DeskDock

3.1
1.12K reviews
100K+
Downloads
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
Dec 11, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.1
973 reviews
Liam Hefferman
October 16, 2023
While otherwise this has been a completely flawless app that solves my extremely niche usability problem (having my phone in a cradle next to my desk while I'm working), the recent update to Android 14 appears to allow the cursor to display, but does not allow it to interact with the device itself: I can move the mouse around, but I can't interact, and the app itself still displays "Connecting". Would love to continue being an enthusiastic user!
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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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Ristomatti Airo
January 23, 2024
I've used DeskDock (Pro) on my phone/tablet together with my Linux laptop for years. It's the only app that also supports Linux. In addition to keyboard support, the Pro integrates to Barrier and Synergy KVM server as client. This adds the super power to use the same keyboard/mouse for multiple Android, Linux, Windows or macOS devices at the same time by just dragging the cursor. How cool is that? 😎
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What's new

Added support for Android 14