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Logitech Flow: Making Screens and Transfers Seamless Between Computers

Here’s a typical scenario: you want to share a file from one computer to another. Maybe you want to share a music file with your flatmates, a video presentation with your co-workers, or even simply transfer files from one computer to another. There is a limited list of options available.

You can upload the file to a cloud, or try sending it via email or a social network. However, both you and your recipient computers need to have an existing account on those networks and the websites need to support the file’s type or size. You can download it to a USB drive but that can take a lot of time and just isn’t as practical anymore.

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Now imagine you could easily switch and share your files between devices with a simple drag-and-drop. That would be so much better wouldn’t it? This is exactly what you can do now with the Logitech Flow system that includes a mouse and a keyboard.

Make many computers seem like one

Using a multi-screen setup is not unusual nowadays. This is not just the way office desks look like today but many people also use various screens connected to one PC at home. This is a great boost for productivity. With Logitech Flow you can simulate such an experience even though you might be working with a desktop and a laptop computer at the same time. By installing the clients on both systems and synchronizing them, you can then use a single mouse and keyboard to operate both systems. You move your mouse left and right across the screens as if they were connected to the same PC.

Flow in between computers easily

Using a Logitech Flow-enabled mouse, you can switch between computers by moving your cursor to the edge of the screen. The cursor then simply moves to another device’s display as if it were just another monitor. You can even switch between Windows and macOS with just the help of your mouse.

What about typing? Don’t worry, Logitech has you covered with Flow-enabled keyboards as well. The keyboard accompanies your cursor to whatever computer it goes to.

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The line of Flow-enabled mice includes MX Vertical, MX Master 2S, MX ERGO, MX Anywhere 2S, M585 Multi-Device, M590 Multi-Device Silent, and M720 Triathlon. For the keyboards, you have the Logitech Craft, K780 Multi-Device, K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard, and K375s Multi-Device. There’s also the MK850 Performance which is a combo of both the keyboard and mouse.

Three-step setup

Setting up the Flow system is literally as easy as one-two-three. First, you need to download and install Logitech Options on your computers. Then, pair your Flow-enabled mouse to your computers. Finally, connect the computers to the same WiFi or Ethernet network and you’re good to go. With that, you can now share files easily without the hassle.

The Flow system is available in nine languages for both Windows and macOS devices, while an additional 10 languages are available if all your devices use Windows. The system works on Windows 10, 8, and 7, as well as macOS 10.11 and above.


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Photo credit: The feature image has been taken by Annie Spratt.
Sources: Logitech / Logitech blog

Sead Fadilpasic
Sead Fadilpasic
Freelance writer / journalist / blogger. Tech enthusiast and gadget freak. Guitarist. Previously Al Jazeera journalist.

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