Alternatives to PuTTY for all platforms with any license

  • OpenSSH icon

    OpenSSH

    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 • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • MobaXterm icon

    MobaXterm

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

    Freemium Windows

  • KiTTY icon

    KiTTY

    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.
      VladOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • mRemoteNG icon

    mRemoteNG

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

    Open Source Windows

  • ZOC icon

    ZOC

    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.
      AtmanandaOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • More features. Cleaner user interface. Actual support.
      externitoritusOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Xshell icon

    Xshell

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

    Free Personal 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

    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

    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!
      artcrimeDec 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • ConsoleZ icon

    ConsoleZ

    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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Vinagre icon

    Vinagre

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    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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  • 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

  • Poderosa icon

    Poderosa

    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

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • 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

  • SmarTTY icon

    SmarTTY

    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

  • 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

    Serverauditor

    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

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

    Open Source Mac

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    evilvte

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

    Open Source Linux

  • PieTTY icon

    PieTTY

    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

  • 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

  • WinSSHTerm icon

    WinSSHTerm

    WinSSHTerm is a portable PuTTY/KiTTY interface for accessing remote systems via SSH. It helps you to be more productive. Using...

    Free Windows

  • ExtraPuTTY icon

    ExtraPuTTY

    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

  • AutoPuTTY icon

    AutoPuTTY Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

PuTTY Comments

Really good client -1 Helpful

Positive Comment by mitskevich
about PuTTY May 2016

Really good client.
Very stable with most of servers.

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

Comment by tabakis
about PuTTY Jul 2011
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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.

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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!).

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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!

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