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What are the best ConnectBot alternatives?

ConnectBot is described as 'Secure Shell client for the Android platform. Its ultimate goal is to create a secure connection through which you can use a shell on a remote machine and transfer files back and forth to your phone' and is a popular app in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ConnectBot for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ConnectBot are OpenSSH, MobaXterm, Terminator and Windows Terminal.

ConnectBot alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients or Shells. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ConnectBot.
This page was last updated Jul 2, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Android

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  1. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.

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    OpenSSH

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku

    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.

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  3. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.

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  4. Terminator enables the user to run and manage multiple terminal emulators side-by-side in the same window. The main focus is arranging terminals in a grid. (Tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports.

    Terminator is running Vim, Bash, and Python side by side.
  5. Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users.

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    Termux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • zsh
    • Bash

    Ready to go. Termux works directly with no rooting or setup required. At first start a minimal base system is installed automatically - you decide what to do next.

    htop running natively
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    GNOME Terminal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment written by Havoc Pennington and others. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop.[

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    Alacritty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Alacritty is a blazing fast, GPU accelerated terminal emulator. It’s written in Rust and uses OpenGL for rendering to be the fastest terminal emulator available. Alacritty is available on GitHub in source form.

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  9. Remote Desktop Manager lets you centralize all your remote connections, passwords and credentials into a unique platform that can be securely shared between users. Drive security, speed and productivity through your organization while reducing risks for your IT department.

    Easily Manage All Your Remote Connections
  10. Graphical SFTP client and terminal emulator with helpful utilities.

    SFTP client
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