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About this app

DeskDock allows you to share your computer's mouse and keyboard 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 start controlling your Android devices.

• Use your computer's mouse and keyboard with your Android devices
• Keyboard sharing supports international keyboards (eg Umlauts)
• Share clipboard between computer and Android devices
• Drag and Drop: Urls will be opened automatically, APKs will be installed
• Shortcuts for turning off screen, multitouch, quickly changing volume, screen brightness
• Supports Windows, Linux and macOS
• Works on all Android versions starting from 4.1
• NO rooted device required
• Connect multiple Android devices to one computer
• Flexible arrangement of devices
• Customizable mouse button actions
• Customizable mouse pointer speed

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

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Ratings and reviews

616 reviews
Jon Zackula
October 18, 2021
Typing with my keyboard right now!! Works perfect. I would give 5 stars but sometines when I disconnect the DeskDock keyboard is still set as the default keyboard and I am unable to finger tap until I navigate in settings and change the keyboard back. Also a good feature add would be to allow spell check and auto complete. - downgrading to 3 stars. Now the mouse dissapears and is invisible. A reinstall is the only fix. This happens often. - Still the best app of it's kind though. Just has bugs
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RMX Automotive
July 22, 2022
Pretty smooth. Very handy app for efficiently handling emails, texts, etc. through a secondary phone line with minimal disruption/distraction from main work PC. Implementation could use a little polish, ie. setup was a little tricky, and automatic connection feature is sort of hit-and-miss, at least on my systems (Win7 x86+Android 9 on 3yo Motorola phone). Wish it worked over wifi. Still, well worth the price. Planning to use in other settings soon, too. Good stuff.
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A Google user
May 7, 2019
This app is wonderful. I keep my old phone (NEXUS 5) as a companion device for my PC and it is very convenient to be able to control both PC and the phone, sharing the mouse and the keyboard. In fact, I'm writing this review using the same keyboard. Only problem I'm experiencing is the mouse click stop registering after 5 - 7 hours of idling. Relaunching this app, DeskDockServer, or replugging the device will solve the problem temporarily. Thank you very much for making this app.
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What's new

Added support for Android 14