Alternatives to PuTTY for all platforms with any license

  • OpenSSH icon


    OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including...

    Open Source Mac Linux iPhone iPad Haiku Xfce

    • OpenSSH includes both client and server software
      Guest 6/15/2015
  • MobaXterm icon


    An advanced terminal that gives Windows users a powerful, Unix-like command-line experience.

    Freemium Windows

  • KiTTY icon


    What is KiTTY ? KiTTY is a fork from version 0.63 of PuTTY, the best telnet / SSH client in the world. KiTTY is only designed for...

    Open Source Windows

    • Fork of putty. But more recently updated and fresher.
      Vlad 10/6/2016
  • mRemoteNG icon


    mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

    Open Source Windows

  • Bitvise SSH Client icon

    Bitvise SSH Client

    SSH and SFTP client for Windows incorporates: * one of the most advanced graphical SFTP clients; * state-of-the-art...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Terminals icon


    Terminals is a secure, multi tab terminal services/remote desktop client. It uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll). The...

    Open Source Windows

  • SecureCRT icon


    SecureCRT combines rock-solid terminal emulation with the strong encryption, data integrity, and authentication options of the Secure...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    • Simply the best telnet/ssh client on the market. Excellent support too!
      artcrime 12/14/2015
  • ConsoleZ icon


    console - This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.

    Open Source Windows

  • Chrome Secure Shell icon

    Chrome Secure Shell

    Secure Shell is an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client for Chrome. It uses Native-Client to connect...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

  • Xshell icon


    Xshell is a powerful terminal emulator that supports SSH, SFTP, TELNET, RLOGIN and SERIAL.

    Free Personal Windows

  • ZOC icon


    ZOC is a powerful and well-established terminal emulator and telnet client, well known for its outstanding user interface with tabbed...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Fully features, and rock solid. Never had any stability problem. Perfect for the daily work.
      Atmananda 10/13/2016
    • More features. Cleaner user interface. Actual support.
      externitoritus 10/5/2016
  • Codinn SSH Proxy icon

    Codinn SSH Proxy

    SSH Proxy can help you turn any remote SSH server into a SOCKS v5 proxy, intuitive and easy to use. SSH Proxy is able to remember...

    Commercial Mac

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  • PAC Manager icon

    PAC Manager

    PAC is a Perl/GTK Gnome replacement for SecureCRT/Putty/etc... It provides a GUI to configure SSH/Telnet connections: users...

    Open Source Linux

  • PuTTY Tray icon

    PuTTY Tray

    PuTTY Tray is an improved version of PuTTY. It features a number of addons to make it more useful and much more fun to use.

    Open Source Windows

  • Vinagre icon


    A VNC/SSH Client for the GNOME Desktop - You can connect to several machines at the same time with tabs - You can keep track of...

    Open Source Linux

  • MTPuTTY (Multi-Tabbed PuTTY) icon

    MTPuTTY (Multi-Tabbed PuTTY) Discontinued

    MTPuTTY (Multi-Tabbed PuTTY) is a small free utility enabling you to wrap unlimited number of PuTTY applications in one tabbed GUI...

    Free Windows

  • Tera Term icon

    Tera Term

    Tera Term (Pro) is a free software terminal emulator (communication program) for MS-Windows. It supports VT100 emulation, telnet...

    Open Source Windows

  • Sakura icon


    sakura is a terminal emulator based on GTK and VTE. It's a terminal emulator with few dependencies, so you don't need a full...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Poderosa icon


    Poderosa is a tabbed terminal emulator for Windows. Against common terminal emulators such as Putty or TeraTerm, Poderosa has...

    Open Source Windows

  • FireSSH icon


    FireSSH is a free, cross-platform SSH terminal client for Mozilla Firefox. Written entirely in Javascript!

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • Royal TS icon

    Royal TS

    Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems Unlock the power to remotely manage your systems on multiple...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • ClusterSSH

    ClusterSSH controls a number of xterm windows via a single graphical console window to allow commands to be interactively run on...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Codinn SSH Tunnel icon

    Codinn SSH Tunnel

    SSH Tunnel allows you to easily manage and precisely control your SSH tunnels. SSH Tunnel is able to remember the SSH login...

    Commercial Mac

  • Serverauditor icon


    Powerfull iOS, Android, Desktop SSH client

    Freemium Android iPhone Chrome OS iPad

  • HTerm

    HTerm is a terminal program for serial communication

    Free Windows Linux

  • MacTerm icon


    MacTerm (was MacTelnet) on OS X is now a complete replacement for Terminal, allowing access to both local and remote applications. ...

    Open Source Mac

  • SmarTTY icon


    SmarTTY is a neat multi-tabbed SSH client with built-in SSH support. It makes it extremely easy to connect to your SSH servers and...

    Free Windows

  • evilvte icon


    VTE based, highly customizable terminal emulator. Features: tabs, tabbar autohide, right click to switch encoding, supports almost all...

    Open Source Linux

  • PieTTY icon


    PieTTY is a free SSH client based on PuTTY and dedicated to multilingual (especially CJK) environments, accessibility, and simpler...

    Free Windows

  • PuTTYCM Discontinued

    Looking for a tabbed version of famous PuTTY? PuTTY Connection Manager is a free PuTTY Client Add-on for Windows platforms which goal...

    Free Windows PuTTY

  • ExtraPuTTY icon


    ExtraPuTTY is a fork from 0.65 version of PuTTY and has all the features from the original while adding new ones as described below: ...

    Open Source Windows

  • OpenSSH for Windows Discontinued

    OpenSSH for Windows is a minimal installation of the Cygwin port of OpenSSH and related utilities to provide SSH and SCP services on...

    Open Source Windows

  • AutoPuTTY icon

    AutoPuTTY Discontinued

    AutoPuTTY is a simple connection manager / launcher · Manage a server list and connect thru PuTTY, WinSCP, Microsoft Terminal...

    Free Windows

  • ASG-Remote Desktop icon

    ASG-Remote Desktop

    ASG-Remote Desktop is the indispensable tool for administrative access to remote computers. The tool features integrated connection...

    Commercial Windows

PuTTY Comments

Really good client

Positive Comment by mitskevich
about PuTTY May 2016

Really good client.
Very stable with most of servers.


version 0.61 out after 4 years in development (or hybernation)

Comment by tabakis
about PuTTY Jul 2011

I love putty. If it weren't for putty, I'd probably be miss ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about PuTTY Jun 2011

I love putty. If it weren't for putty, I'd probably be missing several limbs and/or eyeballs right now.


This is a bit strange!. This application has 113 likes and ...

Comment by mv288
about PuTTY Jun 2011

This is a bit strange!. This application has 113 likes and its alternatives have only 5 likes?. SSH has been around since ages and many people use it in their everyday development life .... and still there are no better alternatives? ( of course a free one!).


i miss putty so much on my mac I use crossover to run it ju ...

Comment by Mutant
about PuTTY Jun 2011

i miss putty so much on my mac I use crossover to run it just like a normal application. Apple really needs to redo the terminal app, it sucks!