DeskDock Free

3.2
1.04K reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

DeskDock allows you to share your computer's mouse with your Android devices via a USB cable. The app enables you to control your Android device as if it was an additional monitor for your computer. Simply move your computer's mouse cursor over the screen boundaries to use it with your Android devices.

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Features:
• Use your computer's mouse with your Android devices
• Share clipboard between computer and Android devices
• Supports Windows, Linux and macOS
• Works on all Android versions starting from 4.1
• NO rooted device required
• Shortcut for simulating multitouch
• Connect multiple Android devices to one computer
• Flexible arrangement of devices
• Customizable mouse button actions
• Customizable mouse pointer speed

PRO Version
A PRO version is separately available with these additional features:
• Use your computer's keyboard with your Android devices
• Drag and Drop: Urls will be opened automatically, APKs will be installed (Drag and Drop does not work with Linux server)
• Additional shortcuts for turning off screen, quickly changing volume, screen brightness
• No ads

DeskDock can be considered the Android equivalent of Universal Control, the feature that implements similar functionality in iPadOS and macOS.

This app could also be described as an unofficial successor to ShareKM, or an Android version of Synergy. It could also be described as a Virtual KVM Switch or a Software KVM Switch solution.

On Android O and beyond, this app uses an Accessibility Service to display a mouse cursor above the System UI. This service is used exclusively for the described purpose and is an integral requirement to provide a consistent user experience for the users of the application, in particular those who suffer from motor impairment.

This app requires a free server application to run on your computer that can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/DeskDockServerW. The Java Runtime version 1.7 or later is needed on the computer. Depending on your system, device drivers may have to be installed.


Important: Bugs and problems might cross your way. If something does not work, please do not write bad reviews, but send an email to the support email address listed below or in the app so I actually have a chance to help you or fix the issues. Thanks!
Updated on
Oct 21, 2019

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3.2
1.04K reviews
Aaron Raufman
December 13, 2020
"Neat" is the best word to describe this. Not really hugely enhancing productivity but I'm glad the developers took the time to make this nonetheless. I don't have to take my hand off my mouse to pause and play video on my tablet now. I will say that functionality depends on the order in which you launch the appropriate application and plug in usb.
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A Google user
April 5, 2019
Hey! I enjoy the app and am excited that it works quice nice actually! But I have some suggestion in order for me to commit to purchacing your app, as at this stage, your app does not have too many features that would be so much convenient and also appreciated by many industries. My strong suggestion is to add keyboard typing transfer when on the Android device. This would make things so much easier! I was really surprised to see that there is not transfer of what I'm typing on my PC keyboard. Another strong suggestion would be to have a real-time video feed of the device! Either for screen capture from the PC, or just to see the screen when you cannot directly look at your Android device. Also, there is a bug which does not allow my device to connect to the server which is caused by old ADB version. It took me a good 40 minutes to get it to work. Hopefully I was somewhat helpful to you and I hope you can implement the features I suggested! (Of course leave the video-feed for last, as it surely is hard to implement) In a near future I would gladly buy the pro version to have all the avesomeness!
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A Google user
July 2, 2019
The concept is awesome. The solution is good. The user-experience is frustrating. It appears buggy at the time which is the deal breaker. It will cause windows 10 (1803) dead freeze where you can't switch num-pad lock or Ctrl-Alt-Del but to do a hard reset. Note this is not a rare case, you will find so many people encounter this problem on the review section of the pro version. Maybe the bug is not on DeskDock side, but adb or windows.
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What's new

1.2.1:
+ Fixed crash on Android 9+

1.2.0:
+ Fixed keyboard activation on Android 10
+ Added adaptive icon
+ New server version 1.2.0 available with Synergy/Barrier integration

1.1.8.2:
+ Fixed crashes on Android 8.1

1.1.8:
+ Finally: Display mouse cursor above System UI on Android O+
+ Added option for setting mouse pointer size
+ Prepared for compliance with the GDPR
+ Bug fixes

1.1.7:
+ Fixed bugs introduced with 1.1.5 and 1.1.6. Sorry for the inconvenience!