Yes, Virginia, there is a way that old dogs can learn new tricks. It’s one thing to use your Mac to share a screen with another Mac. But it’s something else again to share your Macs with your mouse and keyboard. Think about that. It’s a paradigm shift. One mouse. One keyboard.
Together, they control different Macs on your network. The mouse pointer moves seamlessly across the Mac’s screen. Instead of stopping it moves to another Mac. Keep going. Add multiple Macs and control them with one mouse and one keyboard.
Teleport Your Mouse Pointer To Another Mac
Teleport is an apt name for this very useful tool. Your Mac’s mouse pointer simply goes across the screen to another Mac.
The pointer gets to the edge of the screen then appears on the next Mac in the line.
As soon as the mouse crosses over (teleports) to another Mac, the keyboard becomes active for that Mac. But that’s not all. Set up keyboard shortcuts to jump from Mac to Mac.
Each Mac can have different settings. Drag and drop folders between Macs (you might strain your neck). A little sound plays when control is received from another Mac.
Teleport allows you to name Macs in the sequence, and use a Mac’s second display.
It uses gestures on mouse and trackpad, and full keyboard support (screen dimmer, iTunes controls).
You can also copy and paste items from one Mac to another; files and folders.
One Mac controls the other Macs on a local network without screensharing. Just the Mac’s mouse (and trackpad) and keyboard.
Even better, it’s totally donation ware. There’s plenty to like about Teleport, but you need to have the need to use it, otherwise, it’s an interesting novelty app.
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