Mouse without borders, running multiple computers with one keyboard and mouse basically required KVMs or wormholes.. This software allowed me to control computers on a wireless network with one set of inputs as if it was one machine with linked displays. Great for a busy office setup."

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

The KVM switch is a switch that will allow users to control multiple computers using just one set of keyboard, video player (monitor), and mouse. It can either be in hardware form or software.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know, the famous QWERTY layout of the letters in keyboards are more than 100 years old as it was created in the early years of the 1870s? From 1867 to 1873, the newspaper editor and printer Christopher Latham Sholes developed the QWERTY keyboard layout with the help of Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule for the Sholes and Glidden Typewriter machine. Sholes' first typewriter had a keyboard with the letters arranged alphabetically, but because of feedback and further study, Sholes improved the layout and came up with the QWE.TY layout. In 1873, Sholes sold his machine to the company E. Remington and Sons, which decided to made few changes and finalized the modern QWERTY design before mass producing the typewriter. Nowadays, keyboards have evolved and come in different forms, like digital applications for mobile devices or wireless keyboards. In addition, there are countries that use a keyboard specialized for their letters or their language, like in Canada, where the Canadian Multilingual Standard is used, or in Thailand, where Thai letters are put in the buttons. 

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    #4Multiplicity

    Multiplicity
    Multiplicity is a KVM software developed by Stardock. It enables users to access two or more client computers from a single host computer via a pair of keyboard and mouse
    Software

    Windows

    $19.99- Free trial available

    Sara Beck
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "Increasing productivity is always an aim of mine and I believe Multiplicity will help me do that. I've come across other virtual kvm software that was free, but I'd be interested in purchasing this software after my free trial expires. "
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    #5Input Director

    Input Director
    Input Director is a software for Windows, which users can take the control of multiple computers from one keyboard and/or mouse.  The software comes with Multi-monitor Support and Shared Clipboard.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Price upon request

    Douglas Jimenez
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Input Director is an incredible program: I use it to seamlessly work between my Windows and BSD boxen, as well as to do administrative tasks on my headless NASes. Occasionally, if you managed to hit just the right combination of keys and mouse movement, it'll crash, but considering what it's doing, I can live with that. After all, when it comes to open source software, once you've got it compiled, you've mostly won the battle. "
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    #6Barrier

    Barrier

    Barrier is an open-source, KVM software by debauchee. Based from Synergy 1.9's codebase, this software offers intuitive access across machines by using a keyboard and mouse.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Amit Tata
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "It's going to be a tough project for debauchee and the contributors on developing an open source KVM program. Fixing some of Synergy's problems is kinda ambitious, I will watch their growth and progress because I support development of open source programs."
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    #7Win2VNC

    Win2VNC
    Win2VNC is a program where users access two machines from the same keyboard and mouse. THE KVM program also works between different operating systems. Win2VNC requires Windows 95 or later Windows OS.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Tiffany Freeman
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I do not agree that this is the best software to duel screen your computer, but it is pretty simple to use, however I could not find any tutorials in order to install it. An ok program, there are better out there."
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    #8Share Mouse

    Share Mouse
    ShareMouse is a Windows and Mac OSX free software for controlling multiple computers from a single mouse and keyboard. Users can Drag & Drop files between Mac & Windows and share the clipboard between multiple computers. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    David Watkins
    Written on May 14, 2017
    "This would have been helpful during my network days. It was a pain having to use a KVM switch to control another computer when I needed to just make a simple change. Man how many hours I wasted having to setup a KVM switch. The days are over, having to use a KVM switch as the Virtual KVM software is perfect to control multiple network computers at a time with just a single mouse and keyboard. I wish I had this when I was working on networked computers."

Summary

Best What are the best Virtual KVM software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1acrossSoftware 20 Free
2SynergySoftware 13 Paid
3Microsoft Garage Mouse without BordersSoftware 13 Free
4MultiplicitySoftware 12 Paid
5Input DirectorSoftware 9 Free
6BarrierSoftware 6 Free
7Win2VNCSoftware 5 Free
8Share MouseSoftware 2 Free
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