Every once in a while I am amazed by the cleverness of some people. This time, its the guys who made Synergy.
Synergy is a free, open-source, cross-platform, application that allows you to share one mouse and keyboard across multiple computers using your network connection (And I thought KVM switches were cool!)
So… I have a PC with two modest sized monitors, and a Mac Mini with one giant monitor. And now I have seamless mouse movement between all three monitors… and the keyboard control is transfered as well. Brilliant!
In many cases you can even copy and paste, synchronize screen savers, and all sorts of other cool stuff.
The Synergy tagline is: “If you regularly use multiple computers on one desk, give synergy a try. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.” … and I agree. This is a must-have for any multi-platform developer.