extend mac desktop to another computer

October 17, 2011



version 1.1 | download


teleport lets you use a single mouse and keyboard to control several Macs.
Simply reach an edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your nearby Mac, which also becomes controlled by your keyboard. The pasteboard can be synchronized, and you can even drag & drop files between your Macs.

Version 1.1 only works on Lion and SnowLeopard, and is only available in English.
New features from 1.0.2:

  • keyboard bindings: you can assign a keyboard shortcut to a controlled Mac to directly jump to it.
  • host specific options: you can define the switching and sharing options per host, to have different settings.
  • propagated options: the options you set for a host also apply when coming back from it.
  • much improved file transfers: a lot faster, specially when transferring folders, no more size limitation, supports multiple files.
  • core animation prefpane UI.
  • full multi-screens support: all screens of shared Macs are now visible, so pairing a secondary screen is much easier than before.
  • full gestures support, as well as volume controls.
  • host location indicator: when positioning a host around your Mac, a red line appear at the location where the switch will occur.
  • host appearance indicator: when a host comes online, a line will flash on the corresponding border to notify that you can now control it.
  • sound notification: teleport can play a sound when it switches to another Mac.
  • all transfers are now correctly encrypted.
  • host positioning is better preserved when display configuration changes.
  • compatible with Lion.

You can however still get teleport 1.0.2, which works on Leopard and SnowLeopard with Intel processors, and is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish and Czech.

And if you have an older system or you’re running on PPC, you can still get teleport 1.0.1, which is fully compatible with 1.0.2.

teleport is donation-ware: if you want to support the author (me), you can make a donation by clicking on the link below. Thank you!

Screenshots (click on image to switch tab)

arrange your shared Macs around your controlling Mac.


extend mac desktop another computer