Alternatives to SecureCRT for all platforms with any license

  • PuTTY icon


    PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms. A simple, lightweight client for connecting to a...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    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

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    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

  • mRemoteNG icon


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

    Open Source Windows

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    ConnectBot is a Secure Shell client for the Android platform. Its ultimate goal is to create a secure connection through which you can...

    Open Source Android

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    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

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Xshell icon


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

    Free Personal Windows

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    Remote Desktop Manager

    Remote Desktop Manager lets you centralize all your remote connections, passwords and credentials into a unique platform that people...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

    • Very similar feature set. Also commercial but less expensive.
      Vlad 10/6/2016
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    FireSSH is a free, cross-platform SSH terminal client for Mozilla Firefox. Written entirely in Javascript!

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

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  • 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

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    RXVT Discontinued

    RXVT –our extended virtual terminal– is a terminal emulator for X11. It is a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • SSH Shell icon

    SSH Shell

    SSH Shell is an intuitive SSH client for Mac OS X, allows you access server's console with single-click.

    Commercial Mac

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

    Free Windows

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

    Free Windows

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    Gnome Connection Manager

    Gnome Connection Manager is a tabbed ssh connection manager for gtk+ environments. General Features Its designed in Glade and...

    Open Source Linux

    • It can save connections for visiting again at a later time, has a tabbed interface and some basic but usefull functionality.
      Guest 6/28/2016
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    SSH Terminal Emulator

    SSH Terminal Emulator by devFluid connects to linux, unix, and other SSH capable devices directly through an SSH2 connection.

    Commercial Windows RT

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    You've discovered PenguiNet, the simple all-in-one SSH client for Windows! PenguiNet includes an SCP browser, so that you can...

    Commercial Windows

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    Putty for Mac

    Putty is one of the Best Terminal Emulators available today. It Supports different types of Network Protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP...

    Commercial Mac

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    QuTTY Discontinued

    QuTTY is a multi-tabbed, multi-paned SSH/Telnet client with a terminal emulator. The goal is to support advanced features similar to...

    Open Source Windows

  • dRemote icon


    dRemote is an easy and free tool to handle mutiple remote connections of different types. This tool comes in handy when you have to...

    Open Source Windows

  • mRemote3G Discontinued

    mRemote3G is the Third Generation of mRemote, open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

    Open Source Windows

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    Get Console

    Get Console is the first ipad and iphone serial port terminal application providing serial terminal connectivity without jailbreaking....

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • Tectia SSH Client

    Enterprises and government organizations around the world use Tectia SSH Client/Server to secure their most critical IT processes...

    Commercial Windows

  • SSH-RT

    The modern SSH and Telnet terminal client for Windows 8 and Win-RT on Intel and ARM platforms.

    Commercial Windows

  • Private Shell icon

    Private Shell

    Private Shell is an advanced and easy-to-use SSH and SecureFTP client for Windows providing remote computer access with SSH1 and SSH2...

    Commercial Windows

  • ShellCraft icon


    A modern and powerful SSH/Telnet client with entire fresh design and excellent experience.

    Commercial Mac

SecureCRT Comments

First impressions not good: dated interface and high price.

Negative Comment by Seth
about SecureCRT Oct 2014

First impression is that the interface is quite dated, the tiny little toolbar buttons remind me of the Windows 3.11 days.

The software is rather expensive too, $99 for single user license with one year of updates, or $139 for three years of updates.

Maybe someone with more experience using the application can comment on any advanced features that make it worthwhile.


I have previously used an older version (4 I think) and it ...

Comment by kramed
about SecureCRT Jun 2011

I have previously used an older version (4 I think) and it was fantastic. Nicer options and interface compared to Putty. Pity SecureCRT is so expensive or I would own a license.


SecureCRT, unlike putty, can be made portable instantly by ...

Comment by hrvojesolc
about SecureCRT Jun 2011

SecureCRT, unlike putty, can be made portable instantly by a simple batch file:

@echo off
SET CONF=.\config

Putty on the other hand is a nightmare to manage with huge amount of hosts.