Get ShareMouse KVM software for $10 per PC

Control one or more networked computers from a single mouse and keyboard. Normally $30 per license, this today-only deal is a Cheapskate exclusive!

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It's not uncommon to own multiple PCs. For example, you might use both a desktop and a laptop, frequently hopping back and forth between their keyboards. That's kind of a hassle.

Wouldn't it be great if you could control both those machines from a single spot? That's the idea behind ShareMouse (Win/Mac), an invaluable utility that lets you share your mouse and keyboard with multiple networked PCs.

The software normally runs $30 per license, and you need a license for each system you want to control -- in other words, a minimum of two. Today only, you can get ShareMouse for just $10 per license when you apply coupon code cheapskate at checkout.

In case the concept isn't familiar, functionality like this is typically achieved using a KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switch and a mess of cables. Here, all the "switching" takes place over your network, so you don't need cables or any other hardware.

I think a program like this is better demonstrated than explained, so take a look at this quick demo video, then meet me below.

In case you missed it, one of the huge benefits here is the option to drag and drop files between PCs. What's more, ShareMouse is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh; most competing programs aren't.

Other perks: It can run from a flash drive (it's portable), it works in any direction (there's no master/slave configuration), and it automatically senses your monitor layout and adjusts accordingly.

Although the normal price of $30 per license strikes me as pretty steep, I think $10 is more than reasonable for a utility that offers huge convenience for users who need it. What's more, as CNET's Rafe Needleman points out in "We're not paying enough for apps," sometimes it makes sense to pay fair market value for software instead of relying on freebie alternatives (which are often complicated and underpowered, with little to no available tech support). It's a really fascinating read.

ShareMouse is easy to use and impossible to live without once you make it part of your computing routine. Let me know if you're buying in at this unusually good price.

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