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  • OpenSSH icon

    OpenSSH

    OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. Additionally...

    Open Source Mac Linux iPhone BSD iPad Haiku Xfce

    • OpenSSH includes both client and server software
      Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    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 the Microsoft Windows platform. For more information about the original software, or pre-compiled...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

    • Fork of putty. But more recently updated and fresher.
      VladOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    MobaXterm

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

    Freemium Windows

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    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 multi session support. ZOC lets you access character based hosts using Secure Shell (SSH/SSH2)...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • More features. Cleaner user interface. Actual support.
      externitoritusOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Fully features, and rock solid. Never had any stability problem. Perfect for the daily work.
      AtmanandaOct 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 terminal emulation with support for the bvterm, xterm, and vt100 protocols; * support for...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Terminals

    Terminals is a secure, multi tab terminal services/remote desktop client. It uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll). The project started from the need of controlling multiple connections simultaneously. It is a complete...

    Open Source Windows

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    SecureCRT

    SecureCRT combines rock-solid terminal emulation with the strong encryption, data integrity, and authentication options of the Secure Shell protocol. SecureCRT provides secure remote access, file transfer, and data tunneling for...

    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 directly to ssh servers without the need for external proxies.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

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    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, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, macros, etc. Unique Linux application to impletement almost every...

    Open Source Linux

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    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 the SSH login password & private key passphrase and save it to OS X's keychain. Furthermore...

    Commercial Mac

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    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 your most used connections with favorites - You can keep track of your recently used connections...

    Open Source Linux

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    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)

    MTPuTTY (Multi-Tabbed PuTTY) is a small free utility enabling you to wrap unlimited number of PuTTY applications in one tabbed GUI interface. You are still continue using your favorite SSH client, but you are no longer messing...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 1.6 Beta, released May 2012, but is still available from the official website.
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    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 GNOME desktop installed to have a decent terminal emulator. Current terminal emulators based on VTE...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    Tera Term

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

    Open Source Windows

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    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 exchange files. It allows storing your private keys securely in Windows key containers and can set up...

    Free Windows

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    Royal TS

    Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems Unlock the power to remotely manage your systems on multiple platforms! Royal TS is the perfect tool for server admins, system engineers, developers and IT focused...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Poderosa

    Poderosa is a tabbed terminal emulator for Windows. Against common terminal emulators such as Putty or TeraTerm, Poderosa has following features. Tabbed style GUI It is convenient to open multiple connections at the same...

    Open Source Windows

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    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 multiple servers over an ssh connection. The 'cssh' command opens an administration console and...

    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 password and save it to OS X's keychain. Furthermore, SSH Tunnel is designed to automatically reconnect...

    Commercial Mac

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    HTerm

    HTerm is a terminal program for serial communication.

    Free Windows Linux

  • Serverauditor icon

    Serverauditor

    Powerfull iOS, Android, Desktop SSH client.

    Freemium Android iPhone Chrome OS iPad

  • MacTerm icon

    MacTerm

    MacTerm (was MacTelnet) on OS X is now a complete replacement for Terminal, allowing access to both local and remote applications. Its many features include powerful terminals (with or without tabs), a very flexible preferences...

    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 VTE features, build-time configuration

    Open Source Linux

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    PieTTY

    PieTTY is a free SSH client based on PuTTY and dedicated to multilingual (especially CJK) environments, accessibility, and simpler user interface. "Glass Window Mode" : Alpha-blending / HW-accelerated transparency &...

    Free Windows

  • PuTTYCM

    Looking for a tabbed version of famous PuTTY? PuTTY Connection Manager is a free PuTTY Client Add-on for Windows platforms which goal is to provide a solution for managing multiple PuTTY instances. This is one of the most important...

    Free Windows PuTTY

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available, but it can be still downloaded from UnixMantra.com
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    WinSSHTerm

    WinSSHTerm is a portable PuTTY/KiTTY interface for accessing remote systems via SSH. It helps you to be more productive. Using keyboard shortcuts and intelligent navigation tools allows you to quickly switch between or start new SSH...

    Free Windows

  • OpenSSH for Windows

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

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 5.3 rev2, released in February 2010 can be still downloaded from SourceForge
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    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: API for win32 applications to send,receive data on Telnet, SSH, RLogin and Raw protocols. ...

    Open Source Windows

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    AutoPuTTY

    AutoPuTTY is a simple connection manager / launcher · Manage a server list and connect thru PuTTY, WinSCP, Microsoft Terminal Server and VNC (only VNC 3.3 encryption is supported for passwords yet), · Connect to multiple...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last update to this application was 2012. The latest version, 0.24.3, is still available from the official website.

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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